Hugh Bonneville’s spot-on imitation of….the Countess of Grantham?

There is definitely something in the water when it comes to British actors that places them a cut above their American counterparts as it relates to stage and screen. Some point to the ‘formal’ theater training that makes them more than capable to handle both the most serious role one week and a drop-dead comedic […]

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The Bucket residence, the Dame of the House speaking….

For numerous reasons, I’m quite ready to let go of 2016, no questions asked. 2017 has started off brilliantly, however, with the news that Chichester’s own Patricia Routledge would be among the Queen’s New Year Honors being awarded DBE for her services to theatre and charity. A long-time passionate supporter of the arts who has enjoyed a lengthy relationship […]

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BBC bids a Boxing Day farewell to ‘Great British Bake-Off’

The BBC ‘officially’ bid farewell to the Great British Bake-Off with a Boxing Day broadcast filled with their best contestants, heartwarming moments and a video tribute that capsulized the past six series into perfection and worthy of at least a few boxes of tissues. For the one person that may have missed the GBBO melodrama […]

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Doctor Who 2017 – New worlds, new companion, new adventures await in S10!

With the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”, in our collective rear view mirror, Whovians worldwide were given the best Christmas present of all at its conclusion on Sunday with a glimpse into the future or, more specifically…an action-packed glimpse at series 10. The long-awaited S10 trailer has it all. New companion, new […]

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New ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ 2-part series special headed to PBS in 2017

The long-awaited return of Last Tango in Halifax finally made it to BBC1 last night (and tonight at 9p) as the popular British romantic drama starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid kick-started the holiday telly schedule with a new 2-part special. As UK viewers will attest with last night’s premiere, the new series does not disappoint […]

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First memories of working on ‘Sherlock’ – a look back

Like you, I am so counting the days until Sherlock returns. Now that we are literally within weeks of planting ourselves in front of the telly on New Year’s Day for what will be deemed as the best thing to be produced in 2017 (and it will be only day one of the new year), I […]

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‘Call the Midwife’ headed to South Africa for Christmas Day special

As Poplar celebrates a white Christmas, Nonnatus House receives an SOS call from a tiny mission hospital in the Eastern Cape of South Africa that is not only face with a poor water supply but understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure. Nonnatus House regulars, Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Victoria Yeates, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, Jack […]

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Demons await as final episode title announced for ‘Sherlock’ S4

“The roads we walk have demons beneath, and yours have been waiting for a very long time…” Ever since co-creators/writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, began to conceive of the upcoming 4th series of Sherlock, they have continued to hint at and/or promise a much darker place for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock this time around. From the […]

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A bit of history behind Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message.

Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by her father, King George V, Her Majesty The Queen broadcast her inaugural Christmas Message live on the radio from her study at Sandringham, Norfolk in 1952. The Queen began: “Each Christmas, at this time, my beloved father broadcast a message to his people in all parts of the world. Today […]

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