Could Miranda possibly “what we call”…return?

Thanks to a bit of a recent nudge from Tom Ellis, a.k.a. Gary Preston, the brilliant mind palace of Miranda Hart has begun to consider bringing back her semi-autobiographical sitcom, Miranda. Originally conceived as a BBC Radio 2 comedy series Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop in 2008, the BBC2 (then BBC1) series ran for three series from 2009-2015. Ellis, who […]

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Royston Vasey says ‘buy local’ as League of Gentleman set to re-open

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just shy of 20 years since we have visited the home of Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup in the sleepy little village of Royston Vasey, the setting for the brilliant but darkest of dark comedies, The League of Gentlemen. Proving that you ‘can go home again’, the League will get back together this […]

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A scientist, a banker, a blacksmith and more square off in new ‘Great British Bake Off’

The ‘all-new’ Great British Bake Off is set to hit the Channel 4 airwaves beginning on 29 August. With its massive tent and only Paul Hollywood in tow from last year’s BBC series finale, the current version of the long-running BBC series welcomes new co-judge (and Mary Berry replacement) Prue Leith, with Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig taking […]

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PBS close to setting date for ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ 2-parter

While the long-awaited return of Last Tango in Halifax finally made it to BBC1 back in December 2016, the popular British romantic drama starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid has yet to find a home on the PBS schedule with their new 2-part holiday special. As UK viewers will attest, the new series does not disappoint as the […]

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Poldark’s Phil Davis to front new comedy pilot, ‘Static’

Full disclosure. I’m a big Phil Davis fan. Over his career, viewers have been treated to Davis as the mean money lender in the BBC adaptation of Bleak House, the human incarnation of the devil on Being Human, a murderous cab driver in the first episode of Sherlock, a crime family solicitor in Silk and, more recently, his portrayal as […]

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