BBC to adapt Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution

Following on the heels of the highly successful adaption of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, comes word that the BBC will dip in the Christie mind palace once again and adapt the English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright’s classic 1925 story, Witness for the Prosecution, for broadcast on BBC One. Set in 1920s London, […]

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Preheat your PBS oven with a look at ‘The Great British Baking Show’ contestants, part 1

As we mentioned yesterday, The Great British Baking Show is back where it belongs….on PBS! The highly popular British reality/baking show, which airs under the title The Great British Bake-Off in the UK, will hit American television screens once again beginning Friday, July 1 with twelve new contestants all hoping to be the next Mary Berry. One note of […]

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Start your ovens! ‘The Great British Baking Show’ set for July 1 return to PBS!

The UK’s ultimate baking battle, The Great British Bake-Off, is back on PBS in America beginning July 1! Once again for 2016, armed with it’s official U.S. title for PBS, Planet Earth’s favorite baking show, The Great British Baking Show, returns for a new series beginning Friday, July 1 at 9p ET/8p CT. The series features cookery writer Mary Berry […]

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Rare 1966 Dalek sells for £38K

A 1966 Dalek has sold for approximately £38,000 to a UK bidder after attracting bids from around the world in a recent film and TV memorabilia auction. A man from London bought the Dalek, beating bids from America, Australia, New Zealand and Belgium. The Dalek, which was seen in the 1966 film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 […]

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Could ‘Being Human’ rise up again for one-off special?

Aidan Turner (Mitchell, the vampire), Russell Tovey (George, the werewolf) and Lenora Crichlow (Annie, the insecure Ghost), the original cast of the BBC3 supernatural series Being Human, recently revealed at the MCM comic-con in London that they’d be open to a return despite all having left before the show ended. After all, in a show filled with ghosts, […]

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Basil Fawlty earns an “A” in the Science of Great Comedy

Fawlty Towers has to be the greatest 12 episodes of comedy ever. The UK version of The Office is a close second (much better, I think, than the American version, but that’s a debate for another day). In 2000, the British Film Institute selected Fawlty Towers as the best British television show. After a year-long poll looking for Britain’s Best Sitcom, the BBC […]

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Gareth Gwenlan, British television producer/director, dies at 79.

Gareth Gwenlan, a name you may not be familiar with but whose work you have seen and enjoyed for decades on countless British situation comedies, has died at age 79. Gwenlan, who joined the BBC Comedy department in 1967 as a producer, helped create some of the world’s most beloved British sitcoms, notably The Fall And Rise […]

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