Eric Idle discusses the ‘Entire Universe’, Monty Python, PBS and more….

So, who’s up for a bit o’ science, Monty Python-style this Christmas? If you are, then Eric Idle’s Entire Universe will be the perfect PBS Christmas gift to unwrap this holiday season. International Man of Science, Professor Brian Cox, and the comedic greatness of Eric Idle will join forces in what appears to be, on the surface, a scientific […]

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Happy 83rd, Dame Judi Dench! Trees and Champagne for everyone!

I’m now fully convinced that if you looked up the definition of brilliant in the dictionary, there would simply be a photo of Dame Judi Dench. Turning 83 years young today, the Oscar/Tony/BAFTA/Laurence Olivier/Golden Globe/Screen Actors Guild award winner is embarking on a new chapter in her life. Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees, airing […]

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PBS’ Young Hyacinth special tells the backstory of Hyacinth, pre-Bouquet

Almost three decades ago, American public television audiences were introduced to Richard and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “Bouquet”). With her white slimline telephone with automatic redial, of course, and her prized collection of Royal Doulton china with hand-painted periwinkles, of course, Hyacinth longed to spend her days visiting stately homes on the oft chance she would […]

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38 years in the making, Doctor Who “Shada” is completed!

Too many early Doctor Who episodes have, sadly, been lost over the years. Some have been found in garages, some have never surfaced. One such serial, “Shada”, was technically not lost but rather never finished. The Tom Baker serial, which was designed to be the final serial of the 1979-80 season, was never finished due to a […]

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A deep dive analysis of Jodie Whitaker’s new Time Lord outfit

Ever since the 2005 revival of Doctor Who when Christopher Eccleston took the keys to the TARDIS as the 9th incarnation of The Doctor, I have followed with great interest how time pretty much stops like in The Day The Earth Stood Still when a new Doctor or companion is announced. I’m sure it was similar with Doctors […]

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Will Brexit be the one case ‘Death in Paradise’ can’t solve?

As evidenced by the fact that there have now been three major cast changes in six seasons of the BBC mystery series Death in Paradise, filming in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has not proven to be ‘paradise’ over the years. Citing his desire to spend more time with his family, Ben Miller starred as DI Richard […]

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Mary Berry getting the Bake-Off band back together this Christmas

While it might be a bit like the Beatles reuniting without Ringo Starr, at long last, Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are getting the Bake Off band back together for a one-off Christmas special. For those that have been in denial since Paul Hollywood, the fourth member of the band packed up his tent […]

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Are we about to say goodbye to the greatness of ‘W1A’?

When you’re the BBC, you faced with having to make endless monumental decisions on an hourly basis. This is no more painfully evident than in what could be the final episode ever of W1A as it seems there’s only one BBC bike and Amanda Holden is not going to be riding it. David Tennant, once again, brilliantly narrates […]

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