Christmas with the Goods

Is it just me or is Good Neighbors (The Good Life in the U.K.) more relevant today than it was 30+ years ago. For most PBS stations across the country, this was the first (if not the second) Britcom ever aired after Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith […]

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Christmas at Gasforth Police Station

Next up in our holiday celebration, Britcom style, it’s Christmas Eve at Gasforth Police Station where ‘yuletide spirit’ overflows. Constable Goody (James Dreyfuss) is beside himself when Inspector Fowler (Rowan Atkinson) gives him the news of a Christmas tree to be set up in the reception area.

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A pre-Phantom British Christmas

The next installment in our countdown to the most classic British comedy Christmas celebration leads us into the 1970’s vault. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em If you’ve ever wondered how one prepares for over 1300 performances as the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, look no further than a 70’s British comedy, Some Mothers Do […]

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Not the Nine O'Clock News – Daily Show of the 70's?

From the British comedy vault Prior to the brilliance of Blackadder and Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson spent three years collaborating with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones on Not the Nine O’Clock News, a sketch comedy show that premiered in the late ’70s. It was originally conceived as an “alternative” and aired at the same […]

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Happy 79th, Ronnie Corbett

Whether you’ve been enjoying British comedy for a number of years or have just discovered in recent years, Ronnie Corbett is a name that you need to be familiar with. Unfortunately, while Ronnie Barker (Open All Hours and Porridge) is no longer with us, Ronnie Corbett happily turns 79 on December 4. Ronnie Corbett first met […]

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Keeping Up Appearances – Take 2

Why do I like this show even more now? And, why do I really want to go to the pub with Geoffrey Hughes (Onslow)…or even Patricia Routledge (Hyacinth)? It’s interesting to note that there are very few bloopers or outtakes floating around for Britcoms. In talking with a number of British actors and actresses over […]

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Fawlty Towers "stuff" giveaway

Widely recognized and voted on as the #1 worst hotel on the planet, yet named the #1 television program of all time by the British Film Institute, Fawlty Towers is 30 years old! What better way to mark the anniversary than to painstakingly remaster a new DVD release. Why consider this painstaking? Well, not only […]

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Forgive us for this British TMZ moment

This one was just too good to pass up. Let me just say this upfront. Dame Judi Dench is the most amazing person on the planet. She’s played two Queen’s, is James Bond’s boss, M, won an Oscar, ten BAFTA’s, two Golden Globes, a Tony and, oh yeah, she was in 67 episodes of As […]

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Top-21 scariest moments in Doctor Who history. Got another?

Yes, I know that the Doctor’s birthday has come and gone, but before we blow out all the candles (there are over 400, you know), I thought this piece from SFX Magazine on the 21 scariest moments in the history of Doctor Who would be a great way to blow out the final candle this […]

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Happy 46th, Doctor Who

With two hearts, a respiratory bypass system that allows you to go without air, an internal body temperature of 60 degrees and the ability to enter a self-induced coma-like state until your body heals from any mortal injury, it’s not wonder you look as good as you do. You don’t look a day over 400! […]

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