Benny Hill’s The Strolling Ones – part of the British Invasion that never landed in the U.S.

In the overall British comedy landscape, The Benny Hill Show had more than its share of slapstick, mime and double entendre during its brilliant run from the mid-50s up until the British sketch comedy series was cancelled in the late 80s. A steady decline in ratings and what was, at the time, a very high production cost of approximately £450,000 […]

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21 years later, Sir Richard/Ringo joins Sir Paul in Buckingham Palace ceremony

On January 2nd, 2018 during the Queen’s New Years Honours List reveal, it was confirmed the Richard Starkey, a.k.a. Ringo Starr would be knighted. On Wednesday, Starr was finally able to join fellow Beatle Sir Paul McCartney in knighthood twenty-one years after McCartney was knighted in 1997. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, knighted Starr at a ceremony […]

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Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for BBC Showcase 2018

As you lay comfortably in your bed this morning, New York will be in Tellyspotting‘s rear view mirror as we head to Liverpool for the 2018 BBC Showcase. After a lengthy 9-hour flight to London followed by a 2.5 hour train journey to Liverpool, we will be among the roughly 700 television program executives from around the world […]

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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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PBS to mark 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper in June

In 1967, with the creation of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, the Beatles took music to a whole new level from a stylistic standpoint. The result of their over 5 months in Abbey Road studios is considered to have significantly altered the way albums would forever be produced. It may have been ’20 years ago today that Sgt Pepper […]

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Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years

Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years has set its US theatrical release date for September 16th, 2016. Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of the two remaining […]

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First look at Ron Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years”

Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years has set its US theatrical release date for September 16th, 2016. Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of the two remaining Beatles […]

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Ridley Scott rumored to direct big screen treatment of ‘The Prisoner’!

The Prisoner, the most mentally-brilliant television series on Planet Earth, could be headed for a feature film version of the 1960s British TV classic. According to Deadline Hollywood, Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus, Blade Runner, The Martian) is ‘in negotiations’ to direct the forthcoming big screen adaptation. Scott is set to begin work on Alien: Covenant in the not-too-distant future […]

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Why did the Dalek cross the (Abbey) Road?

To ‘exterminate’ the other side, perhaps? Before we can even speculate on any potential implications and/or additional explanations as to why, I think someone needs to answer the question as to why both the Doctor and Clara would allow a Dalek to be behind them. Walking across Abbey Road is dangerous enough these days without […]

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