Frankenstein – 10 possible meanings to Shelley's masterpiece

While in London last month, post-BBC Showcase, we had the incredible good fortune to be able to see Frankenstein, which is currently at the National Theatre. Running through 2 May, this is THE impossible ticket to get at the moment as it is sold out throughout the entire run. In a nutshell, this was a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – 32+ years in the making

I know it’s Oscar time 2011 and everyone is focused on The King’s Speech, True Grit, 127 Hours, etc. and I know it’s not right to start looking ahead to next year, but I’m setting my sights on what’s coming out in 2011/2012 that should get Oscar nominations for 2012. To start it off….put this on […]

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Scattershooting – Doctor Who, Frankenstein and more….

Ok, in another tellyspotting tribute to the Thursday night edition of Monday Night Football, we bring you the Tuesday edition of our Monday scattershooting. Personally, I’m blaming the President’s Day holiday for our being a day late in catching you up on the latest and greatest from the UK. Lots going on not only this […]

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Sherlock teasers for series two on BBC and PBS

Hard to think of the word “teaser” when it refers to something that’s still almost four months away from filming and, roughly, nine months away from broadcast, but little mind-teasers are starting to leak out about the next set of the Sherlock series from the genius minds of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. With the worlds […]

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Frankenstein descends on London's West End

For those in and around the UK in the not-too-distant future whether by residence or on holiday, here’s a definitive ‘must-see’ moment to quickly consider….and, to report back to us on. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein Look up ‘must-see’ in any dictionary and you’ll read a description of the upcoming production of […]

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Sherlock in North Texas on NYE '10

Ever wondered about what your biggest incentive might be to remain indoors on New Year’s Eve in North Texas? Well, wonder no longer. Sherlock – New Year’s Eve – KERA Channel 13, 9:30p-2:00a If you heard about this Steven Moffat / Mark Gatiss gem broadcast earlier this year in both the UK and on Masterpiece on […]

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Behind the Britcom at BBC Television Centre

In London Sunday, taping the host portions of the upcoming PBS special, Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen at BBC Television Centre. The cool thing is that we are taping in Studio TC8 which was home to the likes of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, The Good Life, Keeping Up Appearances, Are You Being Served and […]

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You're invited to 221b Baker Street tonight on PBS

Borrowing the marketing slogan from the World Series bound, Texas Rangers,  —  “It’s Time”. Sherlock is tonight on PBS and KERA in North Texas. You’ve read the reviews. You heard from co-creators/co-writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. To give you a bit more background before you settle in to watch the first of three installments […]

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PBS' Sherlock — 'Must see TV' — Sunday

Having just watched a stellar 4-part documentary from the BBC on the history of NASA, it seems appropriate to begin today’s post with a space reference. T-minus 36 hours and counting until the premiere of Sherlock on PBS Critics agree from coast to coast. Perhaps the best example of the phrase “…if you watch one […]

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