John Cleese’s sunset held up for a 2nd series

Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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Theresa May and the Holy Grail, a.k.a. the right Brexit deal

Capping off a banner roller coaster year in British politics in 2017, ABC Australia borrowed a bit from, arguably, the best comedy film of all-time, incorporating many of the Prime Minister’s most stirring soundbites from last June’s general election in which she deemed Britain was in dire need of certainty, stability and strong leadership following the […]

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‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ – Q&A with showrunner and lead writer, Emilia di Girolamo

Fasten your seat belts and grab a box of tissues as the third and final series of The Tunnel: Vengeance begins Sunday evening on PBS at 10:30pET / 9:30pCT. Tellspotting had the great good fortune to sit down recently with the wonderfully brilliant Emilia di Girolamo, showrunner and lead writer for the gripping finale of The Tunnel trilogy to discuss her […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch turns attention to Brexit in new Channel 4 drama

Reason #(I’ve lost count) why Benedict Cumberbatch can do no wrong. Following a drop-dead brilliant performance as Patrick Melrose, the Sherlock and Doctor Strange star will play Dominic Cummings, the leading strategist and Campaign Director of Vote Leave, in Brexit (w.t.), the one-off drama written by award-winning writer James Graham and directed by Toby Haynes (Black Mirror, Doctor Who). Principle […]

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Scattershooting while putting a few rumors to bed….

Don’t get me wrong, the Internets can be a wonderful place to mindlessly lose yourself tracking down little known or cared about facts that will amaze your friends at parties. It can, however, be a breeding ground for endless rumors when it comes to your favorite television series whether it’s possible storylines, suggested plots, casting […]

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Poldark’s Heida Reed is packing her bags and heading to LA (no, she’s not leaving the series)

Heida Reed, Capt Ross Poldark’s on-again, off-again, on-again love interest in the hit BBC1/PBS series, Poldark, has begun packing her bags preparing for a move to Los Angeles in the not-too-distant future, trading in the Cornish coast for the California coast. One thing is definitely clear, she is not leaving the series but, according to Reed, […]

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Finally, post-Brexit, ‘Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back’

“On the 23rd June, Britain voted to leave the European Union,” as the BBC has reminded us. “Then, on the 4th July, Nigel Farage, the man who had made it all possible, resigned saying he wanted his life back. But what sort of life has he gone back to, and how does a man forever […]

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Will Royston Vasey be the ultimate winner post-Brexit?

As if Doctor Who writer and Sherlock co-creator/writer, Mark Gatiss, isn’t busy enough these days, along comes the fateful day of 23 June which saw England leave the EU. Gatiss, along with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson, comprised the uber-black comedy troupe, The League of Gentlemen. Known for touting the importance of having a ‘local shop’ run by […]

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R.I.P. ‘Yes Minister’ co-creator/writer, Sir Antony Jay

Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister co-creator Sir Antony Jay has died aged 86. The broadcaster, who (with Jonathan Lynn) created the classic 1980s political TV series starring Paul Eddington and Sir Nigel Hawthorne, passed away earlier this week. His representative said: “Sir Antony Jay CVO CBE died peacefully on Sunday evening after a long illness. He […]

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