Pre-Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle provided setting for Jeeves and Wooster “Totleigh Towers”

Years before Sir Julian Fellowes ever put pen to paper creating Downton Abbey, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry brilliantly brought Bertram Wilberforce (a.k.a. Bertie) Wooster and his impeccably witty valet, Jeeves, to life in P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster. Airing  from 1990-1993, the series brought Wodehouse’s popular short stories to life for 4 seasons. Totleigh Towers, the recurring fictional […]

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Portwenn surgery reopens for business as ‘Doc Martin’ returns to ITV for S8!

Thankfully for non-residents of Portwenn, Dr. Martin Ellingham isn’t done insulting his patients just yet. Everyone’s favorite curmudgeonly village physician with an ill-timed phobia for blood is back for the next set of eight programs that will make up series 8 of Doc Martin. The new series returns Wednesday, 20 September at 9p on ITV with a broadcast on […]

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Royston Vasey says ‘buy local’ as League of Gentleman set to re-open

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just shy of 20 years since we have visited the home of Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup in the sleepy little village of Royston Vasey, the setting for the brilliant but darkest of dark comedies, The League of Gentlemen. Proving that you ‘can go home again’, the League will get back together this […]

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Could Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre re-open after 20 years?

After two decades, Gordon Brittas is ready to make his staff miserable again. Chris Barrie starred as the ever so irritating leisure centre manager Gordon Brittas in Brittas Empire, the BBC comedy that ran for six years from 1991 until 1997. While the original series ended with Brittas having dreamt up the entire seven seasons, a new reports suggests […]

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It’s Kryten x 4 as the first image from ‘Red Dwarf XII’ is released

In the opening episode of Red Dwarf XII, airing this Fall on Dave, the three non-Kryten crew members of the Jupiter Mining Corportation are turned into mechanoids just like Kryten. Understandably, the boys had a differing view of the situation depending on whether or not you have played Kryten or…well, have not. Rather than turning […]

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Poldark’s Phil Davis to front new comedy pilot, ‘Static’

Full disclosure. I’m a big Phil Davis fan. Over his career, viewers have been treated to Davis as the mean money lender in the BBC adaptation of Bleak House, the human incarnation of the devil on Being Human, a murderous cab driver in the first episode of Sherlock, a crime family solicitor in Silk and, more recently, his portrayal as […]

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As Wimbledon begins, we remember Ladies doubles greats, French & Saunders?

The Championships, Wimbledon, begins today. If you look up ‘tradition’ in the dictionary, you’d probably see a picture of Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Wimbledon. There is a strict dress code for competitors who must be dressed in suitable tennis attire that is almost entirely white and this applies from the […]

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Comedy legends gather for Ronnie Corbett tribute at Westminster Abbey

Comedy legend Ronnie Corbett CBE was honored in a service of Thanksgiving on Wednesday at Westminster Abbey. Corbett, who passed away in March 2016 at the age of 85, made up 1/2 of the brilliant sketch comedy duo on The Two Ronnies with Ronnie Barker. The special service of thanksgiving at the historic church included readings, prayers, reminiscences […]

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