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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Post Maigret, is there more ‘Bean’ in Rowan Atkinson’s future?

Fresh off another brilliant performance as French detective Jules Maigret in the Easter Sunday broadcast of “Maigret: Night at the Crossroads“, Rowan Atkinson has dropped a few hints that he and long-time BFF Richard Curtis could have another Mr. Bean feature storyline ready to share with the masses in the near future. According to reports from the Daily […]

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John Cleese heads all-star dream cast in new BBC1 sitcom, “Edith”

John Cleese is back and the British sitcom world is all the better for it. Almost four decades removed from the world of sitcom, the former founding member of Monty Python will appear in his first BBC sitcom since Fawlty Towers ended in 1979. Edith will see Cleese head an all-star cast including Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey, […]

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Dame Hyacinth honored at Buckingham Palace

Patricia Routledge experienced a day Hyacinth Bucket could only dream about this past week at Buckingham Palace where she received her award recognizing her life-long service to the theater and charity. One can only imagine a 21st century Hyacinth answering the slimline telephone with automatic redial…”The Bucket residence, the Dame of the house speaking!” hoping upon […]

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‘Upstart Crow’ returns for second series

Upstart Crow, the BBC2 comedy starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare, will return later this year for a second series with several new cast members in tow. Emma Thompson (Brideshead Revisited, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Howards End, Fortunes of War) and Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) are joining the cast of Upstart Crow. Thompson will […]

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