Don’t Panic! National Towel Day 2016 is just around the corner!

Still reeling from having missed the opportunity the last couple of years to alert everyone as to the fact that National Towel Day is just around the corner, I thought I’d get a head start this year so everyone (me included) can plan the days activities for #TowelDay2016 on May 25. As most of you probably know, National […]

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Gareth Gwenlan, British television producer/director, dies at 79.

Gareth Gwenlan, a name you may not be familiar with but whose work you have seen and enjoyed for decades on countless British situation comedies, has died at age 79. Gwenlan, who joined the BBC Comedy department in 1967 as a producer, helped create some of the world’s most beloved British sitcoms, notably The Fall And Rise […]

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‘Upstart Crow’ with David Mitchell continues #Shakespeare400 celebration

Peep Show star and one-half of the comedy duo of Mitchell and Webb, David Mitchell, stars as William Shakespeare in a new 6-part BBC2 sitcom written and produced by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Thin Blue Line). Focusing on the playwright’s life before he became famous, the storyline for Upstart Crow, revolves around Shakespeare’s personal and professional life and the rather […]

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“…So it’s good night from me” – R.I.P. Ronnie Corbett

Sadly, this is no April Fools joke. Ronnie Corbett, the co-star of The Two Ronnies, one of the most successful and long running light entertainment shows on British television, has died at the age of 85. At its peak, over 17 million viewers each week watched the legendary sketch comedy show, which ran from 1971-1987 on […]

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R.I.P. Frank Kelly, a.k.a. Father Jack

Veteran stage and screen actor, Frank Kelly, best known for playing the elderly, ranting, foul-mouthed alcoholic priest, Father Jack Hackett in the comedy sitcom Father Ted, has died at the age of 77. Kelly, most recently seen in Emmerdale and Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, spent years working as a subeditor at Irish newspapers before beginning an acting career that spanned […]

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Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em next up for possible BBC reboot

Now that the BBC has spent recent days dusting potential reboots of Are You Being Served and Keeping Up Appearances off the comedy shelf, word out of the UK comes that next in line for a possible re-do will be the 1978 classic, Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em, starring Michael Crawford. Crawford, who went on to star in the original […]

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First glimpse of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is nothing short of ‘AbFab’!

It’s cool, it’s refreshing, it’s Absolutely Fabulous, says the advert. Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) are seen living the life of luxury sipping refreshing drinks and smooching men in this humorous ‘advert’ that includes the Je t’aime track currently used on Chanel’s perfume ad, too. How much more Pats and Eddy can you get! […]

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