Happy Mother’s Day to Hyacinth Bucket – from your son, Sheridan

Hyacinth Bucket, played brilliantly by Patricia Routledge, has spent a lifetime in our collective homes over the years insisting her surname is pronounced Bouquet. She is pretty much a pompous social-climbing snob. Unbeknownst to most neighbor residents of Blossom Lane, Hyacinth originally came from a very poor working-class background. Her main mission in life is […]

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After 2 years, PBS, ITV finally getting ‘Vicious’ once again

UPDATE: Leading up to the August 23 premiere of Season 2 on PBS, McKellen and Jacobi will serve as Grand Marshals of New York City’s 46th Annual Pride March on Sunday, June 28, the largest gay pride parade in the United States. Joining them as Grand Marshals are J. Christopher Neal, a New York artist […]

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‘Red Dwarf’ to return for two new series in 2016-2017

The ‘small rouge one’ is set to return for two new series in 2016 and 2017. Speaking at Dimension Jump XVIII, series co-creator, Doug Naylor, announced  that Dave (the home of witty banter in the UK) has commissioned not one, but TWO series of Red Dwarf. The last time viewers were treated to the space exploits of […]

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‘The Detectorists’ try to improve drudgery of life

There’s something about British comedy over the course of time that makes you wonder how two people could ever hook-up much less cross paths. You know, those like Basil and Sybil Fawlty who are constantly at each others throats but you get the sense that neither of them would survive without the other. The same […]

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#TBT: Morcambe and Wise are ‘Singing in the Rain’

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise had a professional partnership that lasted for more than 4 decades, from 1941 until Eric Morcambe’s death in 1984. One of the most famous Morecambe and Wise routines from their annual Christmas show was their comic parody of Gene Kelly’s ‘Singing in the Rain’. This week’s Tellyspotting #TBT happens to […]

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