“…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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Are You Being Served…Again!

As part of their Landmark Sitcom Season celebrating 60 years of British Comedy on the BBC in 2016, the Beeb announced recently that they would be commissioning 21st century remakes of several classic British comedies including Porridge, Up Pompeii, Are You Being Served?, Good Neighbors and Keeping Up Appearances. While, unfortunately, many of the actors associated with these decades old comedy […]

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Found ‘lost’ Dad’s Army episode to have new life in animation

While we are just weeks away from the big screen film release of Dad’s Army on 5 February, starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon, a ‘lost’ episode of the iconic British comedy series from the creative minds of Jimmy Perry and David Croft has been found and is being given a bit of a 21st […]

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Basil Fawlty enters the 21st century with tree branch in hand!

It has been (gulp!) just over four decades now since John Cleese (a.k.a. Basil Fawlty) last gave an automobile a ‘damn good thrashing’ for not starting. It was a cold October night in 1975 when Basil, in yet another attempt to climb the Torquay social ladder, left his friend Andres’ restaurant with duck in hand during […]

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