‘Detectorists’ digs up a BAFTA for Toby Jones!

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 also get the sense that neither of them would survive without the other. The […]

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Filming of ‘This Time with Alan Partridge’ has wrapped

In 2010, Alan Partridge pushed the boundaries of broadcasting and shunned what he believed to be the dated concept of television. He returned to his radio roots as a disc jockey on North Norfolk Digital radio’s 4th best time slot with his online, web-based series, Mid Morning Matters. Hailed and vilified at the same time for this […]

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BBC to hold John Cleese’s sunset up for a 2nd series

Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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Monty Python reminds us all this Easter to ‘Fear the Bunny’!

It wasn’t quite 932 A.D. when I first crossed paths with King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Brave Sir Robin and the Knights of the Round Table. Even though it was 1975, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was standing on line at the Esquire Theatre in Dallas for the ‘world premiere’ of this little unknown […]

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First look at Dave Allen…at Large and at Peace

Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders star Aidan Gillen stars as comedian Dave Allen in BBC2’s upcoming biopic Dave Allen at Peace. The snappily-dressed Irish comic who died in 2005 was best-known for his 1970s comedy series, Dave Allen at Large, which featured a combination of sketches and Allen’s signature ‘solo joke telling while sitting on a stool with […]

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Sky 1 comedy, ‘In the Long Run’, up next for Luther’s Idris Elba

Having binge-watched Luther more times than I care to admit, the last thing I had ever expected to say in the same sentence is Idris Elba and British comedy. The former Wire actor and current star of Luther‘s latest endeavor comes in the form of a comedy series, In the Long Run, which is loosely based on his own […]

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Game of Thrones’ ultimate tribute to Monty Python and the Holy Grail

More often than not, those involved in television or film production grew up fans of television and film. There are endless examples in which producers, directors and writers embed tributes to their favorite big or small screen classic. Some of these tributes are abundantly clear and some are so minor or so obscure that chances […]

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