Go behind-the-scenes with ‘Grantchester’ prior to June 18 return on PBS

Set in the 1950s Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester and based on The Grantchester Mysteries, collections of short stories written by James Runcie, Grantchester makes its long-awaited return to PBS beginning Sunday, June 18 as part of the Masterpiece series. Starring James Norton (Happy Valley, War & Peace) and Robson Green (Touching Evil, Being Human), the series tells the story of Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers (Norton), who develops […]

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Capt Blackadder and Private Baldrick were real! Who knew?

With the 100th anniversary of World War I just around the corner on 28 July, news comes out of the UK that there actually was a real-life Captain Blackadder and Private Baldrick. According to military genealogy company, Forces War Records, not only that but just by doing a bit of Sherlockian research they quickly discovered a […]

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Inspector Lewis set for final run at making Oxford safe

Robert ‘Robbie’ Lewis was first introduced in 1987 as Detective Inspector Endeavour Morse’s sergeant during the iconic Inspector Morse series. Inspector Lewis, the spin-off series starring Kevin Whatley reprising his role, which premiered in 2006, had Lewis promoted to Detective Inspector Morse and paired with DS Hathaway.   Unfortunately, today is the day we all […]

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Monty Python – All the bits, complete AND annotated

If you get a chance to drop by a newstand in the not-too-distant future (i.e. this month), pick up a copy of The Atlantic for a brilliant article. “The Beatles of Comedy” is a great read and a real treat for British comedy fans worldwide. Working from the premise that the genius of the Monty […]

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Hugh Dennis' MI-5 job interview

Imagine your the son of a Bishop, a member of the Cambridge Footlights, did stand-up improv at places like the London Comedy Store and, later, your an impressionist doing voices for the Spitting Images series. Then, imagine you’re approached by a plain-clothed individual, while at University, who asks, “….interested in a job in intelligence“? You’re […]

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