Mary Berry getting the Bake-Off band back together this Christmas

While it might be a bit like the Beatles reuniting without Ringo Starr, at long last, Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are getting the Bake Off band back together for a one-off Christmas special. For those that have been in denial since Paul Hollywood, the fourth member of the band packed up his tent […]

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Doctor Who 2017 – New worlds, new companion, new adventures await in S10!

With the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”, in our collective rear view mirror, Whovians worldwide were given the best Christmas present of all at its conclusion on Sunday with a glimpse into the future or, more specifically…an action-packed glimpse at series 10. The long-awaited S10 trailer has it all. New companion, new […]

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It’s almost Thanksgiving so it must be time to talk Christmas telly

Judging by the excessive number of emails I’m getting from the overly greedy retailers letting me know that, supposedly, ‘Black Friday’ has already begun even though it was only Monday, it’s never to early to think about Christmas…for the right reasons. This rings true, especially for the true believers (you know who you are) who […]

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Dueling Christmas adverts jumpstart the 2016 UK holiday buying season

Some of our most nostalgic holiday memories are triggered by classic American commercials such as the unforgettable “Peter Comes Home” mid-80’s commercial for Folgers Coffee, the late 70’s Santa coming down a ski slope on a Norelco shaver and the 1970’s snowman warming up in front of a bowl of chicken noodle soup from Campbell’s Soup. […]

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‘Victoria’ adds Christmas special for 2017

If one Queen’s Speech of the Day isn’t enough for you next Christmas, you had best stick around as there will be another one Christmas night, courtesy of ITV and Mammoth Screen, producers of Victoria, Poldark, Endeavour, And Then There Were None and Black Work, among others. Following last weeks news that Victoria, the current leader in the […]

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It’s Christie for Christmas x 7!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Beginning in 2016, we’ll be having a ‘Christie for Christmas’ holiday season for the foreseeable future. Given the audience response following last Christmas’ small screen adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, And Then There Were None starring Aidan Turner (Being Human, Poldark) and the earlier re-do of Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence detective novels, Partners […]

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Despite earlier reports, Chummy has gotten off her bike and won’t be in Poplar for ‘Call the Midwife 6’

With much sadness, I must report that it appears Chummy has taken her last bicycle ride in Poplar, at least for the upcoming series anyway. Despite an earlier announcement by Call the Midwife producers and Miranda Hart that her character, Chummy, would be returning to Nonnatus House for Call the Midwife 6, it is now being reported that Chummy will not […]

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