Downton Abbey fans: It's A Very Carson Christmas

Been a long time since I’ve seen the latenight commercials for the Ronco Inside the Shell Electric Egg Scrambler, Ron Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman or the Ginsu knives that could cut a metal can in half and still be sharp enough to slice a tomato to perfection. We’ve all seen the music compilation CD’s or DVD’s […]

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Doctor Who drops TARDIS on Wicked Witch

This just in from Geek Alerts: Gadgets for Geeks. Doctor Who visited Oz? I know. Had no idea. I guess the good thing to come out of all of this is that Dorothy won’t have to worry about a guilty conscience over killing a witch any longer. Finally, the When Worlds Collide: Doctor Who Meets […]

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The Queen’s Christmas message: 1957-2011

The Queen’s Christmas message – 2011 Thankfully, this “new medium” of television, as The Queen put it some 54 years ago, took hold thus allowing for The Queen’s Happy Christmas message to be seen and not just heard each year on Christmas Day. Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by King George V, […]

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas – QI style

If you adhere to the QI principle that everything in the Universe is interesting if looked at closely enough, for long enough, or from the right angle, you’ll go far in the world. The QI empire, with the BBC television series as its centerpiece, was created by former BBC writer and producer, John Lloyd and […]

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New Sherlock 2 trailers – life is good.

Christmas comes early to those who have been patient….and good, of course. Thankfully, for all of our sakes, Sherlockology, the “ultimate, unofficial BBC Sherlock fansite”, is looking out for everyone on both sides of the pond as they have uncovered and posted numerous trailers for the long-awaited, upcoming Sherlock 2 series. UK viewers will be able to […]

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Bernard and the Genie – a holiday classic

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)…Miracle on 34th Street (1947)…How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). All holiday classics. For my money, another holiday must see was born just over 20 years ago when the BBC broadcast, Bernard and the Genie. The relative new kid on the block of holiday classics was written […]

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BBC1 vs. ITV1 in Christmas Smackdown 2011

Will 2011 be the year that ITV unseats the 600 pound giant in the room, BBC One, for Christmas Day ratings dominance? Cue Michael Buffer….Let’s get ready to rumble! The infamous long-awaited Christmas Day schedules for both BBC One and ITV1 have been set, sort of, (as of today, anyway) and war has officially been […]

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Dear Santa: One Dalek please, maybe two

Move over, Tickle-me Elmo, there could, someday, be a new Christmas-time, have-to-have, toy sheriff in town. Leave it to BBC R&D to come up with something that takes television to an active level that we’ve never seen before, further connecting television broadcast programming with the home environment. No other word for it. This is just […]

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Take a trip down Hooky Street – in print!

Only Fools and Horses book was 30 years in the making If you’re a British comedy fan, the recently released Only Fools and Horses: The Story of Britain’s Favourite Comedy book needs to be at the top of your Christmas list. As reviewed here in the Telegraph, author Graham McCann has penned an extraordinarily entertaining […]

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