Step aside Parkers and Griswolds, it’s a Brockman family Christmas this year on BBC 1

The Parkers were able to survive the holiday season despite Ralphie getting his ‘perfect Christmas wish’ of a Red Ryder BB gun. The Griswolds’ hopes of having a ‘good old-fashioned family Christmas’ would not be dashed despite having to deal with cousin Eddie and family. Ever wondered if and/or how the Brockman family would survive Christmas? Well, […]

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Valco comes out on top in Top Gear challenge as ‘Trollied’ returns

Normally, when the guys from Top Gear were issued a challenge, something gets destroyed. Series 21 of the long-running motoring show was no exception. In episode one from 2014, former series hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May drove their 1980’s hatchbacks around a specially designed course in the aisles of a supermarket, to see who […]

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‘W1A’ set to begin filming on 3rd series

Following the 2012 Olympics in London, Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) was a man without a purpose. As Head of Deliverance of the Olympic Deliverance Commission in Twenty Twelve, Fletcher’s herculean task was to organize the 2012 London Summer Olympics in the face of massive logistical difficulties, production errors, infrastructure problems and troublesome contributors. It was not long after […]

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ITV to put ‘Birds of a Feather’ one-off in your 2016 Christmas stocking

In keeping with the BBC’s tradition in 2016 of reviving and/or rebooting classic comedy series (i.e. Young Hyacinth, Are You Being Served, Goodnight Sweetheart, Porridge, Cold Feet) comes news that ITV will turn to the classic 90s BBC sitcom, Birds of a Feather for a Christmas treat for viewers. It was ITV the brought back the popular […]

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Shaun is baaa-ack for more in ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie 2’

At long last, Shaun the Sheep is set to return to the big screen in the not-too-distant future. Long-time fans will no doubt remember when Shaun first came on the scene with an appearance in the Wallace and Gromit Oscar-winning short film by Nick Park, A Close Shave, in 1995. From that brief appearance, Shaun got his […]

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Doctor Strange/Sherlock/Smaug/Khan to host SNL on November 5

I can remember a time when Saturday Night Live was so good, you didn’t go out until it ended. Those were the days of Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris. Fast forward to the 90s and the days of Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley and […]

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Finally, post-Brexit, ‘Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back’

“On the 23rd June, Britain voted to leave the European Union,” as the BBC has reminded us. “Then, on the 4th July, Nigel Farage, the man who had made it all possible, resigned saying he wanted his life back. But what sort of life has he gone back to, and how does a man forever […]

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Will Royston Vasey be the ultimate winner post-Brexit?

As if Doctor Who writer and Sherlock co-creator/writer, Mark Gatiss, isn’t busy enough these days, along comes the fateful day of 23 June which saw England leave the EU. Gatiss, along with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson, comprised the uber-black comedy troupe, The League of Gentlemen. Known for touting the importance of having a ‘local shop’ run by […]

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‘Sherlock’ + ‘Supernatural’ + ‘Doctor Who’ = ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’

From the producers of The Walking Dead (that should tell you something right there), Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently, played by Samuel Barnett (Twenty Twelve, Penny Dreadful) and his reluctant assistant Todd, played by Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings). Overall, Gently is […]

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