After 30 years, ‘Red Nose Day’ finally lands in America

The UK institution known as Red Nose Day has landed in America. Who knew the flight from Great Britain to America would take right at three decades. The 25+ year staple of a night of BBC 1 programming and the UK’s #1 television fundraising effort finally makes its way across the pond and will be […]

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First glimpse of David Brent and his new ‘Life on the Road’

Since the early 2000’s, David Brent has been considered Britain’s favorite middle manager in The Office. Ten years later, having cashed in his pension, the former manager of the Slough branch of Wernham Hogg Paper Merchants started a new career as a talent manager in the music industry, trying to help urban solo artist Dom […]

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‘Hoff the Record’ gets a S2 commission before S1 premieres

Traditionally, those involved in a comedy or drama series are in a constant state of agony as to whether or not there will be a ‘next season’ in their future. Whether you’re in front of or behind the camera or are a fan of the series, it’s usually an excruciatingly long wait until either the call comes […]

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Happy Mother’s Day to Hyacinth Bucket – from your son, Sheridan

Hyacinth Bucket, played brilliantly by Patricia Routledge, has spent a lifetime in our collective homes over the years insisting her surname is pronounced Bouquet. She is pretty much a pompous social-climbing snob. Unbeknownst to most neighbor residents of Blossom Lane, Hyacinth originally came from a very poor working-class background. Her main mission in life is […]

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Believe it or not, filming ‘Death in Paradise’ isn’t all paradise

For the first two series of Death in Paradise, the BBC comedy/mystery/drama which is set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie, was a bit painful to watch mainly because of the extremely uncomfortable nature in which London-based DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller) tried to deal with the island paradise and it’s laissez faire way of life. I emphasize […]

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Get a glimpse of ‘Absolutely Anything’

Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, World’s End),  stars as Neil Clarke, a teacher at a failing secondary school who is unexpectedly given the power to do anything by simply saying it so by a group of power-crazed aliens. Sounds harmless enough, right? Well, maybe not as the ‘aliens’ aren’t quite what you’d […]

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After 2 years, PBS, ITV finally getting ‘Vicious’ once again

UPDATE: Leading up to the August 23 premiere of Season 2 on PBS, McKellen and Jacobi will serve as Grand Marshals of New York City’s 46th Annual Pride March on Sunday, June 28, the largest gay pride parade in the United States. Joining them as Grand Marshals are J. Christopher Neal, a New York artist […]

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