Could Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre re-open after 20 years?

After two decades, Gordon Brittas is ready to make his staff miserable again. Chris Barrie starred as the ever so irritating leisure centre manager Gordon Brittas in Brittas Empire, the BBC comedy that ran for six years from 1991 until 1997. While the original series ended with Brittas having dreamt up the entire seven seasons, a new reports suggests […]

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Post Maigret, is there more ‘Bean’ in Rowan Atkinson’s future?

Fresh off another brilliant performance as French detective Jules Maigret in the Easter Sunday broadcast of “Maigret: Night at the Crossroads“, Rowan Atkinson has dropped a few hints that he and long-time BFF Richard Curtis could have another Mr. Bean feature storyline ready to share with the masses in the near future. According to reports from the Daily […]

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Stephen Hawking searches for new voice during ‘Red Nose Day 2017’

The greatness that is Red Nose Day 2017 descended upon the U.K. last night with their usual brilliant sketches highlighting the comic genius of many folks familiar to us all. First up has English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking, embarking on […]

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Time to get your ‘red nose’ on for Red Nose Day 2017!

C’mon, all the cool kids are doing it. Grab your red nose and get ready to settle in at 7p on Friday, 24 March on BBC1 and BBC2 for some of the best and brightest when it comes to comedy. Who can forget some of the comedic brilliance from years past such as Dawn French […]

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‘Upstart Crow’ returns for second series

Upstart Crow, the BBC2 comedy starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare, will return later this year for a second series with several new cast members in tow. Emma Thompson (Brideshead Revisited, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Howards End, Fortunes of War) and Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) are joining the cast of Upstart Crow. Thompson will […]

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From the vault: ‘Open All Hours’ – the 1973 pilot

I may be in the minority here, but one of my most favorite British situation comedies of all-time is Open All Hours. Written by Roy Clarke (Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances) and starring comedy legends Ronnie Barker and David Jason, Open All Hours ‘premiered’ in 1973 as a last-minute addition to Barker’s comedy anthology series, Seven […]

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Hugh Bonneville’s spot-on imitation of….the Countess of Grantham?

There is definitely something in the water when it comes to British actors that places them a cut above their American counterparts as it relates to stage and screen. Some point to the ‘formal’ theater training that makes them more than capable to handle both the most serious role one week and a drop-dead comedic […]

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A bit of Miranda Hart greatness this holiday season begins Monday on Channel 4

Miranda Hart may not be returning to Poplar this Christmas when Call the Midwife returns but she will definitely be on everyone’s radar this holiday season as the star of the self-titled, self-penned and semi-autobiographical sitcom, Miranda, joins forces with her dog, Peggy, to recreate some of television’s iconic moments from 2016 for Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas beginning […]

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With a new series in the works, Dawn French is ‘Delicious’ this Christmas

Perhaps either taking a page from former husband Lenny Henry’s brilliant portrayal of culinary genius, Gareth Blackstock, in the comedy series, Chef, or remembering her portrayal of Geraldine Granger and her love of all things food-related in Vicar of Dibley, Dawn French has signed on for a new Sky1 comedy series, Delicious, premiering Christmas Day on Sky1. […]

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