Post Downton Abbey, Sesame Street spoofs ‘House of Cards’

For a bit of a different take on the classic Three Little Pigs story, Sesame Street had to look no further than the  House of Cards for their next parody target. The American version with Kevin Spacey, not the brilliant BBC series with Ian Richardson. Given the British focus of Tellyspotting, I find myself a bit […]

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‘Hoff the Record’ at BBC Showcase in Liverpool

For those of you that may not be familiar with the annual BBC Showcase in Liverpool, this is the annual event put on by BBC Worldwide which showcases what’s coming up on the BBC in the forthcoming year. Approximately 750 TV programmers from around the world are in attendance for 5 days of non-stop, intense […]

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Rowan Atkinson returns as French detective, Jules Maigret

As Tellyspotting landed in the UK Friday morning, there was a bit of ‘Joy in Mudville’ news already waiting for us to report on as ITV announced that Rowan Atkinson, the former star of Blackadder and Mr Bean, is making a return to television to play Belgian author Georges Simenon’s pipe-smoking policeman, Jules Maigret, in […]

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Finally, America gets it’s own ‘Red Nose Day’

Ironically, as we (as in, Tellyspotting) head to Liverpool today for the 2015 BBC Showcase, news came down that the mind palace creation of Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry back in 1985, Red Nose Day, is coming to America. The U.K.’s #1 fundraiser event which takes over the BBC every two years for a night of […]

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No imagination necessary as ‘Moone Boy’ returns March 2!

It worked for Jimmy Stewart in Harvey so why shouldn’t 12-year old Martin Moone (David Rawle) create his own imaginary wingman to help him negotiate life. In Moone Boy, Seán Murphy is the imaginary friend of Martin Moone, the youngest (and only male) child in perhaps the most chaotic clan in all of Ireland. Aided […]

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‘QI’ (Quite Interesting) headed to America…finally

According to the British Comedy Guide, the long-running British ‘panel/quiz’ show, QI (which stands for Quite Interesting), is finally headed to America for broadcast. Hosted by Stephen Fry and co-starring resident panelist Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), the series has had its challenges in years past crossing the Atlantic, largely due to rights issues with the images […]

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Post-Downton Abbey, what’s up next for Dan Stevens?

Even though there are still fans of Downton Abbey who blame me for Matthew’s death, we can now safely say that there is ‘life after Downton’ for Dan Stevens, the actor that had that very untimely (and fatal) automobile dust-up at the end of series 3. Since leaving Downton, Stevens has forged a career in […]

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