Time for #TBT and a bit of “making of” gold from ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’

As we continue our 40th anniversary look back at what is, perhaps, the greatest comedy film of all-time, we found a gem from the DVD extras of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Written and performed by the Monty Python comedy group, the film was conceived during the hiatus between the third and fourth series of their BBC television program, Monty […]

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Portwenn surgery to re-open Monday, 7 September on ITV

When we last left Portwenn and the daily ups and downs of Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) and Louisa (Caroline Catz), the couple had married but, as we are all so painfully aware, their marital harmony was short lived. After a life-threatening incident, Louisa decided to take their son James Henry to stay with her mother in […]

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Mr. Bean bests Alan Cumming on ‘Blind Date’ with Cilla Black

It’s really hard to believe but in 2015, we celebrate Mr. Bean’s 25th birthday. Looking back over the last quarter century, one can’t help but think of endless classic Bean moments from the series. Whether its seeing him tool around town in his iconic yellow-Mini, his difficulty in ‘dressing a turkey’, or his memorable take on the Christmas nativity […]

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The ‘lost years’ of Shakespeare found in BBC Films’ “Bill”

What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? In ‘real-life’, these lost years are widely acknowledged as being a crucial period in Shakespeare’s life, long having been a mystery to scholars, and cover his rise from virtual obscurity in Stratford-upon-Avon to fame as a playwright in London. Preferring to grab hold of the potential of great idiocy […]

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David Nobbs, creator/writer of Reginald Perrin, dies at 80

David Nobbs, the creator/writer of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, one of the classic British situation comedies of all-time, has died at the age of 80. Based on a series of novels penned by Nobbs and first broadcast in the late 1970s, the series brilliantly told the story of middle aged, middle manager, Reginald […]

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PBS gets ‘Vicious’ again with series 2 premiering Aug 23

Brilliance personified in the form of the British comedy hit, Vicious, returns to PBS on Sunday, 23 August. It has been awhile but, at long last, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi are back and are as turbulent (and bitchy) as ever. The two ‘Sirs”, who star as Freddie and Stuart, an elderly couple who […]

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Dirk Gently is taking his Holistic Detective Agency toys and coming to America

Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams’ holistic detective, who was brought to life by Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, Episodes) in a one and done-series, four-episode BBC4 adapatation, will get another shot at success across the pond. Gently bases his methods on the “fundamental interconnectedness of all things”, which relies on random chance methods to uncover connections between seemingly-unrelated cases. While […]

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