‘Doctor Who’ gets the ‘Red Dwarf’ treatment

While fans have longed for a Doctor Who-Sherlock crossover, Steven Moffat, the current showrunner of both, has pretty much put an end to that possibility on an hourly basis for the past several years. Any thoughts of the TARDIS landing on the doorstep of 221b Baker Street must live in the alternate mind palace world of Wholock fan […]

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Steve Coogan and John C Reilly sign on as ‘Stan & Ollie’

Fresh off a brilliant effort in the film, Philomena, where he starred opposite Dame Judi Dench, Steven Coogan turns his attention to British-born comic genius, Stan Laurel. Coogan will star opposite John C Reilly (Talladega Nights) who will portray Oliver Hardy in the film, Stan & Ollie. Written by Jeff Pope, who co-wrote Philomena with Coogan, Stan & […]

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Martin Freeman leaves Baker Street for streets of Kabul in ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

If you’ve ever wondered why it takes 2 years between new Sherlock episodes, one has to understand just how popular and busy the two main stars have been, not to mention the packed schedules of co-creator/writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. We all know how crazy busy Benedict Cumberbatch is but his Sherlock co-star, Martin Freeman, is right up there […]

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‘Fawlty Towers’ in Lego – Mr. O’Reilly would be so proud

Several years ago, 21-year-old Nathan Feist, a student at Cornell University in New York, succeeded where Basil Fawlty (and, O’Reilly) failed by bringing a semblance of functionality to the most dysfunctional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’. Exhibited at the BrickFair, Virginia LEGO convention back in 2014, his intricate LEGO recreation of the famous […]

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Basil Fawlty enters the 21st century with tree branch in hand!

It has been (gulp!) just over four decades now since John Cleese (a.k.a. Basil Fawlty) last gave an automobile a ‘damn good thrashing’ for not starting. It was a cold October night in 1975 when Basil, in yet another attempt to climb the Torquay social ladder, left his friend Andres’ restaurant with duck in hand during […]

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Freddie and Stuart to get ‘Vicious’ once again

Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, along with Frances De La Tour and Iwan Rheon, will return to their London Soho flat (a.k.a. London Studios) to tape a new episode of the comedy series, Vicious. According to the British Comedy Guide, the one-off special will follow what was, originally, the final episode of Series 2 […]

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‘Walliams & Friend’ take on GBBO hosts in semi-cheeky, NSFW spoof

No sugar plums dancing in this mind palace. Nothing but visions of Minty and Simon Marchmont and Posh Nosh dancing in my head this holiday season as the brilliant talents of David Walliams and Joanna Lumley give their take on the mega-popular Great British Bake-Off series this Christmas Eve.  Airing on BBC1 as part of the Walliams & […]

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1979 – The year ‘Fawlty Towers’ crossed paths with ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News’

Not the Nine O’Clock News, the late 70s/early 80s television sketch comedy series designed as a comedic alternative to the Nine O’Clock News on BBC1, featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture. Produced by John Lloyd (best known for his work on such comedy television programs as Spitting Image, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder and QI, Not the […]

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