Are you ready for some ‘Blunt Talk’ with Patrick Stewart?

Even though they had me at ‘starring Patrick Stewart’, the fact that the new Starz scripted comedy series, Blunt Talk, comes from the mind palace of series creator Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death), who will also executive produce along with Seth MacFarlane, Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davis, is all the more reason to check it […]

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‘Open All Hours’ – a must see, a must read AND a comedy classic

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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It’s an early St. Patrick’s Day #TBT with ‘Dave Allen at Large’

Not long after Monty Python’s Flying Circus premiered on KERA-TV in Dallas, one of my earliest memories of watching British comedy on public television was to ‘religiously’ watch Dave Allen at Large. A somewhat non-descript sketch comedy series featuring an intellectually brilliant Irish comedian that sat in a high bar stool with a seemingly bottomless glass of […]

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After having ‘The Worst Week of My Life’ and experiencing ‘Death in Paradise’, Ben Miller says, ‘I Want My Wife Back’

Figuratively, not literally, it’s been a rough decade for the characters that Ben Miller has played so brilliantly. In Worst Week of My Life, Ben’s character, Howard Steel, made it standard practice to put himself in absolutely dreadful situations and proceed to make things worse by trying to either put things right or explain what […]

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#TBT – How to Irritate People “The Car Salesman”

As everyone seems to be jumping on the ‘Throw-Back Thursday‘ (a.k.a. #TBT) bandwagon these days, I figured why not Tellyspotting! Every week (on Thursdays, of course), I will try to come up with something that will either be a fun reminder of British television of the past or introduce you to something new that you […]

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