Idris Elba has my vote to be the next James Bond. You?

Given that Daniel Craig let it slip recently that he’d ‘rather slit his wrists than shoot another 007 movie‘, we had best begin our search for a new Bond as soon as possible. Much like naming a new Doctor, speculation runs rampant every time there seems to be a possibility of naming a new James […]

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Get ready for a bit of ‘Wolf Hall’ separation anxiety…

Unfortunately, Wolf Hall fans will have to wait at least two years before seeing the second installment of the Golden Globe winning historical drama starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis. The series, which told the story of the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII, was an adaptation of author Hilary Mantel’s two novels, Wolf […]

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‘Wolf Hall’ takes home Golden Globe hardware for Best Limited Series

PBS’ adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall novels took home the Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Golden Globe last night, dethroning last year’s winner Fargo. Other series nominated in the category were American Crime, American Horror Story: Hotel, and Flesh and Bone. Nominated for a total of eight Primetime Emmy Awards earlier this year, Wolf Hall, the […]

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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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The British Invasion of the 67th Emmy Awards continues in 2015!

It’s that time of year again. No, it’s not time for the return of Downton Abbey, Sherlock or Doctor Who. Not just yet, anyway. It’s American Emmy Awards time. The time to recognize excellence in American television for 2015. As usual, there are a healthy number of Brits that share their time and talents with […]

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Wolf Hall, PBS’ next ‘masterpiece’ set for Sunday premiere…

Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, are headed to American telly this Sunday (as in, tomorrow) on PBS. This nothing short of brilliant small screen adaptation of Mantel’s Tudor novels will chronicle the meteoric rise to power of Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) from a blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s […]

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Dawn French to vie for Bishop of Dibley in new Comic Relief sketch

It’s been said that ‘good things come to those that wait’. In the case of fans of Vicar of Dibley, it’s taken a little over 8 years for good things to finally get here. It was 2007 when we last visited Dibley as millions of viewers watched as Geraldine Granger married Harry, played by Richard Armitage. The Dibley […]

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First glimpse at Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall coming to BBC2 and PBS

Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are headed to telly in the not-too-distant future. Scheduled to transmit in the UK on 21 January beginning at 9pm on BBC2 and tentatively set for its American premiere on PBS beginning March 29, 2015, the small screen adaptation of Mantel’s Tudor novels […]

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'Wolf Hall' headed to PBS/BBC 2 with all-star cast in tow

As we reported last Fall, Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, are headed to BBC Two and PBS in 2015. Filming has begun on Wolf Hall, the small screen adaptation of Mantel’s historical Tudor novels which follow the atmospheric rise to power of Cromwell, the powerful minister, within Henry […]

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Sesame Street's Homeland parody: 'Homelamb'

Yes, I know, Homeland is an American television series, so you may be asking why write about this on Tellyspotting? It’s simple, really. The series stars British actor, Damian Lewis. The St. Johns Wood born actor has won numerous awards for his portrayal of former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Nicholas Brody including the 2012 Primetime […]

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