Talking ‘Detectorists’, ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘Sherlock’; Bits and Bobs from across the pond

Detectorists 3 Andy and Lance are detectorists. While Andy and Lance’s friendship could be described as both pathetic and touching, their goal in life as ‘detectorists’ is to find much more than scraps of metal in the ground. They are looking for something to ignite and improve the drudgery of life, believing that any day, ‘this could be their […]

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Andrew Scott goes from Moriarty to Hamlet in 2017

From Laurence Olivier to Kenneth Branagh to Derek Jacobi to David Tennant to Benedict Cumberbatch, the role of Hamlet has attracted a veritable who’s who of British acting greatness the last half century. Most recently, at the National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch continued to showcase his considerable talents by taking on the title role last year […]

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Ok, David Tennant, what did you do with Shakespeare’s head?

Designed to mark the 400th anniversary since the death of William Shakespeare, a recent Channel 4 documentary focused its cameras on the first ever archaeological investigation of Shakespeare’s grave in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and appears to have concluded that, wait for it…wait for it…his head quite probably is missing. Shakespeare’s Tomb, which will transmit in the […]

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Desert Island Discs adds ‘Lord Grantham’ to the castaway list

Perhaps the coolest show on the planet is BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which premiered on BBC radio in 1942. Created by Roy Plomley, the format is about as simple as you can get. A guest ‘castaway’ is invited by host Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to […]

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Einstein’s general theory of relativity as explained by…The Doctor!

In 1905, Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity. Unsatisfied, Einstein started thinking about how to incorporate gravity ‘into the equation’. It wasn’t until a decade later, in November of 1915, that the 36-year old physicist published what became widely known as Einstein’s field equations which proposed that gravity between objects is caused by curvatures in space and time, or, […]

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It’s Deja-Vu all over again. ‘Doc Martin’ to get American makeover.

We all knew it was only a matter of time before the American re-make Gods rose up and, once again, flexed their collective misguided muscle. Targeting what just may be the only British series left that has, somehow, successfully avoided the dreaded makeover, Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman has signed on to create a U.S. version of the British medical comedy/drama, Doc Martin. […]

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How can you NOT love Peter Capaldi as…The Doctor!

When it was originally announced that Peter Capaldi would become the Twelfth Doctor taking over for Matt Smith in 2014, there were those that raised more than a few eyebrows. Many of those who wondered whether or not this was the right choice only knew Capaldi from his more recent roles in either The Hour […]

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Foyle's War creator/writer sets sights on Moriarty and James Bond

If David Tennant is the hardest working man in show business, then writer Anthony Horowitz has to be considered the hardest working man in the literary world. Aside from his countless novels written over the years, many will, no doubt, associate Horowitz with his screenwriting telly work on Robin of Sherwood, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Murder Most Horrid, many of the early episodes of Midsomer Murders, a very well-crafted small-screen mini-series, Collision and, obviously, the creator/writer of Foyle’s War, starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks.

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