Pope Ted: The Father Ted Musical is ‘not a drill’ says co-creator/writer Graham Linehan

Charged with bearing the heavy burden of being  “the real final episode of Father Ted”, co-creator/writer Graham Linehan (Black Books, The IT Crowd) announced earlier this week via Twitter that the brilliant British comedy, which sported an almost exclusively all-Irish cast, will return in musical form with Ted making the move from the fictional Craggy Island to […]

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Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day 2018

You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage or even go to a parade, but no St. Patrick’s Day salute would be complete without a trip to Craggy Island and a look back at one of the Irish comedy greats, Father Ted. […]

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Will 3rd time be the charm for NBC’s American version of ‘The IT Crowd’?

NBC is counting on the old adage that the 3rd time will be the charm rather that older one that says strike three and you’re out when it partners with Universal Television to create and American version of Graham Linehan’s sitcom, The IT Crowd. Unsuccessfully piloted twice before to American audiences by NBC, the network’s newest effort […]

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Will Brexit be the one case ‘Death in Paradise’ can’t solve?

As evidenced by the fact that there have now been three major cast changes in six seasons of the BBC mystery series Death in Paradise, filming in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has not proven to be ‘paradise’ over the years. Citing his desire to spend more time with his family, Ben Miller starred as DI Richard […]

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Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon heads to ‘Death in Paradise’ as Kris Marshall votes himself off the island

The brilliant news out of the U.K. the last few weeks is that the BBC1 comedy/drama, Death in Paradise, is back for more ‘death in paradise’ on the picturesque fictional island of Saint Marie. Unfortunately, the not-so-brilliant news, which leaked out prior to last night’s broadcast is that Kris Marshall, who played DI Humphrey Goodman, […]

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Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day

You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage or even go to a parade, but no St. Patrick’s Day salute would be complete without a trip to Craggy Island and a look back at one of the Irish comedy greats, Father Ted. […]

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R.I.P. Frank Kelly, a.k.a. Father Jack

Veteran stage and screen actor, Frank Kelly, best known for playing the elderly, ranting, foul-mouthed alcoholic priest, Father Jack Hackett in the comedy sitcom Father Ted, has died at the age of 77. Kelly, most recently seen in Emmerdale and Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, spent years working as a subeditor at Irish newspapers before beginning an acting career that spanned […]

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The Great(est) British Television Map! Ever!

A huge TOH to the folks over at Radio Times who dug deep and found what appears to be the most brilliant British Telly map ever. This is better than sliced bread! For TV fans residing in the UK, the fact that the setting for both Doc Martin and Poldark take full advantage of the gorgeous Cornwall coastline or that Happy […]

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Father Ted's Ardal O'Hanlon heads to BBC Radio 4 for new sitcom

In addition to the abundance of regional theater readily available throughout the UK, the other bit of brilliance that makes me want to hop on the next Boeing 777 and head east is the very civilized process of continuing to develop of good comedy via BBC Radio 4, which is also home to one of […]

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Take a tour of the British Isles in accents

From a drama standpoint, have you ever wondered as you were watching the likes of MI-5, Doc Martin, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks, Case Histories, Call the Midwife, Father Brown or Eastenders how where the show is set will dictate the accents used in the show? How about from a comedy standpoint with Last of […]

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