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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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Moones

What better way to dive head first into St. Patrick’s Day than to take a quick look at some brilliant Irish sitcoms. Following in the footsteps of Graham Linehan’s Father Ted in the mid-90’s and the more recent Mrs. Brown’s Boys from Brendan O’Carroll, comes the drop-dead funny, Moone Boy from Chris O’Dowd and Nick […]

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Rev and Mr. Sloane highlight comedy presentation at BBC Showcase 2014

It’s like being a kid in a candy store attending the BBC Comedy presentation Monday in Liverpool. Showing a number of clips for shows that are coming up in the not-too-distant future, you get the sense that Shane Allen, Controller for Comedy at the BBC, is keen on maintaining the channel’s dominance in the comedy […]

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TedFest8 2014 – What the feck?

Just like Christmas, it’s never too early to make holiday plans. Craggy Island, anyone? Born in a storm of drink, fancy dress and sporting events, Ted Fest 8 lives! On the books for early 2014, Feb 27 – March 2 2014 to be exact, the fest gives Father Ted aficionados a chance to meet every […]

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