As PBS adds ‘Indian Summers’ this Fall, S2 adds cast for 2016 return

In the seemingly endless search for the ‘next Downton Abbey‘, Channel 4’s Indian Summers comes to PBS in September following its successful winter run in the UK. Set in the summer of 1932, Indian Summers, details the events of summers spent at Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, by a group of British socialites at the time of the British […]

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From the Friday Vault: Fortysomething with Hugh Laurie

A pre-House Hugh Laurie confirms he’s British! For those in the States that think Hugh Laurie is as American as his Dr. Gregory House character, not so fast. Back in pre-House 2003, who knew that Laurie was honing his soon-to-be sought after anxiety-ridden doctor skills in 6-part series, Fortysomething? While it’s enough just to see […]

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Rowan Atkinson's invite to the Royal Wedding

Maybe you’ve heard, maybe you haven’t, but there’s a rather big event happening at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29 April. An event that will bring together not only a number of foreign dignitaries and members of British aristocracy but a rather lengthy list of expected and unexpected celebrities, friends, fellow Etonians and aides. Now that […]

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Behind the Britcom – Dawn French on Richard Curtis

Over the next couple of weeks, leading up to the March 2011 PBS premiere of Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen, our show on paying tribute to the writers of British situation comedy, will, hopefully, give you insight into those writers who’s work has created friends and situations that have come in to your home […]

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Role of clergy in British comedy about to change — Meet The Rev

From Keeping Up Appearances to Father Ted to The Vicar of Dibley, the clergy have had a rough go of it over the years with respect to their portrayal in British comedy. Gerard Gilbert writes in The Guardian that vicars and/or priests are categorized as either crazed or clowns whether it’s the comedic vicar in Dad’s […]

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What ever happened to…

We all know our favorite British comedy stars for just that…being our favorite British comedy stars. For many, however, there’s been an entire lifetime of roles and, well, life, since that classic series we all watch over and over. Just to catch you up on a few favorites as to what they are doing now: […]

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Top Ten Brit films of all time, part 1

Seeing The Third Man on TCM last night starting me thinking about my all-time favorite “Brit” film. Not sure what physically constitutes a British film. Is it one produced at a UK studio, one that has an all-Brit cast, or one set in the UK? Whatever it is, here’s what I came up with for […]

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Pirate Radio rocks the North Sea!

From the incredibly gifted mind of Richard Curtis, who brought you the likes of Vicar of Dibley, Blackadder, and Mr. Bean, not to mention Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Bridget Jones Diary, comes the rockin’ Pirate Radio. In true British fashion, the script was spot on, the casting was perfection, headed by Bill Nighy […]

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Pirate Radio – They rocked a generation…and a few MP's along the way

Richard Curtis, creator/writer of Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Blackadder, Mr. Bean and Vicar of Dibley, turns his attention to a band of renegade DJ’s who’s love affair with rock & roll changed the world forever in Pirate Radio. They defined a generation. They drove the British government crazy. Giveaway! Free […]

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