R.I.P. Eugene Kavanagh – owner of Kavanagh’s Public House, a.k.a. The Gravediggers

Almost a decade ago, several of us had an incredible opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, Teacher Man and ‘Tis. Frank hosted our PBS special, Historic Pubs of Dublin, broadcast in March 2008. As host, Frank took viewers on a tour of Dublin telling it’s history through the […]

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Ever wondered what the Oxford Circus tube station tastes like?

The latest and, perhaps, greatest  Tube map spin-off is a particularly tasty little number. James Wannerton, a 54-year-old systems analyst from Blackpool with synaesthesia (a neurological condition in which your senses get mixed up) has recreated the iconic map with how he thinks each of the Tube stops taste.

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Giving thanks for British television brilliance

No matter where you are this Thanksgiving holiday, it’s a traditional time to take a moment and think about family and friends and the things you are thankful for. When it comes to the best that television has to offer, one can’t help but think of a few genuine gems from across the pond that […]

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Happy British Pie Week 2011!

Whether you celebrate with a large gathering of friends at a local pub or in the quiet of your own home with a few close friends, take a moment this week to pay homage to the great British Pie during British Pie Week 2011, March 7-11, 2011. Makes no difference if you go with the classic […]

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Craggy Island anyone?

You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or 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. Ok, I know it was done […]

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Frank, we'll miss you this St. Patrick's Day

Several years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, Teacher Man and ‘Tis. Frank hosted the PBS special, Historic Pubs of Dublin, broadcast in March 2008. As host, Frank took viewers on a tour of Dublin telling it’s […]

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Happy British Pie Week!

Whether you celebrate quietly at home with just a few friends or go all out and invite the neighborhood over, it’s British Pie Week in the UK, March 1-7. Stay with me here, there is a hook to British TV in a bit. I know there are a remote few of you out there that […]

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