‘The Detectorists’ try to improve drudgery of life

There’s something about British comedy over the course of time that makes you wonder how two people could ever hook-up much less cross paths. You know, those like Basil and Sybil Fawlty who are constantly at each others throats but you get the sense that neither of them would survive without the other. The same […]

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It’s ok to leave the light on after ‘The Enfield Haunting’

Historically, there’s something in everyone’s life whether it be a movie you’ve seen, book you’ve read or newspaper story you came across that made you sleep with the light on for the next several days. No shame in that. Happens to all of us. Two examples I will forever proudly admit had that effect on me early […]

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Rowan Atkinson returns as French detective, Jules Maigret

As Tellyspotting landed in the UK Friday morning, there was a bit of ‘Joy in Mudville’ news already waiting for us to report on as ITV announced that Rowan Atkinson, the former star of Blackadder and Mr Bean, is making a return to television to play Belgian author Georges Simenon’s pipe-smoking policeman, Jules Maigret, in […]

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Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

Laura Carmichael, who plays the seemingly forever-to-be-depressed Lady Edith in Downton Abbey, will play maid Henrietta in Madame Bovary, the new film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s 19th century classic, alongside her Downton Abbey crazy playboy uncle co-star Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill). Besides his performance in Notting Hill, Ifans is most recently […]

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Indian Summers – yet another PBS Masterpiece for 2015!

Ho, hum. Another day, another brilliant drama coming to PBS in 2015! Julie Walters as Cynthia in the new Channel 4 drama Indian Summers. Photo credit: Channel 4 Set in the summer of 1932, a time where India is dreaming of independence while the British continue to desperately cling to their colonial rule of India, […]

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Dawn French to vie for Bishop of Dibley in new Comic Relief sketch

It’s been said that ‘good things come to those that wait’. In the case of fans of Vicar of Dibley, it’s taken a little over 8 years for good things to finally get here. It was 2007 when we last visited Dibley as millions of viewers watched as Geraldine Granger married Harry, played by Richard Armitage. The Dibley […]

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Happy 80th – Dame Maggie Smith!

Fresh on the heels of one of the all-time greats of the acting world (Dame Judi Dench) turning 80 earlier this month on December 9, we now have the brilliant opportunity to celebrate another ‘Dame’ as she turns 80 today – Dame Maggie Smith. Although she has achieved worldwide recognition from her portrayal of Professor Minerva […]

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Big screen treatment of Dad's Army drawing top-notch talent

The big-screen adaptation of the classic BBC wartime comedy, Dad’s Army, is drawing some of the biggest names (outside of Benedict Cumberbatch) together as they begin to assemble the cast. The feature film treatment of the Jimmy Perry, David Croft iconic British comedy has landed one of the greats with the announcement that Bill Nighy, […]

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