Gandalf, M and Agent Scully vs. Zombies

Brace yourself, Scotland, this is just going to be more fun than the law allows. Sir Ian McKellen (X-Men, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), Dame Judi Dench (Casino Royale, Bond 23), Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter) will invade your space later this year turning Scotland into 18th century England. Matthew Butler […]

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Julian Fellowes' Titanic. Downton Abbey at sea?

You’ve just written one of the most successful drama series in the history of ITV in the critically-acclaimed, award-winning, Downton Abbey. You’ve had a second season commissioned almost instantly with shooting completed and a Fall 2011 target date sent for UK transmission (January 8, 2012 premiere set in the U.S. on PBS stations nationwide in […]

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Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows 2 trailer

Royal Wedding – done. Premiere of Doctor Who – check. Time to turn our focus to the next major event of 2011. With just a little more than 10 weeks to go before the 15 July premiere of the epic finale of the event that cannot be named, it’s time to feed the beast. Why […]

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Britain plants the flag….Colin Firth leads the way at the Oscars

The clear winner from an Oscar nomination standpoint during yesterday’s announcement was the brilliant British box-office mega-hit, The King’s Speech, with 12 Oscar nominations. Britain will be well-represented on Oscar night with numerous opportunities for an acceptance speech or two up and down the nomination ladder. Best Picture – The King’s Speech Best Actor – Colin […]

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A possible last-minute Xmas gift for the ultimate Doctor Who fan?

In case you have suddenly realized that Christmas Day is a mere 17 days from today, in the immortal words of Douglas Adams, Don’t Panic. We are here for you if you need that last minute extra-special something for the ultimate Doctor Who fan in your life. How about a real-life sonic screwdriver? Seems as though […]

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A French and Saunders primer on Harry Potter, part 2

Unlike the upcoming ill-conceived release pattern for the “final” installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we bring you the conclusion to the French and Saunders primer, as it was meant to be, a mere 24-hours after the posting of parts 1 & 2…..and, on the very day it premieres […]

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Daniel Radcliffe sings the Periodic Table to promote Harry Potter

From the department of ‘you may have missed this the other night’…. After starring in six Harry Potter films where he has been engaged in a never-ending battle with ‘he who must not be named‘, Daniel Radcliffe can finally feel comfortable enough to be at his geeky, wizardry best on national television. His appearance on […]

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BBC reveals what we've all known for some time…

In a not-so-earth-shattering, earth-shattering, announcement, the BBC, yesterday, revealed what we’ve all known for a long, long time. Doctor Who is immortal. The reasoning behind the timing of the announcement points directly from the edict of the Time Lords, which has long stated that Time Lords can only regenerate only 12 times before they die. […]

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Kenneth Branagh returns as Wallander

PBS’ brilliant Masterpiece series enters its 40th season in a few weeks with a stellar line-up of both familiar faces and newcomers. Sunday, October 3, on PBS stations nationwide will see the return of Kenneth Branagh in the role of police inspector, Kurt Wallander. Based on the novels of Swedish novelist, Henning Mankell, Branagh’s portrayal […]

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Doh! Weren't you in….

That’s the question that viewers often ask when watching British comedy on public television. It’s not unusual to see your favorite British comedy actor or actress step out of the roles that we have become friends with over the years and stretch themselves using their formal training in period drama, contemporary drama, hit movies, American “sitcoms” […]

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