Are we about to say goodbye to the greatness of ‘W1A’?

When you’re the BBC, you faced with having to make endless monumental decisions on an hourly basis. This is no more painfully evident than in what could be the final episode ever of W1A as it seems there’s only one BBC bike and Amanda Holden is not going to be riding it. David Tennant, once again, brilliantly narrates […]

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Paddington Bear author/creator, Michael Bond, dies at 91

Michael Bond CBE, the author and creator of Paddington Bear, the marmalade-loving bear from ‘deepest, darkest Peru’ who comes heads to London (by Aunt Lucy) in his iconic old hat, ruffled coat, wellingtons and a battered suitcase to live, has died at the age of 91. Bond published his first book, “A Bear Called Paddington”, in 1958. […]

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Stars briefly align to bring former ‘Downton’ stars together again

While time supposedly heals all wounds, it’s still painfully difficult for many members of Downton Abbey-Nation to admit that Matthew is gone. It’s hard to believe but it’s been a full year since Downton turned out the lights and harder to believe that it’s been a full 4+ years since Matthew took that last fateful ‘I’m the […]

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Hugh Bonneville’s spot-on imitation of….the Countess of Grantham?

There is definitely something in the water when it comes to British actors that places them a cut above their American counterparts as it relates to stage and screen. Some point to the ‘formal’ theater training that makes them more than capable to handle both the most serious role one week and a drop-dead comedic […]

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‘W1A’ set to begin filming on 3rd series

Following the 2012 Olympics in London, Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) was a man without a purpose. As Head of Deliverance of the Olympic Deliverance Commission in Twenty Twelve, Fletcher’s herculean task was to organize the 2012 London Summer Olympics in the face of massive logistical difficulties, production errors, infrastructure problems and troublesome contributors. It was not long after […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch trades his kingdom for a horse in ‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses’

Based on Shakespeare’s four distinct works, Henry VI, Part I, Henry VI, Part II and Henry VI, Part III (condensed into one film), and Richard III, the second installment of The Hollow Crown franchise features a cast that reads like a who’s who in British acting. Subtitled “The Wars of the Roses”, Shakespeare’s first tetralogy will star Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard […]

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Desert Island Discs adds ‘Lord Grantham’ to the castaway list

Perhaps the coolest show on the planet is BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which premiered on BBC radio in 1942. Created by Roy Plomley, the format is about as simple as you can get. A guest ‘castaway’ is invited by host Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to […]

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