Pre-Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle provided setting for Jeeves and Wooster “Totleigh Towers”

Years before Sir Julian Fellowes ever put pen to paper creating Downton Abbey, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry brilliantly brought Bertram Wilberforce (a.k.a. Bertie) Wooster and his impeccably witty valet, Jeeves, to life in P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster. Airing  from 1990-1993, the series brought Wodehouse’s popular short stories to life for 4 seasons. Totleigh Towers, the recurring fictional […]

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A second series of John le Carré’s Night Manager? Maybe, maybe not.

Almost four years removed from his brilliant portrayal of the pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, Dr. Gregory House, the greatness of Hugh Laurie returned to the small screen this past year in the brilliant series, The Night Manager, Series one of the BBC television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel starred Laurie alongside Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth […]

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BBC to adapt John Le Carré’s “Spy Who Came In From The Cold”

Avoiding for a few days, once again, the extreme temptation to write about Sunday night’s series 4 finale of Sherlock, we turn our attention to the brilliant news that the BBC will adapt one of author John Le Carré’s most famous works, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. The best-selling 1963 novel will […]

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Just in time for Fry & Laurie’s 30th, it’s Soupy Twists

With the simple aim to tell ‘the full official story’, comedy historian Jem Roberts brings us the genius that is Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie’ in Soupy Twists. The ‘all-new narrative guide’ will be timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the debut of the duo’s ‘effortlessly superior sketch show’. The pilot episode of A Bit Of Fry & Laurie premiered in 1987, and then […]

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BBC’s The Night Manager marks Hugh Laurie’s return to small screen

Almost four years removed from his brilliant portrayal of the pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, Dr. Gregory House, the greatness of Hugh Laurie is returning to the small screen. The Night Manager, the BBC’s television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel stars Laurie alongside Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki, Katherine Kelly, Tom Hollander and Russell Tovey. Published […]

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It’s Deja-Vu all over again. ‘Doc Martin’ to get American makeover.

We all knew it was only a matter of time before the American re-make Gods rose up and, once again, flexed their collective misguided muscle. Targeting what just may be the only British series left that has, somehow, successfully avoided the dreaded makeover, Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman has signed on to create a U.S. version of the British medical comedy/drama, Doc Martin. […]

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Hugh Laurie added to cast of HBO's Veep

Approximately three years removed from his brilliant portrayal of Dr. Gregory House, the pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, TVLine.com reports that Hugh Laurie is returning to the small screen to join the cast of Veep, the HBO political comedy series which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the country’s vice-president-turned-Commander-in-Chief. While this will be Laurie’s first […]

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Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston return to small screen in John le Carre's 'The Night Manager'

Three years removed from his brilliant portrayal of a pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, Dr. Gregory House, Hugh Laurie is returning to the small screen to star in the BBC adaptation of the John le Carre novel, The Night Manager. Laurie’s co-star, Tom Hiddleston, is coming off his portrayal of country western singer Hank Williams in I Saw the Light.

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Capt Blackadder and Private Baldrick were real! Who knew?

With the 100th anniversary of World War I just around the corner on 28 July, news comes out of the UK that there actually was a real-life Captain Blackadder and Private Baldrick. According to military genealogy company, Forces War Records, not only that but just by doing a bit of Sherlockian research they quickly discovered a […]

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