First glimpse of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is nothing short of ‘AbFab’!

It’s cool, it’s refreshing, it’s Absolutely Fabulous, says the advert. Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) are seen living the life of luxury sipping refreshing drinks and smooching men in this humorous ‘advert’ that includes the Je t’aime track currently used on Chanel’s perfume ad, too. How much more Pats and Eddy can you get! […]

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Valco to reopen its doors on Sky 1 HD, tonight on ‘Trollied’

Trollied, which is set in a fictional supermarket in the north-west of England, is back beginning tonight at 9p on Sky 1 HD for it’s 5th series! I happen to love this series if you haven’t figured it out by now. Thankfully, the series has survived a number of cast departures over their first four series, most notably, Jane […]

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First look at Charlie Brooker's 'A Touch of Cloth 2'

A Touch of Cloth, Charlie Brooker’s brilliant comedy spoof of virtually every police procedural drama ever written, will return for more brilliance on SkyOne in 2012. The second set of programs, starring John Hannah as DCI Jack Cloth, a maverick, heavy drinking loner who has thrown himself into his work following the mysterious death of […]

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Valco to re-open doors for a second series of Trollied

Some extremely welcome news on the comedy front as Sky1 HD unlocks the doors of Valco later this month for a second series of Trollied on Sky1 HD. You might remember, Trollied was renewed for a second AND third series, a massive 26 episode commitment, after a very successful first series run last Summer. Set […]

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Finally, an 'Absolutely Fabulous' film

Jennifer Saunders, a.k.a. Eddy Monsoon, revealed recently to the Hollywood industry website Deadline, that she will write an AbFab feature film with a targeted 2012 release. Designed to coincide with the series’ 20th anniversary, the BBC Film production will reportedly open with Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) waking up, hungover (surprise, surprise), aboard an oligarch’s […]

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Spy – tonight on Sky1

Tim is at a crossroads. For starters, he’s in the middle of a lengthy custody battle with an ex-wife that you will quickly understand why she’s the ex over their precocious 9-year old who has absolutely no interest in being with Dad. And then there’s his day job. Played by Darren Boyd (Green Wing, Whites, […]

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Trollied renewed for 2 seasons

Sky 1, to further demonstrate their ongoing commitment to create original comedy content, announced recently that Trollied, starring Jane Horrocks, Jason Watkins and Mark Addy, has been renewed for two seasons. In somewhat of a departure for British comedy commissioning, which traditionally consists of green-lighting one season of a series for 6-8 episodes at a […]

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They're back…Pats and Eddy, still AbFab after 20 years

Brace yourselves. Edina and Patsy are back. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley and the entire cast of Absolutely Fabulous, including Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield, return for a holiday special and two more during 2012 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its premiere in 1992. Picking up right where they left off in […]

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Jane Horrocks trades Tesco for Valco tonight in Trollied

Full disclosure, I’m a long-time Jane Horrocks fan. Forget her brilliance in AbFab. We’re talking mid-90’s when I first became a fan watching what, I believe, was called Watch with Nanny, a segment from a one-off Channel 4 program, Never Mind the Horrocks. Playing a 1950’s British television show presenter to perfection, this is one […]

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Possible AbFab reunion? Just do it!

Much like the case when you read reports of 70’s, 80’s or, even, 90’s bands getting back together, there is a certain “cringe” factor when you hear about television shows from the same time period resurrecting former cast members for a reunion show. As I have expressed, probably too many times, re-makes are bad enough, but […]

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