Former Doctor, Paul McGann, promoted to surgeon on ‘Holby City’

While Paul McGann’s brief time as the Eighth Doctor probably did very little from a residency standpoint to prepare him to take on the role of surgeon Professor John Gaskell at Holby City Hospital, he did go from Doctor to surgeon. As we all know, Holby is currently struggling under a crisis. Fortunately, there’s a […]

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Alan Davies to return for ‘spookiest episode ever’ of Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek, the comedy drama about a supernatural investigator/illusionist who helps solve murders, will return for a new one-off special in 2017 on BBC1. The great Alan Davies will return in the title role along with Sarah Alexander as his wife, Polly. Warwick Davies (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Life’s Too Short) joins the cast for the newest […]

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‘Jonathan Creek’ to celebrate 20 years with new special in 2017

Jonathan Creek, the comedy/drama/mystery series starring Alan Davies will return to BBC One for a new 90-minute special in 2017. The special, which will mark the series’ 20th anniversary since it began in 1997, will see Davies return for the first time since 2014 as Creek, who works as a creative consultant to a stage magician […]

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Sheridan Smith stars as Lisa Lynch in ‘The C Word’

If you happen to reside in the UK, cancel all plans on Sunday and watch Sheridan Smith in The C-Word. Having had the great good fortune to have seen this at the 2015 BBC Showcase in Liverpool back in February, this is powerful telly. Unfortunately, most 60-minute programs on the small screen seem like they are 90 […]

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‘QI’ (Quite Interesting) headed to America…finally

According to the British Comedy Guide, the long-running British ‘panel/quiz’ show, QI (which stands for Quite Interesting), is finally headed to America for broadcast. Hosted by Stephen Fry and co-starring resident panelist Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), the series has had its challenges in years past crossing the Atlantic, largely due to rights issues with the images […]

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R.I.P. – Rik Mayall

More sad news from the world of comedy. Rik Mayall (pictured at left below), the co-creator/writer and star of The Young Ones has passed away at the age of 56.   Not long after I was introduced to the likes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers on public television, along came this somewhat […]

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What's that in the air on PBS Dec 22? – It's Mr. Stink, of course

I first crossed paths with Mr. Stink at the BBC Showcase meeting last February. At that time, we saw a simple one-time-only special with a big name cast grab the hearts of some of the most cynical television program executives attending the Liverpool screenings. Although it had already aired on BBC One on Christmas Day […]

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First telly trailer for 'Sherlock 3'!

It’s here. The first :26 seconds of promotion gold that Sherlock fans around the world have been waiting for. Put more simply, it’s the reason telly was invented. The first look at the trailer for series 3 of Sherlock.     Hartswood West for BBC Cymru Wales. In co-production with MASTERPIECE. Over the past several […]

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Alan Davies set for Jonathan Creek return in 2013

BBC announces new Jonathan Creek special in 2013 Full Jonathan Creek disclosure here. I flat out love this series…. The new special, which the BBC is targeting for an Easter 2013 premiere, will be written by original series writer David Renwick and will be titled “The Clue Of The Savant’s Thumb”. The episode will see […]

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