Young girl offers services to provide temporary new bong for Big Ben

As we reported recently, Big Ben, the iconic London landmark, will fall silent after it closes its doors to visitors for a major three-year £29 million refurbishment project. Housed in what was originally known as the “Clock Tower” and now officially known as Elizabeth Tower (it was renamed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in […]

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Johnny Depp and Dame Judi Dench to board Kenneth Branagh’s Orient Express

As most P1’s of Tellyspotting are well aware, I’m not a huge fan of remakes. I’m good with prequels, remakes, not so much. That said, the forthcoming Kenneth Branagh ‘remake’ of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express may go a long way to alter my future close-mindedness. Sir Kenneth will not only co-produce and direct the newest adaptation […]

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Make King Arthur and Concord proud…Turn your bike into a horse

A tip of the hat to the folks over at NPR for bringing to our intention what could very well be the greatest invention since someone actually determined it was safe to eat chocolate chip cookie dough. Billed as ‘the leading bike-horse hybridizer in the world’, comes the ultimate Christmas gift for those that may be wondering […]

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On June 26, PBS will have you ‘Dancing on the Edge’

Dancing on the Edge is set in the early 1930’s and follows the Louis Lester Band, a black jazz band on the rise, as they achieve fame by entertaining London’s upper-class society while encountering racism, class prejudice and nationalism. The band lands a gig at the Imperial Hotel and catches the eye of ambitious American […]

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A London re-cap including a brush with Bill Nighy greatness

I knew this would happen. First day back on U.S. soil from a jam-packed two weeks in the UK for the 2016 BBC Showcase in Liverpool and I find myself wide awake and it’s just a bit shy of 4:00am local time. Guess it makes sense considering it’s almost 10:00a London time which is what I’ve […]

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