Michael Gambon to star as Winston Churchill for PBS’ Masterpiece

Admittedly, there will be an entire generation who know Michael Gambon only from the Harry Potter franchise. Others will immediately think back to an absolutely brilliant performance in The Singing Detective. Whichever the case, more must-see-tv is being commissioned in the UK as Gambon takes on the role of Sir Winston Churchill in ITV’s new drama […]

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It worked for the Monty Python’s Holy Grail, why not Shaun of the Dead?

Monty Python‘s first foray into film was a compilation of sketches from their first two television series called And Now For Something Completely Different. While Monty Python and the Holy Grail was considered the comedy troupe’s first “proper” film, it was immediately hailed as comic genius and achieved widespread success both from a critical and audience standpoint.It still lives on […]

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Swedish author discovers lost 13th episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’!

With the mysterious script chronicled in the book, Fawlty Towers – A Worshiper’s Companion, a lost, never-before-broadcast 13th episode of the classic British comedy, Fawlty Towers, has been discovered. Swedish author, Lars Holger Holm, admits that he viewed the mysterious 13th episode in 1999 in the London flat of an individual from the Editorial Department who worked […]

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Foyle’s War creator/writer targets “New Blood” for next crime drama

This just in from the Department of Good News/Bad News with regards to Anthony Horowitz, the creator/writer of Foyle’s War, the brilliant British detective drama starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks. First the bad news, which you’ve probably already read on any one of a number of supermarket tabloids, the current series of Foyle’s War, which will […]

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(Mr) ‘Selfridge’ to re-open January 25 on ITV; March 29 on PBS!

Selfridges, the brainchild of British retail magnate, Harry Gordon Selfridge is set to re-open its doors Sunday, 25 January on ITV. In America, almost 106 years to the day that the original location on London’s Oxford Street first opened for business in 1909, Mr. Selfridge will return on Sunday, March 29 at 9:00p ET/8:00p CT, immediately […]

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Michael Kitchen returns in new set of Foyle’s War

This is getting to be a bit like being a kid in a candy story. The first weekend/full week of 2015 has brought telly viewers on both sides of the pond some brilliant drama. Last night, in particular, was drama gold no matter which side of the Atlantic you found yourself on. West of the […]

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R.I.P. – Jeremy Lloyd

Jeremy Lloyd, the co-creator/writer of such British comedy classics as Are You Being Served? and ‘Allo, ‘Allo, passed away on 23 December at the age of 84. These are getting harder and harder to write and, sadly, they seem to be coming around more frequently in recent years. This one, however, had an added level of […]

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First glimpse of PBS getting ‘Vicious’ on Christmas Day

Former bar manager, Stuart Bixby, and over-the-hill actor, Freddie Thornhill, have had a love/hate relationship for almost 50 years…although I’m not sure who loves to hate the other more… Created by Gary Janetti and starring Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon, Marcia Warren and Phillip Voss, the Vicious Christmas Special returns […]

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