‘Sherlock’ – 01.01.2017, It’s not a game any more

Attention members of the Sherlock Separation Anxiety Appreciation Society. PBS Masterpiece is on the case with new pics from Sherlock 4! As we are all very aware, the world is dangerously close to it being just under a month until Sherlock “The Six Thatchers” appears on our collective doorstep on 01.01.2017! What a way to usher in the […]

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Grace Brothers to re-open Sunday – who wants to go shopping?

Sunday night on BBC1, as part of the channel’s Landmark Sitcom Season, it’s Are You Being Served, Again”… again. This time, however, it’s 1988 but we’re not on a farm of any kind. Grace Brothers is re-opening its doors and Young Mr Grace is determined to drag the flagship department store into, well 1988, but he has a […]

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'House of Cards' – old and new, coming your way in February

Unfortunately, most telly watchers who reside in the U.S. today know House of Cards as the more recent, critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated, Netflix original series. Good as it was in season one, I’m still over-the-top more of a fan of the 1990 political thriller by the BBC which was set after the end of Margaret Thatcher’s […]

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Yes Prime Minister to get a 21st century TV facelift

Taking up residence in the heart of Whitehall, the brilliant comedy, Yes Prime Minister, by original BBC writers Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn is even more appropriate today than it was when it first premiered over 30 years ago. The play plunges the much-loved characters of Sir Humphrey Appleby and Jim Hacker into the chaos […]

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The Comic Strip sets sights on finding Tony Blair

While most reading this will not remember The Comic Strip Presents… all I can say is that you need a quick brush up on this classic British comedy series and be ready for their triumphant return in the not-too-distant future. Originally, the group was made up of the likes of Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer and […]

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BBC Showcase 2011 – Day 2

Fresh with the news that Colin Firth and The King’s Speech will be bringing home the Oscar statue in the 2011 Academy Awards, its day #2 of the 2011 BBC Showcase. Even though we are 6000 miles away from the Oscar red carpet, it was a star-studded evening Sunday night at the BBC Showcase in Brighton. […]

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Yes Minister…30+ years and still relevant

Max Headroom was created some 20+ years ago and is more relevant today than it was in the 80’s. Similarly, it’s hard to believe that it’s been over 30 years since co-creators, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn wrote the unbelievably brilliant British comedy, Yes Minister, that is also more relevant today than when it originated. […]

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Yes Minister, more reality than comedy

Forgot to mention one really cool thing that occurred after the BBC Showcase meeting last week. Spent some time at the House of Commons watching the Q&A session as party leaders from the Opposition Party answered questions from the ruling party Members of Parliament (MP’s). In a word, it was a fascinating afternoon. As I […]

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Secret messages infiltrated Doctor Who scripts. Seriously??

Some 20+ years after the fact, Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor) has claimed that anti-Thatcher plot lines were woven into the series just after Thatcher’s re-election in 1987. As mentioned in this article in the Telegraph, and now made public for the first time by McCoy, this “news” seems to be news to everyone at […]

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Not the Nine O'Clock News – Daily Show of the 70's?

From the British comedy vault Prior to the brilliance of Blackadder and Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson spent three years collaborating with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones on Not the Nine O’Clock News, a sketch comedy show that premiered in the late ’70s. It was originally conceived as an “alternative” and aired at the same […]

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