Blimey! Tellyspotting turns 9!

I know there are those of you out there who will say, “Gee, you don’t look a day over eight!” But it’s hard to believe that it’s been nine years already. The first post from October 1, 2009 seems just like yesterday. Now, more than 3,000 posts later (3,332 to be exact), here we are, better than ever because of one thing — YOU! Your love of All Things British, our shared recognition that British comedy and drama is the best telly on telly, and your comments/feedback during the last nine years has made it really easy to look forward to year 10 and beyond!

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Inspector George Gently to make North East England streets safe one final time

After ten years and 23 episodes, filming for the eighth and final series of BBC1’s period police drama, Inspector George Gently, has concluded. Martin Shaw returns as DCI George Gently alongside Lee Ingleby as his sidekick Inspector Bacchus and Lisa McGrillis playing Detective Sergeant Rachel Coles. Unfortunately, for me, this will be like a good friend moving […]

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Inspector George Gently to make North East England streets safe one final time

After ten years and 23 episodes, filming for the eighth and final series of BBC1’s period police drama, Inspector George Gently, begins this week. Martin Shaw returns as DCI George Gently alongside Lee Ingleby as his sidekick Inspector Bacchus and Lisa McGrillis playing Detective Sergeant Rachel Coles. Unfortunately, for me, this will be like a good friend […]

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Behind the scenes with ‘Inspector George Gently’

Starring Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed) as Gently and Lee Ingleby (Our Zoo) as DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently, the period crime drama, will return in 2015 with four new feature-length films set in 1969. Lisa McGrillis (Hebburn) also returns as WPC Rachel Coles. At this point, word out of the UK is that Inspector George […]

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Q&A with Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby from 'Inspector George Gently'

The excruciatingly lengthy wait since we last saw Inspector George Gently in the Durham Cathedral shootings is over. Inspector George Gently returns tomorrow (Thursday, 6 February) on BBC One. For those viewers is the U.S., you can see the return of Inspector George Gently and Detective Sergeant John Bacchus beginning in April on public television […]

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