Death at a Funeral – Netflix queue alert

This weekends release of the Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence film, Death at at Funeral, just firmly puts the ball on the tee and gives me yet another opportunity to rant once more about American remakes of British comedies. The new film, which also stars Danny Glover and Tracy Morgan has a chance based on cast […]

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What ever happened to…

We all know our favorite British comedy stars for just that…being our favorite British comedy stars. For many, however, there’s been an entire lifetime of roles and, well, life, since that classic series we all watch over and over. Just to catch you up on a few favorites as to what they are doing now: […]

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The 39 Steps on PBS vs. Closing ceremonies – no choice

Ok, I know the Olympic closing ceremonies are on tonight. But, there will be another closing ceremonies in 4 years, so it’s time for you to take a stand, DVR it, and then watch the newest adaptation of The 39 Steps instead. The show airs as part of the Masterpiece series tonight (Sunday) at 8:00pm CT […]

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MI5, Hustle, Life on Mars – what's next?

Post, post BBC Showcase random thoughts…. Kudos Film & Television, the producers of MI5 (Spooks), Hustle, Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, have just been commissioned by BBC One to make a futuristic drama, Outcasts. Set in 2040 and created by Ben Richards, the eight-part series that follows a group of people setting up […]

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Screenings and Sherlock in the 21st Century

Day two – more screening, more wind, rain and cold weather, then more screening. Another 10 hours of screening yesterday which means another opportunity to see some of the best television being produced today. Some highlights from the day: Hustle – from the producers of MI5 (Spooks) and Life on Mars, comes a really great […]

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BBC Showcase – Brighton, UK

Greetings from BBC Showcase, Day one As you were, hopefully, sleeping the night away this morning, tellyspotting was arriving at the train station in Brighton, England ready to attend the 2010 BBC Showcase on your behalf. What is BBC Showcase, you may be asking yourself? In simple terms, it’s an incredible meeting put on by […]

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Cupid returns to Dibley, targets the Vicar

From her first day in Dibley, Geraldine was almost rejected by the Parish Council, rejected Owen (thankfully) and David Horton (ultimately), been dumped by David’s brother Simon, linked with Rachel Hunter, always consulted, simultaneously, her pictures of Jesus and Mel Gibson in troubled times and had an affair with a chocolate fountain. Self-described as a […]

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CarPool w/ Krytie anyone?

Robert Llewellyn, of Red Dwarf fame, has embarked on a really cool project called CarPool with Robert Llewellyn. This weekly video podcast was started just over a year ago by Llewellyn and takes place in Robert’s hybrid/electric car. Past passengers have included individuals whose work you are probably are very familiar with, but might not know the name, […]

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MI5 – more suspense than the law allows

Tonight on KERA Channel 13 in Dallas, season 5 of MI5 begins at 9:00pm. This is appointment television, people. This is must see TV. If you missed any of seasons 1-4, Tom was set up to look like he had turned, then decommissioned and forced to leave the service, ultimately, cleared of any wrongdoing. Zoe goes […]

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Dame Judi "returns" to Cranford; PBS/BBC team up for "classics" in 2010

Return to Cranford, comes to KERA and PBS stations nationwide on Masterpiece Classic beginning Sunday, January 10, 2010. The star-studded cast of Dame Judi Dench, who reprises her role of Miss Matty Jenkyns, Francesca Annis and Eileen Atkins welcome new town members Jonathan Pryce and Tim Curry in the sequel to the BAFTA-winning Emmy-nominated drama, […]

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