Fawlty Towers’ Gleneagles Hotel to get retirement living makeover?

40 years ago this coming Saturday, the first episode of, arguably, the best comedy series ever to be shown on telly premiered on BBC2. Fawlty Towers has long been said to have been based on the experiences of the Monty Python comedy team staying at the Gleneagles Hotel in the seaside town of Torquay. The idea came from […]

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Time for #TBT and a bit of “making of” gold from ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’

As we continue our 40th anniversary look back at what is, perhaps, the greatest comedy film of all-time, we found a gem from the DVD extras of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Written and performed by the Monty Python comedy group, the film was conceived during the hiatus between the third and fourth series of their BBC television program, Monty […]

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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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Get a glimpse of ‘Absolutely Anything’

Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, World’s End),  stars as Neil Clarke, a teacher at a failing secondary school who is unexpectedly given the power to do anything by simply saying it so by a group of power-crazed aliens. Sounds harmless enough, right? Well, maybe not as the ‘aliens’ aren’t quite what you’d […]

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#TBT – How to Irritate People “The Car Salesman”

As everyone seems to be jumping on the ‘Throw-Back Thursday‘ (a.k.a. #TBT) bandwagon these days, I figured why not Tellyspotting! Every week (on Thursdays, of course), I will try to come up with something that will either be a fun reminder of British television of the past or introduce you to something new that you […]

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