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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A bit of 'Doctor Who Christmas Special 2014' casting news for you

Nick Frost (Mr. Sloane, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, World’s End and Cuban Fury) and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street) will star in this years Doctor Who Christmas Special it was announced by the BBC on Friday. Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will also appear in the special […]

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Nick Frost's Mr. Sloane: A 60's two-woman man

Sloane with an “e”…like the Square It has been some time since I first screened Mr. Sloane. It was back in February at the 2014 BBC Showcase in Liverpool where we first came across this fairly non-descript situation comedy starring Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Cuban Fury. The really […]

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Rev and Mr. Sloane highlight comedy presentation at BBC Showcase 2014

It’s like being a kid in a candy store attending the BBC Comedy presentation Monday in Liverpool. Showing a number of clips for shows that are coming up in the not-too-distant future, you get the sense that Shane Allen, Controller for Comedy at the BBC, is keen on maintaining the channel’s dominance in the comedy […]

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Nick Frost has 'snakes in his hips' in Cuban Fury

Nick Frost’s dancefloor comedy Cuban Fury hits the cinema on Valentine’s Day 2014. In 1987, Bruce Garrett (Frost) was a salsa prodigy with ‘fire in his heels and snakes in his hips’ and the UK Junior Salsa Championships in his sights. A freakish bullying incident on the incredibly mean streets of London robbed him of […]

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Rowan Atkinson – From Blackadder to…Spider-Plant Man?

As if anyone needed additional proof that there is pure genius behind Comic Relief and the greatness of the Red Nose Day sketches. In years past, there have been brilliant send ups of Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and Vicar of Dibley. Back in March of 2005, Spider-Plant Man took on the Spider-Man […]

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The World's End is upon us – are you prepared?

In 2004, the world was treated to the great mind palaces Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg with Shaun of the Dead. While it seemed like an eternity, it was only short three years before we could stop wearing out the “Shaun” DVD and head to the cinema for Hot Fuzz, the second in what has […]

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