‘Britain’s Hardest Grafter’….Hey, even I can’t make these things up.

Over the years, it has almost become a guaranteed conversation starter on both sides of the pond to weigh the relative merits of and/or discuss the many differences between British and American television. Be it comedy or drama, a majority of individuals who reside in the UK think that American television is better while their Americans counterparts will […]

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First look at Miranda Hart in Paul Feig’s Spy

Miranda, the semi-autobiographical situation comedy that was based on Miranda Hart’s 2008 BBC Radio 2 comedy Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop, is no more. It has ceased to be. After two completely brilliant series enders that ran in the UK on Christmas and New Years Day, Miranda has gone to join the choir invisible. Thankfully, however, Miranda […]

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The Office meets The Hobbit….and more!

As we have been saying since day one of 2013, telly life is good on both sides of the Atlantic…even if we are still months away from series 3 of Sherlock. Not quite halfway through the third set of Downton Abbey and looking ahead to the premiere of series 2 of Call the Midwife and […]

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30-Rock EP sets sights on the greatness of Whites

As 30 Rock co-executive producer Ron Weiner makes plans to put the final season of the Tina Fey hit comedy to bed, he’s not letting any grass grow under his feet and has already lined up a couple of projects with Universal Television. The second project will be the one of most interest to Tellyspotting […]

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Outnumbered to return for a fifth series

British situation comedy series come in all shapes and sizes. There are those that litter the airwave alleys which should have been commissioned for another season but weren’t for some unexplained reason (insert Whites, Dirk Gently and Grass here), there are those that have hung around too long (insert Two Pints of Lager and a […]

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Catherine Tate to get full-time job at The Office?

Catherine Tate, known mainly to U.S. audiences from The Catherine Tate Show and Doctor Who has seemingly made it passed the initial interview stage and, according to Digital Spy, will possibly be joining The Office on NBC this Fall. Current show stars including John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer will all be returning this […]

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British sitcoms salute the labor force

Since the beginning of time, well, at least since 1946 when Pinwright’s Progress premiered on the BBC, the British sitcom has always saluted the labor force. After Pinwright’s Progress, the evolution of how the situation comedy dealt with the workforce really took off. Up next in the mid-50’s was Hancock’s Half Hour where Tony Hancock seemed […]

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Sunday scattershooting: British comedy, Doctor Who and more….

David Tennant to the big screen in Fright Night re-do David Tennant, who can currently be seen on the London West End stage in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing with Catherine Tate, will take his considerable talents to the big screen next month in Fright Night, a remake of the 1985 cult classic. The film centers […]

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