Dame Judi in Midsummer Night's Dream

I’m not sure “down time” is a phrase that is in Judi Dench’s vocabulary. Appearing in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, Ms. Dench is fresh off of her recent roles in both Cranford and Return to Cranford, seen on PBS stations nationwide and the film, Nine,  not to mention […]

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Valentine's shopping list – British drama edition

Not to worry, British drama fans. Didn’t leave you out of the Valentine’s shopping mix. Took care of the comedy folks yesterday, time for the top five all-time favorite drama DVD sets that will be great additions to DVD libraries across the land. Don’t forget that if you click the link below which takes you […]

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David Tennant fans – Say it Isn't So NBC

Word from Hollywood is that NBC has put a hold on David Tennant’s leap into the U.S. television landscape with the series, Rex is Not Your Lawyer. Originally penciled in as a post-failed Jay Leno 10:00pm experiment series, the show now seems destined for a Fall 2010 premiere. Currently, with a pilot in the can, […]

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EMMA – a classic Masterpiece

If you didn’t see Sunday’s broadcast of part one of Jane Austen’s Emma on Masterpiece Classic, you missed, well, a classic. I know, it’s been done before, both on film and for television. It’s also had a veiled American teen re-make in the movie, “Clueless”.  What is shaping up to be a great season for the […]

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Being Human 2, at last

When you first hear the premise of Being Human, that being one of “ok, a group of twenty-somethings share a flat in Bristol and, oh yeah, one’s a vampire, one’s a werewolf and the third one’s a ghost”, it sounds like another pitch right out of the movie, The Player, trying to jump on the Twilight, […]

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Happy 75th, Dame Dench

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about Dame Judi Dench turning 75 on Wednesday, December 9 and, simultaneously, the same week, being asked to appear in an upcoming Black Eyed Peas video that’s pretty darn cool. Seems as though after striking up a close friendship with singer Fergie during the filming of the […]

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Old Guys find home on PBS stations

Clive Swift (Richard from Keeping Up Appearances) and Roger Lloyd Pack (Owen in Vicar of Dibley) have teamed up for a new British comedy, The Old Guys, coming to public televison stations in 2010. Jane Asher plays Sally, the neighbor that definitely recognizes that both Roy and Tom are attracted to her and tends to […]

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From Doctor Who to Hamlet – all in a days work

In case you thought that David Tennant was sitting around idly after his run as the Tenth Doctor on the long-running science fiction series, Doctor Who, ended, think again. Tennant, earlier this year, ended a Stratford-Upon-Avon, then London, run of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet. If that wasn’t enough, Tennant reprised the role recently, […]

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Jeremy Brett will always be THE Sherlock Holmes

With a scheduled release on Christmas Day, the movie Sherlock Holmes conjures up memories of the definitive Sherlock Holmes for not only fans of public television, but fans of Sherlock Holmes. That would be Jeremy Brett. Sorry, Basil Rathbone fans. Just no comparison. There will be arguments from the camps of Rupert Everett, Peter Cushing, Basil […]

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Forgive us for this British TMZ moment

This one was just too good to pass up. Let me just say this upfront. Dame Judi Dench is the most amazing person on the planet. She’s played two Queen’s, is James Bond’s boss, M, won an Oscar, ten BAFTA’s, two Golden Globes, a Tony and, oh yeah, she was in 67 episodes of As […]

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