John Cleese rants on the state of television

Now, more than ever, former Monty Python great, John Cleese, would love to utter the words, “And Now For Something Completely Different” and have it relate to television in the 21st century. Still recuperating in his Santa Barbara home from recent knee surgery and planning his upcoming Alimony Tour across the UK, John Cleese, has […]

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It's confirmed. Summer's over.

As originally reported here not too long ago (as an evil, unconfirmed, rumor), the longest running sitcom in television history, Last of the Summer Wine, is shutting the doors on Sid’s Cafe. That evil, unconfirmed rumor is now confirmed by the BBC. The series will not be renewed for a 32nd season and will end […]

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Stars would align for Vicar of Dibley return

The stars definitely would align, but, in this case, so must the writer. In a recent interview, James Fleet (Hugo Horton) revealed he would return to Vicar of Dibley should the opportunity arise. Fleet mentioned the same sentiment earlier this Spring when we interviewed both he and Trevor Peacock for the upcoming PBS special on […]

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Former Python, John Cleese, embarks on Alimony Tour

At 71, former Monty Python star, John Cleese, is showing no signs of slowing down. Frankly, he can’t afford to. His upcoming, appropriately titled, Alimony Tour kicks off in 2011 throughout the UK. Admitting that he would rather be reading books, writing or drinking, Cleese, with three exes as of this writing, might find it difficult to […]

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Scorsese's long and winding road nearing an end with Harrison doc

With a resume that includes The Last Waltz (The Band), No Direction Home (Bob Dylan), The Blues and Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones) it’s no wonder that George Harrison’s widow, Olivia, turned to Scorsese to make the definitive rock anthology about the late Beatle. No one does rock & roll like Scorsese.  He explained recently, post […]

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Robin Hood vs. Robin Hood

Ok, yes, one was directed by Ridley Scott, stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and William Hurt and probably had a budget well beyond 10 times the other one. The other, the BBC series from Tiger Aspect, stars Richard Armitage (MI5, Vicar of Dibley) as Sir Guy of Gisborne and Irish-born Jonas Armstrong as Robin of […]

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100+ Years of "The High Street"

Not busy for the next, say, six months or so? Ever wonder how they select all those folks for a reality show? Not a problem. The High Street is now casting for BBC One. This upcoming reality show will take participants back over 100 years to the “High Street” of the 1870’s. The days of […]

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Don't like Shakespeare? You might after this…

Seemed like an appropriate way to both celebrate St. George’s Day and remember William Shakespeare on the 394th anniversary of his death by throwing out an early alert to everyone to watch or DVR the upcoming Great Performances presentation of Hamlet on PBS and KERA. This Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation, starring David Tennant and Sir Patrick Stewart, […]

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