‘Doc Martin’ to re-open Portwenn surgery as new episodes head to public television in January 2019

There have been so many questions as to when Doc Martin will return to public television stations, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to re-post this announcement from June 2018 and stem any future anxiety. (LONDON) There is light at the end of the proverbial Portwenn tunnel for American audiences that have had to endure an agonizingly […]

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Benny Hill’s The Strolling Ones – part of the British Invasion that never landed in the U.S.

In the overall British comedy landscape, The Benny Hill Show had more than its share of slapstick, mime and double entendre during its brilliant run from the mid-50s up until the British sketch comedy series was cancelled in the late 80s. A steady decline in ratings and what was, at the time, a very high production cost of approximately £450,000 […]

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John Cleese’s sunset held up for a 2nd series

Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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BBC answers our prayers, commissions ‘Father Brown’ for a 7th series

A staple of the BBC daytime schedule since 2013, Father Brown, featuring the crime-solving, mild-mannered Roman Catholic priest of the same name, will return for a seventh series of saving souls and solving crimes in the ‘sleepy’ but very murder-happy fictional town of Kembleford in the Cotswolds. Sorcha Cusack (Mrs McCarthy), Jack Team (Inspector Mallory) and […]

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‘Doc Martin’ to re-open Portwenn surgery as S8 heads to public television in January 2019

There is light at the end of the proverbial Portwenn tunnel for American audiences that have had to endure an agonizingly long blackout period since series 8 of Doc Martin premiered on ITV in the UK almost a year ago in September 2017. Everyone’s favorite village physician who apparently skipped the Bedside Manner 101 class in medical school and […]

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DCI Vera Stanhope to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again as ITV commissions S9

ITV’s top-rated crime drama Vera, starring Brenda Brethyn, is set to return for a new series beginning in 2019. The 2-time Academy Award nominee will don her trademark floppy fishing tackle shop hat to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again as series 9 has been commissioned by ITV. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning […]

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‘Detectorists’ digs up a BAFTA for Toby Jones!

There’s something about British comedy over the course of time that makes you wonder how two people could ever hook-up much less cross paths. You know, those like Basil and Sybil Fawlty who are constantly at each others throats. But, you also get the sense that neither of them would survive without the other. The […]

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BBC to hold John Cleese’s sunset up for a 2nd series

Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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