Victoria’s reign begins tonight on PBS following ‘Sherlock’

All hail PBS as Victoria, the ambitious 8-part ITV drama, which has been dutifully anointed as the series that will make you forget Downton Abbey shuttered its doors in 2016, premieres tonight at 9pET / 8p CT (following the series 4 finale of Sherlock, which begins at 7pET / 6pCT. Victoria follows the early life […]

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Harry Enfield in ‘Who Does One Think One Is?’ is priceless

Ordinarily, I’m not a big fan of sketch comedy shows as most episodes are more often than not like a roller coaster with up and down sketches. Not a bad thing but more my opinion as I realize not every sketch, whether it be from Saturday Night Live, Little Britain or even Monty Python’s Flying Circus, can knock it […]

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With a ‘keen eye’, The Queen may just be Downton Abbey’s biggest fan

Is there no end to the far-reaching responsibilities of the Royal Family? On September 9, Queen Elizabeth will pass Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 216 days. My guess is there will be a lot on the calendar in the coming week so, thankfully, for Her Majesty, the final series of Downton Abbey doesn’t transmit until Sunday, […]

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The Queen’s Christmas message: 1957-2011

The Queen’s Christmas message – 2011 Thankfully, this “new medium” of television, as The Queen put it some 54 years ago, took hold thus allowing for The Queen’s Happy Christmas message to be seen and not just heard each year on Christmas Day. Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by King George V, […]

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Happy 75th, BBC! You don't look a day over 74.

Just a bit late to the party, but we finally got there, nevertheless. 75 years ago this past week, Wednesday, 2 November, to be exact, the BBC launched the world’s first regular television service in 1936. Although only a lucky few in the south of England could receive the signal, it was still considered the […]

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Judi Dench – No need to say more

As if playing Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Lady MacBeth in MacBeth, Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown and Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love wasn’t enough, Judi Dench has been James Bond’s boss, M, has lent her voice to the animated children’s series, Angelia Ballerina and possesses ten BAFTA’s, seven Laurence Olivier […]

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