Mr. Bean's New Year's Eve Bash

Happy 2013 from Tellyspotting! Fresh off a quiet but ‘challenging’ Christmas Day celebration, Mr. Bean hosted a New Year’s party with his friends Rupert and Hubert, fully equipped with party hats, music and some homemade snacks and drink. Unfortunately for Mr. Bean, the new year can’t get here fast enough for Rupert and Hubert and […]

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Blackadder crashes the Prince's Trust 2012

Amidst the periodic pleas of continuance and subsequent rumours that usually follow about the return of Blackadder, nothing much has materialized beyond the once a year thought that a Blackadder reunion set in the 60’s with Sir Edmund fronting a Dave Clark Five type band with ‘Bald Rick’ as the drummer was once a possibility. […]

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Mr. Bean to retire following stellar 2012 Olympic performance?

With his most recent memorable performance coming at the 2012 London Olympics before an audience of roughly 75 million viewers between the U.S. and the UK, it looks as though Mr. Bean will soon get in to his classic Mini and drive away, hopefully not in a recliner strapped on the roof. Rowan Atkinson, the […]

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The unaired Blackadder pilot episode

If you watched the Rowan Atkinson brilliance during the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics, hopefully, you have the performance etched somewhere in the deep recesses of your personal mind palace as it seems as though the copyright police have systematically wiped the video from its virtual existence on the planet. I guess the […]

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Richard E. Grant joins Doctor Who for Christmas

Richard E. Grant joins Doctor Who cast for Christmas special Aside from the fact that it is, yet again, another 100+ degree day across most of the U.S. this summer, I so can’t wait for December and this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special. In addition to the fact that Jenna-Louise Coleman will debut as the […]

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FYI, Rowan Atkinson is not on Twitter.

Just when you thought Twitter was a good thing, along comes the harsh 21st century reality of a seemingly innocent tweet that is taken as gospel and spread through the land without any effort to verify the source first. Last weeks uploaded photo by the Earl of Grantham himself, Hugh Bonneville, of the cast of […]

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Regional theatre stronger than ever in Bath

Following our 2009 interview with Penelope Keith on the stage of the Theatre Royal in Bath for the PBS special, More Funny Ladies of British Comedy, we spent a bit of down time getting the full understanding of the importance of regional theatre in the UK from one of the grand dames of British comedy. […]

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A London West End return for Rowan Atkinson

Unfortunately, it’s not Blackadder V or Mr. Bean III but the good news is that Rowan Atkinson will perform the title role in Simon Gray’s ‘Quartermaine’s Terms‘ running 23 January through 13 April 2013. The play, which is set in Cambridge in the 1960s English language school for foreigners and centers around the friendly but […]

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A little post-Sherlock/Downton Abbey scattershooting

Now that UK audiences are 2/3rd through series 2 of Sherlock and the long Downton Abbey series 2 wait is over for U.S. audiences time to peruse the Internets for some stories that may have been missed while both sides of the pond had stayed away from any potential spoiler alerts this week…. Voldemort the […]

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