The Bucket residence, the Dame of the House speaking….

For numerous reasons, I’m quite ready to let go of 2016, no questions asked. 2017 has started off brilliantly, however, with the news that Chichester’s own Patricia Routledge would be among the Queen’s New Year Honors being awarded DBE for her services to theatre and charity. A long-time passionate supporter of the arts who has enjoyed a lengthy relationship […]

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At 41, ‘Fawlty Towers’ is still the greatest sitcom of all-time

September 19, 1975 — a day that will live on in history as the day one of the most brilliant situation comedies of all-time debuted on the BBC. Born out of a seemingly uneventful trip to the Torquay Gleneagles Hotel by the original members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers is comedy greatness that has not seen its […]

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Former Doctor Who companion to head ABC comedy this Fall

If anyone still questions whether or not British situation comedy is better than its’ American counterpart, one only has to look to the list of pilot comedies coming from American broadcast networks this Fall for verification. In a pitch that must have sounded like it came directly from the lips of Buck Henry in The […]

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What happened when the 'Trollied' set met 'Top Gear'?

Normally, when the guys from Top Gear get issued a challenge, something gets destroyed. Series 21 of the long-running motoring show is no exception. In episode one, early last month, series hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May drive their 1980’s hatchbacks around a specially designed course in the aisles of a supermarket, to […]

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The 'lost' Only Fools and Horses 'episode' – Licensed to Drill

While, technically, the video that surfaced recently isn’t really an ‘episode’ of Only Fools and Horses and, I guess, was never actually ‘lost’ but it is 30-minutes, features the cast of the most popular British situation comedy of all-time, and hasn’t been seen outside of classrooms in a really long time. The first part of […]

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Only £500 and you too can be a producer of A Brief History of Time Travel

The concept of independent film productions and/or books trying to aggregate the necessary funds amongst a world-wide fan base in exchange for certain on-screen ‘perks’ has been around in the States for some time. With a Kickstarter campaign, fans can pledge money towards a project they want to see made in exchange for stated ‘perks’ […]

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Outnumbered to return for a fifth series

British situation comedy series come in all shapes and sizes. There are those that litter the airwave alleys which should have been commissioned for another season but weren’t for some unexplained reason (insert Whites, Dirk Gently and Grass here), there are those that have hung around too long (insert Two Pints of Lager and a […]

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