The best of 2016 – The Luther Family and the Homicide Victim

While 2016 has not been particularly kind when it comes to those we have lost (David Bowie, Prince, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, Gary Shandling, Muhammed Ali and Robert Vaughn, to name a few), it has been a banner year from a telly standpoint. The year started off with the Sherlock one-off, “The Abominable Bride”, followed by the […]

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Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em next up for possible BBC reboot

Now that the BBC has spent recent days dusting potential reboots of Are You Being Served and Keeping Up Appearances off the comedy shelf, word out of the UK comes that next in line for a possible re-do will be the 1978 classic, Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em, starring Michael Crawford. Crawford, who went on to star in the original […]

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Miranda Hart’s Christmas Acting Masterclass 101

Given the timing this week whereby telly viewers in the UK will soon be, sadly, preparing themselves to say goodbye on Christmas Day (and New Years Day) to the Miranda Miranda Hart but, happily, saying hello to the Call the Midwife Miranda Hart in Poplar, she and fellow Sport Relief BFF, David Walliams, took time out from their busy schedules […]

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OFAH: It's Beckham in Peckham for Sport Relief

Voted Britain’s favorite sitcom in the 2004 Britain’s Best Sitcom poll, Only Fools and Horses will return for a one-time-only special on 21 March on BBC One as part of Sport Relief. While original creator and sole writer on the series, John Sullivan, passed away in 2011, the new Sport Relief sketch has been written […]

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A look back at a bit of BBC Sport Relief 2012 comedy greatness

Aside from the fact that the BBC Sport Relief efforts happen to be one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK, it’s a country-wide effort to ‘get active, raise cash and change lives according to event organizers. If you are either outside of the UK or the one person within the UK that aren’t […]

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David Walliams conquers the Thames for Sport Relief

A wee bit harder than his gig as host of the 24-hour Panel show that he did for Comic Relief this past year, but after 8 days and 140 miles, the official David Walliams vs. The Thames challenge for Sport Relief is now over.  Along the way, Walliams battled a stomach virus, high tide, low […]

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Man-eating plants to roam Britain in 2011

Yet another “eagerly awaited” re-make premieres this week on BBC One when Eddie Izzard, Vanessa Redgrave and Dougray Scott star in, hopefully, a well-deserved re-do of John Wyndham’s 1951 novel, Day of the Triffids . Set in 2011, this new version, on the surface, seems like it has a lot going for it with some […]

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