Pre-Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle provided setting for Jeeves and Wooster “Totleigh Towers”

Years before Sir Julian Fellowes ever put pen to paper creating Downton Abbey, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry brilliantly brought Bertram Wilberforce (a.k.a. Bertie) Wooster and his impeccably witty valet, Jeeves, to life in P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster. Airing  from 1990-1993, the series brought Wodehouse’s popular short stories to life for 4 seasons. Totleigh Towers, the recurring fictional […]

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Just in time for Fry & Laurie’s 30th, it’s Soupy Twists

With the simple aim to tell ‘the full official story’, comedy historian Jem Roberts brings us the genius that is Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie’ in Soupy Twists. The ‘all-new narrative guide’ will be timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the debut of the duo’s ‘effortlessly superior sketch show’. The pilot episode of A Bit Of Fry & Laurie premiered in 1987, and then […]

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Stephen Fry continues British invasion of American telly

Fresh off his stint as the sole member of the official UK welcoming committee at Heathrow Airport, the brilliant British actor/comedian/writer/game show host Stephen Fry is set to co-star opposite Joel McHale (E’s The Soup) in The Great Indoors, a CBS comedy pilot written by Mike Gibbons (Tosh.O) and directed by Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld). According to Deadline.com, the […]

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Stephen Fry welcomes Tellyspotting to the UK for BBC Showcase 2016

Well, the genius that is Stephen Fry may have left Twitter, but he has still found time to welcome Tellyspotting to the UK this morning for the 2016 BBC Showcase! The English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, activist and self-professed tech geek has teamed up with Heathrow Airport to welcome weary travelers to the United Kingdom. With over 73 million […]

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Stephen Fry passes the ‘QI’ mantle at the alphabet’s halfway point

As they hit the halfway point of the alphabet, QI, (which stands for Quite Interesting), is losing its long-time host, the brilliant Stephen Fry (insert sad-face here). While Fry’s final series begins tonight at 10p on BBC2, when series 14 begins filming in the Spring/Summer of 2016, Sandi Toksvig will be charged with the herculean […]

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‘QI’ (Quite Interesting) headed to America…finally

According to the British Comedy Guide, the long-running British ‘panel/quiz’ show, QI (which stands for Quite Interesting), is finally headed to America for broadcast. Hosted by Stephen Fry and co-starring resident panelist Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), the series has had its challenges in years past crossing the Atlantic, largely due to rights issues with the images […]

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Capt Blackadder and Private Baldrick were real! Who knew?

With the 100th anniversary of World War I just around the corner on 28 July, news comes out of the UK that there actually was a real-life Captain Blackadder and Private Baldrick. According to military genealogy company, Forces War Records, not only that but just by doing a bit of Sherlockian research they quickly discovered a […]

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R.I.P. Mel Smith

Mel Smith, English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor, best known for his pioneering work on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones has died of a heart attack at the age of 60. Smith and comedy partner, Griff Rhys Jones, founded Talkback in 1981, which grew […]

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Hugh Laurie's Desert Island Discs playlist

For those telly watchers that spent eight series of House thinking that they’d like to be stranded on a desert island with Hugh Laurie, rather than Dr. Gregory House, probably had a roller coaster ride recently with the actor’s appearance on the BBC Radio 4 program, Desert Island Discs. At long last, the opportunity would […]

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Jeeves and Wooster headed to London's West End this Fall

It only took just shy of 100 years, but the works of PG Wodehouse will finally see the light of day on the London stage with the first theatre adaptation of the books by PG Wodehouse, widely recognized as one of the great humorists of the 20th Century. Perfect Nonsense, based on Wodehouse’s 1938 novel […]

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