Johnny Depp and Dame Judi Dench to board Kenneth Branagh’s Orient Express

As most P1’s of Tellyspotting are well aware, I’m not a huge fan of remakes. I’m good with prequels, remakes, not so much. That said, the forthcoming Kenneth Branagh ‘remake’ of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express may go a long way to alter my future close-mindedness. Sir Kenneth will not only co-produce and direct the newest adaptation […]

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Make King Arthur and Concord proud…Turn your bike into a horse

A tip of the hat to the folks over at NPR for bringing to our intention what could very well be the greatest invention since someone actually determined it was safe to eat chocolate chip cookie dough. Billed as ‘the leading bike-horse hybridizer in the world’, comes the ultimate Christmas gift for those that may be wondering […]

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The Doctor talks Dalek at Dallas Comic-Con

The 2016 Dallas Comic-Con has ceased to be. It has gone to meet the choir invisible. It’s an ex-Comic-Con for 2016. One thing for sure, however, is fans of Doctor Who left the Dallas Convention Center Friday night with two unforgettable moments embedded forever in their collective mind palaces which occurred during the “Tales from the TARDIS” Friday […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by….John Cleese

Much like watching It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story or Tuna Christmas, one of my annual Christmas traditions is to listen to John Cleese’s adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Never mind that there have been endless readings over the years by the likes of Art Carney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Perry Como, Dick Van Dyke and […]

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Peter Jackson signs on to direct ‘Doctor Who’ episode…or does he?

Last month, Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, dared to re-open the endless ‘speculation’  that has been going on for several years now surrounding the possibility of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies director, Sir Peter Jackson, directing an upcoming episode of Doctor Who, saying that Jackson was a “…genuine big old Doctor Who fan“. Moffat then added: “He’s mentioned directing an episode, and then […]

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How the ‘Orphan Black’ sausage is made

There are times you have to go public with your telly ‘guilty pleasures’. Being Human, one of my early earliest, had a fairly improbable story line about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost who rent a flat in Bristol and attempt to live ‘normal’ lives. More recently, it was the brilliant psychological thriller Mad Dogs, starring Phillip Glenister, […]

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#TBT: Morcambe and Wise are ‘Singing in the Rain’

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise had a professional partnership that lasted for more than 4 decades, from 1941 until Eric Morcambe’s death in 1984. One of the most famous Morecambe and Wise routines from their annual Christmas show was their comic parody of Gene Kelly’s ‘Singing in the Rain’. This week’s Tellyspotting #TBT happens to […]

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