14 ‘Downton Abbey’ must-dos before tonights S5 premiere!

Panicked at the thought you’re not ready for tonight’s series 5 premiere of Downton Abbey on PBS? Not to worry. The great folks over at Masterpiece have thought of everything…again! The one thing you have to do, however, is commit to drop everything and get ready for the Downton Abbey Season 5 premiere with these […]

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Father Brown to make cobblestone streets of Kembleford safe in 2015

The BBC has confirmed that Father Brown will get back on his bike making the streets of Kembleford safe once more beginning 5 January on BBC 1 at 2:15p. Running weekdays for the next few weeks, Mark Williams will don the cassock once again, using his intuitive skills rather than a Sherlock Holmes deduction method to not […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by….John Cleese?

Much like watching It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, 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 Henry […]

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First glimpse of PBS getting ‘Vicious’ on Christmas Day

Former bar manager, Stuart Bixby, and over-the-hill actor, Freddie Thornhill, have had a love/hate relationship for almost 50 years…although I’m not sure who loves to hate the other more… Created by Gary Janetti and starring Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon, Marcia Warren and Phillip Voss, the Vicious Christmas Special returns […]

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'Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child' unaired pilot…51 years later

It was 51 years ago Sunday that a time-travelling humanoid alien called The Doctor began exploring the universe in his TARDIS with a pretty simple mission to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs. Doctor Who first appeared on BBC1 television at 17:16:20 GMT, eighty seconds after the scheduled program time of 5:15p due […]

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It's "Christmas at Downton Abbey" just in time for the holidays

I know, I’m going against my better judgement and have succumbed to the unthinkable by discussing Christmas before Thanksgiving, but this is too good to pass up. As the UK has all but put a lid on the 5th series of Downton Abbey with only the Christmas episode to go, it’s now all about American […]

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It's…'Monty Python: The Meaning of Live'

Monty Python began on 5 October 1969. 47 television episodes, 5 movies, 19 albums, 3 sketch-based live stage shows, 1 Broadway/West End special, 20 books and 9 games later, Monty Python ended on 20 July, 2014 at the O2 Arena with the final performance of Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go.

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