Fancy a night’s stay at Highclere…sort of?

If you are wondering what it would be like to be a part of the Crawley family and stay overnight at Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, now is your chance…sort of. Beginning Valentine’s Day, the Highclere estate is offering guests the opportunity to access your inner-most Dowager Countess and stay the night in […]

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'Death Comes to Pemberley' premieres Oct 26 on PBS' Masterpiece

It’s quite possible that Death Comes to Pemberley just might take your mind off the fact that when it premieres on PBS in the States this Fall, the new season of Downton Abbey will be airing in the UK. Possible, but not likely. Starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Anna Maxwell Martin (Bletchley Circle), Trevor Eve […]

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'Death Comes to Pemberley' comes to PBS in October

Another day, another ‘Masterpiece’ on PBS. This time, it’s Death Comes to Pemberley, starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Anna Maxwell Martin (Bletchley Circle), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Matthew Goode (The Good Wife). Based on the book by P.D. James, which is a murder mystery continuation of the events of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, […]

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BBC TV themes by Ronnie Hazlehurst

Following Monday’s sad news of the untimely passing of producer/director, John Howard Davies, it started me thinking more about some of the individuals that have been a part of all of our British comedy lives for decades that we aren’t even aware of. We all know the talents of John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Richard Briers, […]

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Memorable British comedy weddings for your review

Celebrating today’s Royal wedding? Perhaps, you have Royal wedding talk tired head. Either way, there have been some classic British comedy weddings over the years that would rival any Royal nuptial from a memorable standpoint. How about a few to pass the time for old time sake. Have a favorite? As Time Goes By – […]

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A Royal Wedding – British comedy style

As the world inches closer and closer to the big event on Friday, 29 April, now’s your chance to vote for your favorite British comedy proposal / nuptials. Who can forget David Horton’s down on one knee, million dollar, proposal put forth to the Vicar? I know it didn’t result in them tying the knot, […]

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Penelope Keith: The English language is in decline

After reading the recent comments of the great Penelope Keith, I feel that it is my obligation to be as brief as humanly possible with respect to today’s post. To be fair, Ms. Keith is referencing modern-day Britain. That said, I still feel it necessary to be brief so as to not add to any […]

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Peter Bowles & Penelope Keith – 'Rivals' once again

In another of our “what are they doing now” features, we had to look no further than the classic Theatre Royal in Bath. Peter Bowles (Richard DeVere) and Penelope Keith (Audrey fforbes-Hamilton) have been reunited once again, this time in the stage production of Sheridan’s The Rivals at the Theatre Royal in Bath. You might […]

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