Proud vs. Outrage: All in a days work for 'Downton Abbey'

It’s been what can easily be described as a roller coaster week for Downton Abbey. Still riding the incredible 3+ year pop-culture high in the States as viewers try to avoid all forms of social media and eagerly await the series 4 PBS premiere on January 5, 2014, some UK viewers are bordering on outrage […]

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The Downton Abbey Effect

You can already drink wine like the Crawleys. Thanks to Marks and Spencer, everyone can now have lips as red and hands as soft as Lady Mary. Could Grey be the new Black? And, now, you can decorate your house to look just like the imposing stately home, too. Two shades of grey paint, Empire […]

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It's official! Sept 22 is Downton Day in the UK!

A picture is worth a thousand words refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image. With that phrase in mind, the announcement the world has been waiting for was made on the official Downton Abbey Twitter account last night proclaiming that as of Saturday, there were […]

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The World's End is upon us – are you prepared?

In 2004, the world was treated to the great mind palaces Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg with Shaun of the Dead. While it seemed like an eternity, it was only short three years before we could stop wearing out the “Shaun” DVD and head to the cinema for Hot Fuzz, the second in what has […]

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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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Daisy Lewis set to join 'Downton Abbey' for series 4

As confirmed by the Radio Times, Daisy Lewis is set to join the cast of hit ITV period drama for the upcoming series 4, currently being filmed in the UK for transmission this Autumn in the UK and beginning January 5, 2014 on PBS in the States.   Lewis is one of a host of […]

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My telly guilty pleasure known as 'Mad Dogs'

I can only imagine the commissioning pitch for Mad Dogs. Probably started off as ‘…it’s somewhat of a Fargo meets Twin Peaks meets Sexy Beast meets Mulholland Drive mash-up’. Thankfully and selfishly, for me, Mad Dogs was commissioned because it is pure guilty pleasure telly greatness.   To start with, it has an unbeatable cast […]

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Wallace and Gromit's 'grand day out' at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach

Blackpool is the place to be this Wednesday when Wallace and Gromit, the stars of a Oscar-winning series by Aardman Animations, are set to attend the launch of the world’s first theme park ride based on their adventures in the films A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave. Creator, Nick Park, […]

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