Sherlock, Downton Abbey add to already stellar casts

While it’s often been said by those involved both in front of and behind the camera, whether it be comedy or drama, the strength of a supporting or ensemble cast is right up there in setting British television output apart from the rest of the world of telly. Besides the writing, casting is spot on […]

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Could the Vicar return as The Bishop of Dibley?

Dawn French, on ITV’s Daybreak program, set the British comedy audience ablaze recently when she, once again, didn’t rule out the possibility of getting Richard Curtis’ Vicar of Dibley band back together at some point in the future. Before you set your DVR for the next meeting of the Dibley Town Council, this isn’t the […]

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Happy belated birthday, Dawn French

While, unfortunately, a bit belated in our birthday wishes for Dawn French, they are just as sincere as if they would have been sent at 12:01am Thursday morning. One cannot think of Dawn French and birthdays without thinking of the Vicar of Dibley New Years 2005 special which was classic on so many levels. As […]

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Death in Paradise II taking Caribbean island by storm

With every passing day, the world of British telly just keeps getting better and better. In addition to our recent mentions of new comedies that are hitting the telly as we speak such as Me & Mrs Jones, Moone Boy and Red Dwarf X, along with the commissioning of new series of established brilliance such […]

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In the BBC comedy pipeline – Me & Mrs. Jones

There are but a few times you can point to in your telly watching career where you see a perfect storm on the comedy horizon. That said, unfortunately, the last time I can remember this happening was mid-1993. This is when I first heard of the most recent brainchild from the great Richard Curtis starring […]

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Giving Roger and Val another look

When Roger and Val Have Just Got In was first announced back in 2010, hearing that this was to pair Dawn French and Alfred Molina, I immediately felt this to be a series that had enormous potential. With the concept of the show being that it was to follow the lives of a middle-aged couple […]

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Valentine's Day – British comedy style

Nothing screams Valentine’s Day like a bit of British comedy. SInce Hallmark tells us it’s a day for couples what better way to celebrate than to take a look back at those couples that have been a part of our collective telly families for a number of years. Unlike Hyacinth, I hope you’re ok with […]

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Sans Saunders, it's now French and uh,…a puppet

The Belfast Telegraph, which seems to have become the hotbed of “all-things related to British television” lately, is reporting that Dawn French will be returning to the stage in the not-too-distant future. With her most recent post-Vicar of Dibley, post-Jam and Jerusalem, post-Psychoville, return to television with the great Alfred Molina in Roger and Val Have Just Got […]

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