With the potential of more lockdowns on the horizon, there's not much to laugh about these days during our current world state of social distancing, sheltering and working from home and the seemingly endless number of Zoom calls that seem to populate at the same rate as rabbits. So, let's start a new feature on Tellyspotting called Friday Funnies!
The comedic talents and collective mind palaces of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are reuniting for the supernatural comedy series, Truth Seekers. Centering on a pair of paranormal investigators, the 8-part series stars Frost as the leader of the paranormal investigator team, which slowly uncovers “a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race.”
There may be no garden gnome or herds of wildebeests, but at least Fawlty Towers Lego set has a rat, a moosehead and a tree branch!
While it’s not near a good as the possibility of discovering a missing 13th episode of the greatest comedy of all time, Fawlty Towers, Lego Ideas member Lachie has designed a new set of bricks that British comedy fans will definitely recognize. Lachie recently explained his simple reasoning for creating the set to the British Comedy Guide: “I […]
Princess Anne celebrates her 70th in a world of social distancing, virtual events and sketchy broadband.
Last Wednesday’s broadcast on ITV of Anne: The Princess Royal at 70 is a stark reminder of the world that we all currently live in, even the Royals. Like most people around the world, the princess believes that virtual events don’t compare to the real thing. When discussing her extensive charity work and, obviously, missing the ability to […]
Leaving the world with a lifetime of laughter to enjoy forever, legendary comedy producer/director, Sydney Lotterby, dies at 93
While we never had the good fortune to speak with Sydney for our any of our PBS specials that featured not only the stars of some of the all-time great British comedy series but also focused on the writers and creators of some of the classics of British comedy, it was through the words of John Cleese, Dame Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Jenny Funnell, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Richard Briers, Michael Crawford, Roy Clarke, David Jason, Karl Howman, Bob Larbey and Frank Thornton that we were immediately schooled on the greatness that was Sydney Lotterby.
Elizabeth is Missing, a BAFTA-nominated mystery starring two-time Academy Award® winner, two-time Emmy Award winner Glenda Jackson in her triumphant return to PBS and Masterpiece. Glenda Jackson stars as 80-year-old Maud, a funny, loyal and endearing woman determined to find her missing best friend, Elizabeth. After having had the opportunity to screen the full 90-minute film, […]