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  • Just in case you’re in the market for a used Mini Moke with TV experience…

    If you happen to have recently lost out on acquiring The Blackadder Pub, the 1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III used in Only Fools and Horses, the original Fallen Madonna with the Big B**bies painting from ‘Allo ‘Allo, a rare 1966 Dalek or Dibley Manor from Vicar of Dibley, there’s still hope that you can own a piece of British telly history as one of two […]

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  • CBS’s remake of BBC’s ‘Ghosts’ continues trend of American remakes that miss the mark.

    Regular readers of Tellyspotting are, no doubt, keenly aware of just how much I do not care for American remakes of British comedies or mysteries. The American broadcast streets are littered with failed remakes of the likes of The IT Crowd, Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf, Coupling, Spaced, Absolutely Fabulous, Men Behaving Badly, Life on Mars, Skins, The In-Betweeners, […]

  • A pre-Oompa-Loompas Willie Wonka heads to the big screen with an amazing cast in tow!

    Full disclosure. Re-makes tend to scare me, whether it's big or small screen. Pre-Endeavour, prequels used to scare me too. Neither really ever came close to meeting expectations based on the original until Shaun Evans brought a young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse to life during his early career with the Oxford City Police CID. While I'm reserving judgement on an announced 2023 release of Wonka, given it will be really hard to touch Gene Wilder's definitive 1971 portrayal of the iconic children's literary character, recent announcements as to casting may just have me looking forward to this one.

  • First glimpse of Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Magpie Murders’ headed to PBS Masterpiece

    At long last, fans of quality British mysteries and dramas are beginning to see the light at the end of the COVID pandemic production shutdown tunnel beginning with the return of Call the Midwife and Grantchester this Sunday on PBS. If that’s not enough to program ‘do not disturb’ on your smartphone, a short two weeks later (17 […]

  • Nicola Walker and Sean Bean in ‘Marriage’ — need we say more?

    Fresh off her totally unexpected/departure at the conclusion of the 4th series of Unforgotten, Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango in Halifax) is set to star with Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Broken) in an upcoming BBC comedy/drama series, Marriage. Written and created by Stefan Golaszewski (Mum, Him & Her), the four-part series is described as “an up-close portrait […]

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