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    Unforgotten, starring the brilliant Nicola Walker (MI5, Last Tango in Halifax, Scott & Bailey) and the equally as brilliant Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me, Kumars at No. 42, Yesterday) in the lead roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan, has become one of the mainstays of the PBS Masterpiece series line-up since its premiere […]

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    For today’s Friday Funny, we step into Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine and set the dial for 1980. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since co-creators, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn wrote the unbelievably brilliant British comedy, Yes Minister, and that it is more relevant today than when it first originated. Long praised […]

  • John Cleese is Santa in ‘Father Christmas is Back’

    Sadly, we'll have to wait until Christmas for this one as, personally, in the words of the song made famous in the Jerry Herman Broadway musical, Auntie Name, "We Need a Little Christmas" right now at this point in 2020. John Cleese (Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Hold the Sunset) leads an all-star cast in taking on the role of Santa in new festive comedy film Father Christmas Is Back.

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    In my book, Keeley Hawes is quickly entering the Nicola Walker/Suranne Jones/Bill Nighy arena. I could watch and listen to each of them simply read the phone book and it would be stellar telly. In addition to her efforts in Spooks, Ashes to Ashes, Bodyguard, The Durrells in Corfu and Summer of Rockets, her intense portrayal of DI Lindsay Denton in Jed Mercurio's Line of Duty could be considered a masterclass performance.

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