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  • Looking back on a special trip to Holmfirth with Frank Thornton as ‘LOTSW’ turns 50!

    Last of the Summer Wine, the long-running British situation comedy written by Roy Clarke (Open All Hours, Keeping Up Appearances, Still Open All Hours, Young Hyacinth) lasted for a mere 31 seasons encompassing 295 episodes (1973-2010) and featured the trials and tribulations of three pensioners (Bill Owen as Compo, Peter Sallis as Norman Clegg and Michael Bates […]

  • Celebrate International Towel Day 2023! Most of all….Don’t Panic!

    “A towel, [The Guide] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Not only does it have great practical value, a towel has immense psychological value” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Today, H2G2 fans are marking the 22nd anniversary since the all-too-early passing of creator/writer, Douglas […]

  • Royal Mail’s cunning plan to celebrate Blackadder’s 40th!

    Marking the 40th anniversary of one of the greats of British comedy, Royal Mail has released a collection of 12 special stamps celebrating the brilliance of Blackadder. Eight of the stamps will feature some of the series’ most classic moments with four being reserved to track the evolution of Edmund Blackadder from series 1 through Blackadder Goes […]

  • There is ‘life after Downton’ for two former downstairs rivals…

    Two former downstairs residents of Downton Abbey have landed roles in upcoming productions over the next year. Fresh off spending time in Happy Valley, Siobhan Finneran, who you’ll recognize as Downton Abbey’s resident mean girl, O’Brien, in the first three seasons of Downton Abbey, joins the cast of The Damned which recently finished filming in Iceland. Described as a ‘tense […]

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