A Very Carson Christmas
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the latenight commercials for the Ronco Inside the Shell Electric Egg Scrambler, Ron Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman or the Ginsu knives that could cut a metal can in half and still be sharp enough to slice a tomato to perfection. We’ve all seen the music compilation CD’s or DVD’s by that classic group, The Original Artists.
Finally, after endless years of infomercials, all advertising things you don’t really need, something for the ultimate Downton Abbey fan, as compiled by Mr. Carson, the butler. You know Carson. He’s in charge of the pantry, wine cellar and dining room, and the male staff report to him. Carson has worked at Downton Abbey since he was a boy. He is also endlessly nostalgic for the way things were. so, what better qualifies him to bring you A Very Carson Christmas. Seen on the Jonathan Ross program, this will quickly become THE Christmas CD in the coming year. Remember, only 364 days until Christmas 2013.
After you order, don’t forget that series 3 of Downton Abbey premieres as part of the PBS Masterpiece series on Sunday, January 6, 2013.
An Are You Being Served Christmas
But, before you reach for that credit card to get the go-to CD of 2013, we leave you with a classic photo from the BBC promotion department archives that we dug up during our 2000 PBS production, Celebrating Mollie Sugden: An Are You Being Served Special. The most interesting thing was to be able to share the photo with Mollie, John, Frank, Wendy, Nicholas and Trevor…none of whom had ever seen after all these years. Following the production, we left for the States with one of the best and longest lasting Christmas gifts ever….memories of the time we spent with some of the most gracious individuals known to man, most of whom are, sadly, no longer with us.
Cheers and Happy Christmas to all from Tellyspotting! Thank you for making 2012 an incredible year. Here’s to a little Downton Abbey and Sherlock in 2013.