1920s Melbourne becomes 1930s Shanghai as Miss Fisher gets a Chinese adaptation

The Shanghai 99 Visual Company, a Chinese production company, has commissioned the first-ever Mandarin-language adaptation of an Australian TV series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. 1920s Melbourne will be transformed into 1930s Shanghai with Yili Ma starring as the fashionably stunning investigator that has a penchant for solving murder cases along with a rather adventurous outlook on […]

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RIP: John Quarmby, Fawlty Towers’ hotel inspector, dies at 89

The Kodak moment of Quarmby’s appearance on the classic British comedy, Fawlty Towers, occurs as Manuel (Andrew Sachs) frantically searches the dining room for Basil, his pet ‘Siberian hamster’, and Polly (Connie Booth) offers the unsuspecting Mr. Carnegie a biscuit only to be confronted by the four-legged Basil hiding in the biscuit tin.

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The Durrells prepare to say goodbye to Corfu after this season

The fourth and final season will speed through the Durrells’ remaining time on the picturesque island of Corfu taking viewers all the way to 1939. According to Keeley Hawes, who plays the Durrells’ matriarch, Louisa, things will get “dark” as the family’s idyllic life is interrupted by the outbreak of World War II.

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Monty Python-inspired ‘silly walk’ parade takes over central Budapest

Inspired by a sketch in the 1970s comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, where actor John Cleese played a civil servant walking in unusual ways to the “Ministry of Silly Walks,” Benedek Petrok, a 27-year-old education assistant who organized the march, said the event provided an opportunity for people to forget about their daily problems.

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July 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing — or is it?

Based on H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel of the same name, the BBC Four film ‘The First Men in the Moon’ tells the story of Julius Bedford (Rory Kinnear), who as a young man meets Professor Arthur Cavor (Mark Gatiss). Together, they travel to the moon and discover a terrifying secret deep beneath its seemingly-barren surface — in 1909.

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