Celebrating National Sandwich Day 2021 with the pride of Great Britain!

If you find yourself finally winding down your National Cat Day 2021 celebration and wondering what you will be doing next to fill the void, not to worry! Wednesday was National Sandwich Day in the States so, if you’re like me and you need a well-deserved break from well, most everything in 2020 and 2021, and are wondering the best way to celebrate the 303rd birthday of the 4th Earl of Sandwich, what better way than with the beloved Bacon Butty, the pride of Great Britain.

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‘Lady Grey’ of the DeVere Tortworth Hotel wishes her subjects around the world a Happy National Cat Day!

Back in September 2019, one of our last pre-COVID trips featured a memorable one-night stay at the DeVere Tortworth Court Hotel in Wotten-Under-Edge, just north of Bristol. Our brief overnight stay back was topped off by an appearance by the one and only Lady Grey, who graced us with her presence before heading out to secure the perimeter. As you can see, while she did allow us to pet her, she wasn’t all that happy to pose for the camera while on duty.

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Get ready to return to ‘Happy Valley’…one final time!

With chances of a third series consistently hovering between zero and none since 2016, creator/writer Sally Wainwright (Scott and Bailey, Last Tango in Halifax, Gentleman Jack) is at long last returning to Calder Valley, West Yorkshire in Northern England, a.k.a. Happy Valley. While Wainwright has successfully skated rumors about a third series since the show ended back […]

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Book your trip ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ beginning January 2

Whether it’s Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Des, Good Omens, Staged or narrating both Twenty Twelve and W1A, I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that David Tennant can do just about anything. While David Tennant could probably do it with ease but, as Phileas Fogg, a bet with his friends at the Reform Club that he can circumnavigate the world in just 80 days […]

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Rising from the ashes, ‘Sanditon’ (the town and the series) returns March 20 to PBS Masterpiece!

The seaside resort town of Sanditon isn’t the only thing set to rise from the ashes as Sanditon, the television adaptation of the ‘unfinished Jane Austen’ novel of the same name, returns for as second series on March 20, 2022 as part of PBS Masterpiece. Thanks, in large part, to a relentless fan effort headed up by the #SanditonSisterhood to keep the series alive, it was announced earlier this year that the PBS period drama would continue with not only a series 2 but also a series 3!

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42 years ago, 42 became the literary answer to life, the universe and everything

It was 42 years ago this month where the literary world learned the answer to life, the universe and everything. While the face of radio comedy changed forever back in March of 1978, it was October of 1979 that Douglas Adams unleashed Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as a book, on the world. While, as a society, we tend to celebrate anniversaries like 40th or 50th such as high school reunions commonplace, I prefer a 42nd anniversary of H2G2 for obvious reasons. Until next time, so long and thanks for all the fish.

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Post-solar flare crisis, ‘Cobra’ S2 returns to battle cyber warfare

Two years ago the plotline of Cobra seemed a little ‘out there’ to say the least. Imagine, the United Kingdom brought to its knees by a global catastrophe, unprepared politicians scrabbling to respond and even the weird notion of panicked citizens stockpiling toilet paper thrown in to make it even more implausable. While it wasn’t a […]

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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, […]

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