The Rutles: A look back at Dirk, Stig, Nasty and Barry!

With the recent attention given to the 60th anniversary of The Beatles first ever appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Tellyspotting turns its attention to another British rock group worthy of our collective attention. Sadly, the early 60’s were not especially kind to The Rutles. Languishing in the Rutland Cavern for years, it wasn’t until 1975 when this […]

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The best of ‘Red Nose Day 2024’!

Once again,Red Nose Day has distinguished itself as the single most brilliant example known to man and/or woman of how an entire country demonstrates the ability to create brilliant content and rally around a charitable cause. To label Red Nose Day in the UK as a cultural phenomenon is doing it an injustice. It’s an institution. The entire […]

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A belated Happy National Pi(e) Day, America!

The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age. Whether you bake or cook or venture out, National Pi(e) Day is, ultimately, about the enjoyment of eating, what else, pie. One can never have enough pie be it American or British so, no matter where you are and whether you […]

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‘W1A’ stars to reunite for Comic Relief UK 2024 on Friday, 15 March!

Red Nose Day has to be the single most brilliant example known to man and/or woman of how an entire country demonstrates the ability to create brilliant content and rally around a charitable cause. To label Red Nose Day in the UK as a cultural phenomenon is doing it an injustice. It’s an institution. The entire country gets […]

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‘Miss Scarlet’ set to continue with S5 sans The Duke

Masterpiece on PBS announced Thursday that Kate Phillips (Peaky  Blinders) will return as Miss Eliza Scarlet, Victorian London’s first ever female detective, for a fifth season of investigations, and the series will be retitled, Miss Scarlet. Stuart Martin (Jamestown), who played Scotland Yark detective William “The Duke” Wellington in the previous four seasons, will not […]

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Happy 81st, George Harrison, 25 February 1943

Sometimes known as ‘the quiet Beatle’, George Harrison would have been 81 years young today. The Liverpool-born musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer and, oh yeah, lead guitarist of the Beatles passed away in November 2001 of lung cancer at the extraordinarily young age of 58. While most Beatles fans will immediately identify with songs written […]

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The Kumars set for return to small screen with ‘Meet the Kumars’

On the heels of the welcome news of the commissioning of two new series of All Creatures Great and Small comes the brilliant news that the Kumars are returning to television in new format Meet The Kumars, which has been commissioned by the Fox network in the U.S. While Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal and Vincent Ebrahim will reprise their characters, Shaheen […]

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