‘The Kinks — Echoes of the World’ showcases the greatness of The Village Green Preservation Society

The Kinks, considered by many as one of the most influential rock bands of the 60s (Tellyspotting included), are headed to a public television station near you beginning tonight and throughout the month of June! Having formed in 1964, the legendary rock group originally split up in 1996 when tensions hit an all-time high between Ray and his […]

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‘Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide’ by John Cleese headed your way in September

In case anyone is wondering what they might get Tellyspotting for Christmas (ok, I’m kidding), take note that Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide by John Cleese will be released the first week of September. Cleese was in Dallas back in December before all this ‘sheltering at home’ got a grip on most of Planet Earth to accept the Ernie Kovacs Award from the Dallas Video Festival. Tellyspotting had the great good fortune to be able to sit down with the comedy legend to talk about creativity, comedy and life in general.

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‘Line of Duty’ meets ‘Unforgotten’ meets ‘Life on Mars’ meets ‘Midsomer Murders’ in support of frontline healthcare workers!

Creativity just doesn’t get any better than it has recently during these unsettled times. In today’s offering, orchestrated by Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio in aid of Asks For Masks which is raising money for PPE where it’s most needed, the sketch sees Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) video call his AC-12 colleagues Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and […]

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‘W1A’ cast reunites as the Way Ahead Group emerges as the Bounce Back Group during pandemic

Another day, another bit of lockdown video gold as the employees of the newly/aptly named ‘Bounce Back Group’ gather to discuss BBC measures regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Downton Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Sarah Parish, Jason Watkins, and David Westhead reprised their roles from the hit sitcom W1A with Fletcher leading the initial Zoom meeting. Fletcher informs his colleagues […]

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‘Good Omens’ stars reunite for lockdown comedy, ‘Staged’!

Aside from the obvious much more important reasoning of ‘flattening the curve’ and ‘slowing the spread of the virus’, if anything good has come from the last 2-3 months of the mandated ‘sheltering at home’ lockdown,  it’s the steady flow of creativity from the creative world, which has been nothing short of brilliant. The most recent example involves Good Omens stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen.

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‘The Big Flower Fight’ — Oddly comforting, yet strangely addictive!

What do you get when you pit ten pairs of amateur gardeners from around the world pushing their skills to the limit as they compete to create stunning, supersized floral sculptures? The Big Flower Fight, of course. Looking a bit like The Great British Bake-Off of flower sculptures, the series is co-hosted by comedians Natasia Demetriou and Vic […]

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Abbey Road Crosswalk finally gets a quick makeover during COVID-19 London lockdown

Recently, a highway maintenance crew in London took advantage of the London lockdown due to COVID-19 and gave the iconic Abbey Road crosswalk in front of Abbey Road Studios a quick makeover. The original photo which gave the famed intersection its notoriety was taken on the morning on August 8, 1969, when the Beatles spent their time walking back and forth for a photoshoot for their ‘Abbey Road’ album cover.

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Make ‘Being Human’ a priority for lockdown binge viewing!

Being ‘human’ is hard enough for the average individual. Imagine how difficult it is for your average vampire, ghost and/or werewolf. Now, put them all in a flat in Wales and it becomes almost impossible to imagine. Being Human, the Toby Whithouse creation started out over a decade ago as a series that bordered on […]

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‘What I call’ an American remake of ‘Miranda’ from ‘The Big Bang Theory’ alumni headed to Fox later this year

Fortunately, or unfortunately, it’s official. The new Jim Parsons/Mayim Bialik produced series, Call Me Kat, has been given the go-ahead. The Big Bang Theory stars, who played couple Sheldon Cooper and Amy Fowler, will take on the role of Executive Producer (Parsons) and star (Mialik) of their new Fox show, which is based on Miranda Hart’s brilliant BBC sitcom, Miranda. Call Me Kat follows a 39-year-old woman who struggles to prove to her mother you cannot have everything you want and still be happy, and uses the money her parents had set aside for her wedding to open a cat cafe in Louisville, Kentucky.

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