Neil Innes of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band/Rutles/Monty Python fame dies at 75

Best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles and collaborating with the British comedy troupe Monty Python, Neil Innes died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 75. Innes, who will forever be known as ‘the 7th Python’, performed piano, guitar and vocals in The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band whose hit in 1968, […]

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Vote for Britain’s Favorite Comedy Character!

As the curtain comes down on another year of brilliant British comedy, UKGold wants to know who you think the greatest of all time, aka GOAT, is when it comes to British comedy. Britain’s Greatest Comedy Character will see a jury of nine comedians, actors, writers, journalists and critics battle it out under the watchful gaze […]

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R.I.P. Nicky Henson; From ‘Fawlty Towers’ to ‘Downton Abbey’ and everything in-between.

Unfortunately, these posts are getting way too frequent and are hitting too close to home as they involve friends that we’ve made over the years. This time, with great sadness, we report that our friend Nicky Henson, passed away Monday at the age of 74. One of the absolute nicest individuals on the planet, Nicky used to tell us that even after all the theater, stage and film work he has been a part of in over 50 years of professional acting, he expected to see on his tombstone “Here lies Nicky Henson – he was in one episode of Fawlty Towers”.

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Lucy Worsley’s ‘12 Days of Tudor Christmas’ heads to PBS on Christmas Day (where and when it was meant to be)!

I might as well get this out of the way upfront. Lucy Worsley is as close to a national treasure as there is in my book. Worsley, the British historian, author, curator, and television presenter, is currently the Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that manages a number of the United Kingdom’s unoccupied royal palaces.

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Doctor Who returns as the TARDIS is set to land on New Year’s Day!

Given the fact that you have Jodie Whittaker all decked out in a tuxedo introducing herself as “The name’s Doctor…The Doctor”, the return of series 12 of Doctor Who appears to be a James Bond-inspired story complete with the brilliant Stephen Fry’s M equivalent telling his new friends, “the security of this entire planet is at stake.”

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A German New Year’s Eve tradition involves viewing classic Britcom sketch, ‘Dinner for One’

While I’m not really sure who “they” are, they say that comedy makes for strange bedfellows. Never has this been more evident than with the long-standing habit/tradition in Germany on New Year’s Eve involving an 11-minute British comedy sketch, Dinner for One, which is also known in Germany as Der 90 Geburtstag (The 90th birthday). It seems that watching […]

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