‘Funny Woman’ to cap off a night of Must. See. TV. on PBS beginning January 7.

Adding to its long-standing practice of providing stellar drama choices on Sunday nights, PBS has added Funny Woman to line-up beginning January 7 at 10pET/9pCT following the return of new series of All Creatures Great and Small and Miss Scarlet and The Duke earlier that evening. Funny Woman follows Barbara Parker (Gemma Arterton), a small-town (Blackpool) beauty queen who decides to swap […]

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‘Farewell Doc Martin’ bids a tearful goodbye to Portwenn

It seems like only yesterday that Dr. Martin Ellingham, the surly and self-centered medic with a rude bedside manner and a phobia of blood, graced the good folks and coastline of Portwenn with his vast medical knowledge by becoming the general practicioner in Portwenn, the sleepy Cornish village where he had spent childhood holidays with his Aunt […]

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‘Death in Paradise’ heads down under for ‘Return to Paradise’

Following the most recent spin-off, Beyond Paradise, starring Kris Marshall, the Death in Paradise Universe keeps growing with the recent announcement that a new spin-off, Return to Paradise is on the horizon. The Australian horizon to be exact. The new series will be set in the idyllic, beachside hamlet of Dolphin Cove and follow Australian ex-pat Mackenzie Clarke, who […]

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‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ — the making of the final scene

After years of futile trench warfare, the final scene of Blackadder Goes Forth was a result of General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett (Stephen Fry) giving the order for the “big push” — which translates as a suicidal charge across the battlefield towards hundreds of German machine guns. IMHO, it’s probably one of the most powerful […]

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Well, ‘smoke me a kipper’, a ‘Red Dwarf’ prequel might be on the menu for breakfast!

After 12 series, 74 episodes, 1 feature-length film and 35 years after the series premiered in 1988, it looks as if Red Dwarf will be taking a page out of the Inspector Morse/Endeavour playbook and will soon be getting the prequel treatment. RD co-creator Rob Grant revealed recently he is working on a prequel called Red Dwarf: Titan. Pretty much all […]

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Celebrating National Sandwich Day 2023 with the pride of Great Britain!

If you find yourself finally winding down your National Cat Day 2023 celebration and wondering what you will be doing next to fill the void, not to worry! Today (Friday, November 3) was National Sandwich Day in the States so, if you’re like me and you need a well-deserved break from well, most everything from 2020, and are wondering […]

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Norwegian Blue — Dead Parrot or Best Cheese of 2023…or both?

Monty Python’s “Dead Parrot Sketch”, one of the most famous of the sketches in the television comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, was written by Graham Chapman and John Cleese and first performed by Cleese and Michael Palin in December 1969. Known for its beautiful plumage, the remarkable Norwegian Blue prefers ‘keeping on its back’ and, […]

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Remembering Ian ‘Spats’ Picken, Chef extraordinaire!

There’s a simultaneous joy and danger to cleaning out drawers and files as, good or bad, you never know what you might run across. In this case, it was pure joy to stumble onto a memory from our time attending the annual BBC Showcase in Brighton from the mid-90s to the mid-2000s. Each year, 500 […]

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With OFAH’s Nicholas Lyndhurst, ‘Frasier’ re-boot shows promise if given the chance.

It appears as though Frasier Crane has finally re-entered the building he left almost two decades ago as the long-awaited Paramount+ sequel to Kelsey Grammer’s Frasier series has begun on Paramount+ for the 10-part series. This time, however, the building is in Boston where the character had originated in Cheers but with “new challenges to face, new relationships to forge and […]

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