• A pre-‘Grantchester’ Robson Green once topped the UK charts with Robson & Jerome

    A pre-‘Grantchester’ Robson Green once topped the UK charts with Robson & Jerome

    From the ‘Department of Who-Knew’ comes today’s post about the singing career of a pre-Grantchester Robson Green. Turns out that in November 1994, in an episode of the UK television drama series Soldier Soldier, actors Robson Green and Jerome Flynn performed “Unchained Melody” as an impromptu duo The Unrighteous Brothers after the entertainment failed to appear at a wedding. Their […]

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  • ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ with David Tennant = another PBS Masterpiece!

    ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ with David Tennant = another PBS Masterpiece!

    David Tennant stars as English gentleman turned adventurer and literature’s greatest explorer Phileas Fogg in a thrilling new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, Around the World in 80 Days, coming to Masterpiece on PBS. Joining Tennant for this 8-part adventure will be French actor Ibrahim Koma (OSS 177) as Fogg’s irrepressible valet, Passepartout, Leonie Benesch […]

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  • R.I.P. ‘Mulberry’s’ Tony Selby

    R.I.P. ‘Mulberry’s’ Tony Selby

    Sadly, these R.I.P. posts are coming way too frequent and way too fast for my liking these days. This one is another name you may not be familiar with but will definitely know his work. Tony Selby, perhaps best remembered for his starring role as Corporal Percy Marsh in Esmonde & Larbey’s national service comedy Get […]

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  • R.I.P. Una Stubbs, a.k.a. Mrs. Hudson in ‘Sherlock’

    R.I.P. Una Stubbs, a.k.a. Mrs. Hudson in ‘Sherlock’

    Known worldwide for her role as Sherlock Holmes’ landlady, Mrs. Hudson, Una Stubbs has passed away following a brief illness in Edinburgh surrounded by family at the age of 84. With a career that spanned over 60+ years in show business, her first major screen role was in Cliff Richard’s 1963 film, Summer Holiday. Stubbs became a fixture […]

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  • Remembering Ballard Berkeley, a.k.a. Major Gowen in ‘Fawlty Towers’

    Remembering Ballard Berkeley, a.k.a. Major Gowen in ‘Fawlty Towers’

    Ballard Berkeley, who played the bumbling Major Gowen that seemed to always be locked in an endless quest for the afternoon paper in Fawlty Towers, would have been 117 on Friday. The English actor, who appeared on stage and screen, passed away in 1988. Prior to his professional career, Berkeley served as a Special Constable with the […]

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  • Edgar Wright’s long-awaited ‘Last Night in Soho’ to hit the big screen this Fall

    Edgar Wright’s long-awaited ‘Last Night in Soho’ to hit the big screen this Fall

    Last Night in Soho, the long-awaited psychological thriller from Edgar Wright, is one step closer to hitting the big screen this Fall. Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Baby Driver), who directed Last Night in Soho, c0-penned the script with Penny Dreadful writer, Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) stars as Eloise, a young […]

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  • Remembering Peter Mayhew on May the Fourth, a.k.a. Star Wars Day

    Remembering Peter Mayhew on May the Fourth, a.k.a. Star Wars Day

    When May 4 rolls around each year, it’s traditionally that cringe-worthy moment when those non-Star Wars fans grin and bear it when someone says goodbye by saying ‘may the fourth be with you‘. Cringe-worthy or not, it is a day born out of the Hallmark playbook warranting some sort of greeting card. On this May […]

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