• Douglas Adams’ “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” headed for American re-make

    Douglas Adams’ “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” headed for American re-make

    Douglas Adams’ comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is headed for an American television remake. The brilliant British staple originated as a comedy radio series in 1978, became a hugely successful series of novels and, subsequently, a classic 6-part television series for BBC2 in 1981. According to Deadline, it will be developed for an American audience by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Bates Motel, Locke & Key) and feature writer Jason Fuchs.

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  • Happy early 50th, Monty Python’s Flying Circus!

    Happy early 50th, Monty Python’s Flying Circus!

    With the greatness of Monty Python’s Flying Circus getting ready to mark their 50th anniversary since they first took UK audiences either by storm and/or surprise in October 1969 on BBC1, fans around the world should brace themselves for an endless amount of brilliant stuff from the mind palaces of the comedy troupe that not only has […]

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  • Stephen Merchant wishes America a happy 4th….sort of!

    Stephen Merchant wishes America a happy 4th….sort of!

    Known for his brilliant command of the English language, who better to address America on this Fourth of July holiday and the question “What if the British won?” than the man, whom Ricky Gervais so eloquently likened to both a ‘stick insect with glasses’, Stephen Merchant.

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  • Could Edmund Blackadder be the new ‘get off my lawn’ guy?

    Could Edmund Blackadder be the new ‘get off my lawn’ guy?

    If left up to Blackadder co-creator/co-writer Richard Curtis, fans of the classic British situation comedy might just witness Edmund Blackadder telling kids to ‘get off his lawn’ in the not-too-distant future. Curtis is envisioning the possibility of one last reunion of Edmund (Rowan Atkinson) and Baldrick (Tony Robinson).

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  • Happy belated 92nd, Geoffrey Palmer!

    Happy belated 92nd, Geoffrey Palmer!

    From Jimmy Anderson in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin to Ben Parkinson in Butterflies to Lionel Hardcastle in As Time Goes By, Geoffrey Palmer has been a constant fixture in our collective British comedy lives for the better part of four decades with these three series alone.

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  • ‘Gavin and Stacey’ set for return this Christmas to BBC One

    ‘Gavin and Stacey’ set for return this Christmas to BBC One

    There are those times in the world of television comedy and drama that when you hear about a reunion show, a re-boot or a spin-off that you immediately question why or what’s the point. James Corden’s recent announcement that the hit British comedy series, Gavin and Stacey, will return this Christmas for a one-off special is definitely NOT one of those times.

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