• Happy 66th, Rowan Atkinson!

    Happy 66th, Rowan Atkinson!

    Rowan Atkinson turns 66 today. Thankfully, for us, the comedic genius chose to put neither his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University nor his degree of MSc in Electrical Engineering from The Queen’s College, Oxford to use. His true calling became more clear after gaining national attention as member of The Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976.

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  • Happy 2021 from Tellyspotting, Mr. Bean and Teddy!

    Happy 2021 from Tellyspotting, Mr. Bean and Teddy!

    Fresh off a quiet but rather ‘challenging’ Christmas Day celebration, Mr. Bean turns his efforts on New Year’s Eve, hosting a party with his friends Rupert and Hubert, fully equipped with party hats, music and some homemade snacks and drink. Unfortunately for Mr. Bean, his neighbor is throwing a bit more lively NYE party. Not to be deterred, Mr. Bean goes in search of that elusive New Year’s Day bargain!

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  • “The same procedure every year” — ‘Dinner for One’ continues its annual NYE tradition in Germany

    “The same procedure every year” — ‘Dinner for One’ continues its annual NYE tradition in Germany

    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 and around the world 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). […]

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  • BBC Lockdown comedy, ‘Staged’ returns for 2nd series in January 2021!

    BBC Lockdown comedy, ‘Staged’ returns for 2nd series in January 2021!

    As the UK emerged from a month long ‘fire break’ (i.e. lockdown) earlier this month only to find itself headed to a much more restrictive lockdown with the recent introduction of a new virus, David Tennant and Michael Sheen are prepping for a second series of Staged which, these days, seems more like a documentary than a comedy as they attempt to survive given the restrictions and shutdowns due to the still-ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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  • John Cleese spots silliness in Australia!

    John Cleese spots silliness in Australia!

    No reason to post this other than we all need a bit of a laugh today as we begin to close the book on 2020! As Silly Walks signs encouraging people to make the Ministry of Silly Walks proud as they venture out on their daily walk are popping up around the world there is […]

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  • ‘Upstart Crow’ returns for Christmas lockdown special — 17th Century style

    ‘Upstart Crow’ returns for Christmas lockdown special — 17th Century style

    Upstart Crow — “Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow: A Lockdown Christmas 1603”, will echo real events of the 17th Century, when the plague – or black death – hit Europe in a series of waves spanning hundreds of years. Although the nature of the disease and its transmission were not known and misunderstood, isolation and social distancing were employed to combat the outbreaks. Sound a little bit familiar?

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  • 2020 looking a bit better with ‘The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown’ on the holiday horizon!

    2020 looking a bit better with ‘The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown’ on the holiday horizon!

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus…even in 2020! The Vicar Of Dibley, the classic comedy starring Dawn French, will return with The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown, a series of lockdown specials as part of the BBC’s festive holiday line-up this year. Created and written by Four Weddings And A Funeral writer Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, the series of three 10-minute […]

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