• Swedish author discovers lost 13th episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’!

    Swedish author discovers lost 13th episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’!

    With the mysterious script chronicled in the book, Fawlty Towers – A Worshiper’s Companion, a lost, never-before-broadcast 13th episode of the classic British comedy, Fawlty Towers, has been discovered. Swedish author, Lars Holger Holm, admits that he viewed the mysterious 13th episode in 1999 in the London flat of an individual from the Editorial Department who worked […]

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  • ‘Fawlty Towers’ and Vinyl = ‘Fawlty Towers: For the Record’

    ‘Fawlty Towers’ and Vinyl = ‘Fawlty Towers: For the Record’

    Easily the funniest comedy of all-time, the 12 episodes (yes, there were only 12) of Fawlty Towers are nothing short of comedy perfection comprised of brilliant line after brilliant line and unmatched to this day, some 45+ years after its premiere in 1975.  Not only is it a masterclass of comedy writing and performance, the series […]

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  • Red Nose Day 2021 — Best bits…so far!

    Red Nose Day 2021 — Best bits…so far!

    Red Nose Day has to be the single most brilliant example known to man and/or woman of how an entire country demonstrates the ability to rally around a charitable cause. To label Red Nose Day in the UK as a cultural phenomenon is doing it an injustice. It’s an institution.

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  • R.I.P. — Tony Hendra, the man who ‘shrunk Stonehenge’!

    R.I.P. — Tony Hendra, the man who ‘shrunk Stonehenge’!

    You may not know his name but anyone that has followed the careers of Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls and David St. Hubbins, a.k.a. Spinal Tap, the world’s greatest fictional English heavy metal band, will definitely know his work as Ian Faith, the manager of the band in This is Spinal Tap. Tony Hendra, forever known as the man who ‘shrunk Stonehenge’ for the bands title song, “Stonehenge” died late last week in Yonkers, NY at the age of 79 after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) since 2019.

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  • ‘Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown’ is just what we all need right now….

    ‘Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown’ is just what we all need right now….

    Aside from the obvious much more important reasoning of ‘flattening the curve’, ‘slowing the spread of the virus’ and vaccinating as much of the world’s population as possible, if anything good has come from the last year of the off-again, on-again mandated ‘sheltering at home’ lockdown,  it’s the steady flow of creativity from the creative […]

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  • Happy 92nd, Dame Patricia Routledge!

    Happy 92nd, Dame Patricia Routledge!

    One of the few upsides of this past week of sub-zero temperatures, loss of electricity for millions of people and the possibility of broken pipes in our collective futures, is the opportunity to send good wishes for a very happy birthday to the brilliant Dame Patricia Routledge, who turned 92 on Wednesday. While Hyacinth would […]

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