• Goodness Gracious Me, ‘Fawlty Turrets’ is spot on.

    Goodness Gracious Me, ‘Fawlty Turrets’ is spot on.

    Goodness Gracious Me, the British sitcom with a central theme focusing on British Asian culture, ran for 3 series and 23 episodes from 1998-2001. Starring the foursome of Sanjeev Bhaskar (Kumars at No. 42, Unforgotten), Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal (Kumars at No. 42) and Nina Wadia (Eastenders, Still Open All Hours), Goodness Gracious Me sketches poked fun at the British by reversing […]

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  • Ben Stiller to bring Channel 4’s ‘Home’ to the U.S.

    Ben Stiller to bring Channel 4’s ‘Home’ to the U.S.

    Ben Stiller has signed up to direct and executive produce an American re-make of Channel 4 comedy Home, with Black-ish executive producer Stacy Traub overseeing the script re-write. Home follows the plight of a Syrian refugee who enters Britain illegally to claim asylum, in the car boot of a family coming home from holiday. Written by and starring W1A star […]

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  • R.I.P. Jean Fergusson, a.k.a. Marina, ‘Last of the Summer Wine’

    R.I.P. Jean Fergusson, a.k.a. Marina, ‘Last of the Summer Wine’

    Last of the Summer Wine, the long-running British situation comedy written by Roy Clarke (Open All Hours, Keeping Up Appearances, Still Open All Hours, Young Hyacinth) that lasted for 31 years (1973-2010) has lost one of its most lovable characters. Jean Fergusson, the mini-skirt wearing, peroxide blonde Marina, died late last week at the age of 74. […]

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  • Psychoville’s Mr. Jelly is definitely not Halloween’s biggest fan

    Psychoville’s Mr. Jelly is definitely not Halloween’s biggest fan

    Like The Day the Earth Stood Still, this never gets old. Since 2010, Halloween has been about two bits of small screen greatness that should be considered ‘must see TV’. The annual Simpsons Halloween Special and the 2010 ‘newcomer’ on the block which came from the brilliant mind palaces of Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentlemen, The Widower, Chasing Shadows) and Steve […]

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  • ‘Sandylands’ adds Downton’s Hugh Bonneville to all-star cast

    ‘Sandylands’ adds Downton’s Hugh Bonneville to all-star cast

    Lord Grantham himself, Hugh Bonneville, will join an all-star cast as filming begins today on the 3-part comedy series, Sandylands, for UKTV Gold. Set in a seaside town, the comedy already sports a who’s who cast including Sanjeev Bhaskar (Kumars at No 42, The Indian Doctor, Unforgotten), David Walliams (Little Britain), Sophie Thompson (Four Weddings and a […]

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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ gets the ‘SNL’ treatment during 45th season premiere

    ‘Downton Abbey’ gets the ‘SNL’ treatment during 45th season premiere

    Billed by Saturday Night Live as the first theatrical release movie you have to rent from the library, Downton Abbey is no stranger to parody. Whether it was previous SNL skits, the recurring Jimmy Fallon Downton Sixbey spoofs, The Ellen Show‘s sketch with Ellen helping Minnie Driver audition for a role in the series, the Red Nose […]

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