• Friday Funny — Baldrick’s cunning plan to survive WWI

    Friday Funny — Baldrick’s cunning plan to survive WWI

    What makes Blackadder Goes Forth an instant classic (ok, besides the writing and the acting) is the fact that not only does it include Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson as Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick, but it also features the return of the greatness of Hugh Laurie as Lieutenant George, Stephen Fry as General Melchett, Tim McInnerny […]

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  • Friday Funny — DYI with Basil Fawlty and Mr. O’Reilly

    Friday Funny — DYI with Basil Fawlty and Mr. O’Reilly

    With a majority of Planet Earth still in some form of lockdown or, at least, a sheltering-at-home mode, many people are turning to a variety of different DIY projects to stay busy, remain sane or just pass the time in-between the seemingly endless number of Zoom calls that populate the daylight hours. For today’s Friday Funny […]

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  • Friday Funny – Mr Bean heads ‘Back to School’

    Friday Funny – Mr Bean heads ‘Back to School’

    Whether it be virtual or in-classroom instruction, families with school-age children are making plans for the safe return to school over the course of the next few weeks, In honor of ‘back to school week’, today’s Friday Funny from Tellyspotting comes courtesy of Rowan Atkinson’s brilliant Mr. Bean and Back to School Mr. Bean.

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  • Friday Funny – Rowan Atkinson and Eric Idle open/close the 2012 London Olympics

    Friday Funny – Rowan Atkinson and Eric Idle open/close the 2012 London Olympics

    With the potential of more lockdowns on the horizon, there’s not much to laugh about these days during our current world state of social distancing, sheltering and working from home and the seemingly endless number of Zoom calls that seem to populate at the same rate as rabbits. So, let’s start a new feature on Tellyspotting called Friday Funnies!

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  • Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for supernatural comedy, ‘Truth Seekers’

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for supernatural comedy, ‘Truth Seekers’

    The comedic talents and collective mind palaces of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are reuniting for the supernatural comedy series, Truth Seekers. Centering on a pair of paranormal investigators, the 8-part series stars Frost as the leader of the paranormal investigator team, which slowly uncovers “a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race.”

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  • Leaving the world with a lifetime of laughter to enjoy forever, legendary comedy producer/director, Sydney Lotterby, dies at 93

    Leaving the world with a lifetime of laughter to enjoy forever, legendary comedy producer/director, Sydney Lotterby, dies at 93

    While we never had the good fortune to speak with Sydney for our any of our PBS specials that featured not only the stars of some of the all-time great British comedy series but also focused on the writers and creators of some of the classics of British comedy, it was through the words of John Cleese, Dame Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Jenny Funnell, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Richard Briers, Michael Crawford, Roy Clarke, David Jason, Karl Howman, Bob Larbey and Frank Thornton that we were immediately schooled on the greatness that was Sydney Lotterby.

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  • Dame Judi throws some tough love at David Tennant and Michael Sheen in ‘Staged’

    Dame Judi throws some tough love at David Tennant and Michael Sheen in ‘Staged’

    Aside from the obvious much more important reasoning of ‘flattening the curve’ and ‘slowing the spread of the virus’, if anything good has come from the last 4+ months of the off-again, on-again mandated ‘sheltering at home’ lockdown,  it’s the steady flow of creativity from the creative world, which has been nothing short of brilliant. […]

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  • At 37 years of age, ‘Blackadder’ has still got it!

    At 37 years of age, ‘Blackadder’ has still got it!

    With a huge tip of the hat to The Telegraph for getting the conversation going several years ago, we celebrate the brilliance that started out almost four decades ago as simply…The Black Adder. Premiering on 15 June 1983 on BBC1, the Richard Curtis/Rowan Atkinson creation turned 37 earlier this week on Monday at 9:25pm GMT. […]

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  • ‘Mister Winner’ is just what we all need right about now…

    ‘Mister Winner’ is just what we all need right about now…

    In Mister Winner, Spencer Jones plays the ironically-named Leslie Winner, a sweet-natured sort of chap who retains an optimistic outlook despite his life being a succession of small disasters. It’s time for Winner to act like his surname and finally pull himself together, as he prepares for his wedding to his fiancé Jemma while simultaneously trying win over […]

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