• James Corden – from Gavin & Stacey to Broadway

    James Corden – from Gavin & Stacey to Broadway

    At the ripe old age of 33, James Corden has made good use of his post-Gavin & Stacey time. Corden co-created and co-wrote the popular British comedy series with G&S co-star, Ruth Jones, which ended after three seasons in 2010. So popular was it that in three short seasons, the series went from a rather […]

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  • Jools Holland visits the 'Village' of Portmeirion

    Jools Holland visits the 'Village' of Portmeirion

    One of the greatest series ever to grace the small screen was The Prisoner. For those that have yet to discover the late 60’s British psychological drama, the series followed a British former secret agent (Patrick McGoohan) who finds himself the resident of a mysterious coastal village resort where his captors try to find out […]

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  • Fancy a self-guided Sherlock tour while in the UK?

    Fancy a self-guided Sherlock tour while in the UK?

    As you prepare for 6 May 2012 and the premiere of Sherlock on PBS…. If you find yourself either in the UK or planning a visit in the not-too-distant future, think about taking a tour of locations made famous, or infamous, by the brilliance that is Sherlock. Not to worry. You are not alone in […]

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  • Tim Burton's Dark Shadows – coming May 11

    Tim Burton's Dark Shadows – coming May 11

    Pinewood Studios Since the mid-30’s, some of the greatest films of all-time have been a part of Pinewood Studios in the UK. Currently filming on the 007 Stage is the newest Bond film, Skyfall with Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench.┬áJust this past year, Pinewood has been the home to the likes of Sherlock Holmes: […]

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  • Another St. Patrick's Day w/out Frank McCourt

    Another St. Patrick's Day w/out Frank McCourt

    We can’t leave St. Patrick’s Day weekend without a bit of Irish remembrance from awhile back. Several years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, Teacher Man and ‘Tis. Frank hosted the PBS special, Historic Pubs of Dublin, […]

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  • The Hobbit: Pub (David) vs. Hollywood (Goliath)

    The Hobbit: Pub (David) vs. Hollywood (Goliath)

    Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is currently in production in New Zealand, boasts some of the giants of the UK television and film industry including Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug), Ian McKellan (Gandalf), Christopher Lee (Saruman), Stephen Fry (Master of Lake-town), Richard Armitage (Thorin) and Aidan Turner (Kili). Even with […]

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  • Speedy's adds Sherlock Wrap to menu today

    Speedy's adds Sherlock Wrap to menu today

    Sherlock Wrap hits Speedy’s menu today It was with extreme sadness that I exited the Euston Square tube station last Thursday around 4:00pm, made the short walk to 187 North Gower Street only to find out that the now infamous Speedy’s Sandwich Bar & Cafe closes at 3:30p daily. After a quick expletive deleted directed […]

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  • Selfridges next up for Downton Abbey producer

    Selfridges next up for Downton Abbey producer

    While we’ve been tracking what Downton Abbey writer, Julian Fellowes, is up to next, one can’t help but wonder what’s inside ITV1’s bag of tricks that will, hopefully, build upon the success of the series that has taken the world by storm? Easy. A simple 10-part drama profiling the place that, in 2010, won the […]

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  • Downton Abbey 3 – a first look

    Downton Abbey 3 – a first look

    As we close down another BBC Showcase, time to take a quick look back at our time in Liverpool. With over 2500 hours of comedy, drama, natural history and documentary from the BBC catalogue available to view, just over 40 hours of screening were logged over the past 4 days looking for that hidden gem […]

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  • Beatles, comedy, drama and more – BBC Showcase – day one

    Beatles, comedy, drama and more – BBC Showcase – day one

    Any pre-conceived impressions of Liverpool that I had prior to arriving yesterday at Liverpool Lime Street train station were completely blown away today by spending a bit of time talking to residents of all ages about their city. I have never met a collective group of people that are more proud of their city than […]

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