• A Hobbit video diary from Middle-earth (ok, New Zealand)

    A Hobbit video diary from Middle-earth (ok, New Zealand)

    And so it begins, “In a hole, in the ground, there lived a Hobbit…“ Somehow, the seemingly interminable wait for the second series of Sherlock, Downton Abbey or Upstairs Downstairs doesn’t seem all that bad. Even the wait for the fourth series of the greatness of Being Human is ok when you stop and think […]

    Read more
  • British Home Guard enters the 21st Century

    British Home Guard enters the 21st Century

    Little did 19-year old Darren Stride know when he was introduced to the all-time classic BBC comedy, Dad’s Army, watching with his late grandfather, a World War II veteran, that his future obsession would gain international attention. While it’s been a 5-yr labor of love for the East Norfolk college student, the next step is […]

    Read more
  • First London Bridge, now BBC Television Centre. What next?

    First London Bridge, now BBC Television Centre. What next?

    This just in. The BBC is for sale. Actually, the BBC Television Centre, the landmark London home of BBC News and Television, is for sale. This isn’t really new news as it’s been talked about for some time, with staff members making the trek to BBC North, just west of Manchester city centre. What is […]

    Read more
  • Rowan Atkinson's invite to the Royal Wedding

    Rowan Atkinson's invite to the Royal Wedding

    Maybe you’ve heard, maybe you haven’t, but there’s a rather big event happening at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29 April. An event that will bring together not only a number of foreign dignitaries and members of British aristocracy but a rather lengthy list of expected and unexpected celebrities, friends, fellow Etonians and aides. Now that […]

    Read more
  • Think Cardiff pre-2012 Olympics and the Doctor Who locations tour

    Think Cardiff pre-2012 Olympics and the Doctor Who locations tour

    We’ve all heard the catchphrases of recent years like Pink in the new black and 50 is the new 30. Now we can safely add Cardiff is the new London to the mix. Cardiff is now home to a number of shooting locales for the best television on television such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah […]

    Read more
  • The Royal Wedding in Legos or Wool – you decide

    The Royal Wedding in Legos or Wool – you decide

    In London, but find yourself without an invitation to the Royal Wedding this coming 29 April? Can’t get to the UK and really don’t want to get up in the middle of night to watch the big event? Not to worry on either count. Drop by Legoland Windsor as it celebrates its 15th anniversary with […]

    Read more
  • Begin the weekend scattershooting

    Begin the weekend scattershooting

    Julian Fellowes….Titanic….can’t wait What’s next from the mind of Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) you might ask? Titanic, what else. Thankfully, not quite a spin-off in the American sense of the word (i.e. The Cleveland Show from The Simpsons or Joey from Friends or The Jeffersons from All in the Family) but there is […]

    Read more
  • Have a spare 57+ hours? Upstairs Downstairs DVD giveaway

    Have a spare 57+ hours? Upstairs Downstairs DVD giveaway

    Considered by many as the most successful and influential British drama series ever to have graced the small screen, one thing was always clear over the five seasons of the original Upstairs Downstairs, the inhabitants above and below the stairs at 165 Eaton Place are quite the resilient bunch. They’ve survived social change, political upheaval, […]

    Read more
  • Upstairs Downstairs – the beginning

    Upstairs Downstairs – the beginning

    Belgravia, 10 April: Thankfully, 165 Eaton Place recently took down the “To Let” signage and opened it’s doors once again after some 40 years of being on the market. The BBC signed a long-term lease on the newest incarnation of a television classic with the commissioning of a second series for a late Fall 2011 […]

    Read more