• Upstairs Downstairs – it was 40 years ago today…almost

    Upstairs Downstairs – it was 40 years ago today…almost

    As the UK moves closer to the Boxing Day premiere of a 21st century remake of Upstairs Downstairs and with American audiences not far behind with an April 2011 premiere as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, it’s time to look back to a day almost 40 years ago when the original London Weekend Television series premiered […]

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  • LENNONYC – tonight on PBS

    LENNONYC – tonight on PBS

    Following the break-up of the Beatles, John Lennon left for New York with Yoko Ono to escape. Escape from years of Beatlemania, the death of Brian Epstein and a rapidly deteriorating home life. In a sense, Lennon was growing up. In the midst of a creative transformation. Lennon definitely grew up as his New York […]

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  • The TARDIS lands in Monument Valley

    The TARDIS lands in Monument Valley

    Doctor Who has left the building. Ok, not really, but the Doctor has left Utah’s Monument Valley. While probably a pretty quick trip in the TARDIS to go from Cardiff to America, the 3-day shoot in Utah that ended Friday, included Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, the Doctor’s companion, Amy, along with Alex Kingston (ER) for […]

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  • Kryten meets MI6

    Kryten meets MI6

    Seems as though a funny thing happened to Robert Llewellyn as he stepped up his brilliant Carpool series to Dave, the self-proclaimed television home of witty banter, recently. When tooling around London this summer doing some mounted camera and microphone testing, he attracted the attention of London anti-terrorism police in the process. As they passed MI6 headquarters, […]

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  • Behind the Britcom at BBC Television Centre

    Behind the Britcom at BBC Television Centre

    In London Sunday, taping the host portions of the upcoming PBS special, Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen at BBC Television Centre. The cool thing is that we are taping in Studio TC8 which was home to the likes of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, The Good Life, Keeping Up Appearances, Are You Being Served and […]

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  • Peter Jackson's Hobbit a go! C'mon 2012.

    Peter Jackson's Hobbit a go! C'mon 2012.

    We’re talking 2012 and 2013, so who knows what movie distribution will look like, but this will be a movie-going event not to be missed. 3D in the theatres, Netflix download, Apple TV download, who knows. Whatever the outlet, put it on your calendars as of this moment. Fraught with delays in such minor details […]

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  • Dateline New Orleans: 2010 BBC Showcase

    Dateline New Orleans: 2010 BBC Showcase

    Working extremely hard on your behalf, it’s Thursday and we find ourselves in New Orleans attending the third annual BBC Syndication Showcase meeting. New Orleans?  BBC? Fair questions. Well, this is THE meeting where public television programmers from around country sit in a room for several days screening BBC programming for possible acquisition and broadcast. As […]

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  • The Doctor invades Utah desert

    The Doctor invades Utah desert

    Finally putting all the rumors to rest, the BBC announced just this past week that Doctor Who will be filming in early November in the Utah desert for the upcoming two-part season six premiere. For those that have followed the series closely over the years, this will be the first time filming for the series […]

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  • 42 Day recap – the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

    42 Day recap – the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

    10/10/10 = 42 Happy 42 Day, albeit, one day late. For those in the know, October 10, 2010 (aka, 10/10/10) was celebrated across the globe yesterday by fans of the science fiction series, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Created by the late, great Douglas Adams, the short-lived, but brilliant, radio and television series is widely […]

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  • Celebrate British Cheese Week!

    Celebrate British Cheese Week!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0 With British Pie Week nothing but a distant memory in our rear-view mirror, how could we have missed this and, more importantly, why were we not invited to be a judge at the Great British Cheese Festival at Cardiff Castle earlier this week! Okay, kidding about the judge part, but would have loved to have […]

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