• David Tennant to shoot romantic comedy

    David Tennant to shoot romantic comedy

    Now that the first season of the Matt Smith era of Doctor Who has come and gone, I know there are still David Tennant fans out there that refuse to admit he’s gone from the small screen portrayal of the traveling Time Lord. And, you’re still reeling from the news that his first attempt at breaking […]

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  • Another ultimate Doctor Who collectable can be yours – if you have room

    Another ultimate Doctor Who collectable can be yours – if you have room

    Yes, another “have to have” group of collectables from Doctor Who are hitting the auction block today, 23 June, at Bonham’s in Knightbridge. If you lost out on the church used in the 2005 episode, “Father’s Day” with Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper or Captain Jack’s Range Rover used in Torchwood, which went for 18,000 pounds […]

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  • Gordon Brown begins Red Dwarf project

    Gordon Brown begins Red Dwarf project

    A headline only the genius creators of the official Red Dwarf website could think of and/or get away with. Ever wonder what one does with their time after they are no longer Prime Minister of the UK? Well, keep wondering as this is “Not-That-Gordon-Brown”. This Gordon Brown is actually a sculptor in the UK who is […]

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  • Hyacinth to attend RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Hyacinth to attend RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    From the department of you may or may not know, London’s Chelsea Flower Show began Tuesday and will run through Saturday, 29 May. Dating back to anywhere between the mid-1800’s to early 1900’s depending on what is considered the “official” beginning, this is considered the hot ticket in the UK and around the world with over […]

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  • 100+ Years of "The High Street"

    100+ Years of "The High Street"

    Not busy for the next, say, six months or so? Ever wonder how they select all those folks for a reality show? Not a problem. The High Street is now casting for BBC One. This upcoming reality show will take participants back over 100 years to the “High Street” of the 1870’s. The days of […]

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  • Looks like Summer's over in 2010

    Looks like Summer's over in 2010

    It’s being reported by the British Comedy Guide that after 37 years, 31 seasons and 295 episodes, Last of the Summer Wine is calling it a day. According to the Guide, it’s being reported by the program’s leading fansite, The Summer Wine Chronicle, that the world’s longest running sitcom will not return after the current […]

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  • The UK really is funny territory, pt 2

    The UK really is funny territory, pt 2

    A quick update to an October 2009 post from Tellyspotting as you make plans to travel to the UK this summer. This just in from the other side of the pond – think about Peckham if you’re a fan of Only Fools and Horses. As reported in The Guardian, the British are way ahead of […]

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  • If Monty Python were in the FA Cup final

    If Monty Python were in the FA Cup final

    With the FA Cup final just around the corner (Wembley Stadium, London, on 15 May), I thought it only appropriate to revisit what many consider to be the second greatest moment in English football history. The Guardian reports in this article by Julian Baggini, editor of Philosophers’ Magazine, that, on 9 May, Python, philosophy and […]

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  • Frank, we'll miss you this St. Patrick's Day

    Frank, we'll miss you this St. Patrick's Day

    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, broadcast in March 2008. As host, Frank took viewers on a tour of Dublin telling it’s […]

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  • Last up in our favorite British comedy couple poll – Nora Batty & Compo

    Last up in our favorite British comedy couple poll – Nora Batty & Compo

    Kathy Staff (Nora Batty) and Bill Owen (Compo) have been with Last of the Summer Wine from the beginning when it was created in 1973 for the BBC series, Comedy Playhouse. It’s a little ironic that the world’s longest running sitcom is about a group of elderly “adolescents” in the twilight of their lives wandering […]

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