• Sir Paul McCartney rocks ‘Carpool Karaoke with James Corden’

    Sir Paul McCartney rocks ‘Carpool Karaoke with James Corden’

    Late, Late Show host, James Corden, and Sir Paul McCartney spent the day recently tooling around Liverpool exploring the city of Paul’s youth. From the barbershop on Penny Lane to visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, they ended the day by going back to one of the local pubs where they […]

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  • Is this Heaven? No, it’s Humphry Slocombe!

    Is this Heaven? No, it’s Humphry Slocombe!

    Ok, they didn’t ask ‘are you being served?’ and no one said, “I’m free” when I finally hit the front of the line recently at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco’s Ferry Building but the evidence as to the influence on owner’s Jake Godby and Sean Vahey’s craft was abundantly clear. The vintage British sitcom Are […]

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  • Downtown Abbey – The Exhibition heads to America!

    Downtown Abbey – The Exhibition heads to America!

    Beginning Saturday, November 18, fans of Downton Abbey will be able to get up close and personal for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the ‘history’, the ‘fashion’ and the ‘house’ as Downton Abbey – The Exhibition lands in New York City to kick off their North American tour. Fans will be transported to post-Edwardian England where the characters […]

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  • Pre-‘Downton Abbey,’ Highclere Castle provided setting for Jeeves and Wooster’s Totleigh Towers

    Pre-‘Downton Abbey,’ Highclere Castle provided setting for Jeeves and Wooster’s Totleigh Towers

    Years before Sir Julian Fellowes ever put pen to paper creating Downton Abbey, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry brilliantly brought Bertram Wilberforce (a.k.a. Bertie) Wooster and his impeccably witty valet, Jeeves, to life in P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster. Airing  from 1990-1993, the series brought Wodehouse’s popular short stories to life for 4 seasons. Totleigh Towers, the recurring fictional […]

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  • ITV mini-theme park could feature ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Victoria’ attractions

    ITV mini-theme park could feature ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Victoria’ attractions

    According to the Evening Standard, the folks at ITV have revealed plans to open a mini theme park in London in 2018 that will include both Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and Victoria attractions. Promising a ‘distinctive visitor experience’, the announcement from the commercial and ventures arm of ITV said the mini-theme park would also include a 100-seat auditorium for ‘immersive cinematic […]

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  • Churchill Arms pub landlord to pull last pint after 32 years

    Churchill Arms pub landlord to pull last pint after 32 years

    I’m afraid loyal Tellyspotting readers are going to have to indulge me a bit this morning as there is no joy in Mudville (or Notting Hill for that matter) following the news that Gerry O’Brien, the Irish landlord/pioneering pint puller that has been running the area’s world-famous, flower-adorned Churchill Arms pub for the past 32 years is hanging up his […]

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