• Happy #SherlockLives Day! & Sherlock: The Musical!

    Happy #SherlockLives Day! & Sherlock: The Musical!

    Yes, I know, it’s Sunday. Must be Downton Day in America. While that may be true, I’m afraid it just might be a simple case of ‘move over Downton’ because it’s officially Sherlock Day today! A day that American audiences have been (im)patiently waiting for since that fateful day in May 2010 when series 2 […]

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  • 'National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage' coming to PBS' Great Performances

    'National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage' coming to PBS' Great Performances

    Set your DVR now for Friday, February 14 on PBS at 8pm CT / 9pm ET on PBS. Great Performances “National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage” is coming to your local public television station (8:00pm on KERA Channel 13 in North Texas).   Founded in 1963, the Royal National Theatre has provided London residents and […]

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  • Sherlock composer raises the 'epic quotient' for series 3

    Sherlock composer raises the 'epic quotient' for series 3

    Given all the endless questions circling the Internets concerning Sherlock Holmes’ series 2 ender leap off the rooftop of St Barts Hospital, how can you possibly up the ‘epic ante’ when it comes to the forthcoming BBC/PBS series 3 of Sherlock? Anticipation for the early 2014 return (January 19 on PBS/early January on BBC One) […]

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  • Heading to The Big Easy and 270 London Tube stations in 3:15…or 17 hours

    Heading to The Big Easy and 270 London Tube stations in 3:15…or 17 hours

    As many of you know if you’ve been either a regular or even a casual follower of Tellyspotting over the past 4+ years, October is the annual BBC Syndication Showcase. Each year, public television programming representatives descend upon New Orleans to sit in a hotel conference room for two days screening non-stop the best of […]

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  • CBGB – from Severus Snape to Hilly Kristal for Alan Rickman

    CBGB – from Severus Snape to Hilly Kristal for Alan Rickman

    It’s a bit if a hike from Hogwarts to the streets of New York, but if anyone can do it, it’s the greatness that is Alan Rickman. Rickman stars as iconic CBGB club owner, Hilly Krystal, with his Harry Potter co-star, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) appearing in the film as punk star Cheetar Chrome. CBGB […]

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  • Hugh Laurie's Desert Island Discs playlist

    Hugh Laurie's Desert Island Discs playlist

    For those telly watchers that spent eight series of House thinking that they’d like to be stranded on a desert island with Hugh Laurie, rather than Dr. Gregory House, probably had a roller coaster ride recently with the actor’s appearance on the BBC Radio 4 program, Desert Island Discs. At long last, the opportunity would […]

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  • Case Histories 'scores' again with top notch soundtrack for ep 3

    Case Histories 'scores' again with top notch soundtrack for ep 3

    Time, once again, to top off that iTunes gift card you’ve been holding on to just waiting for the right playlist to come along…trust me. Enter, Case Histories 2. The bad news, unfortunately, is that the current set of Case Histories with Jason Isaacs has come to a close with Sundays transmission of the final […]

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  • The brilliance of Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4

    The brilliance of Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4

    Perhaps the coolest show on the planet is BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which premiered on BBC radio in 1942. Created by Roy Plomley, the format is about as simple as you can get. A guest ‘castaway’ is invited to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island.  In […]

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