• ‘Wolf Hall’ sequel to continue as memorial to author, Dame Hilary Mantel

    ‘Wolf Hall’ sequel to continue as memorial to author, Dame Hilary Mantel

    Two-time Booker Prize-winning author, Hilary Mantel, passed away Thursday at the all-too-young age of 70. At the time of her death, Mantel was consulting on the television adaptation of her most recent 2020 novel, “The Mirror and the Light”, which was the conclusion to her critically acclaimed Tudor trilogy. The writer’s first two books in the […]

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  • Remembering Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II — 8 September 2022

    Remembering Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II — 8 September 2022

    Given the sad and devastating news that came from Buckinham Castle yesterday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s passing at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, much of Planet Earth was fixated much of the day on the extensive coverage from the UK from the BBC, ITV and a host of other media outlets. This announcement came […]

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  • A 2022 Labor Day salute to the employees of Grace Brothers Department Store!

    A 2022 Labor Day salute to the employees of Grace Brothers Department Store!

    In the United States, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. We simply can’t let the long weekend pass by without paying tribute to some of the hardest working friends across the pond…the staff of the ladies’ and gentlemen’s clothing departments of Grace Brothers Department Store.

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  • Capping off the KERA British Telly Tour with a trip to ‘Dibley’ and Bletchley Park!

    Capping off the KERA British Telly Tour with a trip to ‘Dibley’ and Bletchley Park!

    Taking absolutely nothing away from our stops earlier in the week touring filming locations for Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle), Poldark (Chavenage House), Midsomer Murders (Dorchester-on-Thames), Inspector Morse/Lewis/Endeavour (Oxfordshire) and Agatha Raisin (Biddestone), the final day of the KERA British Telly Tour before returning to London may have been the best of all with a stop in Turville, yet another picturesque small English village (thankfully, no murders have occured there to my knowledge) for a behind-the-scenes look at the Vicar of Dibley and then on to Bletchley Park (Bletchley Circle) for a glimpse at the brilliant work that came out of the minds of the roughly 9000 men and women that worked tirelessly to end World War II .

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  • Having survived ‘Midsomer Murders’, it’s on to Highclere Castle and Chavenage House!

    Having survived ‘Midsomer Murders’, it’s on to Highclere Castle and Chavenage House!

    With new found confidence after surviving our time in the small English village of Dorchester-on-Thames touring several Midsomer Murder locations and living to tell about it, the Transcendent Travel/KERA Great British Telly Tour continued safely on to Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) and Chavenage House (Poldark) on Wednesday. Being able to experience the more than familiar locations used […]

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  • Tellyspotting survives small English village with a day in ‘Midsomer’

    Tellyspotting survives small English village with a day in ‘Midsomer’

    For fans of Midsomer Murders and Father Brown, you know how difficult it is to survive life in a small English village. With a overall body count expected to rise about 400 during filming of the 25th series of the extraordinarily popular British drama, Dorchester-on-Thames was the next stop on the KERA British Telly Tour this week. Fortunately, I […]

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