• Exploring the ‘Endeavour’ / ‘Good Neighbors’ connection!

    Exploring the ‘Endeavour’ / ‘Good Neighbors’ connection!

    Lucy Briers was born in Hammersmith, London. While it may not be a name you immediately recognize, her theatrical family includes both of her parents who definitely made recognizable names for themselves in the world of TV and Film. Lucy may very well be the epitome of ‘the apple didn’t fall far from the tree‘ […]

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  • Does ‘All Creatures’ Tricki Woo have a favorite human?

    Does ‘All Creatures’ Tricki Woo have a favorite human?

    One of the stars of All Creatures Great and Small is Mrs. Pumphrey’s beloved pekingese, Tricki Woo.

    Jill Clark of 1st Choice Animals just happens to be the owner of ‘Derek’, the dog that plays Tricki Woo. Jill describes Derek as a ‘total diva’ who likes his own space and likes to ‘do what he wants to do’. Everyone loves Derek but who does he love?

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  • Selfridges sells for a cool £4 billion — If I would have only known!

    Selfridges sells for a cool £4 billion — If I would have only known!

    For a mere £4 billion ($5.4 billion), had I known, I could have put a famed British luxury department store under the Christmas tree of someone special this year. Oh, if I would have only known…or, more realistically, had £4 billion to spare, I could have put in a bid. Guessing I’d have to lose the red […]

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  • Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message — 2021

    Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message — 2021

    Following the tradition that began in 1932 by her father, King George V, Her Majesty The Queen broadcast her inaugural Christmas message live on the radio from her study at Sandringham, Norfolk in 1952. The Queen began: “Each Christmas, at this time, my beloved father broadcast a message to his people in all parts of […]

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  • John Cleese’s classic rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

    John Cleese’s classic rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

    Much like watching It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, Tuna Christmas or, as evidenced by a recent admission, Die Hard, one of my annual Christmas traditions is to listen to John Cleese’s adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas from podcast No. 28. Never mind that there have been endless readings over the years by the likes […]

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  • At long last — the unveiling of Big Ben this NYE!

    At long last — the unveiling of Big Ben this NYE!

    Following a couple of years of very little to cheer about, this in-depth bit of news from Secret London is just too good to pass up! It’s been four long years since the loveable Big Ben disappeared under scaffolding, and it’s a bit of an understatement to say that a lot has happened in that […]

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  • Head to London — virtually — for the New Year’s Day Parade 2022

    Head to London — virtually — for the New Year’s Day Parade 2022

    While, admittedly, neither Christmas Day nor Boxing Day have appeared in our collective rear-view mirrors as of yet, we thought we’d take a brief glimpse into the future without wanting to wish away time at what’s going on New Year’s Day 2022 in London. The London’s New Year’s Day Parade, more fondly known by Londoners as LNYDP, […]

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  • Happy 87th, Dame Judi Dench!

    Happy 87th, Dame Judi Dench!

    If it wasn’t the case before, I’m now fully convinced that if you looked up the definition of brilliant in the dictionary, there would simply be a photo of Dame Judi Dench. The Oscar/Tony/BAFTA/Laurence Olivier/Golden Globe/Screen Actors Guild award winner turns 87 years young today and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. […]

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