• Breaking News: Gnome shortage engulfs U.K.!

    Breaking News: Gnome shortage engulfs U.K.!

    Forget the fact that we could still be a good year away from a new series of The Crown or that much of the British period drama loving public is still in limbo as to whether or not there will be a second series of Sanditon or the reality that every day that passes is another day without a new episode of Sherlock, the real horror sweeping the UK as we enter into the 2nd quarter of 2021 is…there are no garden gnomes to be found anywhere in the UK!

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  • Happy 70th, Peter Davison!

    Happy 70th, Peter Davison!

      Earlier this week on 13 April, Peter Davison, a.k.a. the 5th Doctor, a.k.a. Tristan Farnon, a.k.a. Albert Campion, a.k.a. David Braithwaite turned the tender young age of 70. It was Davison that initially drew me in to Doctor Who and the original All Creatures Great and Small. It continues to be a treat to see him pop up […]

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  • R.I.P. — Prince Philip (10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021)

    R.I.P. — Prince Philip (10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021)

    On Friday, Buckingham Palace announced the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” the Palace said. Prince Philip, who would have turned 100 on June 10, was the longest-serving royal consort in British history having been at […]

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  • Basketball Gods align as the Utah Jazz and long-time fan, John Cleese, are in Phoenix on the same day!

    Basketball Gods align as the Utah Jazz and long-time fan, John Cleese, are in Phoenix on the same day!

    The New York Knicks have Spike Lee, the Los Angeles Lakers may have Jack Nicholson, even Everton FC can count Dame Judi Dench among their ‘avid-Blue’ fan base. Now, the NBA’s Utah Jazz can count on none other than John Cleese, one of the original founding members of the Monty Python troupe, to be one of their most ardent fans. Even though he has never seen a game live, Cleese has remained a Jazz fan for more than two decades.

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  • Adopt a British Telephone Box For £1 or own one for a mere £2,750+

    Adopt a British Telephone Box For £1 or own one for a mere £2,750+

    Ok, I know it’s only March, but it’s never really too early to be thinking Christmas! If you’re wondering what could Tellyspotting possibly want this year, have we got a deal for you! Sadly, it looks like mobile phones are here to say so the iconic British red telephone boxes located on street corners everywhere […]

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  • Happy National Pi(e) Day, America!

    Happy National Pi(e) Day, America!

    One can never have enough pie be it American or British so, no matter where you are and whether you are a fan of the traditional American ‘pie’ or British ‘pie’, today is National Pie Day here in the U.S. Unfortunately, North American Tellyspotting readers are usually a bit behind their U.K. counterparts as they set aside an entire week devoted to pie.  Also, we may feel a bit short-changed as we only have a day where they have an entire week as British Pie Week 2021 had been scheduled for March 1-7 this year. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, it has been moved to September this year. SO, whether it’s a week or a day, grab a fork and dig in, time’s a wasting.

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  • Remembering the Cream Reunion Concert as The Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years!

    Remembering the Cream Reunion Concert as The Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years!

    The one and only Royal Albert Hall has been home to more legendary moments in music history then the law allows. While the past year has been more than challenging for this iconic venue, the concert hall that borders London’s Hyde Park in South Kensington is nothing short of a national treasure….and, has been for 150 years! My first memory of attending a concert at Royal Albert Hall occurred some 15+ years ago in 2005 to see the Cream Reunion Concert as part of the filming for the PBS series Great Performances, 

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