Leaving the world with a lifetime of laughter to enjoy forever, legendary comedy producer/director, Sydney Lotterby, dies at 93

While we never had the good fortune to speak with Sydney for our any of our PBS specials that featured not only the stars of some of the all-time great British comedy series but also focused on the writers and creators of some of the classics of British comedy, it was through the words of John Cleese, Dame Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Jenny Funnell, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Richard Briers, Michael Crawford, Roy Clarke, David Jason, Karl Howman, Bob Larbey and Frank Thornton that we were immediately schooled on the greatness that was Sydney Lotterby.

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Doors to ‘Downton Abbey’ set to open September 20, 2019

The long-awaited, much anticipated, at-last feature film release of the Downton Abbey movie has been announced. While American audience will head to the theaters on Friday, September 20, 2019, UK audiences will, once again, get an early look at the newest Downton feature on Friday, 13 September. The feature-length film will bring back virtually every major cast member. […]

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British Airways raises the bar, once again, with pre-flight safety video you will actually pay attention to!

They’ve got their Oscars, they’ve got their BAFTAs, but it seems what Britain’s top actors really want is a chance to get a line in British Airways’ in-flight safety video. Beginning this month, air travelers on British Airways will experience first hand the airlines newest pre-flight safety video created in conjunction with Comic Relief, the […]

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‘Detectorists’ digs up a BAFTA for Toby Jones!

There’s something about British comedy over the course of time that makes you wonder how two people could ever hook-up much less cross paths. You know, those like Basil and Sybil Fawlty who are constantly at each others throats. But, you also get the sense that neither of them would survive without the other. The […]

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Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day 2018

You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage or even go to a parade, but no St. Patrick’s Day salute would be complete without a trip to Craggy Island and a look back at one of the Irish comedy greats, Father Ted. […]

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Happy 83rd, Dame Judi Dench! Trees and Champagne for everyone!

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. Turning 83 years young today, the Oscar/Tony/BAFTA/Laurence Olivier/Golden Globe/Screen Actors Guild award winner is embarking on a new chapter in her life. Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees, airing […]

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Christmas to come early as ‘Love Actually’ live concert tour with full orchestra starts Dec 1!

What will forever go down in history alongside It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story as a perennial Christmas movie favorite is getting a new life almost 15 years after its original release thanks to an upcoming 2017 Christmas holiday live concert tour complete with full orchestra. Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, fresh off a very successful Red Nose Day Actually reunion during the […]

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First look at ‘Tennison’, a.k.a. ‘Prime Suspect 1973’

Based on writer Lynda La Plante’s book, “Tennison”, the long-awaited prequel to the brilliant, early 90s series, Prime Suspect, that starred Dame Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison, is just around the corner! Premiering on PBS on Sunday, June 25 as part of the Masterpiece series, Prime Suspect 1973 (or, Tennison as it will be known on PBS), stars Stefanie Martini as a young Jane […]

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