R.I.P. Frank Kelly, a.k.a. Father Jack

Veteran stage and screen actor, Frank Kelly, best known for playing the elderly, ranting, foul-mouthed alcoholic priest, Father Jack Hackett in the comedy sitcom Father Ted, has died at the age of 77. Kelly, most recently seen in Emmerdale and Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, spent years working as a subeditor at Irish newspapers before beginning an acting career that spanned […]

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Philip Glenister becomes next ‘Prey’ for DS Susan Reinhardt

When series two of the brilliant BAFTA-nominated ITV police drama, Prey, returns later this year, DS Susan Reinhardt will be putting another Life on Mars alumni in her sights. In series one, it was John Simm who starred as Detective Constable Marcus Farrow, the well-liked detective with the Manchester Metropolitan Police and husband with two children. His […]

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James Norton returns to ‘Happy Valley’ for second series

For the second day in a row, there is news from backstage at the BAFTA awards regarding one of the winners. Yesterday, it was the news that series 4 of Sherlock would not begin filming until Spring 2016. Today, from the Happy Valley camp, comes the news that James Norton (Sidney Chambers, Grantchester) will return to series 2 as […]

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How Benedict Cumberbatch became Smaug the Dragon

At last night’s BAFTA awards, the brilliant acting performance of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game lost out to the equally as brilliant acting performance of Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, in The Theory of Everything. When looking back at where both actors are at the moment and how they got to this point […]

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Attn: Clunatics! ‘Doc Martin’ S7 to begin filming soon…

It seemed harmless enough. An innocent Q&A with Martin Clunes that appeared in The Telegraph on Friday seemed quite harmless on the surface. A nice bit about how he spends his rare ‘off-time’ (currently watching BAFTA-nominated films with wife, Philippa, who is not only on the BAFTA jury but also doubles as producer of Doc Martin), references […]

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It's…'Monty Python: The Meaning of Live'

Monty Python began on 5 October 1969. 47 television episodes, 5 movies, 19 albums, 3 sketch-based live stage shows, 1 Broadway/West End special, 20 books and 9 games later, Monty Python ended on 20 July, 2014 at the O2 Arena with the final performance of Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go.

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Sans powdered wigs, BBC's Silk headed for U.S. remake on ABC

This just in…a U.S. television broadcast network will try, yet again, to re-invent the wheel and adapt a British drama for American television. Surprise! ABC will re-make Peter Moffat’s British legal drama, Silk, the Bafta-nominated BBC drama which revolved around the lives of barristers at Shoe Lane chambers, and the lengths they went to to […]

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Is James Corden the new Craig Ferguson?

First it was Pink is the new Black. Then, everyone said that Orange is the New Black and Kale is the new Spinach. Now, it’s quite possible that James Corden is the new Craig Ferguson! With Ferguson leaving The Late Late Show at years end, I think that Benedict Cumberbatch’s name is the only one […]

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