Man-eating plants to roam Britain in 2011

Yet another “eagerly awaited” re-make premieres this week on BBC One when Eddie Izzard, Vanessa Redgrave and Dougray Scott star in, hopefully, a well-deserved re-do of John Wyndham’s 1951 novel, Day of the Triffids . Set in 2011, this new version, on the surface, seems like it has a lot going for it with some […]

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Not the Nine O'Clock News – Daily Show of the 70's?

From the British comedy vault Prior to the brilliance of Blackadder and Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson spent three years collaborating with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones on Not the Nine O’Clock News, a sketch comedy show that premiered in the late ’70s. It was originally conceived as an “alternative” and aired at the same […]

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Old Guys find home on PBS stations

Clive Swift (Richard from Keeping Up Appearances) and Roger Lloyd Pack (Owen in Vicar of Dibley) have teamed up for a new British comedy, The Old Guys, coming to public televison stations in 2010. Jane Asher plays Sally, the neighbor that definitely recognizes that both Roy and Tom are attracted to her and tends to […]

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Doctor Who: David, Say it isn't so!

FYI, it’s 2059, for those playing along at home. The Earth has its first off-world colony. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the planet is also inhabited by aliens that use a water compound to infect victims. The really bad news is that this marks the beginning of the end of David […]

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