Happy 66th, Rowan Atkinson!

Rowan Atkinson turns 66 today. Thankfully, for us, the comedic genius chose to put neither his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University nor his degree of MSc in Electrical Engineering from The Queen’s College, Oxford to use. His true calling became more clear after gaining national attention as member of The Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976.

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Bill Bailey wins ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2020 — Who knew ‘Manny Biannco’ could dance?

A very familiar face (i.e. Bill Bailey) is taking home the Glitterball trophy from the 2020 Strictly Come Dancing competition which just concluded Saturday evening in the UK. The awesome thing is, that the familiar face to most people in North America comes from his time on the brilliant Dylan Moran comedy, Black Books. Bill Bailey was equally as […]

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First look at ‘Call the Midwife Christmas Special’ as Trixie gears up for the holidays!

Just a quick follow-up update regarding the forthcoming Call the Midwife Christmas Special that airs Christmas Day on BBC One and PBS. This first, first look clip was released Wednesday morning on ITV’s This Morning program. Thanks to the official CTM Twitter feed for recognizing there is a whole world of fans around the globe that are outside ITV’s transmission […]

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2020 looking a bit better with ‘The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown’ on the holiday horizon!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus…even in 2020! The Vicar Of Dibley, the classic comedy starring Dawn French, will return with The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown, a series of lockdown specials as part of the BBC’s festive holiday line-up this year. Created and written by Four Weddings And A Funeral writer Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, the series of three 10-minute […]

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Let us pray as Dibley’s Vicar teases something special for Christmas.

Since everything you read on the Internet is true, I’m taking Dawn French’s teasing of something special from the creators of The Vicar of Dibley this season to the bank. Ok, fine, I can only find one mention of the absolutely brilliant news reportedly dropped recently by French, who plays Dibley’s vicar, Geraldine Granger, but I’m taking that as meaning ‘there is a chance’ that this possibility could be worth the paper it was printed on.

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‘Talking Heads’ revamp celebrates Masterpiece’s 50th on PBS in 2021

BBC’s recent revival of a late 80s masterpiece, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologue series complete with a line-up of stars that reads like a who’s who of the British acting world, was not only a ‘masterpiece’ but it’s getting ready to ‘be a masterpiece’, as in PBS’s Masterpiece in 2021. The reboot of the masterful series of […]

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Happy 45th, ‘Poldark’!

Looking at the calendar, it’s hard to believe it is already October. Can someone tell me what happened to March through September?? It’s also hard to believe that yesterday, Monday, October 5th, marked the 45th anniversary of the UK premiere of Poldark. It was such a treat to open an email yesterday morning and spend time reading how Robin Ellis, the original Captain Ross Poldark, marked the anniversary.

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