‘Fawlty Towers’ and Vinyl = ‘Fawlty Towers: For the Record’

Easily the funniest comedy of all-time, the 12 episodes (yes, there were only 12) of Fawlty Towers are nothing short of comedy perfection comprised of brilliant line after brilliant line and unmatched to this day, some 45+ years after its premiere in 1975.  Not only is it a masterclass of comedy writing and performance, the series […]

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Everything is going right with ‘The Goes Wrong Show’

What innocently started out as a play by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields (i.e. Mischief Theatre) has quietly turned into a go-to binge watch series during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Play That Goes Wrong was followed up with two Mischief Theatre television specials, an adaptation of Peter Pan Goes Wrong (performed by Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society) and a sequel titled A Christmas […]

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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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