HP Sauce’s ‘sympathetic refurbishing’ of Big Ben in 2019

A veritable staple in most every home in the UK, I will admit my only experience that allows me to talk about HP Sauce is having attended a number of BBC Showcase meetings over the years in both Brighton and Liverpool whereby the answer to everything that dealt with food seemed to be “…just add […]

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Join in the fight against fascism in 1960s London when ‘Ridley Road’ premieres May 1 on PBS

Set against the backdrop of a swinging sixties London we haven’t seen: an East End world where far right fascism is on the rise, Ridley Road tells the story of Vivien Epstein (Aggi O’Casey), a young Jewish woman who after falling in love with a member of the ‘62 Group’, rejects her comfortable middle-class life in Manchester and joins the fight against fascism in London, risking everything for her beliefs and for the man she loves.

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Sister Boniface set to make Great Slaughter streets safe in 2022!

Armed with an IQ of 156 and a PhD in Forensic Science, popular Father Brown character Sister Boniface is getting her own spin-off series based on the character who first appeared in episode 6 of series 1 of Father Brown, “The Bride of Christ”. Lorna Watson will reprise her role from the popular BBC1 daytime series, which will focus on light-hearted “cozy” mysteries in a similar vein to Father Brown which stars Mark Williams as the crime-solving Roman Catholic priest.

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Get ready to return to ‘Happy Valley’…one final time!

With chances of a third series consistently hovering between zero and none since 2016, creator/writer Sally Wainwright (Scott and Bailey, Last Tango in Halifax, Gentleman Jack) is at long last returning to Calder Valley, West Yorkshire in Northern England, a.k.a. Happy Valley. While Wainwright has successfully skated rumors about a third series since the show ended back […]

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CBS’s remake of BBC’s ‘Ghosts’ continues trend of American remakes that miss the mark.

Regular readers of Tellyspotting are, no doubt, keenly aware of just how much I do not care for American remakes of British comedies or mysteries. The American broadcast streets are littered with failed remakes of the likes of The IT Crowd, Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf, Coupling, Spaced, Absolutely Fabulous, Men Behaving Badly, Life on Mars, Skins, The In-Betweeners, […]

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