‘W1A’ cast reunites as the Way Ahead Group emerges as the Bounce Back Group during pandemic

Another day, another bit of lockdown video gold as the employees of the newly/aptly named ‘Bounce Back Group’ gather to discuss BBC measures regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Downton Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Sarah Parish, Jason Watkins, and David Westhead reprised their roles from the hit sitcom W1A with Fletcher leading the initial Zoom meeting. Fletcher informs his colleagues […]

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Happy 80th, Dame Penelope Keith!

Today is Penelope Keith’s 80th birthday. With a long public television history dating back to the days of Good Neighbors and To the Manor Born to her efforts serving as host for PBS’ The Funny Ladies of British Comedy and More Funny Ladies of British Comedy and right through to her more recent presenting efforts in the numerous […]

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Post ‘Great British Bake-Off’, Mel & Sue get the band back together in ‘Hitmen’

Former Great British Bake Off presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have swapped meringues for murder (thanks, RadioTimes.com for the perfect analogy) in new comedy series Hitmen, in which they star as unconventional ‘hitmen’, Fran and Jamie. This time around, there will be no commenting on soggy bottoms instead focusing on burying bodies and not baking.

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Dawn French as Beatrix Potter in ‘The Tail of the Curious Mouse’

With a 3rd series of the Sky One series Delicious in her rear-view mirror and fresh off a starring role in the forthcoming ITV series, The Trouble with Maggie Cole, Dawn French is set to star in The Tail Of The Curious Mouse, a one-off feature length film inspired by the true story of when a young Roald […]

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‘The Upstart Crow’ conquers London’s West End

400+ years after his death, Will Shakespeare has, once again, taken London’s West End by storm. This time around, however, it’s the brilliant duo of Ben Elton and David Mitchell that have brought the bard’s struggles to the stage. Mitchell reprised his role from the brilliant sitcom as William Shakespeare in The Upstart Crow last night with a live version in London’s West End. 

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Remembering Geoffrey Hughes, a.k.a Onslow, on what would have been his 76th birthday!

The man who most knew as Onslow, the slovenly bane of Hyacinth’s existence (except for one special moment on the QE2) in Keeping Up Appearances, would have been 76 on Sunday. Geoffrey Hughes, one of the true British comedy greats, was also known to many over the years for his supporting role as Twiggy in The Royle Family, conman Vernon Scripps in Heartbeat and binman, Eddie Yeats, in Coronation Street during the 1970’s and 80’s. Probably very few knew that Hughes was also the voice of Paul McCartney in the Beatles 1968 film, Yellow Submarine.

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