Giving thanks, once again, this Thanksgiving for family, friends, loyal Tellyspotting readers, good health and MiniBoots, in addition to ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’’

THankPhoto courtesy: ITVIn addition to stopping for a moment to be eternally thankful for my much better half, Kim, our friends, long-time and first-time Tellyspotting readers, good health and our kitty, MiniBoots, no Thanksgiving would be complete without recognizing the contributions made by two classic British series for not only setting me on a lifelong path of […]

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‘Farewell Doc Martin’ bids a tearful goodbye to Portwenn

It seems like only yesterday that Dr. Martin Ellingham, the surly and self-centered medic with a rude bedside manner and a phobia of blood, graced the good folks and coastline of Portwenn with his vast medical knowledge by becoming the general practicioner in Portwenn, the sleepy Cornish village where he had spent childhood holidays with his Aunt […]

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Well, ‘smoke me a kipper’, a ‘Red Dwarf’ prequel might be on the menu for breakfast!

After 12 series, 74 episodes, 1 feature-length film and 35 years after the series premiered in 1988, it looks as if Red Dwarf will be taking a page out of the Inspector Morse/Endeavour playbook and will soon be getting the prequel treatment. RD co-creator Rob Grant revealed recently he is working on a prequel called Red Dwarf: Titan. Pretty much all […]

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Norwegian Blue — Dead Parrot or Best Cheese of 2023…or both?

Monty Python’s “Dead Parrot Sketch”, one of the most famous of the sketches in the television comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, was written by Graham Chapman and John Cleese and first performed by Cleese and Michael Palin in December 1969. Known for its beautiful plumage, the remarkable Norwegian Blue prefers ‘keeping on its back’ and, […]

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BBC’s ‘Ghosts’ to rest in peace with Christmas special this December

With the fifth and final series set to transmit on BBC One beginning this Friday, Ghosts will ‘rest in peace’ this December with a Christmas special to mark the end after 5 series and 33 episodes. “It’s time to wave goodbye to the inhabitants of Button House and focus on new projects,” said ‘the Ghosts team. The Ghosts […]

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BBC closes the book on Ben Elton’s latest bit of greatness as ‘Upstart Crow’ cancelled after S3!

In a move that traditionally tends to defy any conceivable valid explanation, the BBC has cancelled the Ben Elton comedy Upstart Crow after three critically acclaimed and highly successful series. David Mitchell was brilliant as a young William Shakespeare which spanned three series, several specials and an incredible limited run at both the Gielgud and Apollo Theatres in […]

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OFAH’s Nicholas Lyndhurst joins cast of ‘Frasier’ reboot premiering October 12

It appears as though Frasier Crane has finally re-entered the building he left almost two decades ago as news that the long-awaited Paramount+ sequel to Kelsey Grammer’s Frasier series has been given an premiere date of  12 October for the 10-part series. This time, however, the building is in Boston where the character had originated in Cheers but with “new […]

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After 25 years, will ‘The Royle Family’ finally get off the couch?

The Royle Family, the brilliant late 90s British situation comedy, is set to return for a one-off special to celebrate the much-loved show’s 25th anniversary next month. In celebration of it being 25 years since the show launched on BBC, UK Gold will show an updated version of the 2010 documentary The Royle Family: Down The […]

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North Hobart’s ‘Room for a Pony’ restaurant would appeal to both Hyacinth and Onslow!

Even though it’s highly doubful that one of the best restaurants in Australia get its name from Hyacinth Bucket’s description of her sister Violet’s successful lifestyle, it is fun to think that the owners of Room for a Pony in North Hobart are long-time fans of the classic British comedy, Keeping Up Appearances. Unlike Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream out of […]

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