Remembering Michael Gwynn, a.k.a. Lord Melbury in ‘Fawlty Towers’

With a TOH to John Cleese, we remember Michael Gwynn who momentarily fulfilled Basil’s wishes of improving the class of guest that stayed at Fawlty Towers. Gwynn was one of a long line of talented actors who paid a visit to Fawlty Towers over the course of the 12 episodes (yes, there were only 12). Gwynn passed away on 29 January 1976 at the age of 59.

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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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Looks like ‘The Detectorists’ band may get back together for one final reunion dig!

Mackenzie Crook, the writer, director and star behind the brilliant metal-detecting sitcom The Detectorists, is beginning to hint that there may be one last sweep of the English countryside in his mind palace which might warrant getting the band back together in the not-too-distant future. The series, which finished after three series in 2017, was not only […]

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In addition to family, friends, good health and MiniBoots, giving thanks this Thanksgiving weekend for ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’

In addition to stopping for a moment to be eternally thankful for family, friends, good health and our cat, MiniBoots, no Thanksgiving would be complete without recognizing the contributions made by two classic British series in not only setting me on a lifelong desire of wanting to consume all things British when it comes to […]

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‘Upstart Crow’ returns for Christmas lockdown special — 17th Century style

Upstart Crow — “Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow: A Lockdown Christmas 1603”, will echo real events of the 17th Century, when the plague – or black death – hit Europe in a series of waves spanning hundreds of years. Although the nature of the disease and its transmission were not known and misunderstood, isolation and social distancing were employed to combat the outbreaks. Sound a little bit familiar?

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