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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‘Yes Prime Minister’, circa 2023, takes to the stage in September

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 40 years since co-creators, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn wrote the unbelievably brilliant British comedy, Yes Minister, and that it is more relevant today than when it first originated. Long praised for being accurate as well as funny, Lynn and Jay created brilliance out of a simple […]

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Remembering and wishing Mollie Sugden a happy heavenly 101st birthday!

Mollie Sugden would have been 101 this past Friday. We, at Tellyspotting, wish her the best heavenly birthday, albeit a bit belated. For almost thirty years, Mollie Sugden brought smiles and outright laughter to not only the North Texas area, but to the world, as Mrs. Slocombe on Are You Being Served. One can’t help […]

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Looking back on a special trip to Holmfirth with Frank Thornton as ‘LOTSW’ turns 50!

Last of the Summer Wine, the long-running British situation comedy written by Roy Clarke (Open All Hours, Keeping Up Appearances, Still Open All Hours, Young Hyacinth) lasted for a mere 31 seasons encompassing 295 episodes (1973-2010) and featured the trials and tribulations of three pensioners (Bill Owen as Compo, Peter Sallis as Norman Clegg and Michael Bates […]

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Royal Mail’s cunning plan to celebrate Blackadder’s 40th!

Marking the 40th anniversary of one of the greats of British comedy, Royal Mail has released a collection of 12 special stamps celebrating the brilliance of Blackadder. Eight of the stamps will feature some of the series’ most classic moments with four being reserved to track the evolution of Edmund Blackadder from series 1 through Blackadder Goes […]

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Sir Tony Robinson teases a ‘Blackadder-ish’ project in the works.

Fresh off a successful return to telly as part of last months Red Nose Day, Sir Tony Robinson is teasing a possible return by suggesting a Blackadder linked project is ‘in the works’. While this doesn’t quite fall into the ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’ category given the endless rumors that have surrounded a possible return of Blackadder over the years, I do find myself cautiously optimistic even though it doesn’t appear that Rowan Atkinson is involved.

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