Duchess of Cambridge to check out downstairs at ‘Downton Abbey’

As hard as it is, post-Downton Abbey, life can be good as long as there is a steady stream of news from the production set where cast and crew are currently filming series 6. Especially, if the first bit of news arrives only one week removed from the finale of series 5 was broadcast on PBS’ Masterpiece series. […]

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Trooping the Colour for The Queen's Birthday – 14 June

As everyone east of the Atlantic is acutely aware, London celebrates The Queen’s official birthday in June each year with Trooping the Colour, a brilliant military parade that has taken place in London since 1820 when the Colours of a regiment where used as a rallying point in battle. The annual event takes place on Horse […]

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Queen's cousin joins cast of 'Downton Abbey 4'

As production continues on Downton Abbey 4, given recent cast additions, there will probably be a telly or two in Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace, Clarence House and Balmoral Castle tuned in when the series returns in September on ITV1 in the UK (January 5, 2014 in the States). According to Royal Central, the […]

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David Jason returns home to guard the Queen

It’s a long way from Peckham to Buckingham Palace, but Del Boy Trotter, the “ambitious” market trader from the most popular British situation comedy of all-time, Only Fools and Horses, has a new job. Ok, not really, but David Jason, the 71 year-old actor that brilliantly brought John Sullivan’s creation to life, returns to situation […]

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British comedy in the pipeline

No one can quite understand the process of commissioning a comedy at the BBC, ITV or Sky. For that matter, no one can understand the de-commissioning of a series either. Can I just selfishly insert here a mention of Whites that starred Alan Davies as an example of a series that should have been renewed […]

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The Royal Wedding in Legos or Wool – you decide

In London, but find yourself without an invitation to the Royal Wedding this coming 29 April? Can’t get to the UK and really don’t want to get up in the middle of night to watch the big event? Not to worry on either count. Drop by Legoland Windsor as it celebrates its 15th anniversary with […]

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Atkinson a spy and Fry is Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother

Two brilliant British comedy stars will be making their way to the big screen in 2011 according to various reports that have been circulating around in the Internet cloud the last several days. One just announced and one in the middle of filming as we speak. James Bond, he’s not Rowan Atkinson returns as the […]

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Buckingham Palace rejects Doctor Who

I’m afraid everyone needs a little explanation and clarification here. Admittedly, we’re talking almost 23 years ago, but it’s still a rejection, nonetheless. Seems as though back in March 1988, Doctor Who producers thought that the simple fact that it was to be the 25th anniversary of the series wasn’t enough from a promotional standpoint. […]

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