R.I.P. Clive Swift, aka Richard Bucket (pronounced Bouquet)

Clive Swift, known to millions as Hyacinth Bucket’s long-suffering husband Richard in the BBC One 90s sitcom, Keeping Up Appearances, died Friday after a short illness at the age of 82. Swift, who spent 10 years at the Royal Shakespeare Company before breaking into television, also acted in such series as Peak Practice, Born and […]

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Jenna Coleman’s ‘The Cry’ is a far cry from Jenna Coleman’s ‘Victoria’ … sort of

While no one in their right mind will draw a correlation between Jenna Coleman’s portrayal of Queen Victoria and her role as Joanna in the forthcoming BBC adaptation of Helen Fitzgerald’s novel, The Cry, on the surface they both seem to show a young woman trapped in her own nightmare of motherhood. Obviously, while Victoria does struggle […]

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Ford Cortina vs Audi Quattro – the debate rages on…

After reading recently that John Simm would be keen on a possible Life on Mars revival, I reminded myself about the greatness of the series starring Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt and John Simm as DI Sam Tyler. Primarily set in the 70s, the series centered around Tyler, a policeman in service with the Greater Manchester Police who, […]

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Former ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner to adapt ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ for HBO

With the TARDIS barely in is rearview mirror, former Doctor Who and current Sherlock showrunner, Steven Moffat, is headed back to the small screen to adapt Audrey Niffenegger’s novel The Time Traveler’s Wife for HBO. Much like his well-documented, long-term fanboy feelings toward Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character, Moffat has long been a fan of the 2003 science […]

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Make that ‘Doctor Who’ scarf you’ve always wanted!

Yes, Tom Baker’s original signature multi-colored scarf was done by professionals but, unlike those Porsche or BMW commercials that wind you through the closed back roads of Arkansas at breakneck speeds, you are encouraged to try this at home thanks to a BBC Enterprises memorandum from back in the 80s. The origin of the scarf, as […]

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