Doctor Who prequel brilliance

The countdown calendar has begun. The new season of Doctor Who transmits in less than a month in both the UK and the US. Aside from the fact that U.S. viewers will not have the traditional lag time following the UK premiere on the BBC, the marks the first time the series has shot on […]

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British comedy video greatness, past and present

The Past – Alan Hawkshaw, Dave Allen at Large The great Alan Hawkshaw, who created numerous 60’s and 70’s television theme songs, playing his original composition, Blarney Stoned, which was the theme song to Dave Allen at Large at the Jazz cafe in London. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGTA1tO-HJo& The Present – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost should have done Star Wars […]

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Red Nose Day 2011 – Doctor Who and Outnumbered greatness

Wouldn’t be Red Nose Day without a new Doctor Who. Leading up to the series 6 premiere in April, Steven Moffat has created greatness once again. This time, there’s two Amy’s, how great is that? Doctor Who “Space, part 1” Doctor Who “Time, part 2” Outnumbered meets Andy Murray Andy Murray, current #1 British tennis player […]

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Downton Abbey gets Red Nose treatment

You know you’ve arrived when the likes of Comic Relief and the brilliant minds behind Red Nose Day target you for a parody sketch. Word is that such is the case for the ITV hit, Downton Abbey, this year. The creative minds behind the overall Comic Relief effort, which began in 1985, are Richard Curtis […]

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Doctor Who Experience – a trip to Doctor Who heaven

Couldn’t leave London without stopping off at London’s Olympia and the Doctor Who Experience 2011. Carefully avoiding the crowds making a mad-dash heading east into the city for work, it was time to channel the inner-geek and hit the tube and head west and a date with the nearly 50-year history of the Doctor. This […]

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Behind the Britcom premieres on PBS

Zero hour is here…the PBS premiere of Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen. I know we’ve been talking about this for awhile, tempting you with some of the early interview footage from the production shoots over the past couple of years. As KERA airs the 2-hour program tonight at 9:00pm, many PBS stations around […]

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BBC Showcase 2011 – Drama in Brighton

It’s the final day of the annual BBC Showcase held in Brighton (for the last time, as it turns out, with Liverpool being next year’s destination) which saw another day packed with screenings the last ‘official presentation’ from the BBC drama department. It’s been a strong year already from an output standpoint as was pointed […]

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Scattershooting – Doctor Who, Frankenstein and more….

Ok, in another tellyspotting tribute to the Thursday night edition of Monday Night Football, we bring you the Tuesday edition of our Monday scattershooting. Personally, I’m blaming the President’s Day holiday for our being a day late in catching you up on the latest and greatest from the UK. Lots going on not only this […]

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Behind the Britcom – Penelope Keith on the actor/writer relationship

From Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen, coming to PBS stations nationwide in March 2011, we continue our look at the making of British comedy while celebrating those that pen the programs that make up one of the most intelligent television genre’s on the planet. Over the course of producing the program, we talked […]

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