R.I.P. — Acting legend, Dame Diana Rigg, passes away at 82.

Sadly, Dame Diana Rigg has passed away at the age of 82. While an entire generation may only know her from HBO’s Game of Thrones and, possibly, PBS’ Victoria, much of the world will no doubt remember the acting legend from her time on The Avengers alongside Patrick McNee as secret agent Emma Peel or in the James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, where she holds the distinction of being only woman to have ever married James Bond, or from her time serving as the host of the PBS series, Mystery, from 1989 to 2003.

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Valco to ‘serve you right’ one final time as “Trollied” calls it a day with Christmas special

After seven series and 70+ episodes, the staff at the Warrington branch of Valco supermarket will say goodbye as Trollied closes its doors for the final time this Christmas. Sky One’s long-running sitcom will return for a one-hour finale with store manager Gavin Strong (Being Human‘s Jason Watkins) still standing strong at the helm. In addition to Watkins, Trollied stars Chanel Cresswell […]

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DCI Vera Stanhope to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again as ITV commissions S9

ITV’s top-rated crime drama Vera, starring Brenda Brethyn, is set to return for a new series beginning in 2019. The 2-time Academy Award nominee will don her trademark floppy fishing tackle shop hat to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again as series 9 has been commissioned by ITV. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning […]

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First look at Dave Allen…at Large and at Peace

Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders star Aidan Gillen stars as comedian Dave Allen in BBC2’s upcoming biopic Dave Allen at Peace. The snappily-dressed Irish comic who died in 2005 was best-known for his 1970s comedy series, Dave Allen at Large, which featured a combination of sketches and Allen’s signature ‘solo joke telling while sitting on a stool with […]

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Going behind the scenes of Aardman Animations ‘Early Man’

Aardman Animations latest stop-motion adventure comedy, Early Man, hit U.S. theaters last week. Directed by 4-time Academy Award and 5-time BAFTA award winner Nick Park, the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, Early Man follows a tribe of primitive Stone Age valley-dwellers who have to defend their land from bronze-using invaders in an association football match. The voice […]

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Game of Thrones’ ultimate tribute to Monty Python and the Holy Grail

More often than not, those involved in television or film production grew up fans of television and film. There are endless examples in which producers, directors and writers embed tributes to their favorite big or small screen classic. Some of these tributes are abundantly clear and some are so minor or so obscure that chances […]

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Eric Idle discusses the ‘Entire Universe’, Monty Python, PBS and more….

So, who’s up for a bit o’ science, Monty Python-style this Christmas? If you are, then Eric Idle’s Entire Universe will be the perfect PBS Christmas gift to unwrap this holiday season. International Man of Science, Professor Brian Cox, and the comedic greatness of Eric Idle will join forces in what appears to be, on the surface, a scientific […]

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Queen Victoria struggles with motherhood, monarchy and marriage as first trailer from S2 of ‘Victoria’ is released

When last we left Jenna Coleman’s Queen Victoria, she’d just given birth to her first daughter and was resting on her bed in Buckingham Palace with husband Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes. When series two begins this Autumn in the UK (January 2018 on PBS), the young monarch finds herself struggling with motherhood from the outset. […]

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