Tellyspotting's summer book club suggestion #1

Before Summer ends (I know it hasn’t ended as we’re getting reading to hit our 15th day in a row of temperatures in excess of 100 degrees), I thought I’d add to your summer reading club list with a few titles over the next couple of Sundays that will be of particular interest once you […]

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A Bit "more" of Fry and Laurie

It’s hard to imagine a headline that actually starts out with “Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie make TV comeback“, especially, if you step back a moment and think how these two long-time comedy partners have continued to excel separately in the medium of television since their brilliant days together in Jeeves and Wooster, A Bit of Fry and […]

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Stephen Fry: "British television is infantile"

Blistering? Maybe. Accurate? Definitely. For a brief moment in time, the brilliant Stephen Fry abandoned Twitter during the Annual TV Lecture at the BAFTA’s and set his sights on the British television industry. Targeting the BBC, but with a message that could be applicable to all of broadcast television, Fry fired off the belief that “Infantilism […]

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Happy belated to Dr. House, Bertie and Lieutenant George…

Blame it on World Cup fever…or just age. Unfortunately, Friday, June 11 came and went without a sincere shout out to Hugh Laurie on his birthday. Today’s television viewer is now wondering why we’re wishing Dr. Gregory House a happy birthday. If you’re willing to admit you’re in that group, please take an upcoming weekend […]

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The UK really is funny territory, pt 2

A quick update to an October 2009 post from Tellyspotting as you make plans to travel to the UK this summer. This just in from the other side of the pond – think about Peckham if you’re a fan of Only Fools and Horses. As reported in The Guardian, the British are way ahead of […]

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Don't like Shakespeare? You might after this…

Seemed like an appropriate way to both celebrate St. George’s Day and remember William Shakespeare on the 394th anniversary of his death by throwing out an early alert to everyone to watch or DVR the upcoming Great Performances presentation of Hamlet on PBS and KERA. This Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation, starring David Tennant and Sir Patrick Stewart, […]

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Book of Minutiae – Chapter 1

From the Tellyspotting book of little known facts….. Next time you feel the need to amaze your friends with some British comedy trivia, here are some great starters that will have them, well, amazed. Guaranteed. Or, if you find yourself at a pub quiz and one of these questions pops up…you can thank me later. […]

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Fry & Laurie tagged as all-time favorite British comedy couple!

Absence must make the heart grow fonder in the “most-favorite British comedy couple of all-time” Tellyspotting poll as Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, two British comedy giants who haven’t been together for some 20 years, shocked the British comedy world by being voted as the favorite British comedy couple of all-time in landslide fashion for their work […]

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A possible fav Britcom couple in A Bit of Fry & Laurie?

Couple #13 – Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, A Bit of Fry and Laurie Yes, Virginia, they need to be considered as an all-time favorite British comedy couple. From 1989 to 1995, former Cambridge Footlights members, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, ruled BBC 2 with a sketch show that was a cross between Monty Python’s […]

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David Tennant fans – Say it Isn't So NBC

Word from Hollywood is that NBC has put a hold on David Tennant’s leap into the U.S. television landscape with the series, Rex is Not Your Lawyer. Originally penciled in as a post-failed Jay Leno 10:00pm experiment series, the show now seems destined for a Fall 2010 premiere. Currently, with a pilot in the can, […]

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