‘The C Word’ headed to U.S. public television this October

Update as of Oct 16, 2015: KERA-TV will air The C Word on Monday, October 19 at 10:00p. As the program contains strong language and nudity which may be upsetting to some, viewer discretion is advised. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in America. Over the next several weeks, U.S. public television stations will air, […]

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R.I.P. Cilla Black

When news on Saturday broke of the passing of Cilla Black, a name synonymous with the likes of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Lulu, and, arguably, one of Britain’s best known and most-loved female performers, I immediately went in search of the recent ITV biopic, Cilla, the three-part drama which chronicled the early career of Cilla […]

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‘Hoff the Record’ at BBC Showcase in Liverpool

For those of you that may not be familiar with the annual BBC Showcase in Liverpool, this is the annual event put on by BBC Worldwide which showcases what’s coming up on the BBC in the forthcoming year. Approximately 750 TV programmers from around the world are in attendance for 5 days of non-stop, intense […]

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Finally, America gets it’s own ‘Red Nose Day’

Ironically, as we (as in, Tellyspotting) head to Liverpool today for the 2015 BBC Showcase, news came down that the mind palace creation of Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry back in 1985, Red Nose Day, is coming to America. The U.K.’s #1 fundraiser event which takes over the BBC every two years for a night of […]

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Nick Frost's Mr. Sloane: A 60's two-woman man

Sloane with an “e”…like the Square It has been some time since I first screened Mr. Sloane. It was back in February at the 2014 BBC Showcase in Liverpool where we first came across this fairly non-descript situation comedy starring Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Cuban Fury. The really […]

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Drama takes center stage at BBC Showcase 2014

After a healthy dose of comedy the last couple of days with Rev, Wrong Mans, Uncle, Inside No. 9 and Mr. Sloane, the focus was on drama as we are at the halfway point of the BBC Showcase screenings in Liverpool. Already armed with the knowledge that there will be new seasons of Death in […]

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Foyle's War to return in 2015

As if the 2014 telly drama cabinet wasn’t full enough with new series of the likes of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Endeavour, Last Tango in Halifax, DCI Banks, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks and Poirot along with new series premieres of Death Comes to Pemberley and Breathless, comes the absolutely brilliant […]

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'Buttleflies' creator, Carla Lane, returns to the world of comedy

Carla Lane, the creator of Bread, Butterflies and The Liver Birds, has decided to return to television following a self-imposed 17-year ‘retirement’. According to the Telegraph, her new sitcom will be set in Liverpool, which was the setting for many of her most popular comedies. Since retiring, Lane has spent years running an animal sanctuary […]

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Speedy's adds Sherlock Wrap to menu today

Sherlock Wrap hits Speedy’s menu today It was with extreme sadness that I exited the Euston Square tube station last Thursday around 4:00pm, made the short walk to 187 North Gower Street only to find out that the now infamous Speedy’s Sandwich Bar & Cafe closes at 3:30p daily. After a quick expletive deleted directed […]

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