Remembering Geoffrey Hughes, a.k.a Onslow, on what would have been his 76th birthday!

The man who most knew as Onslow, the slovenly bane of Hyacinth’s existence (except for one special moment on the QE2) in Keeping Up Appearances, would have been 76 on Sunday. Geoffrey Hughes, one of the true British comedy greats, was also known to many over the years for his supporting role as Twiggy in The Royle Family, conman Vernon Scripps in Heartbeat and binman, Eddie Yeats, in Coronation Street during the 1970’s and 80’s. Probably very few knew that Hughes was also the voice of Paul McCartney in the Beatles 1968 film, Yellow Submarine.

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DS Endeavour Morse teases a future without DI Fred Thursday when ‘Endeavour’ returns for series 7

As UK fans of Endeavour make plans to settle in next month (9 February to be exact) for the premiere of series 7, Shaun Evans (DS Endeavour Morse) has teased that tensions may hit breaking point between the two during the upcoming series. Set in 1970, writer Russell Lewis told the press recently that “…Oxford’s Finest will head into […]

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PBS Masterpiece’s ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ reboot begins filming in Yorkshire

All Creatures Great and Small starring Nicholas Ralph along with Samuel West, Callum Woodhouse, Anna Madeley and Rachel Shenton is coming to PBS Masterpiece! Based on the books of Alf Wight (writing under the pseudonym, James Herriot), the original series followed veterinary surgeon James Herriot as he treated animals in the English countryside in the […]

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R.I.P. Nicky Henson; From ‘Fawlty Towers’ to ‘Downton Abbey’ and everything in-between.

Unfortunately, these posts are getting way too frequent and are hitting too close to home as they involve friends that we’ve made over the years. This time, with great sadness, we report that our friend Nicky Henson, passed away Monday at the age of 74. One of the absolute nicest individuals on the planet, Nicky used to tell us that even after all the theater, stage and film work he has been a part of in over 50 years of professional acting, he expected to see on his tombstone “Here lies Nicky Henson – he was in one episode of Fawlty Towers”.

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Lucy Worsley’s ‘12 Days of Tudor Christmas’ heads to PBS on Christmas Day (where and when it was meant to be)!

I might as well get this out of the way upfront. Lucy Worsley is as close to a national treasure as there is in my book. Worsley, the British historian, author, curator, and television presenter, is currently the Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that manages a number of the United Kingdom’s unoccupied royal palaces.

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