Fox orders U.S. version of Gavin & Stacey

U.S. broadcast networks have struck again and will try to mine a bit of UK gold with the announcement that the Fox network has ordered a pilot of the British comedy sitcom, Gavin & Stacey. This will be the second attempt at a U.S. version with the first being the 2009 ill-fated ABC version. Ill-fated […]

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Ah-ha! Alan Partridge movie set to begin

With his beloved Rover and Lexus cars and Bang & Olufsen stereo system in tow, Alan Partridge, host of Mid Morning Matters on North Norfolk Digital radio, will debut on the big screen in 2013. With the very creative working title of The Alan Partridge Movie, the film will be exec produced by Armando Iannucci, […]

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The best Michael Caine? Not many people know that….

Michael Caine is flat out brilliant. For starters, he’s one of only two actors that has been nominated for an Academy Award in every decade since the 60’s. Can anyone guess the other one? He’s been a part of such film genius as The Ipcress File, Alfie, Sleuth, Hannah and Her Sisters, Cider House Rules, […]

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David Walliams conquers the Thames for Sport Relief

A wee bit harder than his gig as host of the 24-hour Panel show that he did for Comic Relief this past year, but after 8 days and 140 miles, the official David Walliams vs. The Thames challenge for Sport Relief is now over.  Along the way, Walliams battled a stomach virus, high tide, low […]

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British comedy scattershooting to start the week….

Need comedy this morning? Take the Tube! Doesn’t matter if you’re on DART, BART, the Metro, SMART, the 2, 4, 5, 7 or D train in New York, the Tube, Paris Metro, the L or the T this morning, it’s Monday, and you’re in need of comedy. Imagine whatever line your on, look at the map below […]

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To Alan Partridge, Mid-Morning really does matter

At long last, the online web-based series featuring the genius of Steve Coogan as DJ Alan Partridge is coming to broadcast television. North Norfolk Digital Radio’s Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters will hit the big time in October of this year in the UK. No word yet of a a broadcast partner. As much of the […]

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Tribeca well worth 'The Trip'

Granted, Steve Coogan is a household name in the UK. He’s a comic genius that has given the world, perhaps, the greatest of all talk-show hosts in Alan Partridge. In America, however, Coogan remains a virtual unknown to everyone with the exception of those that have seen Night at the Museum. A role that Coogan […]

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It's a One Ronnie Christmas for all….in the UK, at least

Hard to believe that one half of the brilliant British comedy duo almost hung it up before he got started. Ronnie Corbett says he thought long and hard about abandoning show business before he met his long-time professional partner, Ronnie Barker. As the story goes, Corbett thought about giving up a career in show business […]

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Happy 80th, Ronnie Corbett

We’ve written recently about Ronnie Corbett showcasing his culinary talents on Ronnie Corbett’s Supper Club, but now, to celebrate his 80th, Ronnie returns to his comedy roots for The One Ronnie, a sketch comedy special with James Corden, Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart set for a Christmas Day transmission on the BBC. English freelance writer […]

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Alan Partridge is back! Finally, Mid-Morning Matters

Great news for British comedy fans worldwide, thanks to that new invention, the Internets. Forget the return of Conan on Monday, 8 November. Old news. The real news is that Alan Partridge is back on the air with Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge beginning Friday, 5 November. Ever the technological early adopter, Partridge will […]

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