A pre-Oompa-Loompas Willie Wonka heads to the big screen with an amazing cast in tow!

Full disclosure. Re-makes tend to scare me, whether it’s big or small screen. Pre-Endeavour, prequels used to scare me too. Neither really ever came close to meeting expectations based on the original until Shaun Evans brought a young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse to life during his early career with the Oxford City Police CID.

While I’m reserving judgement on an announced 2023 release of Wonka, given it will be really hard to touch Gene Wilder’s definitive 1971 portrayal of the iconic children’s literary character, recent announcements as to casting may just have me looking forward to this one.

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For sale: ‘The Blackadder Pub’ — AND….it comes with a house!

Most fans of any television series are satisfied enough to just buy the entire series on DVD. Some may visit the town where a favorite series was filmed such as Port Isaac (Doc Martin), Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine) or, on my personal bucket list travel destination, Portmeirion (The Prisoner). For some lucky buyer, Edmund Ramsdale took his love of a certain British comedy series to not just the next level but far beyond that.

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Happy 66th, Rowan Atkinson!

Rowan Atkinson turns 66 today. Thankfully, for us, the comedic genius chose to put neither his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University nor his degree of MSc in Electrical Engineering from The Queen’s College, Oxford to use. His true calling became more clear after gaining national attention as member of The Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976.

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Friday Funny — Baldrick’s cunning plan to survive WWI

What makes Blackadder Goes Forth an instant classic (ok, besides the writing and the acting) is the fact that not only does it include Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson as Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick, but it also features the return of the greatness of Hugh Laurie as Lieutenant George, Stephen Fry as General Melchett, Tim McInnerny […]

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Class, pay attention! It’s Mr. Bean’s Essential COVID-19 Checklist!

Even in today’s unsettling times, one can never get enough of Mr. Bean. Our latest ‘Bean’ sighting is courtesy of the World Health Organization as they have come up with a new public service announcement to remind people to wash their hands, show kindness and maintain physical distance featuring global comedy icon, Mr Bean. In […]

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At 37 years of age, ‘Blackadder’ has still got it!

With a huge tip of the hat to The Telegraph for getting the conversation going several years ago, we celebrate the brilliance that started out almost four decades ago as simply…The Black Adder. Premiering on 15 June 1983 on BBC1, the Richard Curtis/Rowan Atkinson creation turned 37 earlier this week on Monday at 9:25pm GMT. […]

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Happy 65th, Rowan Atkinson!

Rowan Atkinson, English actor, comedian, and screenwriter turns 65 today. While best known to audiences worldwide for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean and, more recently, for his stellar performance in Maigret, I first stumbled upon Atkinson’s brilliant talent in the BBC2 sketch comedy series, Not the Nine O’Clock News.

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Rowan Atkinson returns to the pulpit in BBC Radio 4 comedy, #Godswork

Over the years, the Brits have placed an importance on developing radio drama and comedy, whether experimental or alternative, as a means of showcasing new talent, providing a venue for established talent and incubating new ideas that could, quite possibly, find its way to television. BBC Radio 4, in particular, is the master of the […]

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