BBC Showcase 2011 – Day 3: Top Gear, British comedy and more…

Day three in Brighton. Immersed in the world of television comedy, drama, doc, natural history and science with 100’s more hours of screenings trying to find that hidden gem from the BBC catalogue. As you can expect, lots of William and Kate documentaries in the news and documentary section as we approach the royal wedding […]

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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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In TV, does life imitate art or vice versa?

I’ve ranted enough in recent months about how American comedy simply cannot re-create British comedy. Looks like the British have figured it out by imitating a comedic style and not trying to duplicate a specific program. In somewhat of a role reversal, the UK comedy world is now copying a style of comedy that American […]

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Forget Conan vs. Jay…I'm Alan Partridge

All this talk the last couple of weeks. Conan O’Brien vs. Jay Leno. What’s going to happen to Jimmy Kimmel? What does this mean for Letterman? What’s NBC going to do at 10p ET after the Olympics? The forgotten man in all of this…Alan Partridge. Partridge, as some of you may not be aware, had […]

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