Hugh Bonneville is Top Gear's Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car

The season premiere of Top Gear has come and gone. Airing earlier this month on BBC Two and last night on BBC America, the series opened its 21st season with Lord Grantham himself, Hugh Bonneville, as the shows Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car.   For those few that have not seen and/or heard of the […]

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Sherlock the newest Star in a Reasonably Priced Car on Top Gear

Unfortunately, no earth-shattering revelations as to how Sherlock Holmes survives that leap from the rooftop of St Barts at the end of series 2 of Sherlock but this is 10-minutes filled with amazingly fun bits of trivia for both the serious and casual (is there such a thing?) Benedict Cumberbatch fan. First up was that […]

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Syfy targets Blake's 7 for next American re-make effort

Thankfully, if I get a bit discouraged at the thought of yet another British telly classic getting an American re-boot, I’ll have plenty of company this time around. The news that Terry Nation’s brilliant sci-fi drama Blake’s 7 will get a 21st century update courtesy of American cable outlet, Syfy, has not set well with […]

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Call the Midwife – Sunday night drama in 2012

Thankfully, Mad Men is set in the 60’s putting an end to inconceivable bandwagon-jumping comparisons between the hit AMC series and the upcoming BBC series, Call the Midwife. The series, which will focus on the joys and hardships of a group of midwives working in London’s East End in the 50’s is definitely not your typical […]

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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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Top Gear salutes the Space Shuttle

Unfortunately, there remains, at this moment, a question as to whether or not weather will cause a slight delay with todays final space shuttle launch of the Atlantis from the Kennedy Space Center. While it’s only a 30% “go” at this point for a Friday launch, NASA is predicting a definite weekend launch should todays […]

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Graham Norton anyone? Maybe WILTY? 10 O'Clock Live maybe?

Ever planned a trip to New York or Los Angeles, business or vacation, and part of the planning centered around trying to be in the studio audience for your favorite game show or talk show such as Dave or Conan? Full disclosure before we go any further. I’m guilty having been in the studio audience […]

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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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