A BBC retro-Christmas 2010

To amplify the point that the Christmas/Boxing Day television schedule war between the BBC and ITV is something akin to Wrestlemania XXVI, one has to look no further than this years schedule plans for both outlets. Even though the BBC is more Hulk Hogan to ITV’s Vince McMahon, both continue to throw the kitchen sink […]

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British comedy cars want equal time on top-10 list

You  might remember of our earlier in the week mention of the top-10 television and screen hotels where the ultimate British comedy ‘hotel from hell’ topped the list, seems now that the automobile wants equal time. Interestingly enough, British comedy is also featured prominently in this list compiled by Chrises Cars. For those playing along […]

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The Stig. Some say….he's James Bond's stunt driver

There are those that could lay claim that The Stig, the name given to the ultimate racing car driver on BBC’s mega hit, Top Gear, the most illegally download program on the Internet, is actually the model for the television commercial world’s Most Interesting Man in the World. The fact that I’ve never seen them in […]

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Top Gear USA — Just a really bad idea

Looks like some U.S. producer’s need to mess with near perfection has entered into the picture again with the release of the “official” promo trailer for the American version of the mega-worldwide hit, Top Gear. I know it’s only 2:00+ minutes, but it’s pretty easy to see this will not last. For starters, no Jeremy […]

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Top Gear….say it isn't so

One of the greatest shows on television, Top Gear, is, in the immortal words of Graham Chapman, has been tagged as “being too silly” and is being asked by the BBC to tone it down this year. This translates to the show cutting back on the comedy stunts and giving the series a more serious […]

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QI – what say you? Polls are open!

QI, the BBC television panel show which humbly stands for Quite Interesting, has renewed its quest to cross the pond. A petition of signatures, including Stephen Fry’s, has made the rounds for some time, but seems to be picking up steam for a possible American outlet with the great John Hodgman leading the way. The […]

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 vs McLaren F1

Should you have an extra $1+ million dollars lying around, you might want to read on. If you don’t, you might read on anyway as you might just recognize the individual given the charge to compare the two $1 million dollar automobiles. Known simply as Blackadder or Mr. Bean to many of us, Rowan Atkinson […]

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Red Dwarf 'Carbug' up for auction

If you’re in the mood for a slightly used one-of-a-kind auto that proudly boasts the ability to go from ‘naught-60’ in three weeks (Top Gear here we come) and does have a television credit, the customized 1999 Smart Car from the Red Dwarf: Back to Earth series goes up for auction on October 29. Good […]

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Gervais, Top Gear host recall favorite Python bits…

Celebrate Monty Python Day (October 5, 1969) with the BBC as Ricky Gervais, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, Stephen Merchant (co-writer, The Office) and Justin Lee Collins share their favorite bits.  Check it out here…BBC.  Ok, it’s self-declared as Monty Python Day, but I can do that, I think.  Dare you to Silly Walk down Main Street […]

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