Capping off the KERA British Telly Tour with a trip to ‘Dibley’ and Bletchley Park!

Taking absolutely nothing away from our stops earlier in the week touring filming locations for Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle), Poldark (Chavenage House), Midsomer Murders (Dorchester-on-Thames), Inspector Morse/Lewis/Endeavour (Oxfordshire) and Agatha Raisin (Biddestone), the final day of the KERA British Telly Tour before returning to London may have been the best of all with a stop in Turville, yet another picturesque small English village (thankfully, no murders have occured there to my knowledge) for a behind-the-scenes look at the Vicar of Dibley and then on to Bletchley Park (Bletchley Circle) for a glimpse at the brilliant work that came out of the minds of the roughly 9000 men and women that worked tirelessly to end World War II .

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Tempting fate, the ‘KERA British Telly Tour’ heads to Oxfordshire for a date with Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour!

The KERA Great British Telly Tour headed to Oxford on Thursday for an Inspector Morse, Lewis and  Endeavour walking tour of the hallowed halls of the 39 colleges that make up Oxford University (16 of the colleges were actually featured in the Inspector Morse series alone!). Named the ‘fictional murder capital of England’ for obvious reasons, Oxford proved to be a treasure trove of information, partly in just learning how the University system works.

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Tempting fate, once again, Tellyspotting survives the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone to begin KERA’s Great British Telly Tour!

As your head hit the pillow Saturday evening, Tellyspotting had begun the nine hour trek to London to begin the 2022 Great British Telly Tour courtesy of KERA and Transcendent Travel. Overall, a pretty nondescript flight which, these days, is a very good thing. The highlight, oddly, was when the pilot again pointed out that we were […]

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Gary Waldhorn — a.k.a. Dibley’s Councillor David Horton, dies at 78.

Gary Waldhorn, the actor best known for his role of Councillor David Horton in the Dawn French comedy, Vicar of Dibley, has died at the age of 78. Waldhorn’s son Josh confirmed to BBC News that his father died on Monday, saying in a statement: “Classically trained, it was the theatre where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy […]

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25 years later, Dawn French and Dame Darcey Bussell reunite and talk ballet for Royal Academy of Dance fundraiser

This piece of greatness just in from and courtesy of the Royal Academy of Dance…. Dawn French and Dame Darcey Bussell have reunited to reminisce about their famous ballet sketch in The Vicar Of Dibley called “The Mirror” 25 years on, and said it helped to demonstrate dance is “there for everybody”. The comedian and the […]

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2020 looking a bit better with ‘The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown’ on the holiday horizon!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus…even in 2020! The Vicar Of Dibley, the classic comedy starring Dawn French, will return with The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown, a series of lockdown specials as part of the BBC’s festive holiday line-up this year. Created and written by Four Weddings And A Funeral writer Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, the series of three 10-minute […]

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Let us pray as Dibley’s Vicar teases something special for Christmas.

Since everything you read on the Internet is true, I’m taking Dawn French’s teasing of something special from the creators of The Vicar of Dibley this season to the bank. Ok, fine, I can only find one mention of the absolutely brilliant news reportedly dropped recently by French, who plays Dibley’s vicar, Geraldine Granger, but I’m taking that as meaning ‘there is a chance’ that this possibility could be worth the paper it was printed on.

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