Death in Paradise II taking Caribbean island by storm

With every passing day, the world of British telly just keeps getting better and better. In addition to our recent mentions of new comedies that are hitting the telly as we speak such as Me & Mrs Jones, Moone Boy and Red Dwarf X, along with the commissioning of new series of established brilliance such […]

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In the BBC comedy pipeline – Me & Mrs. Jones

There are but a few times you can point to in your telly watching career where you see a perfect storm on the comedy horizon. That said, unfortunately, the last time I can remember this happening was mid-1993. This is when I first heard of the most recent brainchild from the great Richard Curtis starring […]

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Giving Roger and Val another look

When Roger and Val Have Just Got In was first announced back in 2010, hearing that this was to pair Dawn French and Alfred Molina, I immediately felt this to be a series that had enormous potential. With the concept of the show being that it was to follow the lives of a middle-aged couple […]

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Valentine's Day – British comedy style

Nothing screams Valentine’s Day like a bit of British comedy. SInce Hallmark tells us it’s a day for couples what better way to celebrate than to take a look back at those couples that have been a part of our collective telly families for a number of years. Unlike Hyacinth, I hope you’re ok with […]

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Sans Saunders, it's now French and uh,…a puppet

The Belfast Telegraph, which seems to have become the hotbed of “all-things related to British television” lately, is reporting that Dawn French will be returning to the stage in the not-too-distant future. With her most recent post-Vicar of Dibley, post-Jam and Jerusalem, post-Psychoville, return to television with the great Alfred Molina in Roger and Val Have Just Got […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy set to premiere

If you are in the UK, mark down the date of Friday, 16 September as the day a potential Oscar winning film premieres. For those in the U.S., clear out Friday, November 18 on your calendar for the same reason. Starring Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Atonement, Fortysomething), Tom Hardy, Mark Strong and […]

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Happy Easter from the Dibley Bunny

Post-St Georges Day and post-anniversary of William Shakespeare birth and death, we transition from one of the most eagerly anticipated weeks of the year which culminated with the premiere of the new season of Doctor Who to the next most eagerly anticipated weeks of the same year leading up to the Royal Wedding. Time to take […]

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A Royal Wedding – British comedy style

As the world inches closer and closer to the big event on Friday, 29 April, now’s your chance to vote for your favorite British comedy proposal / nuptials. Who can forget David Horton’s down on one knee, million dollar, proposal put forth to the Vicar? I know it didn’t result in them tying the knot, […]

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Waking the Dead calls it a day

After ten brilliant seasons, the British forensic crime drama is taking it’s toys and going home. Waking the Dead producer, Colin Wratten writes in this edition of the BBC TV blog about the last days of the series (there might be a few spoilers here for those that don’t want to get a hint as […]

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