Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – 32+ years in the making

I know it’s Oscar time 2011 and everyone is focused on The King’s Speech, True Grit, 127 Hours, etc. and I know it’s not right to start looking ahead to next year, but I’m setting my sights on what’s coming out in 2011/2012 that should get Oscar nominations for 2012. To start it off….put this on […]

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Behind the Britcom – Casting 101

As we rapidly approach the PBS national premiere of Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen , which features a look into the minds of the creators of some of the best situation comedy on television anywhere, one thing struck all of us involved in the production of the program besides the known commodity of […]

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BH3 – It's not easy 'being human'

If you’re not familiar with Being Human, it’s not quite the boy meets girl story that seems to populate much of British television these days. Ok, maybe it’s a 21st century adaptation. More of a vampire meets werewolf meets ghost, get a flat in Bristol and try to live amongst the masses. The long-awaited Being […]

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Being Human 3 launch date set!

Mark the calendar, turn off the phone and lock the doors….BH3 is coming. . . . . . . . . . Just catching up or catching on to the greatness that is Being Human? If you fall in to one of these two groups or if you’ve been a P1 since that fateful day […]

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Rowan Atkinson's gift of laughter on HIS birthday today

Seems odd to celebrate Rowan Atkinson’s birthday given the fact that he’s the one that, along with Richard Curtis, has given us the timeless gift of laughter over the years. We all know about the gifts of Blackadder, Mr. Bean and Inspector Fowler in Thin Blue Line. I remember first seeing Atkinson along with Mel […]

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2011 resolution: Say no to American re-makes

Seeing as though we’re only days away from another questionable American remake of a really well-done British television import, I thought I’d immediately put in the request for my first 2011 New Year’s resolution. You know the drill. Have written about this many times. Readers in the UK, I apologize for taking up space and […]

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Is Episodes a comedy or a documentary?

A British couple comes to the U.S. to oversee their successful British comedy being remade by an “American network” — and ruined. Sounds more like a documentary than a comedy to me. Can you blame me? I can name all the British comedies that have had American re-makes on one hand, and have two fingers […]

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A reflective Lenny Henry speaks out

We’ve come to know both Lenny Henry and Dawn French separately over the years in their most popular roles as Chef Gareth Blackstock (Chef!) and Geraldine Granger (Vicar of Dibley). Millions of British comedy fans across the globe have laughed and cried with both their characters over the years which is an incredible achievement for […]

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Could the Bishop of Dibley be a possibility?

What was hinted to us on several occasions during our recent interviews with various cast members of the great Vicar of Dibley, received another shot in the arm yesterday when the Vicar herself said anything’s possible when it comes to more Vicar of Dibley episodes in the future. As reported by our friends over at […]

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Peter Jackson's Hobbit a go! C'mon 2012.

We’re talking 2012 and 2013, so who knows what movie distribution will look like, but this will be a movie-going event not to be missed. 3D in the theatres, Netflix download, Apple TV download, who knows. Whatever the outlet, put it on your calendars as of this moment. Fraught with delays in such minor details […]

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