Somehow, I always thought that every day was New Year’s Eve to Patsy and Eddy.
For a number of reasons, New Year’s Eve always seems to pop up as a possible wedding date for those planning a wedding. Not as much as June, but fairly significant. So, if you find yourself in a wedding, attending a wedding or having a wedding on New Year’s Eve 2009, one word of advice. [...]
This “special edition” of the Vicar of Dibley was created for a recent Red Nose Day broadcast in the UK. Launched on Christmas Day in 1985, Comic Relief and its’ 1988 creation of Red Nose Day bring together the greats of comedy talent in the UK to raise money for famine relief in the UK [...]
Yet another “eagerly awaited” re-make premieres this week on BBC One when Eddie Izzard, Vanessa Redgrave and Dougray Scott star in, hopefully, a well-deserved re-do of John Wyndham’s 1951 novel, Day of the Triffids . Set in 2011, this new version, on the surface, seems like it has a lot going for it with some [...]
Before we leave the holidays behind for 2009, this was too good to pass up. Narrated by our very own Geoffrey Palmer, the BBC’s Grumpy Guide to Christmas was broadcast on BBC Two this past week. How can you go wrong with a show that’s billed as “middle-aged celebrities bring tales of festive humbug”. Got [...]
As you struggled this past week to put together that last minute Christmas gift with no instructions, instructions in a foreign language or maybe you forgot the ever-important AA or AAA batteries, take a deep breath and remember a simpler Christmas when Legos, coupled with imagination, were the gift of choice.
What better way to celebrate the holidays with a British twist than to hear from Her Majesty, herself. No need to say more. And, our final musical salute to the holidays in keeping with the Queen tradition.
We end our salute to the ultimate holiday celebration, Britcom style, with the conclusion of the Vicar of Dibley Christmas Lunch. Geraldine has survived another year and it’s time for leftovers and charades. Wish Jim would have done Dr. No. Now that we have sufficiently celebrated the holidays, Britcom style, for your viewing and listening [...]
Owen longs to hear a human voice on Christmas Day and end his 38 year rejection string so even Geraldine can’t turn down Christmas lunch #4. Owen’s Christmas tripe may end her attendance at Christmas lunches forever. Later, all is forgotten when Tristan Campbell pops the question….is it time for Mel to go? In our [...]
As we leave Christmas lunch #1 with Jim and Frank, our Dibley Christmas celebration continues with lunch #2 with David and Hugo. Your traditional Christmas lunch. Pasta, fish, turkey and then the annual brussels sprout eating contest. For some reason, all I could think of was Paul Newman, Cool Hand Luke and eggs. Finally, the [...]