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Bill Young

Bill Young has written 1935 posts for Tellyspotting

‘Downton Abbey’ heads to Hogwarts for S5

Platform 9 & 3/4, magically concealed behind the barrier between Muggle Platform Nine and Platform Ten, at King’s Cross Station in London will be a bit crowded this week as cast and crew of Downton Abbey headed to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. Filming at Alnwick Castle, which doubled as Hogwarts School of Witchery and Wizardry […]

War comes to Middle Earth as Benedict and Martin square off

With a release date of mid-December in both the U.S. and the UK, the recently released at Comic-Con trailer for the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, is about as close you can get to trailer gold. It’s WWE at it’s finest as Middle Earth’s favorite dragon, Smaug […]

Answer to the Sherlock/Moriarty riddle is in Benedict Cumberbatch’s Mind Palace

Unfortunately, this might be one time that Sherlock doesn’t want to access his mind palace. While it might be unbearable for viewers of Sherlock to have to wait until what now looks like Christmas 2015 for the return of the world’s most famous consulting detective, it must be worse for Benedict Cumberbatch to have a […]

Doctor Who to debut in cinemas around the world Aug 23

The beginning of the Peter Capaldi era as the Twelfth Doctor just got a bit more awesome with the announcement that series 8 opening episode on 23 August is scheduled not just on a TV screen near you, but will air in approximately 1500 cinemas around the globe. Following the success of the Doctor Who […]

David Suchet’s final days as Poirot begins tonight on PBS

It all began in January of 1989. Probably not even David Suchet himself knew that some 25+ years later he would have portrayed the world’s most notable Belgian detective for the entire Agatha Christie catalog that featured Hercule Poirot. Tonight’s premiere of “The Big Four” on PBS’ Masterpiecemarks the return of Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), […]

Karen Gillan joins ‘A Touch of Cloth’ for series 3

Suranne Jones (DI Anne Oldman) and John Hannah (DI Jack Cloth) are back for a third installment of Charlie Brooker’s police procedural spoof, A Touch of Cloth! Reminiscent of the greatness of Police Squad, this brilliant parody of British detective and crime dramas will also feature some new blood this time around. Kerry Newblood, to […]

‘Doctor Who’ meets The Nerd on ‘Robot Chicken’

Robot Chicken, created from the mind palaces of Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, got just a bit cooler recently as, at long last, The Doctor finally meets The Nerd. Airing as part of the Adult Swim block on The Cartoon Network, Robot Chicken is a sketch comedy series that parodies a number of pop culture […]

Downton Abbey 5 — What we know so far…

With the return of Downton Abbey only mere months away on ITV in the UK, it was officially announced at the Television Critic’s Association gathering in Los Angeles that series 5 will premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece series beginning Sunday, January 4, 2015. Regardless of where you are, the great thing now is that both cast […]

Monty Python, 1969-2014

Dressed in white suit jackets befitting the occasion, the five surviving members of Monty Python, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, closed out their run of reunion shows Sunday evening by bidding farewell with the 1979 song from Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Always Look on the Bright Side of […]

Endeavour takes you back to the 60′s

Having just spent a week in the 50′s on the set of the filming of series 3 of Father Brown in the Cotswolds, you get a crash course on the complexities of the overall transformation that has to take place to create the reality for both the actors involved and the viewers at home. The […]

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