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Mr. Molesley finally gets to give orders in ‘The Crimson Field”

The Crimson Field premiered last night on BBC One. For Kevin Doyle, his portrayal of Colonel Roland Brett in the World War I drama is a far cry from his recent demotion to footman at Downton Abbey and his interminable suffering at the hands of Carson. “It’s nice to be giving orders rather than receiving […]

R.I.P. – Bob Larbey

These are getting harder and harder to write with each passing but they seem to come more frequently these days than any of us would like. The British comedy world, actually, the comedy world, lost a good friend this past week when Bob Larbey passed away. While you may not be familiar with the name, […]

Post-Fargo, Martin Freeman heads to West End to play Richard III

Shakespeare’s Richard III. Seems like a logical next step after Fargo, right? Not sure Martin Freeman will be pulling much from his performance as Lester Nygaard but he will be following in the footsteps of fellow Sherlock co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch, and head to the Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End beginning this summer to tackle […]

BBC 2′s Line of Duty commissioned for third series

As if I needed yet another reason to solidify my belief that the UK invented good telly. Put aside Hustle, MI5, Life on Mars, Endeavour and Call the Midwife for a minute and take a look at Line of Duty. The police procedural from BBC2 premiered in 2012 and quickly became the BBC2′s best-performing drama […]

Put the kids to bed – It’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys: D’ Movie!

Whether or not you are a fan of the BBC One sitcom, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, I’m betting the farm that, at some point in the series, you’ve laughed out loud more than you have for any sitcom on the schedule in some time. The three-year old series is the brainchild of Irish writer and performer, […]

First pics from the set of ‘Downton Abbey 5′ begin to trickle in

Aside from the fact that new seasons of both Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge premiered last night on PBS, most telly drama lovers will readily admit to liking this time of the year as behind-the-scenes bits from the set of Downton Abbey start to trickle in. The great Richard E. Grant (Girls, Gosford Park, […]

New seasons of ‘Call the Midwife’ and ‘Mr. Selfridge’ the best yet on PBS

The most awaited Sunday in the U.S. since January 5, 2014 (Downton Abbey 4) is finally upon us. Tonight, March 30, sees the return of both Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge on PBS for new seasons and, definitely, new drama. Cast for both series took time out recently to talk about what’s in store […]

Bear with…Miranda Hart joins cast of Paul Feig comedy spy feature

After conquering both small screen comedy (Miranda) and drama (Call the Midwife) and, now, in the midst of her first comedy concert tour, the My, What I Call, Live Show tour, Miranda Hart has mastered riding a bike so will now set her sights on the big screen.   According to Deadline, the ‘as yet […]

Michael Palin returns to TV for BBC One’s ‘Remember Me’

For someone that has had an asteroid named after them (Asteroid 9621 Michaelpalin), has not one, but two high-speed Virgin trains named after him in honor of his achievements as a traveller, is past President of the Royal Geographical Society and has been ‘unofficially’ referred to over the years as “Britain’s Nicest Man”, Michael Palin […]

Lenny Henry to star in stage version of ‘Rudy’s Rare Records’

Rudy’s Rare Records is a tiny, on its last breath, reggae and ska record shop in Birmingham. It is one of a dying breed, a place with real soul and stacked with piles of vinyl where the slogan is “If we don’t have it – them don’t mek it.” Unfortunately, much like Championship Vinyl in […]

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