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Take a tour of the British Isles in accents

From a drama standpoint, have you ever wondered as you were watching the likes of MI-5, Doc Martin, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks, Case Histories, Call the Midwife, Father Brown or Eastenders how where the show is set will dictate the accents used in the show? How about from a comedy standpoint with Last of […]

TARDIS’ discovered on the streets of Glasgow

In 1963, when Doctor Who began, hundreds of blue police phone boxes were scattered all over the UK. They served a very important purpose in the days before the Internet and smartphones (I know, just after the Ice Age). Inside these iconic blue boxes were actual telephones in which passers-by could alert the police if […]

What happened when the ‘Trollied’ set met ‘Top Gear’?

Normally, when the guys from Top Gear get issued a challenge, something gets destroyed. Series 21 of the long-running motoring show is no exception. In episode one, early last month, series hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May drive their 1980′s hatchbacks around a specially designed course in the aisles of a supermarket, to […]

Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for 2014 BBC Showcase

How appropriate given that 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show that, as you read this, Tellyspotting will be somewhere over New York City headed to Liverpool for the 2014 BBC Showcase. You might remember that this is annual gathering of television programming executives from around the […]

Touring the set of ‘Mr. Selfridge’

With PBS set to re-open the doors of Mr. Selfridge in a matter of weeks (March 30 at 9pET/8pCT, to be exact), a lot was made leading up to the 2013 premiere with regards to the set that was constructed for the filming of the interior of Selfridges. For obvious reasons, the real Selfridges couldn’t […]

With Sherlock over, Benedict Cumberbatch leaves Baker Street for Sesame Street

While this won’t soften the blow in anyone’s personal mind palace that Sherlock is, most likely, done for what could be another 1-2 years, this will bring a smile to Benedict Cumberbatch fans across the land. The brilliant ‘Benedict Sherlock’ or ‘Benedict Counterbatch’ headed over to the second most famous address in the world, Sesame […]

International Silly Walks Day – A January 7 post mortem

Blame the Monty Python troupe if you will, but we could all do with a bit more preposterous prancing in our daily routine. How could we have let this pass by without even so much as a mention leading up to such silliness. I guess we should get some what of a pass given that […]

Become part of Sherlock’s ‘Homeless Network’ with new iPhone app

We used to say that you know you’ve arrived when you are subject of a Jimmy Fallon parody, a Saturday Night Life sketch or featured in a segment on Red Nose Day. Owners of all three, Downton Abbey went one step further when Lady Mary, herself, participated in a game of antler toss to promote […]

Must See TV: PBS to ‘Unlock Sherlock’ tonight after ‘Downton Abbey’

As PBS ‘unlocks Sherlock’ at 10pET, following the second episode of Downton Abbey, we move inside of one week until the long, long, long-awaited return of Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The one-hour special explores how writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss created the BBC/PBS series. In addition, the special goes behind-the-scenes on […]

A Festive Tube Map just in time for the holidays!

Still looking for that last minute way to pass the time until the premiere of Downton Abbey and Sherlock? How about a way to not think about all the great telly things coming your way on Christmas Day and Boxing Day if you’re in the UK such as new Christmas specials from Doctor Who, Call […]

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