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Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus – And Now for Something Completely Different

While getting ready to head back to the States in the AM having spent the last week in the Cotswolds on the set of Father Brown as they continue filming series 3, the combination of last night’s Monty Python finale at the O2 Arena in London and Germany winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil […]

On the set with ‘Father Brown’ in the Cotswolds

Today is our last day in Moreton-in-Marsh on the set of principle production filming for the forthcoming series 3 of Father Brown. Having spent a week on set with the production team behind the camera whose faces you never see but who bring Father Brown and the drop-dead brilliant visual settings of the Cotswolds to […]

Father Brown gets back on his bike for series 3

The hugely successful crime drama Father Brown, based on the stories by GK Chesterton, has begun filming series 3 in the Cotswolds. The BBC One Daytime series, produced in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, will return in 2015 with 15 episodes starring Mark Williams as the crime-solving Roman Catholic priest, Father Brown. Also returning will be […]

First look at ‘The Imitation Game’ with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley

The work of Codebreakers living in Bletchley Park huts and blocks that were built to last only a few years have routinely been credited with shortening World War II by at least two years. What started out in 1938 as a relatively innocent in appearance gathering of members of MI6 and the Government Code and […]

Don’t Panic – only 364 days until Towel Day 2015!

With major apologies for neglecting to give everyone a heads up that yesterday was Towel Day, I’ll begin by saying that there are only 364 days until the 2015 Towel Day celebration.

10 British things about….(insert U.S. city here)

Besides watching great British telly, there are lots of things to do “British” from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Maine and all stops in-between. Whether you’re in North Texas or find yourself heading out on holiday this Summer, you might just want a Full English Breakfast in San Francisco or hop aboard a London double-decker in Phoenix for a pub crawl in the desert.

Is this Heaven? No, it’s Humphry Slocombe!

While they didn’t say ‘are you being served?’ when I finally hit the front of the line yesterday at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco’s Ferry Building, the evidence as to the influence on owner’s Jake Godby and Sean Vahey’s craft is clear.

‘Last Night of the Pythons’ to hit the cinema LIVE on July 20

Given that it took about 90 seconds to officially become a sellout at London’s O2 arena, I’m guessing that you were unable to secure tickets to the July 20 performance of The Last Night of Monty Pythons some months back. If so, fear not. Sadly, on July 21, the greatest and most influential comedy troupe […]

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 […]

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