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Move over Nigel Tufnel, David Brent to film upcoming Foregone Conclusion mini-world tour

Taking a page out of the brilliant Rob Reiner film, Spinal Tap, and coming on the heels of his wildly successful Learn Guitar with David Brent series on YouTube, Ricky Gervais will soon hit the road to document his upcoming Foregone Conclusion tour The former head honcho of Slough paper firm Wernham Hogg told The […]

Taking a ‘Sherlock’ tribute to new heights

While Downton Abbey parodies have been endless, there have been few spoofs/parodies/tributes to the greatness of Sherlock. One truly brilliant effort was the recent Sherlock: The Musical. As evidenced by the following video tribute, you almost have to be as much of a fan as were series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Creators Albert […]

It’s MUST SEE TV tonight on PBS! ‘National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage’

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to celebrate the incredible talent that has graced the stage of London’s National Theatre for the last 50 years. The National Theatre opened its doors in 1963 with Laurence Olivier as its first director. Eight hundred productions later, the venerable institution celebrates its 50th anniversary with a […]

Liverpool, The Beatles and the Night that Changed America

Let’s just say that it took something of this magnitude to pry me away from Sunday’s installment of Downton Abbey. All I can say is, thank goodness for the DVR. Even Mrs. Patmore would approve of this new invention. Watching The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute last night brought back […]

PBS gets “Glad All Over” with profile of The Dave Clark Five and the British Invasion

Whether you’re a longtime fan of The Dave Clark Five or you’re of the age that only knows of Paul McCartney from Wings, tune your telly to PBS on April 8 for Great Performances “Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond” and celebrate the work of a band that was at the forefront […]

Happy #SherlockLives Day! & Sherlock: The Musical!

Yes, I know, it’s Sunday. Must be Downton Day in America. While that may be true, I’m afraid it just might be a simple case of ‘move over Downton’ because it’s officially Sherlock Day today! A day that American audiences have been (im)patiently waiting for since that fateful day in May 2010 when series 2 […]

Call the Midwife Christmas Special headed to PBS on Dec 29 following Christmas Day premiere on BBC One

We must have all been good this year given the fact that we are in for some good telly in the coming weeks. If the news of the Downton Abbey Christmas Special, the Christmas Day Sherlock mini-episode broadcast or the New Years Day premiere of Sherlock 3 on BBC One wasn’t enough, we now get […]

‘National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage’ coming to PBS’ Great Performances

Set your DVR now for Friday, February 14 on PBS at 8pm CT / 9pm ET on PBS. Great Performances “National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage” is coming to your local public television station (8:00pm on KERA Channel 13 in North Texas).   Founded in 1963, the Royal National Theatre has provided London residents and […]

Sherlock composer raises the ‘epic quotient’ for series 3

Given all the endless questions circling the Internets concerning Sherlock Holmes’ series 2 ender leap off the rooftop of St Barts Hospital, how can you possibly up the ‘epic ante’ when it comes to the forthcoming BBC/PBS series 3 of Sherlock? Anticipation for the early 2014 return (January 19 on PBS/early January on BBC One) […]

Heading to The Big Easy and 270 London Tube stations in 3:15…or 17 hours

As many of you know if you’ve been either a regular or even a casual follower of Tellyspotting over the past 4+ years, October is the annual BBC Syndication Showcase. Each year, public television programming representatives descend upon New Orleans to sit in a hotel conference room for two days screening non-stop the best of […]

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