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Eddie Izzard recalls Dallas’ KERA as the first to air Monty Python in the U.S.!

The brilliance that is Eddie Izzard rolled into Dallas last night for two shows (final show is tonight at the Majestic Theatre in Downtown Dallas). #eddieizzardtour   As part of his current Force Majeure U.S. Tour, he put a call out for individuals on his various tour stops to send in and/or post some ‘somewhat […]

PM David Cameron plays the ‘Downton Abbey’ card with Chinese Premier

What do you get that hard-to-buy-for individual on your shopping list? If you are Prime Minister David Cameron and you find yourself on the way to meet up with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his first official visit to the UK, there’s only one option…you play the Downton Abbey card. Seems as though the PM […]

Crumbs DM! – Danger Mouse AND Teletubbies set to return in 2015

According to the BBC, not one, but two iconic children’s television series are set to return to the small screen. Danger Mouse AND Teletubbies will resume production with new episodes airing on CBeebies in 2015. Crumbs DM! Danger Mouse to return!   Danger Mouse, the English mouse/Secret Agent who wore a patch over one eye […]

Trooping the Colour for The Queen’s Birthday – 14 June

As everyone east of the Atlantic is acutely aware, London celebrates The Queen’s official birthday in June each year with Trooping the Colour, a brilliant military parade that has taken place in London since 1820 when the Colours of a regiment where used as a rallying point in battle. The annual event takes place on Horse […]

Net Neutrality, John Oliver and the IT Crowd

Whatever side of the fence you are on, with all the talk in recent weeks about net neutrality and what the FCC might do that could change the way the United States uses the Internet, we must turn our attention to the brilliant John Oliver as he shares his thoughts on net neutrality and the […]

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.

Monty Python infiltrates ‘Game of Thrones’

Game of Thrones has ramped up the whole “Easter egg” thing a notch with the ultimate fan tribute.

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.

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 […]

With Towel Day just around the corner, H2G2 – The Game turns 30

While longtime H2G2 fans will immediately remember the original Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy radio and TV series, how many actually remember the H2G2 game? First, you have to set the Wayback Machine to 1984. It was then that Steve Meretzky of Infocom got together with H2G2 creator, Douglas Adams, to create a game based […]

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