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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 […]

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 […]

Frances Urquhart vs. Frank Underwood – It’s the House of Cards March Madness bracket

In true March Madness fashion, there’s one bracket that seems to have been neglected in Vegas this year. Forget Florida, Arizona, Iowa State, Virginia, Michigan, Baylor and the rest of the 2014 NCAA Sweet Sixteen. The real bracket final pits Frances Urquhart against Frank Underwood. It’s the BBC’s House of Cards vs. Netflix House of […]

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 […]

Whovians unite! It’s time for a bit of ‘Doctor Who’…in Lego

First it was the Winchester Pub, then it was Downton Abbey (created by New Yorker, Eric Stevens) and, finally. , it was the greatness of 221b Baker Street with a Sherlock Lego set. While that might have just been a pig that flew by my window, it’s time to grab your bricks and build a […]

‘Blackadder’ at the center of The Great War 2.0 debate

It seems as though the British comedy Blackadder is at the center of a lingering controversy some 25 years after the last episode premiered on BBC One in 1989. The debate is heating up as the 4th August of this year will be the 100th anniversary of when Great Britain entered World War I in […]

Downton Abbey – The Board Game

Coming to the realization that, after tomorrow, there will be only 2 weeks left in the current series of Downton Abbey, one must be brave and turn their attention to just how will we cope until the, most likely, September 2014 return in the UK and January 2015 return on PBS. What may soften the […]

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 […]

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