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‘Open All Hours’ could return for full series after Christmas special

As UK viewers will soon find out, Sir David Jason is set to return to the small screen and revive his character Granville in the revival of the classic sitcom Open All Hours. The one-off special, Still Open All Hours, is set to air this Christmas on BBC One. Jason originally starred with the late […]

Monty Python’s Circus to fly again!

Fans of the iconic British comedy series, Monty Python’s Flying Circus awoke this morning to news that has to have at least equaled King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table’s feelings when their search for the Holy Grail was complete. It’s as if the dead parrot that was bereft of life has been […]

Baldrick’s latest ‘cunning plan’ involves Prince William

That’s “Sir Baldrick” to you… Tony Robinson, the star of the hit BBC comedy, Blackadder, was knighted for public and political service by the Duke of Cambridge at an investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace this past week. As William stepped in to represent the Queen who is suffering from ankle discomfort following a busy […]

PBS to get ‘Vicious’ in 2014

Vicious’, a.k.a. Vicious Old Queens, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi, will make its way to PBS in the States beginning Summer 2014. The British comedy, which aired on ITV this past Spring in the UK, tells the story of a constantly bickering couple who have lived together in a small Covent Garden […]

A Happy Halloween moment with Psychoville’s “Rope”

I think I’ve decided that only thing that could rival the fanboy love and appreciation for Sherlock Holmes by the minds of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss is the love of film and all things Hitchcock-ian by League of Gentlemen alumni, Steve Pemberton and Reese Shearsmith. Case in point. Following the greatness of The League […]

Red Dwarf XI – The Boys are Back…hopefully in 2014!

A new series of sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf has been ordered by Dave, the Home of Witty Comedy Banter in the UK.   Writer and series co-creator Doug Naylor is currently working on scripts for RDXI, with filming due to commence in 2014. The news has been widely expected for the past eleven months, following […]

Post BBC Showcase in The Big Easy – Comedy

As we leave The Big Easy in the Southwest jet’s rear view mirror, this year’s BBC Syndication Showcase was no different than any in recent memory. Nothing but good telly to choose from to bring to public television in the States for 2014. Here are a few of the comedy highlights that many of you […]

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 […]

‘Open All Hours’ to re-open this Christmas

Christmas has, once again, arrived in October. Arkwright’s Grocery may have closed in 1985, but, word is, it will re-open this Christmas. Titled Still Open All Hours

Missing ‘Hebburn’ Christmas script found…and returned spoiler free!

Christmas has came early for Hebburn creator Jason Cook recently when 11-year-old twins Serena and Lauren Short and their pal Katie Luke, 13, found a top secret stack of papers lying on the ground near Hebburn Cricket Club this past week. The top secret script included storylines for the eagerly-awaited Hebburn holiday special.   In […]

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