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Blandings returns to BBC One Sunday; Public television soon.

While PBS viewers in America still have two weeks left in the current series of Downton Abbey, UK viewers within the transmission signal of BBC One can look forward to the return of Blandings which is headed your way this coming Sunday, 16 February. While UK viewers will no-doubt remember, the series tells the story […]

Sir Ian McKellen’s Downton Abbey audition is ‘Vicious’

As we reported this past Fall, Vicious, a.k.a. Vicious Old Queens, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi, is making its way to PBS beginning June 15 (following the return of Endeavour on Masterpiece Mystery). The British comedy, which premiered on ITV this past Spring in the UK, tells the story of Freddie and […]

More Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon brilliance in ‘A Trip to Italy’

In their 2010 film, The Trip, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (or semifictionalized versions of themselves) embarked on a restaurant tour around northern England which quickly morphed into an opportunity to brilliantly showcase their dueling Michael Caine and Woody Allen impressions during their gastronomic exploits. Now that they have effectively conquered England, Brydon and […]

Miranda Hart targeted for new BBC Comedy series

With her throw back to old-time BBC comedy series, Miranda, Miranda Hart has built a career around exploiting the universal truth that awkwardness lies at the heart of the human condition . After her first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe, it was a mere 11 years later that she became an overnight success, leaving the […]

Blue’s Clues meets Sherlock

Now that we have determined that Sherlock shouldn’t be at the top of anyone’s list to watch telly with, thanks to the genius minds over a College Humor, we can also remove the need to see what would happen if Sherlock was called to the set of Blue’s Clues to solve a case. It isn’t […]

‘Mr Bean’ to become more animated in 2014

While there won’t be any renewed efforts to create more live-action episodes of the iconic Mr. Bean, the word on the street is that Rowan Atkinson and Tiger Aspect, UK production company behind the original television series which is now Endemol Beyond, is set to revive the internationally famous Mr. Bean character with a new […]

OFAH: It’s Beckham in Peckham for Sport Relief

Voted Britain’s favorite sitcom in the 2004 Britain’s Best Sitcom poll, Only Fools and Horses will return for a one-time-only special on 21 March on BBC One as part of Sport Relief. While original creator and sole writer on the series, John Sullivan, passed away in 2011, the new Sport Relief sketch has been written […]

R.I.P. – Roger Lloyd Pack

Maybe not a household name, but to those that have been long time or recent fans of British comedy, Roger Lloyd Pack was a friend. The accomplished actor passed away yesterday, losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. Lloyd Pack was known to millions of fans as Trigger on Only Fools and Horses, local farmer and […]

‘AbFab’ movie gets go-ahead…maybe

Eddy and Pats headed to the big screen? It’s official. Well, about as official as any announcement on The Jonathan Ross Show can make something anyway. AbFab creator, Jennifer Saunders, revealed to Ross recently that an Absolutely Fabulous big screen version is on the way. ‘On the way’ is a bit relative, however, as pen […]

After ‘Still Open All Hours’, could there be a ‘Still Only Fools and Horses’?

After headlining the BBC One schedule on Boxing Day and with hopes of a full-blown series possibility this coming Spring, Still Open All Hours may soon have a bit of friendly competition when it comes to the return of classic comedy nostalgia to television. In the original Open All Hours, Ronnie Barker starred as the […]

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