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‘Last Night of the Pythons’ to hit the cinema LIVE on July 20

Given that it took about 90 seconds to officially become a sellout at London’s O2 arena, I’m guessing that you were unable to secure tickets to the July 20 performance of The Last Night of Monty Pythons some months back. If so, fear not. Sadly, on July 21, the greatest and most influential comedy troupe […]

A little early (pre-Sherlock) Benedict in ‘Spooks’ and ‘Fortysomething’

For those individuals that thought Sherlock was Benedict Cumberbatch’s first rodeo, we thought it would be fun to revisit some of his pre-Sherlock efforts and see how, when you think about it, he had been preparing for the role of a lifetime all along. Look closely and you’ll see a bit of Sherlock in Benedict […]

‘Mapp and Lucia’ to get re-boot in 2015

2014-2015 looks to be quite an ambitious drama slate for BBC One. Death in Paradise and Call the Midwife will each return for their fourth series in 2015. New commissions will feature two new Agatha Christie adaptations, And Then There Were None and Partners in Crime. Aidan Turner (Being Human, The Hobbit), Eleanor Tomlinson (Death […]

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 […]

It’s Tax Day at ‘Black Books’

Post ‘Miranda’, Tom Ellis heading to Los Angeles for USA’s ‘Rush’

Jessica Brown-Findlay recently discovered that Jamaica Inn is not next door to Downton Abbey. Kevin Doyle found out it’s actually more fun to give orders on The Crimson Field than take them from Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey. Now, you have Tom Ellis, who is finding that his new role in the upcoming USA Network […]

The boys from the ‘Small Rouge One’ are back for series XI!

While there hasn’t been confirmation of this as of yet on reddwarf.co.uk, it’s worth putting this out there because news is traveling fast around the Internets…and everything you read on the Internets is true, right? Almost three years to the day since Dave’s announcement that there was to be a Red Dwarf X in our […]

R.I.P. – Bob Larbey

These are getting harder and harder to write with each passing but they seem to come more frequently these days than any of us would like. The British comedy world, actually, the comedy world, lost a good friend this past week when Bob Larbey passed away. While you may not be familiar with the name, […]

Put the kids to bed – It’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys: D’ Movie!

Whether or not you are a fan of the BBC One sitcom, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, I’m betting the farm that, at some point in the series, you’ve laughed out loud more than you have for any sitcom on the schedule in some time. The three-year old series is the brainchild of Irish writer and performer, […]

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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