The following is a guest post. We often discuss PBS and BBC America’s programming on this blog, but if you’re not watching Netflix or Hulu you’re missing out on a whole cache of shows that you’d not see otherwise.
The following is a guest post. No doubt you’ve heard the news of the passing of Rik Mayall earlier this week. He was a comic actor and writer and, with his frequent partner in crime, Adrian Edmondson, Mayall was an innovator of 1980’s alternative comedy. He was also one of the founders of The Comic […]
The following is a guest post. If you grew up in Britain in the 1970’s I can almost guarantee you are a fan of the Wombles, and hearing the iconic theme song to their show takes you back to being a child again. It certainly does for me.
As the latest adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic stories, the BBC series Sherlock has put a new spin on the old tales and a new face to Sherlock Holmes in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch. London plays such a big part in the series that you’d think it was all filmed in the […]
Living in the USA has made me more aware of my love for British comedy.
About a Boy started as a novel written by one of my favorite British authors, Nick Hornby. Like many of Hornby’s stories, About a Boy was adapted for the big screen into a delightful film starring Hugh Grant, Toni Collette and Rachel Weisz.
In the United kingdom if you own a television set you are required by law to purchase an annual licence to watch it. This befuddles many foreigners, and is indeed a tad controversial in Britain also, but it looks like it is here to stay.
Spoiler Alert: This post includes spoilers for the series that just aired on PBS.
I am very relieved that the only casualty of the 2013 Christmas special is Sampson’s scheme. Rose’s debutante ball along with a visit from the American extended family set the stage for a calm end to Season 4.