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In this week’s Tellyvangelist — your weekly guide to all that’s British on U.S. TV — hear Colin Firth speak all week long about his new film, The King’s Speech, spend the first half of the 4-day-weekend watching a double-day double-0-7 Marathon, and top it off with an appearance by Rachel Weisz on The Simpsons!
All times are in EST and are subject to change.
Monday, November 22
Julie Andrews will twirl her way onto the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight to talk about all of her favorite things.
Lopez Tonight will get a healthy dose of magic as Tom Felton slithers in to talk about Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows — Part 1.
Tuesday, November 23
The regal Colin Firth will be appearing on The Late Show with Dave Letterman tonight to discuss his role as King George VI in The King’s Speech, due out this Friday.
Famed Lost fan Jimmy Kimmel is hoping to get some answers about the mysterious series as he welcomes actor Dominic Monaghan to his show.
Wednesday, November 24
No rest for the king! Colin Firth is scheduled to appear on two more shows today, Live with Regis and Kelly and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as he continues to promote The King’s Speech.
Sir Elton John will also appear on Regis and Kelly today alongside his recent collaborator Leon Russell to give us a taste of their new album, The Union.
Thursday, November 25
Forget football; SyFy has the perfect Thanksgiving Day fare with two-day James Bond Marathon! It all kicks off at 8am with Thunderball, the marathon continues with Dr. No at 10:30am, Goldfinger at 1pm, Goldeneye at 3:30pm, The World is Not Enough at 6:15pm, Casino Royale at 9pm, and for the really dedicated, Never Say Never Again at 12am and finally The Man with the Golden Gun at 3am.
If you still haven’t seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (or even if you have), you’ll have a chance to refresh yourself on the latest happenings in the wizarding world as HBOe plays Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tonight at 5:15.
Friday, November 26
Skip the shopping and stay in as the SyFy James Bond Marathon marches on! Starting with From Russia with Love at 10am, followed by Diamonds Are Forever at 12:30pm, The Spy Who Loved Me at 3pm, Tomorrow Never Dies at 5:30, You Only Live Twice at 11pm, and last, but not least, Moonraker at 1:30am.
Saturday, November 27
Tune in to Cinemax today at 2:30 for the silliest pirates ever to set sail in Richard Curtis? Pirate Radio. Known as The Boat That Rocked in the UK, the film stars Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, and Nick Frost as members of a pirate radio station in the 1960s that government minister Kenneth Branagh is trying to shut down!
Sunday, November 28
Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz will be lending her voice talents to The Simpsons tonight as Bart’s new therapist, Dr. Thurston.
What are you watching this week?
by David Molofsky
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Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.