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This Sunday, the political comedy Veep makes a welcome return to HBO, expertly guided once more by the sure hand of Armando Iannucci.
Before we delve into the everything, let’s take a moment. We all know that 2013 is the final year of the Eleventh Doctor, and we all know that they are filming the Doctor Who Christmas special right now.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 10th, 2013
Last night, Doctor Who won two trophies at the TV Choice awards, and Broadchurch (which we’re counting as a Whovian endeavor) scooped up two more. Practically a clean sweep.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 4th, 2013
We already know that comedy writers make good Doctor Who writers – Douglas Adams, Mark Gatiss, Richard Curtis, to name but three – so amid all the global hoo-hah over whether Peter Jackson will get to direct an episode, let’s ...
Yesterday, the web was abuzz with the news that Mark Gatiss – Sherlock’s brother Mycroft Holmes, among many other things – is going to join the cast of Game of Thrones for a bit of sword and sorcery action. It’s not the ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on June 20th, 2013
This may possibly not be the place to put an extravagant eulogy to James Gandolfini, the immortal Tony Soprano, who died yesterday from a suspected heart attack. For one thing, he wasn’t British, for another, the bulk of his most ...
We spend quite a bit of time talking about British shows that may see the light of day in America, or may not, so it’s a pleasure to be able to jump up and down about a British success story that you’ll get to see before ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 13th, 2012
It’s always satisfying when smart modern words manage to make their way into everyday language next to all of those internet neologisms like LOL and totes amazeballs and whatnot, so hats off to the writing team behind the British ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 5th, 2012
Forgive the slight twisting of a quote, but Armando Iannucci, the man behind a gushing fountain of satirical British comedy, including The Day Today, the ever-evolving, ever-wondrous Alan Partridge franchise, The Thick Of It, and his ...
The last couple of years have seen a glorious return from one of British comedy’s most cherished characters. Alan Partridge, played with oily glee by Steve Coogan, has released an autobiography, appeared in a series of web-only ...