Articles Tagged 'French and Saunders'

Clive Dunn and Michael Bentine

Greatest ‘Doctor Who’ References in Pop Culture: Spoofs

As you’d expect of any show that has lasted as long as Doctor Who has, there have been no shortage of skits based on Time Lords, Daleks, TARDISes and regenerations over the years. In fact, there’s a fairly comprehensive list here that is far too long to go into in detail. So here are some of […]

Jean Marsh

Jean Marsh Looking to Rebuild ‘The House of Eliott’

Jean Marsh wants to be back in fashion. The 79-year old actress, who co-created the beloved original Upstairs, Downstairs TV series (1971-75) along with fellow thespian Eileen Atkins, now wants to revive The House of Eliott. House is a fondly remembered BBC series about two sisters who become successful fashion designers in London in the 1920s. Marsh, again collaborating with Atkins, […]

Dawn French: “I Refuse To Dislike My Old Body”

Dawn French’s astonishing weight-loss (100 pounds and counting)  has been one of the more remarkable things to happen this decade, and it has resulted in quite a bit of newspaper moralising. Not that anyone is criticising one of Britain’s favorite comediennes for changing shape, you understand, it’s just she always maintained that she was happy […]

A Very British Christmas Part 10: Five Great TV Specials

If there were no Christmas, there would still be a need for everyone to mark a point in the year in order to let their hair down and lark about. Birthdays are fine, but too specific to one person. What we all need is a moment to celebrate ourselves and get a little giddy. This […]

Five Great British Comedy Double Acts

Comedy suits company. For all that Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton were solo geniuses at their craft when nobody could hear them talk, it was the magical relationship between Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy which superseded them once the talkies arrived. And it’s easy to see why. In a double act you can shoot the […]

Dawn French: “I’m Going To Die Soon”

Comedienne Dawn French says she knows she’s going to die soon, despite having no (physical) ailment to speak of. She has even bought a house in Cornwall to be her final resting place. “I’ve never thought I’d live to be very old,” she says to The Times. “I’ve always felt that. So by 50 I […]