Articles Tagged 'Jo Brand'

Getting On, Composite

HBO’s Newest British Remake ‘Getting On’ Starts Sunday

It’s déjà vu all over again, to quote baseball sage Yogi Berra out of context. The latest British TV show to get an American makeover, Getting On, the scathing BBC Four comedy series about nurses working in the geriatric unit of a National Health Service hospital, has its premiere this Sunday (Nov. 24) at 10 p.m. on HBO. […]

Mick Jagger

Brits with Birthdays: Mick Jagger Gathers No Moss at 70

If there’s a run on birthday candles in the U.K. this week, there’s an easy explanation.  Way too many famous Brits are celebrating birthdays. Tops on the list is Mick Jagger, the living legend of rock ‘n’ roll, who turns 70 on July 26. When still a much younger man, he once said, “I’d rather be […]

Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais and Carey Mulligan on the Graham Norton Show

‘The Graham Norton Show’s Five Most Frequent Flyers

Big news! The Graham Norton Show is now airing on Thursdays (at 10/9c) on BBC AMERICA. And to celebrate the return of an old friend (and his reclining chair), we’ve run some stats, crunched some numbers, and come back with a definitive list of the most popular guests he’s had on his sofa over the […]

BAFTA TV Awards Roundup

So, tonight saw the BAFTA TV Awards happen in the Savoy Hotel in London, with a huge panoply of British stars out in their best bib and tuckers, some of whom were hoping to bring home a little something for the mantelpiece. First, and luckiest in this regard, was the BBC’s Sherlock, which won the […]

Roundup: Stephen Graham Talks ‘Pirates 4’ and Johnny Depp

British actor Stephen Graham has had quite a busy year starring as Combo in Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne's four-part television drama, This Is England '86 and taking on Al Capone in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Now the Snatch bad boy is readying his role in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean adventure, On Stranger Tides. […]