When good TV goes bad: Goodnight Sweetheart

At the start the sitcom was a compelling comment on male insecurity, but it soon descended into cartoonish plotlines The 1990s were an innocent time. Tony Blair was a god, Donald Trump was a joke and ...

‘Yesterday’: Danny Boyle’s Beatles-Centric Movie Shares Similarities With Two Different Novels

‘Yesterday’: Danny Boyle’s Beatles-Centric Movie Shares Similarities With Two Different Novels If nothing else, Danny Boyle’s latest film “Yesterday” has one hell of an interesting premise: a regular guy with a middling music career (the very charming Himesh Patel) gets hit by a bus during a ...

Will ‘Yesterday’ bring Richard Curtis his 2nd screenwriting Oscar nomination 25 years after his 1st?

Will ‘Yesterday’ bring Richard Curtis his 2nd screenwriting Oscar nomination 25 years after his 1st? This year marks the 25th anniversary of Richard Curtis’ lone Oscar nomination. The recipient was his original screenplay for 1994’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral, ” which also was a Best Picture ...

Paul Whitehouse: ‘I don’t care what the critics say about Only Fools and Horses – it’s a hit’

The comedian’s West End stage version of the TV show got moderate reviews – but that doesn’t bother him now In search of theatrical gold, London’s West End is busily strip-mining a string of screen ...

Yesterday review – Richard Curtis' magical mystery tour of a world without the Beatles | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

A hopeless songwriter wakes up to find he’s the only person who can remember the Fab Four’s hits in a wacky, winning comedy directed by Danny Boyle Imagine no Beatles, it’s not easy even if you try. ...

A world where the Beatles never existed inspires new Danny Boyle film

Plot of director’s movie has been compared to 90s BBC sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart Imagine a world without the music of John Lennon or Paul McCartney. Imagine, in other words, a world without Imagine, ...

A world where the Beatles never existed inspires new Danny Boyle film

Plot of director’s movie has been compared to 90s BBC sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart Imagine a world without the music of John Lennon or Paul McCartney. Imagine, in other words, a world without Imagine, ...

BAFTA To Honor ‘Late Night Line-Up’s Joan Bakewell, ‘Happy Valley’s Nicola Shindler & ‘Luther’s Emma Thomas

Late Night Line-Up host Joan Bakewell, Happy Valley producer Nicola Shindler and Luther script supervisor Emma Thomas are to be honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). ...

From Father Ted to Only Fools and Horses: the rise of the sitcom musical

A number of comedy classics are being reinterpreted for the stage as ‘joke-box’ musicals. Can they avoid the pitfalls of previous sitcom adaptations? Over the weekend, it has been revealed that two ...

Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin Call James Corden Ugly in Late Night Sketch

Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin Call James Corden Ugly in Late Night Sketch Ryan Reynolds and James Brolin are out promoting Deadpool 2, which is now currently in theaters and breaking R-rated box office records in its first 24 hours. In a recent press stop, the two actors ...

Comedy actor Bella Emberg dies aged 80

Comedy actor Bella Emberg dies aged 80 Russ Abbot leads tributes to Emberg, who played his comic sidekick Blunderwoman in the 1980s Tributes have been paid to the comedy actor Bella Emberg, who has died aged 80. Emberg was described by ...

The Decline Of British TV

This week, Neil Calloway looks at the state of TV coming from the UK at the moment… This week, Jane Lush, the new head of BAFTA, accused British TV companies of losing their nerve and subjecting ...

Nicholas Lyndhurst returning for Goodnight Sweetheart revival

The BBC has announced that Nicholas Lyndhurst is set to reprise the role of time travelling, two-timing romeo Gary Sparrow for a Goodnight Sweetheart one-off special which is being produced as part of ...

Nicholas Lyndhurst to appear in one-off Goodnight Sweetheart special

1990s time travel sitcom revived as part of season celebrating 60 years of BBC comedy Nicholas Lyndhurst will return to BBC1 in a revival of its 1990s time travel sitcom, Goodnight Sweetheart. The ...

Flickerfest unveils competitive program

Flickerfest has revealed the 53 films selected to screen as part of the festival's competitive program in its 25th anniversary year. The films were chosen from more than 2300 entries. This year.s ...

10 largely forgotten UK sci-fi sitcoms

Remember Kinvig, Clone, Not With A Bang? These are the UK sci-fi sitcoms you’re unlikely to see on comedy best-of lists… With E4 sci-fi comedy commissions, Tripped and Aliens, and in-development ...

Rik Mayall's 5 best roles: From Young One Rick to Drop Dead Fred

I feel sorry for you, you zeros, you nobodies. What's going to live on after you die? Nothing, that's what! This house will become a shrine! And punks and skins and Rastas will all gather round and ...

First trailer for Outlander adaptation

Trailer Louisa Mellor 13 Jan 2014 - 06:21 Starz is bringing the Outlander novels to television this year. Here's the first trailer... The weekend that saw the Us debut of Ron D. Moore's new Syfy ...

How Birds of a Feather came to fly high on ITV

The creators of the Essex-based sitcom took their pitch for a new series to the BBC but were offered only a Christmas special There was a distinctly familiar look to ITV's most popular sitcom since ...

Allan McKeown obituary

Television and stage producer known for Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Birds of a Feather The television producer Allan McKeown, who has died aged 67 of prostate cancer, created the groundbreaking Witzend ...

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