Tag Archives: Jessica Hynes

BAFTA TV 2015

With various presenters and recipients making bitter jokes (or delivering heartfelt laments) about the recent election results, last night’s Bafta TV Awards occasionally felt more like a wake than a glitzy showbiz back-slap! Sadly, none of the shows I was … Continue reading

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[cheap pun involving the word “bland”]

The first series of BBC1’s Blandings came to an end yesterday… in much the same way that it began, with plenty of broad buffoonery, occasionally grotesque imagery*, and a few mildly amusing moments scattered sparsely throughout. Blandings Castle served as … Continue reading

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I ♥ Comedy

As a Getting On fan, I was aware of The Angina Monologues (an evening of live, female-fronted comedy in aid of the British Heart Foundation, at which Scanlan and Pepperdine performed in character), but I didn’t think I’d ever get … Continue reading

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A Daisy by Any Other Name…

Normally I’d be loathe to recommend anything to do with The Mail on Sunday, since its parent paper is such a reprehensible right-wing rag… but the glossy mag that comes with it did have a great interview with Jessica Hynes … Continue reading

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Lizzie and Sarah

If it hadn’t been for a brief mention in the voice-over intro to last night’s QI, most people might not even have known that Julia Davis and Jessica Hynes had a new sitcom pilot brewing… which the BBC had chosen … Continue reading

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Meredith MacNeill

I think I first started paying attention to the Canadian actress Meredith MacNeill when I forced myself to sit through the Brit comedy flick Confetti. The review aggregate sites rate it at about six-out-of-ten, and I think that’s fair enough… … Continue reading

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