Blightyvision: “The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff”

Written by Mark Evans Directed by Ben Fuller Starring Robert Webb, Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Fry, and Tim McInnerny I’m pretty sure this blog’s demographic has, overall, read enough of the work of Charles Dickens to see the common threads that run through his stories.  That many encounters with nutty names and stark Victorian poverty do […]

Blightyvision: “Horrible Histories”

Directed by Steve Connelly, Chloe Thomas, and Dominic Brigstocke Written and created by Terry Deary Starring Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, and Ben Willbond Have I mentioned how much I love British children’s television?  I’m sure I must have.  The educational stuff reminds me vaguely of things like “3-2-1 Contact” and “Square One” over here, which […]

Blightyvision: “QI”

Written and created by John Lloyd Directed by Ian Lorimer Hosted by Stephen Fry I have, in fact, taken my sweet time in getting around to discussion of “QI” because it’s not a terribly easy show to review.  It’s one you either like or you don’t based almost entirely upon who’s present from week to […]

Blightyvision: “Fry and Laurie Reunited”

Produced by Tiger Aspect Productions Also featuring Tony Slattery, Emma Thompson, Ben Miller, Jo Brand, and a bunch of others If you’re reading this column on any sort of a regular basis, you likely know enough about British comedy to know that Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie had an extensive career together before they went […]

Blightyvision: “Kingdom”

Created by Simon Wheeler and Alan Whiting Starring Stephen Fry, Karl Davies, and Hermione Norris We’re up to our unmentionables in legal dramas over here, practically as much so as crime or medical dramas.  And because we are, that means there’s every possibility of the UK being inundated with them, as well — by which […]

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 00:03 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Stephen Fry in America”

Directed by John-Paul Davidson and Michael Waldman Created and presented by Stephen Fry When I visited the UK in December 2007, I found myself spending an unplanned night at the Radisson Blu connected to Manchester Airport.  Also there were a few local kids getting in on the hotel’s rather lenient policy of giving free rooms […]

Posted on November 25, 2010 at 00:59 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Stephen Fry to play Mycroft in Sherlock Holmes 2

And we have our Mycroft. Hopefully, we’ll get a peek into the Diogenes Club as well. According to Variety, Stephen Fry (Stephen Fry in America, Alice in Wonderland) has signed on to play Sherlock Holmes’ older brother in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2. Fry made the announcement during an unrelated talk on BBC radio. I’m […]

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 01:21 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Blightyvision: “Blackadder”

Created by Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis, and Ben Elton Starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson It really seems a little unfair to allow myself to review my gateway drug.  In fact, I came to the point where I decided everyone must have seen it, and thus doing any sort of write-up would be superfluous.  But […]

Mrs. Stephen Fry gets book deal

Humor Tweetress Edna Fry has been cracking up her thousands of followers daily with tales of her neglectful, womanizing husband and their two adorable children (“we have six, but only two are adorable”).  Today, British publishing house Hodder & Stoughton have announced that they have secured rights to Mrs. Stephen Fry’s “top-secret diaries,” and will […]

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 11:49 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
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Blightyvision: “Jeeves & Wooster”

Based on the works of P.G. Wodehouse Adapted by Clive Exton Starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie The story goes that when Fry and Laurie were offered the roles of Jeeves and Wooster in a 23-episode ITV series back in 1990, they turned down the roles for fear that the public would never accept them […]