Carmen Croghan often looks at the state of her British addiction and wonders how it got so out of hand. Was it the re-runs of Monty Python on PBS, that second British Invasion in the 80’s or the royal pomp and pageantry of Charles and Diana’s wedding? Whatever the culprit, it led her to a college semester abroad in London and over 25 years of wishing she could get back to the UK again. Until she is able, she fills the void with British telly, some of her favorites being comedies such as The Office, The IT Crowd, Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge, Miranda and Green Wing. Her all-time favorite series, however, is Life On Mars. A part-time reference library staffer, she spends an inordinate amount of time watching just about any British series she can track down which she then writes about for her own blog Everything I Know about the UK, I Learned from the BBC. She is excited to be contributing to Telly Visions and endeavors to share her Anglo-zeal with its readers.
Call the Midwife is back with its annual holiday special. It's December 1967 in Poplar and that means new babies, old friends, sad goodbyes, a festive community event and plenty of family, compassion and love.
In this installment of British Actors You Should Know, we profile the career of Samuel West, from his breakout role in Howard's End to Siegfried Farnon, the mercurial veterinarian on All Creatures Great & Small.