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Telly Visions is about British TV and culture. And your love of it. So whether you're a fan of Masterpiece Classic, Sherlock & Poirot, empire waists and Jane Austen, or your tastes run more toward Doc Martin, Lionel & Jean and Hyacinth Bucket, we hope you will find something you like. In between we'll be covering news on your favo(u)rite Edwardian drama, Downton Abbey, the new Upstairs Downstairs (which first ran on WETA in 1974), and enjoying it all with a bit of clotted cream. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts and suggestions, as we do listen; WETA fans saved EastEnders from being canceled in 2006, and even volunteered for pledge drives wearing Tom Baker scarves, so we know we have a devoted audience. (Even the Pythons held a pledge drive here way back when.) Therefore, no stiff upper lip necessary, but try to maintain a bit of proper etiquette. Cheers!
Lacy Baugher used to tell people that her six-word biography would be “Englishwoman unfortunately born in wrong country.” (It’s true. Why would you get Hershey's if you could have real Dairy Milk? Why?) Her love of Brit TV is embarrassingly extensive, but her great obsessions include Doctor Who, Sherlock, Absolutely Fabulous, Prime Suspect, Life on Mars, Torchwood, Skins, Merlin, and basically anything that’s ever been on Masterpiece. Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and likes to talk about her cat a lot. And Benedict Cumberbatch. But usually not at the same time.
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.
Heather Quinlan is a Brit TV fan whose great loves have included Mr. Rochester, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Tom Baker. She also has a love of language, has written for the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel, and is currently directing a documentary on the New York accent called "If These Knishes Could Talk."