Comedy

Richard (Clive Swift) and Hyacinth Bucket (Patricia Routledge) under the mistletoe. (Photo: Courtesy of BBC Worldwide)

Dated or Delightful: British Telly Comedy Christmas Specials

How well do British TV series from the past hold up? Are they classic gems that transcend generations or are they old-fashioned and representative of a particular period in time? In this installment of our Dated or Delightful series, we look at nostalgic BBC Christmas specials of the 1970's through the 1990's.

In this installment of Dated or Delightful, we look at nostalgic BBC Christmas specials of the 1970's through the 1990's. 

'The Office' Cast: Fifteen Years On

Fifteen years have flown by since we first met the employees of Werham Hogg Paper Merchants, the Slough branch.  In its unblinking mockumentary style, The Office followed the day to day lives of the staff in a typical British workplace. The show was a great springboard for the careers of quite a few of the ensemble's principle actors so at this time let's take a look at what they’ve been up to these past decade and a half.

‘Vicious’ Finale Special to Air This Summer on PBS

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi in "Vicious" (Photo: Courtesy of Gary Moyes / © Brown Eyed Boy Ltd 2016)

Comedy series Vicious will air its last episode this summer.

The news the show would not be returning for a third season was announced by ITV late last year, though the cancellation blow was somewhat softened by the fact that it was given a final, extended one-off episode to wrap everything up. And, at last, now we have an official airdate for the series’ swan song.

The comedy will officially bow out with a one-night, series finale special that’s set to air on Sunday, June 19 on PBS stations nationwide. Reminder, however: June is a pledge month for most PBS stations, so it's highly likely your particular station may be moving this broadcast around on its schedule. Make sure you check your local listings! (WETA folks, we'll be airing this on WETA UK that day!)

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