About this blog
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!
Ani Bundel has been blogging professionally since 2010. A DC native, Hufflepuff and Keyboard Khaleesi, she spends all her non-writing time taking pictures of her cats. Regular bylines also found at Elite Daily, NBC News' THINK, and Ars Technica. A Woman's Place Is In Your Face. Cat Approved. Find her on Twitter: @anibundel
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.
Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.
Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Twitter at @LacyMB.