Comedy

‘Doc Martin’ Season 8 Will Likely Hit PBS Stations in 2019

Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz in "Doc Martin" (Photo: Acorn TV)

Doc Martin fans have been waiting what feels like forever for the tiniest scrap of news about when the latest season of the popular British comedy would finally be available in America on public television.

Season 8 originally aired in the UK back in September of 2017, two years on from the series’ seventh season outing. That means US fans are into their third year of waiting for new episodes. (Doc Martin fans are real patient, is what I’m saying.) And there’s good news and bad news on that front.

David Tennant Joins Jennifer Garner for New HBO Comedy ‘Camping’

David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy in "Broadchurch" (Photo: BBC America)

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant has officially joined the cast of upcoming HBO limited comedy series Camping.

Tennant will play Walt, an “obedient” husband and loving father who serves as the linchin of his male social group. The story centers on a celebratory camping trip in honor of his 45th birthday, an event that was supposed to be a “delightful weekend back to nature,” but which turns into a disaster in short order.

Chase Away the Winter Blahs by Streaming These Notable British Sitcoms

Winter weather got you down?  I find the best way to fight the cold weather blahs is a good dose of British comedy. Sitcoms are a great antidote because they are short, efficient at lifting spirits and they’re brimming with chuckles and the occasional guffaw.

In aid of the communal mental health of British TV fans, I’ve compiled a list of stream-able UK comedy series. Each is celebrating an anniversary of sorts in 2018 and with this sort of variety you should be able to find one to suit your sense of humor. If you're unfamiliar with a particular show, test out the clips and see what tickles your fancy.

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.

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