Rivals David Tennant as Lord Tony Baddingham

Rivals – teaser trailer and more images

Big hair and bad behaviour in the ruthless world of 1980s independent television.  Updated 27/06/24: Hulu and Disney+ drop the first teaser for Rivals. While the show is still living in the nebulous realm of “coming soon”, Hulu and Disney+ have released a first taste of what’s to come in its upcoming drama Rivals. Based … >

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That Christmas - Santa hanging upside down

That Christmas – Netflix reveal the cast for its festive animation

It might only be March, but Netflix have started to unwrap details of its Richard Curtis penned festive treat. That Christmas, written by Richard Curtis and adapted from his own series of children’s books, is an animated feature which boasts an impressive roster of vocal talent. In the animated film, Brian Cox (Succession) will play … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – December 2023

Here’s our December 2023 Podcast Roundup – our favourites from the worlds of CultBox.  In no particular order, the picks this month are… Out To Lunch with Ade Edmonson – Reece Shearsmith Ade Edmonson enjoys a charming and disarming chat with Inside No. 9‘s Reece Shearsmith. The conversation prompts memories of The League of Gentlemen, … >

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Here We Go – the BBC comedy scores a double recommission

The Jessop family of Here We Go will return for Series 2 and 3.  The BBC have announced that their hit sitcom is coming back for two more runs of family misadventure. The news follows the recent double recommission of Call the Midwife. Here We Go, from writer and actor Tom Basden (After Life), follows … >

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Channel 4 picks up Spreadsheet starring Katherine Parkinson

The British star leads the “edgy” Paramount+ Australian comedy.  Channel 4 have acquired the Australian comedy series Spreadsheet which stars Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans). The show follows a working mother-of-two who tries to balance her busy life to include some commitment-free fun. Here’s the premise: Spreadsheet poses the age-old question: can women really have … >

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Hang Ups episode 1 review

Now that Stath Lets Flats series 1 has come to an end, Channel 4 is filling its Wednesday night slot with another brand new comedy. Hang Ups stars Stephen Mangan as a stressed therapist, delivering online therapy sessions to a host of eccentric clients while also trying to deal with his own problems… It’s loosely … >

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Defending The Guilty: new Katherine Parkinson comedy series announced

Katherine Parkinson – she of Humans, The IT Crowd and The Boat That Rocked fame – will star in a new legal comedy entitled Defending The Guilty. This six-part comedy series heralds from BBC Two, and its cast alongside Parkinson includes Will Sharpe, Gwyneth Keyworth, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Hugh Coles. The series is based on a book entitled Defending The Guilty: Truth And Lies … >

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