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Letter: Sir Antony Jay obituary

7 September 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Tony Jay was a graduate trainee at the BBC when he joined me at Sportsview in 1956. I asked him to produce a relatively simple programme: the football results at 5pm on a Saturday. He achieved what no one else before or since has done: the results appeared on the TV screen upside down.

He moved on to the Tonight programme, where he became the most civilised and, by a distance, the wittiest member of a talented team.

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- Paul Fox

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'Twin Peaks' cast list: 11 major omissions, from Lara Flynn Boyle to Heather Graham

25 April 2016 4:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What a way to start off the week! The formidable cast list for Showtime's forthcoming Twin Peaks revival series was revealed this morning, and man, is it a doozy. In addition to boasting such key returning players as Kyle MacLachlan (Dale Cooper), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson) and Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), there are a number of surprising A-listers in the mix including Michael Cera, Trent Reznor, Amanda Seyfried and Naomi Watts. On the downside, a not-insignificant number of cast members from both the original series and the 1992 prequel film Fire Walk with Me are completely absent from the list. Where, for instance, is Lara Flynn Boyle (or Moira Kelly, for that matter)? Michael Ontkean? Piper Laurie? Joan Chen? Anyone from the mill? (Literally, there is no one from the mill.) So while I'm thankful that most of the major players are back in action, I can't help but »

- Chris Eggertsen

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