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David Brent is back!

Ricky Gervais and rapper Dom Johnson star in "The Office Revisited."

If you loved the British (and original!) version of “The Office,” I have good news. Ricky Gervais is reprising his role as David Brent this month in “The Office Revisited.” It’s a one-off episode made as part of BBC Comic Relief, which will be shown on BBC One on March 15.

I, for one, and am looking forward to catching up with David Brent and finding out what he’s up to these days!

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A wee bit o’ Billy Connolly

Last week I posted about Hunter wellie season and my mother in law responded by emailing me a link to comedian Billy Connolly‘s infamous “If it wisnae fur yer wellies” song.

It reminded me of how funny and so very Scottish he is. If you aren’t familiar with Billy Connolly’s stand-up comedy, here’s just a taste.

Withnail and I

I first saw Withnail and I my third year of uni (translation: university), while studying abroad in Stirling, Scotland. Released in 1987 about two struggling actors in London in 1969, Withnail and I is one of those movies that never made it big in the US, despite its brilliance.

It remains one of my favorite British films and I share it today simply to urge you to see it, if you haven’t yet. It’s available on instant queue on Netflix.

And while we’re on the topic of lesser-known British movies, do you have any good ones to recommend?