As you all know Little Britain USA's first episode was air on Sunday. I managed catch the episode on HBO. It was a bit of a disappointment, but maybe that was because I say most of the clips of the first episode in the trailer. However, most US critics panned the first episode.
Variety Magazine -- "seldom rises above what's scrawled on a school bathroom wall"
Washington Post -- "recycled material" from the UK version of the show, adding that some of the sketches were "too tasteless even for a celebration of bad taste.
San Francisco Chronicle -- ""They seem more intent on shocking than on being wildly, but hilariously inappropriate"
But still there were some positive reviews. USA Today praised the "speed, skill and good humour" of Walliams and Lucas and the "cheeky, modern effrontery" of the characters.
We will posting clips of the episode, photos and character descriptions in the following weeks. So stayed tuned. Also check the forums for the latest opinions on the series.
According to a report by the Daily Mail.
Toddlers are being held back at nursery by childcare staff who cannot string a sentence together and lack common sense, a union warned today.
Minimum entry requirements to the profession are abysmal with some new recruits resembling the comedy teenager Vicky Pollard, it was claimed.
The Voice teaching union warned that growing numbers of new nursery nurses were poor role models for young children because they behaved inappropriately.
Two years ago, the union, formerly the Professional Association of Teachers, warned that illiterate nursery staff who wear unsuitable clothes and discuss their social lives in front of toddlers risked creating a generation of Vicky Pollards - the Little Britain character known for her yeah-but no-but catchphrase.
At its annual conference today, Gail Holland, a nursery nurse from Leicestershire said there had been no improvement.
'We as professionals are increasingly finding that the educational entry level for trainees is abysmal, some being unable to string a coherent sentence together let alone write one.
'Is this because colleges are anxious to fill their places with little or no regard to the effect it will have on the next generation?'
She added: 'Common sense is blatantly lacking in many so called nursery nurses or parents today.
'They do not appreciate that children regard them as a role model and that teaching is not just restricted to the three R's but should include a fourth, i.e. respect for self, other and property.'
She said it was scary that nursery nurses could be given the title despite holding only a relatively undemanding NVQ level two.
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According to the Telegraph Sarah Bartholomew, David Walliams Stalker has been cautioned. I think this is the second or third time she has been cautioned. I think they should lock her up before she does harm to David.
Sarah Bartholomew, 29, of Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, admitted sending comedian Mr Walliams a number of gifts, explicit letters and emails.
Bartholomew was also issued with a restraining order banning her from making contact with the actor.
At Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court, north London, District Judge Adrian Turner said he was not convinced she posed a genuine threat, adding it was a "sad but not bad case".
He told Bartholomew she would remain at a psychiatric hospital until doctors decided she no longer posed a threat to herself or anyone else.
He said: "I am quite sure that a medical order is the appropriate action."
The former veterinary nurse's obsession began in 2004 shortly after she met the star at a showbusiness question-and-answer event.
She began to send hundreds of sexually-explicit letters, many in rhyming verse, all signed with her name and address, while following him on his tour of Britain, spending thousands of pounds on travel and tickets in the process.
In one letter she told Mr Walliams: "I have to have you at any cost. I will kill or abduct you, to stop you seeing anyone else."
At one point in 2006, Mr Walliams was forced to call security after he found her waiting outside his dressing room in a private area of the BBC.
Her approaches became more aggressive after Mr Walliams' solicitor sent her a letter asking her to stop.
The solicitor and Mr Walliams' agent Carl Hill eventually received more than 1,000 pages of correspondence, including one that warned: "David knows what is coming to him," and another saying "You made a big mistake today Carl."
Mr Walliams complained to police in April after spotting Bartholomew a number of times, including outside his Hampstead home.
As well as the explicit letters, she sent CDs, chocolates and other presents.
At one point she even phoned the police to check he had received her letters.
She began to regularly text Mr Hill, at one point saying: "I need David's baby.
"I want David more than anything and the knowledge that no one else will ever touch him again.
"There are two obvious ways to ensure that. I am deadly serious and David should do some reading."
She texted again later that night saying: "Sarah and David, the end."
Walliams' book Inside Little Britain, co-written with comedy partner Matt Lucas, described how she sent him a 12-page letter that "relentlessly refers to sexual feelings she has."
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