Monday, January 5, 2015


Eight hundred years ago this year, King John and his barons signed the Magna Carta.  Drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the document promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons.
At least two TV series had episodes that were centered around the signing of the Magna Carta, so there's as good a reason to announce that the theme for this year's inductions into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame will be the "British Invasion".  Every new member will have some connection to British telly while still O'Bserving the monthly traditions (behind the scenes talents for September, Horror for Halloween, something seasonal for Christmas, and even a Western for August!)
Okay, I'll admit it.  I was going to run this theme anyway because there are so many TV characters to choose from, but I may as well have an excuse to do so.....

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