Frankenstein encores in UK theatres, June 2012

Frankenstein – coming to a theatre near you…hopefully If you didn’t get a chance to see this impossible to put in to words National Theatre presentation of the Mary Shelley classic either live or back in March of 2011, this is not to be missed the second time around. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Jonny […]

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The Last Weekend w/ Rupert Penry-Jones & Shaun Evans

Not that I’m being greedy or anything, but with all the particulars that are involved in ITV1’s announcement Monday both in front of and behind the camera, I need to see this now…and it needs to be a part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. The upcoming ITV1 commissioning of Blake Morrison’s best-selling suspense thriller, The Last […]

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Tim Burton's Dark Shadows – coming May 11

Pinewood Studios Since the mid-30’s, some of the greatest films of all-time have been a part of Pinewood Studios in the UK. Currently filming on the 007 Stage is the newest Bond film, Skyfall with Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench.¬†Just this past year, Pinewood has been the home to the likes of Sherlock Holmes: […]

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Another St. Patrick's Day w/out Frank McCourt

We can’t leave St. Patrick’s Day weekend without a bit of Irish remembrance from awhile back. Several years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, Teacher Man and ‘Tis. Frank hosted the PBS special, Historic Pubs of Dublin, […]

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A Craggy Island St Paddy's Day

Wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a trip to Ireland’s favorite destination – Craggy Island With the realization that many across the globe have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since early Friday afternoon, what better way to cap off the festivities than a trip to Craggy Island to spend some quality time with Father Ted […]

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The Hobbit: Pub (David) vs. Hollywood (Goliath)

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is currently in production in New Zealand, boasts some of the giants of the UK television and film industry including Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug), Ian McKellan (Gandalf), Christopher Lee (Saruman), Stephen Fry (Master of Lake-town), Richard Armitage (Thorin) and Aidan Turner (Kili). Even with […]

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Sherlock 3 to begin filming in 2013

Sherlock 3 – Good news / Bad news For all those in the UK that have been left hanging out to dry since the end of Sherlock 2 , in the other parts of the world currently in the middle of series 2 or in the U.S. who are, impatiently, awaiting the premiere of Sherlock […]

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Morcambe and Wise – comedy duo brilliance

As comedy duos in the world of British comedy go, historically, most U.S. viewers are only familiar with the more recent juggernauts of Fry and Laurie or French and Saunders. As is particularly the case in the UK, comedy duos are not unfamiliar to U.S. audiences given the success of Martin & Lewis, Laurel & […]

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ITV commissions Endeavor series for 2013

ITV has announced that their Inspector Morse ‘prequel’, Endeavor, has now officially been commissioned for an additional four episodes, to be filmed on location beginning this summer in Oxford, most likely for transmission in early 2013. PBS viewers in the United States will get a chance to experience what UK viewers already know when Endeavor […]

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Julian Fellowes' Titanic

By creating Downton Abbey, you’ve now written the most successful British costume drama since the 1981 television serial version of Brideshead Revisited. How does Julian Fellowes, the creator/writer of what is now considered by the Guinness Book of Records as the most critically acclaimed English-language television show of 2011, occupy his time between the end […]

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