Dame Diana Rigg added to ‘Victoria’ cast for S2

As series one of what everyone hopes has already planted the flag as ‘the next Downton Abbey‘, Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, has begun filming on series 2. Thankfully, while U.S. viewers watching on PBS’ Masterpiece have only until Sunday, March 5 to wait until the S1 finale (followed by a newly produced Victoria After Party hosted by Jonathan […]

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Skip the Oscars and binge-watch ‘Victoria’ today/tonight on PBS!

Traditional audiences for the Academy Awards usually fall into two categories. One, you spend the evening lamenting over the fact you haven’t see all the movies even though ‘this year was going to be different’ and you find yourself not knowing why the winner in a certain category was a complete surprise or, two, you’ve […]

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Could ‘Downton Abbey’ open its doors once again?

Ever since Mr. Carson shuttered the doors and pocketed the keys to Downton Abbey, there have been endless and/or countless (depends on which is considered more) rumors that the Dowager Countess would soon be walking the halls of Downton again even with all that electricity floating around through the air. Would Sir Julian Fellowes actually ‘get […]

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The Queen and Almonzo reunite as filming begins on S2 of ‘Victoria’

Much like the on-screen chemistry between Captain Ross Poldark and Shamus, the horse from Poldark, Almonzo, the white horse that shared a lot of quality screen time in the first series of Victoria, was gleefully reunited with what looks to be an equally happy Jenna Coleman recently as the cast and crew reconvened to begin filming for series 2. […]

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Day Two: BBC Showcase 2017 – Drama

At the risk of being outed that I binge-watched the entire Red Dwarf XI series yesterday, it’s on to the drama offerings from BBC Showcase 2017 in Liverpool. While Showcase’s past have brought American public television viewers the likes of DCI Banks, Luther, Scott & Bailey, Father Brown, Death in Paradise and Call the Midwife, 2017 is looking a bit more difficult […]

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Day one: BBC Showcase 2017 – Comedy

Day one of the BBC Showcase 2017 in Liverpool is in the books. With thousands of hours to choose from to screen off the BBC catalogue, it’s no surprise that Tellyspotting gravitated right to the comedy genre on the first day of binge screening. Much like their American cousins, the offerings display an array of up and […]

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‘Broadchurch’: an S1-2 look back and a look ahead to S3

When series 3 of Broadchurch returns on 27 February, it’s fairly clear from the early look that this series will be delving into some pretty dark territory this time around as compared to the first two series. In an extended look from ITV, Olivia Colman’s DS Ellie Miller and David Tennant’s DI Alec Hardy are immediately confronted with former Coronation […]

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Graham Norton is still the King of Latenight

Just in case you are experiencing sleepless nights wondering just what does someone who works in television do on a Friday night in London? Well, they watch television, of course. Ok, admittedly, I did take advantage of the killer 60 degree weather for most of the day but am now back in the room after […]

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Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for BBC Showcase 2017

As you lay comfortably in your bed this morning, New York will be in Tellyspotting‘s rear view mirror as we head to Liverpool for the 2017 BBC Showcase. After a lengthy 9-hour flight to London followed by a 2.5 hour train journey to Liverpool, we will be among the roughly 700 television program executives from around the world […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch to return to BBC1/PBS in front of and behind the camera

Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of Sherlock and pretty much most everything that is coming out of Hollywood these days, will be bringing an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel The Child in Time to the small screen for BBC1 and PBS. In addition to executive producing the one-off, Cumberbatch will also take on the role of Stephen Lewis, a […]

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