BBC’s ‘Press’ added to PBS Masterpiece line-up for 2019

I absolutely love this time of year if for no other reason than it’s the annual BBC Showcase in Liverpool where we get the opportunity to hear about and screen all kinds of brilliant things that are on the PBS telly horizon. The first bit of drama news came Monday with the BBC/PBS/Lookout Point/Deep Indigo […]

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‘Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators’ tops drama offerings at BBC Showcase

The newest daytime detective effort from Will Trotter, creator of Father Brown and The Coroner, throws together the unlikely pair of hardboiled private investigator Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) with ex-hair dresser and people person turned private investigator trainee, Lu Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). The series, which premieres in the coming week on BBC1, was screened on Day 2 of […]

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As ‘Red Dwarf’ turns 30, cast and crew look ahead to RDXIII

It’s a bit hard to grasp but Thursday marked the 30th anniversary! of Red Dwarf’s broadcast premiere on Monday, 15 February, 1988 at 9p on BBC2! Coincidently, the competition that fateful night looked a bit similar to today’s TV schedule as the premiere broadcast of the first ever episode of Red Dwarf was sandwiched in the middle of the BBC’s XV […]

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Happy 89th, Dame Patricia Routledge!

Armed with her early theatre training background from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Patricia Routledge launched her career at the Liverpool Playhouse. She spent years, professionally, on stage and in theatre (which included a 1968 ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ Tony Award for her performance in Darling of the Day) in addition to several big screen appearances including To Sir, With […]

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Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for BBC Showcase 2018

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 2018 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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BBC’s proposed Victorian-age ‘War of the Worlds’ surfaces again

News has once again surfaced from the BBC that a proposed 3-part series based on H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel, War of the Worlds, was being developed. The ultra-intriguing adaptation was first announced in 2015 and then again last May. Even though the most recent effort was scheduled to begin filming in ‘early 2018’, let’s […]

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Are you ready for Alan Partridge’s primetime return to the BBC? He is!

Almost 20 years removed from a fatal on-air shooting brought about the cancellation of his 1990s chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You, Alan Partridge (a.k.a. Steve Coogan) returns to take on the gig of a lifetime as the (temporary) stand-in co-host of an evening weekday magazine show, This Time, on BBC1. Long recognized in his own […]

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