R.I.P. Willow – The Queen’s last Royal Corgi passes at 14.

Willow, the last in a long line of royal corgis died earlier this week after a lengthy battle with a cancer-related illness. Willow’s passing signals the end of the monarch’s long-standing tradition and marks the first time Her Majesty has not had a corgi in her household since World War II. At 91, The Queen is […]

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Midwives get back on their bikes as ‘Call the Midwife’ S8 begins filming

As American audiences work their way towards the end of series 7 of Call the Midwife, official word out of the UK is that series 8 has begun filming! If a picture is worth a thousand words then Mondays post from the official Call the Midwife Twitter page coupled with the simple phrase, “It’s happening”, must be considered priceless. […]

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Rothschild banking dynasty next up for Downton Abbey’s Sir Julian Fellowes

Downton Abbey writer/creator, Sir Julian Fellowes, has yet another period drama in his prolific mind palace. According to Deadline, Fellowes has set his sights and pen on the richest family in history to dramatize one of the world’s most famous rags-to-riches stories in a series called Five Arrows for Sky Atlantic. Set against the backdrop of war […]

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IT Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson joins ‘Downton Abbey’ alums for ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’

Ever since Mr. Carson closed the doors of Downton Abbey for the last time in 2016, the inhabitants above and below the stairs have gone their separate ways finding work on both the big and small screen. The latest effort, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, brings together several Downton Abbey alums for the first time […]

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Prrof positive there’s ‘Nothing Like a Dame’!

Recently, four ‘forces of nature’ converged in Sussex to film a documentary about their decades of acting on both stage and screen. Nothing Like a Dame, which features the likes of Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Aitkins and Dame Joan Plowright, is the first time the actresses/friends have ever appeared together on screen. The […]

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BBC/PBS is your invitation to the Royal Wedding on May 19! Get ready beginning May 14 with 5-night ‘Royal Wedding Watch’!

Attention, Anglophiles! The ‘wedding of the year’ is nearly upon us! Before you blindly mark your calendars for just Saturday, 19 May, the BBC and PBS are primed and ready to get you geared up for this global event with Royal Wedding Watch, a 5-part nightly series beginning May 14 at 10pET/9pCT. Coverage will then culminate in […]

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A 21st century ‘Worzel Gummidge’ adaptation up next for Detectorists’ MacKenzie Crook

While Worzel Gummidge isn’t a name that freely rolls off one’s tongue, the walking, talking scarecrow character with the interchangeable heads, each one giving him a unique special skill, has definitely been a fixture in British children’s fiction since the mid-1930s. The series of books by the English novelist Barbara Euphan Todd was later adapted numerous times […]

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