From the Dept of American re-makes…could ‘All Creatures’ be up next?

Could one of the biggest shows on UK television during its prime that isn’t named Upstairs Downstairs find its’ way to American television in the not-too-distant future? The next brilliant British series with a target on its back for a possible re-boot, All Creatures Great and Small is based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon, Alf Wight, who […]

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‘Crimson Field’ latest one and done series from BBC

These days, series such as Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Call the Midwife and, most recently, Poldark, seem to be grabbing all the headlines. Rightfully so, but there is, however, a little known series that has quietly captured audiences on both sides of the pond bringing them back week after week, each time wearing their hearts more and […]

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No BBC (or PBS) for two weeks. Could you do it?

There’s a bit trouble right here in River City over the forthcoming charter renewal of the BBC. The Royal Charter is the constitutional basis for the BBC. It sets out the public purposes of the BBC, guarantees its independence, and outlines the duties of the Trust and the Executive Board. The current Charter runs until 31 […]

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From ‘Sherlock’ to ‘Spectre’ with Andrew Scott

It’s quite an understatement to say it’s been a bit since it was announced that the owner of the most brilliant Moriarty portrayal known to man, Andrew Scott, had signed on for an undisclosed role in the upcoming James Bond feature, Spectre. It was back in December 2014 that Scott was first linked to the […]

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Second set of ‘Grantchester’ mysteries set to begin filming

Buck up, little Grantchester campers, ITV has confirmed that filming is about to begin on the second series of stories which takes its inspiration from a book by James Runcie, head of literature at the Southbank Centre in London and whose father Robert was Archbishop of Canterbury in the 1980s. The vicar-turned-detective adaptation is set […]

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First look at Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime

Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the husband and wife sleuths in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of Cold War conspiracy, undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. Starring David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School, Mr. Stink) and Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, An […]

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The Costumes of ‘Poldark’

Exactly one year ago, we set off for the Cotswolds and Moreton-in-Marsh, in particular, to film a behind-the-scenes documentary during the third series production of Father Brown. We had the great good fortune to be able to interview the principle cast of Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Tom Chambers and Alex Price to learn from […]

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