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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Unforgettable ‘Unforgotten’ with Nicola Walker & Sanjeev Bhaskhar lands on PBS’ Masterpiece this Sunday

Much like the work of Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey, Touch of Cloth, Doctor Foster, Secret of Crickley Hall) and Bill Nighy (Love Actually, State of Play, Page Eight, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), there is very little that I won’t watch that features Nicola Walker. From her stint as GCHQ Senior Intelligence Analyst, Ruth Evershed, in […]

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‘Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators’ commissioned for a second series

For Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators, the Series 1 combination of exceptional audience feedback and widespread critical acclaim can only mean one thing. A second series, obviously. It didn’t hurt either that the series provided the biggest drama launch for the channel’s weekday schedules since Father Brown in 2013 in addition to securing a place in the […]

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Mary Berry goes in search of ‘Britain’s Best Home Cook’ on BBC1

Britain’s Best Home Cook, the BBC’s newest cookery competition program and the heir-apparent to the extraordinarily successful Great British Bake-Off, will feature head judge Mary Berry, Dan Doherty (Chef Director, Duck and Waffle) and Chris Bavin (founder, The Naked Grocer) alongside Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman as they invade the homes of unsuspecting Britons in search of the best amateur […]

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PBS to get the British Baking Show band back together for an Easter Masterclass!

Attention foodies! It’s time to preheat your ovens as PBS stations across the U.S. turn their collective mind palaces to the Easter weekend and bring you The Great British Baking Show — Easter Masterclass. The former Great British Bake Off judging duo of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood showcase some of their favorite Easter recipes. In a step-by-step guide, Mary […]

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Monty Python reminds us all this Easter to ‘Fear the Bunny’!

It wasn’t quite 932 A.D. when I first crossed paths with King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Brave Sir Robin and the Knights of the Round Table. Even though it was 1975, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was standing on line at the Esquire Theatre in Dallas for the ‘world premiere’ of this little unknown […]

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Dame Helen Mirren reduces Stephen Colbert to tears with reading of ‘Ulysses’

Stemming from an earlier conversation between the legendary Dame Helen Mirren and the brilliant host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about what makes them cry, the legendary actress indulges the late-night host with a reading of lines from the poem ‘Ulysses’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Ok, it’s not a full-blown tearjerker, but if the poem doesn’t […]

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