Creating the miniatures on PBS’ “The Miniaturist”

Fully admitting that I sometimes watch the DVD extras before watching the actual episode, I love knowing how the sausage is made…unless, of course, if you are actually talking about sausage. In the case of The Miniaturist, PBS’ newest Masterpiece which is currently airing on Sunday nights, this behind-the-scenes look at the making of the actual miniatures that […]

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10 British things about … (insert U.S. city here)

Besides an insatiable appetite for British telly, American cities are increasingly becoming more like their British counterparts from a cuisine and/or pop culture standpoint. Whether you’re in Seattle, Portland (Maine), Fargo, San Antonio or any point in-between, there’s a good chance your city is more ‘British’ than you think. Thanks to some around-the-clock stellar work […]

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‘Doc Martin’ to re-open Portwenn surgery as new episodes head to public television in January 2019

There have been so many questions as to when Doc Martin will return to public television stations, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to re-post this announcement from June 2018 and stem any future anxiety. (LONDON) There is light at the end of the proverbial Portwenn tunnel for American audiences that have had to endure an agonizingly […]

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Ford Cortina vs Audi Quattro – the debate rages on…

After reading recently that John Simm would be keen on a possible Life on Mars revival, I reminded myself about the greatness of the series starring Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt and John Simm as DI Sam Tyler. Primarily set in the 70s, the series centered around Tyler, a policeman in service with the Greater Manchester Police who, […]

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Sir Ian McKellen schools Ricky Gervais in ‘Acting 101’

With six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards to go along with two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations, who better to hold court with Ricky Gervais […]

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A Labor Day salute to the employees of Grace Brothers Department Store

In the United States, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. While the holiday weekend also tends to […]

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With all-star cast sans Lady Rose, filming begins on the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus as filming has begun on the long-awaited Downton Abbey movie. A roster of stars have been added to the returning upstairs and downstairs residents of Downton as Harry Potter’s Imelda Staunton, Sherlock Holmes‘ Geraldine James and The Thick of It‘s David Haig are among those who have signed-up. Also joining the cast […]

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