Celebrating National Canada Day by binge-watching ‘Made in Canada’

Officially, July 1, the national day of Canada, is a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the date in 1867 and the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Frequently referred to as ‘Canada’s birthday’, July 1 signaled the point in time when Canada […]

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‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ – Q&A with showrunner and lead writer, Emilia di Girolamo

Fasten your seat belts and grab a box of tissues as the third and final series of The Tunnel: Vengeance begins Sunday evening on PBS at 10:30pET / 9:30pCT. Tellspotting had the great good fortune to sit down recently with the wonderfully brilliant Emilia di Girolamo, showrunner and lead writer for the gripping finale of The Tunnel trilogy to discuss her […]

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There’s a new crime-solving vicar in town as Tony Brittney joins the cast of ‘Grantchester’

With series 4 of Grantchester currently in production in London, Cambridge and, of course, Grantchester, it is a bit of a bittersweet moment as while James Norton returns as the charismatic Sidney Chambers, everyone’s favorite whiskey-swilling, jazz-loving, mystery-solving vicar will be leaving Grantchester at the conclusion of series 4. Tom Brittney (Outlander, Call the Midwife, Film Stars Don’t […]

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Monty Python looks back at Germany’s last devastating football defeat

Moments after South Korea defeated Germany, 2-0, sending the defending World Cup champions packing, thoughts of the brilliant Philosopher Football sketch danced in my head. Why, you may ask? Well, Wednesday’s World Cup abrupt 2018 departure was an immediate reminder of another devastating loss for Germany some years back. Leave it to the genius minds of […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch turns attention to Brexit in new Channel 4 drama

Reason #(I’ve lost count) why Benedict Cumberbatch can do no wrong. Following a drop-dead brilliant performance as Patrick Melrose, the Sherlock and Doctor Strange star will play Dominic Cummings, the leading strategist and Campaign Director of Vote Leave, in Brexit (w.t.), the one-off drama written by award-winning writer James Graham and directed by Toby Haynes (Black Mirror, Doctor Who). Principle […]

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First look at Keeley Hawes in BBC’s ‘Bodyguard’

A new BBC drama has a powerful politician needing protection. Bodyguard stars Keeley Hawes (Durrells in Corfu, Line of Duty) as Julia Montague, an ambitious Home Secretary with a bodyguard whose political beliefs couldn’t be further from the woman he is assigned to protect. Hawes who has brilliantly played DI Lindsay Denton in Line of Duty will reunite with Jed Mercurio, […]

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First look at John Luther (and his coat) in ‘Luther’ S5 trailer

The last we saw John Luther and his coat was December 2015 where he was solving the case of a cannibal killer with the help of his new sidekick DS Emma Lane, played by Downton Abbey‘s Rose Leslie. Thankfully, according to Idris Elba, the actor who brought John Luther to life in 2010, the embattled London detective […]

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Sir Paul McCartney rocks ‘Carpool Karaoke with James Corden’

Late, Late Show host, James Corden, and Sir Paul McCartney spent the day recently tooling around Liverpool exploring the city of Paul’s youth. From the barbershop on Penny Lane to visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, they ended the day by going back to one of the local pubs where they […]

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Filled with secrets, intrigue, betrayal and fear, Jesse Burton’s ‘The Miniaturist’ heads to PBS Masterpiece this Fall

Based on the 2014 debut novel by Jesse Burton, The Miniaturist stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch), Romola Garai (Churchill’s Secret, The Hour) and Alex Hassell (Suburbicon, Torchwood, Anonymous), alongside Paapa Essiedu (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Utopia), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake, Call the Midwife) and Emily Berrington (Humans, The Inbetweeners 2). In 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman […]

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