• ‘Imitation Game’ star Benedict Cumberbatch talks Bletchley Park

    ‘Imitation Game’ star Benedict Cumberbatch talks Bletchley Park

    Labeling it an ‘overwhelming experience’, Benedict Cumberbatch, star of The Imitation Game, talked recently about his filming the story of wartime code-breaker Alan Turing in the place where he actually lived and worked, Bletchley Park. It was Turing, the troubled genius mathematician, who spent the Second World War building an early computer that could crack encoded […]

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  • Start the New Year off right with Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot on BBC One

    Start the New Year off right with Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot on BBC One

    The UK Christmas Day to New Year’s Day tradition of great telly just gets better and better with every passing year. Besides the usual obligatory specials from Eastenders, Coronation Street and Doctor Who to look forward to, in recent years those lucky ones to receive the BBC and ITV signal have been treated to specials from Call the Midwife, […]

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  • Worlds collide when SNL visits ‘A Hobbit Office’

    Worlds collide when SNL visits ‘A Hobbit Office’

    When Martin Freeman (The Office, Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) stepped onto the 30 Rock stage to host Saturday Night Live this past weekend, it almost reminded me of my university days when SNL was so good, you didn’t even think about going out on Saturday night until it was over. Those were the days of John […]

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  • Downton Abbey series 5 Q&A with cast in NYC

    Downton Abbey series 5 Q&A with cast in NYC

    With the full acknowledgment and understanding of the growing annual frustration that American fans of Downton Abbey feel knowing that as each new series premieres in the UK almost 5 months prior to it’s U.S. premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece series (September v. January), the silver lining treat to this delay usually occurs in the month of […]

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  • Happy 80th, Dame Judi Dench!

    Happy 80th, Dame Judi Dench!

    This pic is from our Summer 2010 interview with Dame Judi Dench for the PBS special, Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen. She was absolutely the most delightful person on the planet, bar none. What struck us the most was her admitting that what terrified her the most was the time right before going onstage […]

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  • First glimpse of PBS getting ‘Vicious’ on Christmas Day

    First glimpse of PBS getting ‘Vicious’ on Christmas Day

    Former bar manager, Stuart Bixby, and over-the-hill actor, Freddie Thornhill, have had a love/hate relationship for almost 50 years…although I’m not sure who loves to hate the other more… Created by Gary Janetti and starring Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon, Marcia Warren and Phillip Voss, the Vicious Christmas Special returns […]

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  • Sherlock star signs on as ‘Doctor Strange’

    Sherlock star signs on as ‘Doctor Strange’

    Already being tagged for a possible Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch has landed yet another coveted lead role with the announcement that he will star in Marvel’s forthcoming feature, Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch will play Doctor Stephen Strange, former neurosurgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against […]

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  • It may be Festivus for the rest of us but…It’s Christmas in Poplar on ‘Call the Midwife’

    It may be Festivus for the rest of us but…It’s Christmas in Poplar on ‘Call the Midwife’

    The bicycle-riding residents at Nonnatus House are getting back together for their annual heart-warming Christmas Special when Call the Midwife returns to the small screen Christmas Day on both BBC1 and PBS. While there will definitely be no Festivus and the customary airing of the grievances this holiday season, if you’ve seen past Christmas specials, […]

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