• First look at PBS’ next Masterpiece, ‘Little Women’

    First look at PBS’ next Masterpiece, ‘Little Women’

    Time to clear some space on your DVRs for May 13 & 20 as Harry Potter star Michael Gambon is set to star alongside Murder She Wrote’s Angela Lansbury’s in the BBC/PBS television adaptation of the much-loved novel Little Women. Adapted by Call the Midwife creator/writer, Heidi Thomas, Little Women is set against the backdrop of a country divided by Civil War. Premiering on Mother’s […]

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  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by….John Cleese

    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by….John Cleese

    Much like watching It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story or Tuna Christmas, one of my annual Christmas traditions is to listen to John Cleese’s adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Never mind that there have been endless readings over the years by the likes of Art Carney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Perry Como, Dick Van Dyke and […]

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  • Peter Capaldi bids a tearful farewell to fans of ‘Doctor Who’

    Peter Capaldi bids a tearful farewell to fans of ‘Doctor Who’

    While Jodie Whitaker is set to take the keys to the Tardis in 2018, fans of Peter Capaldi have one more opportunity to say goodbye to the Twelfth Doctor this Christmas with the BBC airing of “Twice Upon a Time” at 5:30p on Christmas Day. Capaldi may very well be the biggest Doctor Who fan that currently […]

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  • Happy 83rd, Dame Judi Dench! Trees and Champagne for everyone!

    Happy 83rd, Dame Judi Dench! Trees and Champagne for everyone!

    I’m now fully convinced that if you looked up the definition of brilliant in the dictionary, there would simply be a photo of Dame Judi Dench. Turning 83 years young today, the Oscar/Tony/BAFTA/Laurence Olivier/Golden Globe/Screen Actors Guild award winner is embarking on a new chapter in her life. Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees, airing […]

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  • PBS’ Young Hyacinth special tells the backstory of Hyacinth, pre-Bouquet

    PBS’ Young Hyacinth special tells the backstory of Hyacinth, pre-Bouquet

    Almost three decades ago, American public television audiences were introduced to Richard and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “Bouquet”). With her white slimline telephone with automatic redial, of course, and her prized collection of Royal Doulton china with hand-painted periwinkles, of course, Hyacinth longed to spend her days visiting stately homes on the oft chance she would […]

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  • Will there be light at the end of ‘The Tunnel’ for 3rd and final series?

    Will there be light at the end of ‘The Tunnel’ for 3rd and final series?

    The Tunnel, Kudos’ brilliant Anglo-French adaptation of the Scandinavian drama, The Bridge, will be back next month for a third and final series next month. The Tunnel: Vengeance is headed to Sky Atlantic with all 14 episodes for watching beginning December 14. Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy will be back as DCI Karl Roebuck and French Commander Elise Wasserman, respectively, […]

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  • Following yet another apology to ‘Downton Abbey’ fans, Dan Stevens stars as “The Man Who Invented Christmas’

    Following yet another apology to ‘Downton Abbey’ fans, Dan Stevens stars as “The Man Who Invented Christmas’

    Five years after the fact, Dan Stevens finds himself still apologizing for his Christmas Day 2012 exit from Downton Abbey, the most popular British period drama known to mankind. In a recent interview with The Guardian leading up to his starring role in the current film, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Stevens was asked who he would most […]

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