• 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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  • Michelle Dockery leaves Lady Mary in her rear-view mirror in ‘Godless’

    Michelle Dockery leaves Lady Mary in her rear-view mirror in ‘Godless’

    Following her time as a con artist in Good Behavior, Michelle Dockery seems to be getting pretty skilled at putting her six series stint as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey in the rear-view mirror. This time, in Steven Soderbergh’s Godless, which is now available on Netflix, Dockery plays Alice Fletcher, a hardened, gun-toting widow in the critically-acclaimed Steven Soderbergh/Scott […]

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  • Absolutely Fabulous news! It’s now Dame June Whitfield!

    Absolutely Fabulous news! It’s now Dame June Whitfield!

    While the news that June Whitfield had officially become a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List at Buckingham Palace must have driven Pats and Eddy to drink even earlier in the day, there couldn’t be a more deserving individual to receive such an honor. Best known for her role […]

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  • Doctors 1 & 12 get in the holiday spirit for Children in Need

    Doctors 1 & 12 get in the holiday spirit for Children in Need

    If you can get to the UK for only one day, Friday, 17 November may be the day to head out. This year’s Children in Need broadcast will feature an exclusive look at the Doctor Who Christmas special, the episode that features Peter Capaldi’s last appearance before he regenerates into the series’ first female Timelord Jodie […]

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  • A deep dive analysis of Jodie Whitaker’s new Time Lord outfit

    A deep dive analysis of Jodie Whitaker’s new Time Lord outfit

    Ever since the 2005 revival of Doctor Who when Christopher Eccleston took the keys to the TARDIS as the 9th incarnation of The Doctor, I have followed with great interest how time pretty much stops like in The Day The Earth Stood Still when a new Doctor or companion is announced. I’m sure it was similar with Doctors […]

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  • Remembering a feisty Aunt Agatha Poldark

    Remembering a feisty Aunt Agatha Poldark

    **SPOILERS: If you haven’t seen yet, this contains plot details from Poldark series 3 episode 6, which aired Sunday, November 5 on PBS** While you might immediately recognize Caroline Blakiston as Lionel Hardcastle’s ex-wife in an episode of the British comedy, As Time Goes By, the London-born actress has carved out a pretty successful run as […]

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