• BBC/PBS partner for contemporary newspaper drama — “Press”

    BBC/PBS partner for contemporary newspaper drama — “Press”

    I absolutely love this time of year if for no other reason than it’s the annual PBS presentation at the Television Critic’s Association where we learn all kinds of brilliant things that are on the telly horizon. The first bit of news came earlier this week with the BBC/PBS/Lookout Point/Deep Indigo announcement about Press. The 6-part […]

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  • ‘Doc Martin’ producers confirm plans for two new series

    ‘Doc Martin’ producers confirm plans for two new series

    Earlier this year, we had the great good fortune to speak with the absolutely delightful Ian McNeice (a.k.a. Bert Large) at WhoFestDFW3. You may recall that McNeice has portrayed Winston Churchill in several episodes of Doctor Who over the years. For obvious reasons, the discussion drifted briefly to another very popular series that Ian is currently associated with, […]

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  • Victoria’s reign begins tonight on PBS following ‘Sherlock’

    Victoria’s reign begins tonight on PBS following ‘Sherlock’

    All hail PBS as Victoria, the ambitious 8-part ITV drama, which has been dutifully anointed as the series that will make you forget Downton Abbey shuttered its doors in 2016, premieres tonight at 9pET / 8p CT (following the series 4 finale of Sherlock, which begins at 7pET / 6pCT. Victoria follows the early life […]

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  • The turning of Jenna Coleman’s brown eyes blue in ‘Victoria’

    The turning of Jenna Coleman’s brown eyes blue in ‘Victoria’

    It took more than spot-on period costumes and Queen Victoria’s diaries to transform actress Jenna Coleman into the former queen of Great Britain and Ireland in the 1800s. Damien Timmer, managing director of Mammoth Productions and the producer of Victoria, the upcoming period drama set to premiere on PBS at 9pET/8pCT beginning Sunday, January 15, recently revealed […]

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  • ‘Call the Midwife’ headed to South Africa for Christmas Day special

    ‘Call the Midwife’ headed to South Africa for Christmas Day special

    As Poplar celebrates a white Christmas, Nonnatus House receives an SOS call from a tiny mission hospital in the Eastern Cape of South Africa that is not only face with a poor water supply but understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure. Nonnatus House regulars, Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Victoria Yeates, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, Jack […]

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch trades his kingdom for a horse in Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses premieres tonight on PBS

    Benedict Cumberbatch trades his kingdom for a horse in Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses premieres tonight on PBS

    Based on Shakespeare’s four distinct works, Henry VI, part I, Henry VI, part II and Henry VI, part III (condensed into one film), and Richard III, the second installment of The Hollow Crown franchise premieres tonight on PBS and features a cast that reads like a who’s who in British acting. Subtitled “The Wars of the Roses” and premiering tonight on PBS as part of […]

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  • ‘King Charles III’ creates a bit of national unrest and chaos in the future

    ‘King Charles III’ creates a bit of national unrest and chaos in the future

    King Charles III, the upcoming BBC2 drama which finds itself set in an alternate timeline universe where Prince Charles ascends to the throne following the Queen’s death, is based on Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett’s Olivier Award-winning play of the same name. Tim Pigott-Smith and Adam James will be reprising their roles from the play, as Charles and future […]

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  • BBC’s Six Wives with Lucy Worsley heads to PBS in January 2017

    BBC’s Six Wives with Lucy Worsley heads to PBS in January 2017

    Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, which airs tonight at 9p on BBC1, has landed a January 22, 2017 at 9p premiere on PBS in America. Airing under the title of Secrets of the Six Wives, the series will run over the course of three weeks at 10pET/9pCT following the long-awaited Masterpiece presentation of Victoria starring Jenna Coleman, Tom […]

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