• Celebrating ‘Wolf Hall’ at Liverpool Cathedral

    Celebrating ‘Wolf Hall’ at Liverpool Cathedral

    It was an amazing night at the Liverpool Cathedral during the 2015 BBC Showcase. Wolf Hall stars Mark Rylance, Jonathan Pryce and director, Peter Kosminsky joined about 750 of their closest friends on Tuesday to celebrate the brilliance that is Wolf Hall. Currently broadcasting on BBC One and coming to PBS on Sunday, April 5 at 10p […]

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  • No more ‘New Tricks’ for the old dogs at UCOS

    No more ‘New Tricks’ for the old dogs at UCOS

    The long-time staple of the BBC’s police procedural line-up, New Tricks, will be ending its’ run after the forthcoming 12th series, which will air on BBC One this coming summer and in early 2016 on public television stations in America. What started as a rather non-descript, one-off episode in March 2003 that followed the work of the […]

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet hits the cinema on Oct 15!

    Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet hits the cinema on Oct 15!

    I know we’re just barely coming to the end of February, but it’s time to put a bigger than life red circle around Thursday, 15 October 2015. What could possibly get you to block out schedule time some 8 months from now? How about the ability to see Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game, […]

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  • It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

    It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

    In 1975, Robin Ellis captivated audiences on both sides of the pond with his brilliant portrayal of the dashing British officer, Captain Ross Poldark in Poldark. Now, 40 years later, the BBC and PBS are giving the series a bit of a steamier 21st century reboot with a new television adaptation based on the novels of […]

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  • Foyle’s War creator/writer targets “New Blood” for next crime drama

    Foyle’s War creator/writer targets “New Blood” for next crime drama

    This just in from the Department of Good News/Bad News with regards to Anthony Horowitz, the creator/writer of Foyle’s War, the brilliant British detective drama starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks. First the bad news, which you’ve probably already read on any one of a number of supermarket tabloids, the current series of Foyle’s War, which will […]

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  • What happens when the lights go out on ‘Mr. Selfridge’?

    What happens when the lights go out on ‘Mr. Selfridge’?

    If you’re a Tellyspotting P1 or happen to be stopping by for the first time, you are either well aware or will soon find out that I love behind-the-scenes telly. There are times that I’ve found myself going right to the DVD extras before binge-watching a series to see ‘how the sausage is made’ whether […]

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  • Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

    Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

    If you’re in the growing group of individuals who reside in America that has thought for some time that the British are taking over Hollywood, you now have proof positive (or spoof-positive) of the imminent British invasion of Tinsel Town. In recent years, there hasn’t been a Golden Globes, Emmys or Oscars nomination (and winners) […]

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  • Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

    Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

    Laura Carmichael, who plays the seemingly forever-to-be-depressed Lady Edith in Downton Abbey, will play maid Henrietta in Madame Bovary, the new film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s 19th century classic, alongside her Downton Abbey crazy playboy uncle co-star Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill). Besides his performance in Notting Hill, Ifans is most recently […]

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