• ‘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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  • Fancy a night’s stay at Highclere…sort of?

    Fancy a night’s stay at Highclere…sort of?

    If you are wondering what it would be like to be a part of the Crawley family and stay overnight at Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, now is your chance…sort of. Beginning Valentine’s Day, the Highclere estate is offering guests the opportunity to access your inner-most Dowager Countess and stay the night in […]

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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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  • 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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  • UK’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’ headed to PBS!

    UK’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’ headed to PBS!

    Now that #DowntonDay2015 is knocking at our front door, what better way to begin your Sunday evening appointment television viewing this Winter than with a dose of the BAFTA award-winning British television baking competition, The Great British Bake Off, as your lead-in to the return of Downton Abbey. Officially to be re-titled The Great British […]

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  • Take a glimpse of George Clooney at Downton Abbey for Text Santa

    Take a glimpse of George Clooney at Downton Abbey for Text Santa

    Text Santa 2014, ITV’s annual charity initiative set up to support UK charities during the Christmas season, kicked off earlier this week on Giving Tuesday and will culminate with a multiple-hour live telecast on Saturday, December 19. Much like its non-commercial counterpart, Red Nose Day, on BBC One, Text Santa  is an on-air appeal that features a […]

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  • For Mrs. Patmore, every day is Thanksgiving at Downton Abbey

    For Mrs. Patmore, every day is Thanksgiving at Downton Abbey

    While Thanksgiving isn’t officially celebrated in the UK, it has gained a bit of momentum in recent years with a number of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and an increasing number of festivals, including the Harvest Festival where Brits give thanks for food and the year’s harvest. Should Cora’s mother Martha and/or crazy brother Harold blow […]

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