• Michael Gambon to star as Winston Churchill for PBS’ Masterpiece

    Michael Gambon to star as Winston Churchill for PBS’ Masterpiece

    Admittedly, there will be an entire generation who know Michael Gambon only from the Harry Potter franchise. Others will immediately think back to an absolutely brilliant performance in The Singing Detective. Whichever the case, more must-see-tv is being commissioned in the UK as Gambon takes on the role of Sir Winston Churchill in ITV’s new drama […]

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  • As PBS adds ‘Indian Summers’ this Fall, S2 adds cast for 2016 return

    As PBS adds ‘Indian Summers’ this Fall, S2 adds cast for 2016 return

    In the seemingly endless search for the ‘next Downton Abbey‘, Channel 4’s Indian Summers comes to PBS in September following its successful winter run in the UK. Set in the summer of 1932, Indian Summers, details the events of summers spent at Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, by a group of British socialites at the time of the British […]

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  • Lavish ‘Queen Victoria’ up next for ‘Poldark’ producers

    Lavish ‘Queen Victoria’ up next for ‘Poldark’ producers

    In their endless search for the ‘next Downton Abbey’, ITV has commissioned Mammoth Screen, the producers of Poldark, to produce a sweeping eight-part series which will focus on the early life of Queen Victoria, Britain’s longest reigning monarch (63 years) who leaves childhood behind when she ascends the throne at the tender age of 18. Novelist […]

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  • Get out the Kleenex, let’s talk Call the Midwife S4 finale

    Get out the Kleenex, let’s talk Call the Midwife S4 finale

    The fourth series of Call the Midwife has come and gone with the final episode airing Sunday night on PBS stations across America. For those that have been with the series from the beginning, you already know what others are just discovering. CTM is one of the best dramas on telly today, if not the best. Last nights series 4 finale […]

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  • How the ‘Orphan Black’ sausage is made

    How the ‘Orphan Black’ sausage is made

    There are times you have to go public with your telly ‘guilty pleasures’. Being Human, one of my early earliest, had a fairly improbable story line about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost who rent a flat in Bristol and attempt to live ‘normal’ lives. More recently, it was the brilliant psychological thriller Mad Dogs, starring Phillip Glenister, […]

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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ cast share their fantasy series endings….

    ‘Downton Abbey’ cast share their fantasy series endings….

    Many members of the Downton-Nation have not yet come to grips with the notion that, come March 2016, there will be no new episodes of Downton Abbey on the horizon. It seems as though the cast has accepted their fate and are, in fact, dreaming up series endings as they are in the middle of filming. Hugh Bonneville (Lord […]

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  • James Norton returns to ‘Happy Valley’ for second series

    James Norton returns to ‘Happy Valley’ for second series

    For the second day in a row, there is news from backstage at the BAFTA awards regarding one of the winners. Yesterday, it was the news that series 4 of Sherlock would not begin filming until Spring 2016. Today, from the Happy Valley camp, comes the news that James Norton (Sidney Chambers, Grantchester) will return to series 2 as […]

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