• Inspector George Gently to make North East England streets safe one final time

    Inspector George Gently to make North East England streets safe one final time

    After ten years and 23 episodes, filming for the eighth and final series of BBC1’s period police drama, Inspector George Gently, has concluded. Martin Shaw returns as DCI George Gently alongside Lee Ingleby as his sidekick Inspector Bacchus and Lisa McGrillis playing Detective Sergeant Rachel Coles. Unfortunately, for me, this will be like a good friend moving […]

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  • R.I.P. Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith

    R.I.P. Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith

    Tim Pigott-Smith, the acclaimed British character actor, who catapulted to fame in the 1980s as the villainous police superintendent, Ronald Merrick, in the television series, The Jewel in the Crown, died on Friday in Northampton, England at the age of 70. Pigott-Smith won the BAFTA Award of Best Actor in 1985 for his work in The Jewel […]

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  • Get to know Agatha Raisin author, M.C. Beaton!

    Get to know Agatha Raisin author, M.C. Beaton!

    With the Agatha Raisin series airing Saturdays at 7p on KERA in North Texas and on a number of other public television stations across the U.S. later this month, fans of Doc Martin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise are definitely going to love this series! A cross between Doc Martin and Prime Suspect, the quirky crime drama stars Ashley Jensen (Ugly […]

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  • Exclusive pics from the ‘Poldark’ set as S3 gets an Oct 1 airdate on PBS!

    Exclusive pics from the ‘Poldark’ set as S3 gets an Oct 1 airdate on PBS!

    Once again, to the delight of longtime Poldark fans, the original Captain Ross Poldark, Robin Ellis, has taken a break from his home in the picturesque French countryside and put aside his culinary passions for a brief moment to appear the new series of Poldark as Reverand Halse, the clergyman with whom Ross shares the coach on his journey home to […]

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  • A second series of John le Carré’s Night Manager? Maybe, maybe not.

    A second series of John le Carré’s Night Manager? Maybe, maybe not.

    Almost four years removed from his brilliant portrayal of the pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, Dr. Gregory House, the greatness of Hugh Laurie returned to the small screen this past year in the brilliant series, The Night Manager, Series one of the BBC television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel starred Laurie alongside Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth […]

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  • WW2 drama, ‘Home Fires’, to live on in book form!

    WW2 drama, ‘Home Fires’, to live on in book form!

    It was not quite a year ago, May 2016 to be exact, that audiences in both the U.K. and the U.S. were awakened with the dreadful news that the brilliant World War II drama series, Home Fires, would not be commissioned for a third series by ITV commissioners. The World War II drama, which centered on a group of […]

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  • Colin Dexter, creator of ‘Inspector Morse’, dies at 86

    Colin Dexter, creator of ‘Inspector Morse’, dies at 86

    Crime writer Colin Dexter, the creator/author of the ‘Inspector Morse’ books died peacefully at his home in Oxford yesterday. Overall, Dexter wrote 13 Morse novels between 1975 and 1999. They were later adapted for the long-running ITV series of the same name and starred John Thaw. The author worked closely behind the scenes of the Inspector Morse series […]

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