• The Queen and Almonzo reunite as filming begins on S2 of ‘Victoria’

    The Queen and Almonzo reunite as filming begins on S2 of ‘Victoria’

    Much like the on-screen chemistry between Captain Ross Poldark and Shamus, the horse from Poldark, Almonzo, the white horse that shared a lot of quality screen time in the first series of Victoria, was gleefully reunited with what looks to be an equally happy Jenna Coleman recently as the cast and crew reconvened to begin filming for series 2. […]

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  • Day Two: BBC Showcase 2017 – Drama

    Day Two: BBC Showcase 2017 – Drama

    At the risk of being outed that I binge-watched the entire Red Dwarf XI series yesterday, it’s on to the drama offerings from BBC Showcase 2017 in Liverpool. While Showcase’s past have brought American public television viewers the likes of DCI Banks, Luther, Scott & Bailey, Father Brown, Death in Paradise and Call the Midwife, 2017 is looking a bit more difficult […]

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  • ‘Broadchurch’: an S1-2 look back and a look ahead to S3

    ‘Broadchurch’: an S1-2 look back and a look ahead to S3

    When series 3 of Broadchurch returns on 27 February, it’s fairly clear from the early look that this series will be delving into some pretty dark territory this time around as compared to the first two series. In an extended look from ITV, Olivia Colman’s DS Ellie Miller and David Tennant’s DI Alec Hardy are immediately confronted with former Coronation […]

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch to return to BBC1/PBS in front of and behind the camera

    Benedict Cumberbatch to return to BBC1/PBS in front of and behind the camera

    Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of Sherlock and pretty much most everything that is coming out of Hollywood these days, will be bringing an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel The Child in Time to the small screen for BBC1 and PBS. In addition to executive producing the one-off, Cumberbatch will also take on the role of Stephen Lewis, a […]

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  • Almost legal, ‘The Full Monty’ turns 20!

    Almost legal, ‘The Full Monty’ turns 20!

    Recently, someone told me that when you start trying to remember any kind of anniversary of a favorite movie, the standard rule is you come up with a number as to how long ago you think it premiered and then add five years to the total and, generally, you will be correct at that point. […]

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  • Meet the Brontë sisters on PBS’ Masterpiece

    Meet the Brontë sisters on PBS’ Masterpiece

    Ever since they were revealed to the world as quaint country-women, the Brontë sisters (i.e. Charlotte, Emily and Anne) have fascinated legions of devoted readers for years. On Sunday, March 26, PBS Masterpiece brings these remarkable literary geniuses to life with a beautifully filmed and acted two-hour drama, To Walk Invisible The Brontë Sisters. Written […]

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  • Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon heads to ‘Death in Paradise’ as Kris Marshall votes himself off the island

    Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon heads to ‘Death in Paradise’ as Kris Marshall votes himself off the island

    The brilliant news out of the U.K. the last few weeks is that the BBC1 comedy/drama, Death in Paradise, is back for more ‘death in paradise’ on the picturesque fictional island of Saint Marie. Unfortunately, the not-so-brilliant news, which leaked out prior to last night’s broadcast is that Kris Marshall, who played DI Humphrey Goodman, […]

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  • Meet Victoria’s Lord M, Rufus Sewell

    Meet Victoria’s Lord M, Rufus Sewell

    While a new generation of viewers have just recently discovered Rufus Sewell either as Lord M on Victoria or as Obergruppenführer Smith in The Man in the High Castle, most PBS viewers will recognize him as the Italian detective, Aurelio Zen, in the Masterpiece presentation of Zen. Based on the detective novels by Michael Dibdin, the BBC […]

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  • 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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