• TV aerials in Downton Abbey spotted on eve of DA2 premiere

    TV aerials in Downton Abbey spotted on eve of DA2 premiere

    We’ve all secretly done it…meticulously watched films or television shows searching for that elusive shot where sunglasses are worn in one scene, but disappear from the same scene when the camera cuts to a different angle. There have long been rumors that in one of the battle sequences in the John Wayne film, The Alamo, […]

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  • Doc Martin resumes Portwenn house calls Sept 12 on ITV1

    Doc Martin resumes Portwenn house calls Sept 12 on ITV1

    With the new series of the hit comedy drama, Doc Martin, set to return tomorrow (Monday, 12 September) on ITV1 in the UK, it’s time to set up yet another support group in the U.S. Unfortunately, as we have recently reported, series 5 will not premiere in the States until April 2012 on public television […]

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  • The greatness that is Mark Gatiss

    The greatness that is Mark Gatiss

    In television, whether it be comedy, drama or documentaries, there are individuals whose names you may know but not the face or whose face you may know but not the name. In the case of Mark Gatiss, this is brilliance that you should know both the name and the face. His involvement in numerous series […]

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  • Downton Abbey 2 vs. Spooks 10 – Doh!

    Downton Abbey 2 vs. Spooks 10 – Doh!

    Critically acclaimed, audience favorite, new kid on the block versus the best show on television for 9 years running. Thank goodness for the invention of the DVR. As most are aware, the long-awaited second series premiere of Downton Abbey is set for a Sunday, 18 September, transmission in the UK on ITV. When we last […]

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  • Making a Portwenn 'house call' to the set of Doc Martin

    Making a Portwenn 'house call' to the set of Doc Martin

    Patients of Dr. Martin Ellingham finally received word this week that the new season of Doc Martin will begin on Monday, 12 September, in the UK (ITV). In the States, on public television, we can now, with virtual certainty, announce that Dr. Martin Ellingham will resume making house calls in Portwenn beginning in April 2012. […]

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  • Live in a sitcom or drama and need to write about it?

    Live in a sitcom or drama and need to write about it?

    If you’ve every thought, as I’m sure we all have at one time or another, 1) this would make a great sitcom or, 2) I’m living in the middle of a sitcom, the BBC has all the answers in the BBC Writersroom. There are those that will argue that the “Sit”, or situation, needs to […]

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  • TV's Downton Abbey would be so proud

    TV's Downton Abbey would be so proud

    If you’re ITV, you just can’t pay for this kind of press leading up to the premiere of the new season of your most highly successful series in some time. Scandal = audience in the 21st century. It’s definitely a case of art imitating life rather than the reverse when it comes to the mega-hit, Downton […]

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  • Judi Dench talks situation comedy

    Judi Dench talks situation comedy

    Let me just start this off by, again, saying that I think Dame Judi Dench is about ten shades of brilliant. Now, B.B. King may still be the hardest working man in the music business, but you just can’t convince me that Jay Leno should continue to be tagged by his peers as the hardest […]

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  • Dame Eileen Atkins moves out of 165 Eaton Place

    Dame Eileen Atkins moves out of 165 Eaton Place

    According to the BBC, Dame Eileen Atkins will not return when filming commences on Upstairs Downstairs 2 in Cardiff in October. Atkins, who created the series with fellow actress, Jean Marsh, did not appear in the original 1970’s ITV series, but was cast in last years revival of the series as the free-thinking mother-in-law Maud, Lady […]

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