• Upstairs Downstairs opens its' doors tonight on PBS

    Upstairs Downstairs opens its' doors tonight on PBS

    It’s been almost a lifetime since a young head parlor maid, Rose Buck (Jean Marsh), put her hand on the bannister at an empty 165 Eaton Place for what, she thought, would be the last time. Little did she know that some 40 years later, she would return full of memories and put her hand […]

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  • Jennifer Garner as Miss Marple? This just isn't right.

    Jennifer Garner as Miss Marple? This just isn't right.

    For those that have commented over time that I should hold back on my thoughts regarding American re-makes of classic British television, you no longer have the ability to say anything…ever. The word from Disney is that they will re-invent the elderly creation of Agatha Christie in to a 30-something hot American detective. As the […]

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  • PBS style Final Four with Masterpiece Madness

    PBS style Final Four with Masterpiece Madness

    Step aside Virginia Commonwealth. Forget about Butler, Kentucky and Connecticut. Bringing together PBS Masterpiece‘ 40th anniversary season with the 10 April premiere of Upstairs Downstairs, this years true Final Four bracket, PBS-style, pit powerhouses from the East Region (Sleuths, Cops and Justice Seekers), the Midwest Region (Women of Inferior Birth, Lesser Means and the Working […]

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  • Eddie Izzard enters the United States of Tara

    Eddie Izzard enters the United States of Tara

    Eddie Izzard alert! From Dreamworks Television and Executive Producer, Steven Spielberg, the third season of Showtime’s dark comedy, United States of Tara, kicks off beginning tonight, Monday, March 28 at 10:30p ET (following Nurse Jackie) with the great Eddie Izzard as Tara’s (Toni Collette) new DID-skeptical psychology professor. Thanks to xfinityTV.com for providing tellyspotting this […]

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  • Begin the weekend scattershooting

    Begin the weekend scattershooting

    Julian Fellowes….Titanic….can’t wait What’s next from the mind of Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) you might ask? Titanic, what else. Thankfully, not quite a spin-off in the American sense of the word (i.e. The Cleveland Show from The Simpsons or Joey from Friends or The Jeffersons from All in the Family) but there is […]

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  • Have a spare 57+ hours? Upstairs Downstairs DVD giveaway

    Have a spare 57+ hours? Upstairs Downstairs DVD giveaway

    Considered by many as the most successful and influential British drama series ever to have graced the small screen, one thing was always clear over the five seasons of the original Upstairs Downstairs, the inhabitants above and below the stairs at 165 Eaton Place are quite the resilient bunch. They’ve survived social change, political upheaval, […]

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  • Upstairs Downstairs – the beginning

    Upstairs Downstairs – the beginning

    Belgravia, 10 April: Thankfully, 165 Eaton Place recently took down the “To Let” signage and opened it’s doors once again after some 40 years of being on the market. The BBC signed a long-term lease on the newest incarnation of a television classic with the commissioning of a second series for a late Fall 2011 […]

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  • Red Nose Day 2011 – Uptown Downstairs Abbey

    Red Nose Day 2011 – Uptown Downstairs Abbey

    Still suffering from Downton Abbey separation anxiety? Can’t wait for the Upstairs Downstairs premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece series in April?  Not to worry. The greatness that is Red Nose Day 2011 handed the airwaves to Jennifer Saunders, Kim Cattrall and Harry Enfield in an attempt to satisfy both ailments. The result? Uptown Downstairs Abbey, obviously. […]

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  • Red Nose Day 2011 – Masterchef invades #10

    Red Nose Day 2011 – Masterchef invades #10

    Sadly, those of us on this side of the pond are reduced to experiencing Red Nose Day vicariously through the Internet and likes of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For those that may have missed RND2011 last night, wherever you might have been, here are some of the highlights from some of the greats in British […]

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