• The Mystery of Edwin Drood is solved…sort of

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood is solved…sort of

    Having just transmitted this past week on BBC Two, yet another classic drama makes its way to PBS’ Masterpiece series in April 2012. Currently in the middle of the long-awaited second series of Downton Abbey, the Masterpiece series is already flush with greatness and experiencing an abundance of riches in 2012 what with the upcoming […]

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  • Move over Jewel…Brideshead…Tales, here comes Downton Abbey

    Move over Jewel…Brideshead…Tales, here comes Downton Abbey

    The recent U.S. popularity of the mega-hit, Downton Abbey, brings to mind not only the obvious, Upstairs Downstairs, but also the likes of PBS’ Jewel in the Crown, Brideshead Revisited and, oddly, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City broadcast from a water cooler popularity standpoint. With Downton Abbey, there’s a new sheriff in town at […]

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  • Happy Downton Abbey 2 Day, U.S.

    Happy Downton Abbey 2 Day, U.S.

    Best news of all on Downton Abbey 2 Day in the U.S.!!! As previously announced, Downton Abbey has been commissioned by ITV for another series of programs. Remember the angst that you felt at the end of series 1 not knowing if there was to be a series 2 or not? Not this time. You […]

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  • Sherlock bits and bobs as UK prepares for Hounds….

    Sherlock bits and bobs as UK prepares for Hounds….

    New Sherlock Hounds…trailer More Sherlock news not only to tease UK audiences as they barrel head long into Sundays 2nd installment of the new series with “Hounds of the Baskerville” but to, hopefully, continue to coax U.S. audiences down off the ceiling as they patiently await the American broadcast as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series […]

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  • You say New Years Eve. We say Sherlock Eve.

    You say New Years Eve. We say Sherlock Eve.

    The brilliance that is Sherlock is a day away. What better way to pass the remaining hours than to demonstrate what has become an international phenomenon (it’s been sold in 180 countries) and screen Sherlock in five different languages. To most everyone around the globe, today may represents the close of business for calendar year […]

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  • Downton Abbey fans: It's A Very Carson Christmas

    Downton Abbey fans: It's A Very Carson Christmas

    Been a long time since I’ve seen the latenight commercials for the Ronco Inside the Shell Electric Egg Scrambler, Ron Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman or the Ginsu knives that could cut a metal can in half and still be sharp enough to slice a tomato to perfection. We’ve all seen the music compilation CD’s or DVD’s […]

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  • Birdsong – Another BBC/PBS 'Masterpiece' for 2012

    Birdsong – Another BBC/PBS 'Masterpiece' for 2012

    With the States in the final days until the premiere of the second series of Downton Abbey on PBS’ Masterpiece and the UK only days removed from the Christmas Day conclusion of series 2 on ITV, it seems only fitting that the BBC has begun to fight back against those in the post-Downton Abbey era […]

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  • Christmas Day numbers show Eastenders ⇑ and Downton Abbey ⇓

    Christmas Day numbers show Eastenders ⇑ and Downton Abbey ⇓

    Downton Abbey may very well be the darling of the 2011 television season on both sides of the pond, but the critically-acclaimed, viewer mega-hit from ITV couldn’t quite muster the audience on Christmas Day, finishing in fourth place against the perennial Christmas ratings winners, Eastenders (BBC), Coronation Street (ITV) and Doctor Who (BBC). Some immediately […]

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