• Dame Judi Dench returns to school play

    Dame Judi Dench returns to school play

    Let this be a lesson to anyone, anywhere, who thinks twice about asking for something for fear of getting turned down. Fortunately, children attending a North Yorkshire boarding school didn’t listen to skeptics and recently wrote to Oscar-winning film actress, Dame Judi Dench asking her to take a part in their school play along with […]

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  • It's a Doctor Who Christmas – The Doctor, The Widow & the Wardrobe

    It's a Doctor Who Christmas – The Doctor, The Widow & the Wardrobe

    It’s never too early to begin thinking about the holidays. Unfortunately, with only 35 days to go before Christmas, this now becomes a VERY valid statement no matter where you are. Part of the UK Christmas tradition is to begin to piece together the Christmas Day telly battles and offerings between the BBC, ITV and […]

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  • It's an All Creatures Great & Small Christmas

    It's an All Creatures Great & Small Christmas

    More presents coming by way of the BBC to UK telly watchers as part of the annual blockbuster Christmas line-up. Word comes via the Guardian of an All Creatures Great and Small prequel, entitled Young Herriot which will focus on the vets early years in 1930’s Glasgow. The original series, based on the diaries of […]

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  • A Downton Abbey Christmas

    A Downton Abbey Christmas

    As avid U.S. viewers of Downton Abbey are acutely aware, lucky UK telly watchers have already been treated to an early Christmas with the recent completion of the second series of the hit ITV series. But wait. There’s one more present to unwrap. Even though the Downton Abbey Christmas Special broadcast schedule has not yet […]

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  • Poirot and Miss Marple ↑ — Prime Suspect ↓

    Poirot and Miss Marple ↑ — Prime Suspect ↓

    Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot The news couldn’t be any better for television drama fans, no matter which side of the pond you’re waking up to today. As tweeted a couple of days ago by the brilliant David Suchet (@David_Suchet), there are more Hercule Poirot episodes in the works from ITV. The upcoming season of Poirot […]

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  • Downton Abbey 2: 62 days and counting

    Downton Abbey 2: 62 days and counting

    As telly watchers in the UK wake up to the realization that last night was the final episode of Downton Abbey 2 until Christmas, separation anxiety will soon kick in as they await the season finale. Not much sympathy, I’m afraid, from long-standing U.S. members of the worldwide chapter of the DA2 support group who continue […]

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  • Downton Abbey renews lease for another year!

    Downton Abbey renews lease for another year!

    Even though this is not unexpected news, conventional wisdom usually dictates that you withhold any celebratory emotions until you actually read the news in print. That said, you can celebrate away as, according to reports, the news came this past Thursday from ITV in the UK that Downton Abbey, the audience mega-hit seen on ITV […]

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  • Case Histories music 2.0

    Case Histories music 2.0

    Following Sundays conclusion of the PBS Masterpiece presentation of the BBC’s Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs, interest has continued to grow by the hour in the intriguing musical soundtrack. Without question, in the over 40+ years of Masterpiece, there has never been more interest in a series soundtrack than in Kate Atkinson‘s creation, Jackson Brodie, the ex-cop from […]

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  • The music of a PBS 'Masterpiece', Case Histories

    The music of a PBS 'Masterpiece', Case Histories

    The PBS Masterpiece presentation, Case Histories, has definitely taken viewers minds off the fact that there are still 76 days until the premiere of Downton Abbey 2 on January 8, 2012. Two episodes into the 3-part series starring Jason Isaacs as private investigator Jackson Brodie has generated not only strong viewing numbers but significant viewer […]

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  • Case Histories – New PBS Masterpiece tonight!

    Case Histories – New PBS Masterpiece tonight!

    There’s a new sheriff in the PBS Masterpiece town. Actually, depending on who you talk to, there’s either a maverick ex-cop or a private investigator in town. In either case, he goes by the name of Jackson Brodie and is played brilliantly by Jason Isaacs. Isaacs, who’s most recent gig was as Lucius Malfoy in […]

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