• Vote! It's BAFTA time. Sherlock, Downton Abbey and more…

    Vote! It's BAFTA time. Sherlock, Downton Abbey and more…

    Doesn’t get any better than having a night to celebrate and pay tribute to the best television on television. It’s time again for the BAFTA’s, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Sunday, 22 May. This year is does nothing to disprove this theory in that you have several legitimate winners in virtually […]

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  • As filming begins, Steven Moffat reveals Sherlock inspiration

    As filming begins, Steven Moffat reveals Sherlock inspiration

    Cardiff, here we come It’s quite simple, really. Nothing more than a desire to place the mythical detective, Sherlock Holmes, in a new historical context. Prior to the initial series, Moffat, along with co-creator/co-writer, Mark Gatiss, repeatedly fielded questions concerning the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, a part that, until now, had traditionally been […]

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  • A little British Friday the 13th scattershooting

    A little British Friday the 13th scattershooting

    The Doctor is In for a 5th series Martin Clunes will return as the curmudgeonly GP, Dr. Martin Ellingham, terrorizing the residents of the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Portwenn (or vice versa) for a 5th series of the hit ITV comedy/drama, Doc Martin. Also returning will be the great Caroline Catz (Louisa Glasson) and Ian […]

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  • Feeling a bit down? You might have Downton Abbey Effect.

    Feeling a bit down? You might have Downton Abbey Effect.

    Not to worry. You’re not alone after all. And, there’s actually a medical term for what you thought was just a simple case of separation anxiety or withdrawal. You, along with countless others, suffer from Downton Abbey Effect. Symptoms seem to center around a sense of loss or, in some cases, distress that is  comparable to […]

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  • Royal Wedding. Avoid, survive or endure? Your choice.

    Royal Wedding. Avoid, survive or endure? Your choice.

    As the big event closes in on us tomorrow, there are plans being made to have or attend Royal Wedding watching parties around the globe no matter the time zone. Television networks can’t muscle their way in to Trafalgar Square quick enough to bring viewers more information than the law allows about every square inch of […]

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  • British scattershooting with Doc Martin V, Red Dwarf X and more….

    British scattershooting with Doc Martin V, Red Dwarf X and more….

    Red Dwarf confirmation of series X – Smegtastic Finally, from Birmingham City and Dimension Jump XVI, comes confirmation from series co-creator, Doug Naylor, followed by an immediate verification on Robert Llewellyn’s LlewBlog that there will, indeed, be a tenth series of Red Dwarf. Welcome news for those RD fans that were left with a definite thirst […]

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  • 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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