• WW2 drama, ‘Home Fires’, to live on in book form!

    WW2 drama, ‘Home Fires’, to live on in book form!

    For the benefit of American fans of the PBS series, Home Fires, that find themselves waking up a little off center today wondering how their Home Fires void will be filled, we thought we’d re-post a recent effort in order to return a bit of joy to an otherwise cloudy Home Fires day. You might remember that it was not […]

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  • PBS’ Masterpiece, BBC team up for new adaptation of ‘Little Women’

    PBS’ Masterpiece, BBC team up for new adaptation of ‘Little Women’

    The BBC, PBS’ Masterpiece and Colin Callender’s Playground have teamed up to bring the much-loved Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women to the small screen. Set against the backdrop of a country divided by Civil War, the story follows the lives of the sisters from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father […]

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  • Just where is ‘home’ in Home Fires?

    Just where is ‘home’ in Home Fires?

    In World War II, when husbands, fathers and brothers went off to war, it was the women left behind who were charged with supporting each other to keep the community going. In Home Fires, which is concluding its final run on ITV1 in the UK and on PBS’ Masterpiece series, the women of the Great Paxford Women’s Institute help […]

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  • Inspector George Gently to make North East England streets safe one final time

    Inspector George Gently to make North East England streets safe one final time

    After ten years and 23 episodes, filming for the eighth and final series of BBC1’s period police drama, Inspector George Gently, has concluded. Martin Shaw returns as DCI George Gently alongside Lee Ingleby as his sidekick Inspector Bacchus and Lisa McGrillis playing Detective Sergeant Rachel Coles. Unfortunately, for me, this will be like a good friend moving […]

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  • R.I.P. Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith

    R.I.P. Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith

    Tim Pigott-Smith, the acclaimed British character actor, who catapulted to fame in the 1980s as the villainous police superintendent, Ronald Merrick, in the television series, The Jewel in the Crown, died on Friday in Northampton, England at the age of 70. Pigott-Smith won the BAFTA Award of Best Actor in 1985 for his work in The Jewel […]

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  • Get to know Agatha Raisin author, M.C. Beaton!

    Get to know Agatha Raisin author, M.C. Beaton!

    With the Agatha Raisin series airing Saturdays at 7p on KERA in North Texas and on a number of other public television stations across the U.S. later this month, fans of Doc Martin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise are definitely going to love this series! A cross between Doc Martin and Prime Suspect, the quirky crime drama stars Ashley Jensen (Ugly […]

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