• Happy Belated 77th, Judi Dench. Fancy a stay at the Marigold Hotel?

    Happy Belated 77th, Judi Dench. Fancy a stay at the Marigold Hotel?

    With apologies to the great Judi Dench, we’d like to take a moment and wish her a very happy belated birthday. Turning 77 on Friday, 9 December, the brilliant actress has done nothing but give theatre goers, film lovers and situation comedy fans, worldwide, birthday presents every year since her first professional stage appearance in […]

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  • Spooks 10 – A look back at Section D

    Spooks 10 – A look back at Section D

    Time to shelve the Downton Abbey 2 talk for a day. Everyone already has the DVR set for Sunday, January 8, 2012 for the second series premiere as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. Time to turn our attention to, perhaps, the best television series, bar none….Spooks, or MI-5, in the United States. With the final […]

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  • 2012 shaping up to be a great year for comedy output

    2012 shaping up to be a great year for comedy output

    Forget the annual Christmas Day BBC 1 vs. ITV 1 battle royal. 2012 brings an even bigger main event to the forefront with challenger, Sky 1 declaring they are poised to be the ‘home of original British comedy’ and taking on the perennial powerhouse, the BBC, on their home turf – comedy and light entertainment. […]

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  • Sherlock 2 review – no spoilers, I promise…kind of

    Sherlock 2 review – no spoilers, I promise…kind of

    From the brilliant minds of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the UK eagerly awaits the ‘official’ word as to when Sherlock 2 will transmit on BBC One. While the U.S. date is confirmed for May 6, 2012 on PBS’ Masterpiece series, word circulating around as of today confirmed that there will be a 1 January, […]

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  • Great Expectations for PBS and BBC One

    Great Expectations for PBS and BBC One

    Great Expectations, one of Charles Dickens’ greatest novels, has a 2012 airdate as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. The two-part series will premiere April 1, 2012 on PBS stations across the U.S., with the conclusion of the most recent adaptation scheduled the following Sunday, April 8, both at 8p CT/9p ET. This version of Great […]

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  • Strictly Come Downton Abbey

    Strictly Come Downton Abbey

    Full credit to Ian Wylie, London-based freelance journalist with a particular interest and acute knowledge of all-things television, for the brilliant headline, photos and accompanying story. As we recently learned, one of the Downton traditions on Christmas Day is that the staff is traditionally given the day off and Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) takes charge […]

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  • To: Julian Fellowes; From: Judi Dench; Re: Downton Abbey 3

    To: Julian Fellowes; From: Judi Dench; Re: Downton Abbey 3

    While the second series of Downton Abbey is coming to a cliff-hanging close on Christmas Day in the UK and with all eyes in the United States on Sunday, January 8, 2012 when the second series premieres as part of PBS’ Masterpiece, series 3 is just around the corner. As most everyone, except maybe the […]

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  • BBC1 vs. ITV1 in Christmas Smackdown 2011

    BBC1 vs. ITV1 in Christmas Smackdown 2011

    Will 2011 be the year that ITV unseats the 600 pound giant in the room, BBC One, for Christmas Day ratings dominance? Cue Michael Buffer….Let’s get ready to rumble! The infamous long-awaited Christmas Day schedules for both BBC One and ITV1 have been set, sort of, (as of today, anyway) and war has officially been […]

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  • Call the Midwife – Sunday night drama in 2012

    Call the Midwife – Sunday night drama in 2012

    Thankfully, Mad Men is set in the 60’s putting an end to inconceivable bandwagon-jumping comparisons between the hit AMC series and the upcoming BBC series, Call the Midwife. The series, which will focus on the joys and hardships of a group of midwives working in London’s East End in the 50’s is definitely not your typical […]

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