• Rowan Atkinson returns as French detective, Jules Maigret

    Rowan Atkinson returns as French detective, Jules Maigret

    As Tellyspotting landed in the UK Friday morning, there was a bit of ‘Joy in Mudville’ news already waiting for us to report on as ITV announced that Rowan Atkinson, the former star of Blackadder and Mr Bean, is making a return to television to play Belgian author Georges Simenon’s pipe-smoking policeman, Jules Maigret, in […]

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  • The Game is On – It’s time to be ‘SHERLOCKED’!

    The Game is On – It’s time to be ‘SHERLOCKED’!

    Ok, Sherlock-Nation, the game is ‘officially’ on! It has been far too long since that fateful day in January 2014 and the last broadcast of series 3 of Sherlock. Admittedly, there has been very little that has eased the separation anxiety that has dominated Sherlock fans’ mind palaces. A number of public television stations in the […]

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  • Rumors flying about upcoming ‘Sherlock’ Christmas special

    Rumors flying about upcoming ‘Sherlock’ Christmas special

    With filming already underway in Gloucester, the Internets are dangerously close to running out of memory given the overabundance of rumors as to a possible storyline for the long-awaited Christmas 2015 Sherlock special. Given the fact that by the time the special airs, it will have been almost two years since our last brush with […]

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  • First look at Sir Ian McKellen as….’Mr. Holmes’

    First look at Sir Ian McKellen as….’Mr. Holmes’

    Ok, it’s not set in the 21st century and it’s not Benedict Cumberbatch but it is 1947, it is Sir Ian McKellen and it definitely is Sherlock! Given the fact that the Sherlock-Nation will be without a new Benedict Cumberbatch episode for roughly another 11 months, we all are in desperate need of a periodic ‘Sherlock […]

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  • Michael Kitchen plugs in for ‘Foyle’s War’ theme

    Michael Kitchen plugs in for ‘Foyle’s War’ theme

    For good reason, the UK is all-abuzz about the new series of Foyle’s War, which started this past Sunday on ITV. Beginning with the last set of programs, the Anthony Horowitz drama moved from World War II through the struggles of post-war rebuilding to a much less visible but just as important war, the Cold […]

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  • Filming begins on ‘Sherlock’ 4 – Let the speculation games commence…

    Filming begins on ‘Sherlock’ 4 – Let the speculation games commence…

    With two semi-cryptic yet amazingly simple tweets by the BBC and co-creator/writer, Mark Gatiss earlier this week, the Earth moved and the heavens opened up with the knowledge that filming was set to begin on the new series of Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. According to the Independent, shortly afterwards, Sherlock’s cast were […]

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  • ‘Whitechapel’ added to public television’s stellar line-up of drama

    ‘Whitechapel’ added to public television’s stellar line-up of drama

    Our collective kid-in-a-candy-store/cup-runneth-over drama days continue with the news that the Rupert Penry-Jones series, Whitechapel, will find it’s way to public television in America in the not-too-distant future. Produced by Carnival Films, who also did that little series you may have heard of, Downton Abbey, Whitechapel follows detectives in the Whitechapel district of London as they deal with a […]

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