• 'Downton 221bey' anyone? Hey, it could happen….

    'Downton 221bey' anyone? Hey, it could happen….

    Now THIS is what makes the Internets interesting. Since 2010, the desire and hope there would be a Sherlock/Downton Abbey crossover has been an on-again, off-again trending topic on Twitter. I recognize most of Planet Earth would rather see Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock step out of the TARDIS but, somehow, seeing Sherlock match wits with the […]

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  • 'Happy Valley' to 'Grantchester' was quite a change for James Norton

    'Happy Valley' to 'Grantchester' was quite a change for James Norton

    After binge-watching Sally Wainwright’s amazing series, Happy Valley, which starred Sarah Lancashire and Steve Pemberton, I began to see the haunting figure of Tommie Lee Royce on every street corner. Played brilliantly by James Norton, Royce was the stereotypical tormented soul/psychopathic killer (if there is such a thing). Thankfully, to get that image out of my head, all I had to do was quickly fast forward to the premiere of ITV’s Grantchester earlier this month.

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  • Isle of Saint Marie to get pretty crowded for 'Death in Paradise' 4

    Isle of Saint Marie to get pretty crowded for 'Death in Paradise' 4

    Returning to the small screen for series 4 in early 2015, Death in Paradise continues to add to and already impressive cast list. Filming has begun with many guest stars already destined for a bit of fun on the crime-ridden island of Saint Marie including Downton Abbey‘s Amy Nuttall, Call the Midwife‘s Leo Staar, Outnumbered‘s […]

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  • Illusionist Derren Brown enters Sherlock stars' mind palace

    Illusionist Derren Brown enters Sherlock stars' mind palace

    I’m afraid that one segment in tonight’s Stand Up to Cancer 2014 fundraising marathon to be broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK won’t go very far in satisfying those that are impatiently awaiting the next installment of Sherlock that is headed our way during Christmas 2015, but it is a bit of fun. Mentalist/Illusionist […]

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  • Foyle's War creator/writer sets sights on Moriarty and James Bond

    Foyle's War creator/writer sets sights on Moriarty and James Bond

    If David Tennant is the hardest working man in show business, then writer Anthony Horowitz has to be considered the hardest working man in the literary world. Aside from his countless novels written over the years, many will, no doubt, associate Horowitz with his screenwriting telly work on Robin of Sherwood, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Murder Most Horrid, many of the early episodes of Midsomer Murders, a very well-crafted small-screen mini-series, Collision and, obviously, the creator/writer of Foyle’s War, starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks.

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  • Final 'Wallander' series begins principle filming

    Final 'Wallander' series begins principle filming

    BBC 1 announced last week that the final three-part series of the hauntingly brilliant detective drama, Wallander, has begun principle production filming. Starring Sir Kenneth Branagh, the final trilogy of 90-minute episodes will adapt the two remaining works by Swedish author Henning Mankell that features the character. The first will be based on the 1993 […]

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  • Nearly 100-year-old Sherlock Holmes film discovered in Paris

    Nearly 100-year-old Sherlock Holmes film discovered in Paris

    While it won’t erase the daily reminder that we still have 14 months (plus or minus a few days) until Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the small screen in Sherlock, the recent discovery of a long thought to be lost Sherlock Holmes film will delight even the most casual fan of the world’s most famous consulting detective. The 1916 silent movie about Sherlock Holmes has been discovered by the Cinematheque Francaise, which has joined with the San Francisco Film Festival to create a digital restoration.

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  • 'Endeavour' back for third series in 2015

    'Endeavour' back for third series in 2015

    As we dive head first into our 6th year of Tellyspotting, why not start things off with more great news from the world of British telly — it was announced late last week that the brilliant Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour, will return for a third series on ITV.

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  • Inspector Lewis returns to PBS with Hathaway in-tow

    Inspector Lewis returns to PBS with Hathaway in-tow

    There was no joy in Mudville back in the Fall of 2013 when news came out of the UK that Inspector Robert ‘Robbie’ Lewis and Detective Sergeant James Hathaway were pulling a Brett Favre and were going to ‘retire’ after seven series. As you can imagine, when ITV announced that both Kevin Whately and Laurence […]

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  • Ranking the best of 'Sherlock' as we (patiently) wait for 2016

    Ranking the best of 'Sherlock' as we (patiently) wait for 2016

    The Sherlock Nation is already painfully aware that it’s a very, very long time until anyone will see new episodes. A long, long time as in 15 months to be exact when a Christmas special rolls around in 2015, followed by three new episodes in 2016 for series 4. Thankfully, the folks over at DigitalSpy […]

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