• Will Brexit be the one case ‘Death in Paradise’ can’t solve?

    Will Brexit be the one case ‘Death in Paradise’ can’t solve?

    As evidenced by the fact that there have now been three major cast changes in six seasons of the BBC mystery series Death in Paradise, filming in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has not proven to be ‘paradise’ over the years. Citing his desire to spend more time with his family, Ben Miller starred as DI Richard […]

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  • DCI Vera Stanhope to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again in 2018

    DCI Vera Stanhope to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again in 2018

    ITV’s top-rated crime drama Vera, starring Brenda Brethyn, is set to return for a new series beginning in Spring 2018. The 2-time Academy Award nominee will don her trademark floppy fishing tackle shop hat to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning writer Ann Cleeves, series 8 will see […]

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  • Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence adds Bill Nighy and Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson

    Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence adds Bill Nighy and Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson

    Following on the heals of the last two successful Agatha Christie adaptations, And Then There Were None and Witness for the Prosecution, comes one of Christie’s personal favorites, Ordeal by Innocence, this Christmas. Starring Bill Nighy and Poldark‘s Eleanor Tomlinson, the 3-part Ordeal by Innocence will be adapted from the original Christie novel which was published nearly six decades […]

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  • Meet the Women of ‘Grantchester’

    Meet the Women of ‘Grantchester’

    Most will agree that Grantchester, the current staple of PBS’ Sunday night drama line-up based on the ‘Grantchester Mysteries’, the acclaimed collection of short stories by James Runcie, primarily revolves around James Norton (Happy Valley), the handsome, jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers, and Robson Green, the law-enforcement ally, Inspector Geordie Keating. Yes, Sidney lives the life of a clergyman, […]

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  • Shaun Evans returns for 4th series of ‘Endeavour’ beginning on Sunday, Aug 20 on PBS

    Shaun Evans returns for 4th series of ‘Endeavour’ beginning on Sunday, Aug 20 on PBS

    Life continues to only get better and better if you are an Endeavour fan. Unlike Downton Abbey, Crimson Field, Home Fires, Lewis, Wallander, Mr Selfridge and Indian Summers where there will be no more episodes produced, Endeavour just keeps chugging along like ‘the little engine that could’ with the fourth series returning to PBS’ Masterpiece beginning Sunday, August 20. The fourth series of the Oxford-set Inspector Morse prequel series […]

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  • Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench board the Orient Express for Agatha Christie’s whodunnit

    Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench board the Orient Express for Agatha Christie’s whodunnit

    As most P1’s of Tellyspotting are well aware, I’m not a huge fan of remakes. I’m all on board with prequels. Remakes, not so much. That said, the forthcoming November release of Kenneth Branagh’s ‘remake’ of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express may go a long way to alter my future close-mindedness. Sir Kenneth will not only co-produce and […]

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  • Go behind-the-scenes with ‘Grantchester’ prior to June 18 return on PBS

    Go behind-the-scenes with ‘Grantchester’ prior to June 18 return on PBS

    Set in the 1950s Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester and based on The Grantchester Mysteries, collections of short stories written by James Runcie, Grantchester makes its long-awaited return to PBS beginning Sunday, June 18 as part of the Masterpiece series. Starring James Norton (Happy Valley, War & Peace) and Robson Green (Touching Evil, Being Human), the series tells the story of Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers (Norton), who develops […]

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  • ‘The Tunnel: Sabotage’ tests Anglo-French detective duo once again

    ‘The Tunnel: Sabotage’ tests Anglo-French detective duo once again

    The Tunnel, the British/French crime drama television series, adapted from the 2011 Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge, will return to PBS this Summer (June 15 to be exact). The Tunnel: Sabotage will see the return of the brilliant Anglo-French detective duo played by Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) and Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter). New to the scene for series two will be Emilia Fox (Silent […]

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