• ‘Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators’ tops drama offerings at BBC Showcase

    ‘Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators’ tops drama offerings at BBC Showcase

    The newest daytime detective effort from Will Trotter, creator of Father Brown and The Coroner, throws together the unlikely pair of hardboiled private investigator Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) with ex-hair dresser and people person turned private investigator trainee, Lu Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). The series, which premieres in the coming week on BBC1, was screened on Day 2 of […]

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  • Forget the Super Bowl, ‘Endeavour’ returns to ITV this Sunday

    Forget the Super Bowl, ‘Endeavour’ returns to ITV this Sunday

    Right about the time the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots take the field in advance of Super Bowl LII (yawn), the real bit of appointment telly happens several thousand miles away on ITV in the UK when Endeavour returns with the series 5 premiere starring Shaun Evans as the newly appointed Detective Sargeant Endeavour Morse. […]

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  • 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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