• BBC answers our prayers, commissions ‘Father Brown’ for a 7th series

    BBC answers our prayers, commissions ‘Father Brown’ for a 7th series

    A staple of the BBC daytime schedule since 2013, Father Brown, featuring the crime-solving, mild-mannered Roman Catholic priest of the same name, will return for a seventh series of saving souls and solving crimes in the ‘sleepy’ but very murder-happy fictional town of Kembleford in the Cotswolds. Sorcha Cusack (Mrs McCarthy), Jack Team (Inspector Mallory) and […]

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  • John Malkovich to portray Hercule Poirot in ‘The ABC Murders’

    John Malkovich to portray Hercule Poirot in ‘The ABC Murders’

    Fresh off his most recent guest starring role as Russian oligarch, Grigor Andolov, in the Showtime series, Billions, John Malkovich has signed on to play Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, for the BBC/Amazon mini-series, The ABC Murders. Interestingly, while Kenneth Branagh was the most recent actor to tackle the role of Poirot in The Murder on the Orient […]

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  • DCI Vera Stanhope to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again as ITV commissions S9

    DCI Vera Stanhope to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again as ITV commissions S9

    ITV’s top-rated crime drama Vera, starring Brenda Brethyn, is set to return for a new series beginning in 2019. The 2-time Academy Award nominee will don her trademark floppy fishing tackle shop hat to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again as series 9 has been commissioned by ITV. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning […]

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  • ‘Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears’ to begin filming in October

    ‘Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears’ to begin filming in October

    Armed with her pearl-handled Smith & Wesson and a cocktail in hand, the return of Miss Phryne Fisher is on the way. Filming will begin in Morocco and Melbourne, Australia, in October of this year for the feature-length film. Essie Davis will reprise her role as the glamorous private detective along with series regulars, Nathan Page (Detective […]

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  • Sherlock/Mycroft intercepted audio suggests ‘the game is on’

    Sherlock/Mycroft intercepted audio suggests ‘the game is on’

    In celebration of Sherlock Holmes Day on Tuesday, an ‘intercepted transmission’ of a seemingly innocent exchange between Whitehall grandee Mycroft Holmes and his consulting detective younger brother Sherlock hints that the British government is considering enlisting the help of members of the public in a mysterious project. Exactly what this ‘mysterious project’ might entail remains to be […]

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  • ‘Endeavour’ S5 returns to Masterpiece – June 24 on PBS

    ‘Endeavour’ S5 returns to Masterpiece – June 24 on PBS

    When series 4 of Endeavour ended last summer, you may remember that a number of storylines were wrapped up in the final episode fueling internet speculation that this could possibly be the last we would see of both Endeavour Morse and DI Fred Thursday. Thankfully, fear only lasted mere moments as ITV announced shortly after the […]

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  • ‘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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