• Preview the visually stunning ‘Maigret’ + the brilliant Rowan Atkinson

    Preview the visually stunning ‘Maigret’ + the brilliant Rowan Atkinson

    Given his trademark pipe, fondness of fine alcohol and reliance on godlike intuition in solving cases, the character of Jules Maigret is frequently referred to as the Sherlock Holmes of France. Having first appeared in print in 1931, Maigret is the creation of Belgian author Georges Simenon who wrote 75 Maigret novels and is considered […]

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  • There’s more murder in the Cotswolds as new series of ‘Agatha Raisin’ returns

    There’s more murder in the Cotswolds as new series of ‘Agatha Raisin’ returns

    Judging from the storylines of Agatha Raisin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise, seemingly quiet places one should never go if you love living would be the fictional villages of Carsley and Kembleford in the Cotswolds or the picturesque fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. Based on the best-selling novels of M.C. Beaton, Agatha Raisin stars Ashley Jensen who packed up her London […]

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  • ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ becomes next John Le Carré novel headed to BBC1

    ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ becomes next John Le Carré novel headed to BBC1

    Based on the 1983 John Le Carré spy novel, The Little Drummer Girl, BBC1 will follow up their earlier adaptation of another Le Carré novel, The Night Manager, with a 6-part series starring Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood) as Israeli intelligence officer Becker. Florence Pugh (The Falling, Marcella) will star as ‘Charlie’, an unsuspecting young actress who strikes up an […]

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  • ‘Baptiste’ adds ‘Call the Midwife’ alum, Jessica Raine, to cast as filming begins

    ‘Baptiste’ adds ‘Call the Midwife’ alum, Jessica Raine, to cast as filming begins

    As production filming begins in Antwerp, Ghent, Amsterdam and Deal in Kent on Baptiste, Call the Midwife alum Jessica Raine has been added to the cast alongside the recently added Tom Hollander (Rev, The Night Manager). The series, which is a spin-off of the BBC1 series The Missing, is set to focus on investigator Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo). Hollander will play […]

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  • 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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  • ‘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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