• 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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  • ‘Midsomer Murders’ celebrates 20 years of…murder

    ‘Midsomer Murders’ celebrates 20 years of…murder

    The UK’s longest running contemporary detective drama series, Midsomer Murders, is celebrating two decades of murder in the picturesque, but deadly, countryside of Midsomer as filming begins next month on the 20th anniversary series. Neil Dudgeon returns as DCI John Barnaby for his seventh year in the role alongside Nick Hendrix, who is back as DS […]

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  • Meet Dickens, the real star of ‘Grantchester’

    Meet Dickens, the real star of ‘Grantchester’

    James Norton, Robson Green and, of course, Dickens are set to return to PBS’ Masterpiece this Summer as Vicar Sidney Chambers, Police Inspector Geordie Keating and, well, Dickens. The television adaptation of author James Runcie’s “Grantchester Mysteries” about an unlikely 1950s crime fighting duo is now in its third series on ITV and PBS. Unfortunately, it doesn’t […]

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