• Prime Suspect vs Prime Suspect

    Prime Suspect vs Prime Suspect

    I’m afraid you’ll know where I stand in the matter of seconds….if it takes that long. The only thing in common between the iconic Granada Television series, produced for ITV and PBS, and the upcoming NBC series starring Maria Bello, is the title. To be fair, it might not be a fair fight just yet […]

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  • PBS' Endeavor looks at early days of Inspector Morse

    PBS' Endeavor looks at early days of Inspector Morse

    There are things in the world of film and television that defy logic. Jennifer Garner as a young Miss Marple…still don’t get it. I’ve never fully recovered from seeing Tom Cruise in Interview with a Vampire. Even though there’s no denying the brilliance of John Thaw as Inspector Morse, I’m getting better now and am actually […]

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  • A Zen moment for PBS begins Sunday on Masterpiece

    A Zen moment for PBS begins Sunday on Masterpiece

    Rufus Sewell stars as Aurelio Zen, a Venetian detective who possesses “an unfortunate reputation for honesty“. As you can imagine, this presents a challenge in the somewhat morally complicated world of the Italian police. A doubly hard existence especially when you are in Rome and are Venetian. Based on author Michael Dibdin’s international best-selling Italian detective […]

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  • NBC at it again with Prime Suspect re-make

    NBC at it again with Prime Suspect re-make

    You’d think they’d learn, post-Coupling. Ok, I know, they do have The Office that they can point to, but for every American Office, I can find ten American Coupling’s or Life on Mars, for that matter, just to throw gas on the fire. Further proof that there are now no new ideas and with history not […]

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  • Waking the Dead calls it a day

    Waking the Dead calls it a day

    After ten brilliant seasons, the British forensic crime drama is taking it’s toys and going home. Waking the Dead producer, Colin Wratten writes in this edition of the BBC TV blog about the last days of the series (there might be a few spoilers here for those that don’t want to get a hint as […]

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  • BBC Showcase 2011 – Drama in Brighton

    BBC Showcase 2011 – Drama in Brighton

    It’s the final day of the annual BBC Showcase held in Brighton (for the last time, as it turns out, with Liverpool being next year’s destination) which saw another day packed with screenings the last ‘official presentation’ from the BBC drama department. It’s been a strong year already from an output standpoint as was pointed […]

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  • Brighton…Craggy Island.  Tedfest V…Brighton. What to do?

    Brighton…Craggy Island. Tedfest V…Brighton. What to do?

    Let’s see. It’s February with a forecast of cold, wind and rain. It’s not Boston. Took too long to get there. Must be Brighton. Must be time again for BBC Showcase, the annual gathering in Brighton, UK where we get a chance to screen the entire BBC catalog both past and present to make potential […]

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  • 42 – need I say more?

    42 – need I say more?

    We have all known for some time that the answer to the ultimate question of “…what’s the meaning of life, the universe and everything” is 42. Ever since Douglas Adams wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in 1979, researchers have frantically tried to determine the meaning of the meaning of life. Legend has it […]

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  • North Texas = BBC West on Saturdays

    North Texas = BBC West on Saturdays

    Ok, the BBC and Channel 4 may not have “officially” established a western division of the best of their broadcast line-up, but North Texas viewers will become a bit more anglophile beginning tonight (Saturday) on KERA with an all-new line up of the best of the best from the UK. We begin the night with […]

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  • Sherlock in North Texas on NYE '10

    Sherlock in North Texas on NYE '10

    Ever wondered about what your biggest incentive might be to remain indoors on New Year’s Eve in North Texas? Well, wonder no longer. Sherlock – New Year’s Eve – KERA Channel 13, 9:30p-2:00a If you heard about this Steven Moffat / Mark Gatiss gem broadcast earlier this year in both the UK and on Masterpiece on […]

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