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  • Victoria’s reign to continue as second series commissioned

    Much like had been the case for the last several years of Downton Abbey, a new series of Victoria has been commissioned before the conclusion of series one. Even better news for American audiences on PBS as they are now armed with the knowledge that the series will continue before the first episode ever airs. Victoria premieres on […]

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  • Terry Jones diagnosed with rare form of dementia

    Whatever you do today, take a moment and think a good thought for Terry Jones. The former ‘original Python’ member has been diagnosed with a rare primary progressive aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate. According to the National Aphasia Association primary progressive aphasia is a neurological syndrome in which language capabilities become slowly and progressively impaired. Sadly, […]

  • Are you ready for some ‘Poldark’? S2 premieres tonight on PBS.

    At long last, the return of Poldark is upon us. For those that have been (im)patiently needing to learn the fate of Captain Ross Poldark, we are mere hours away from the 2-hour premiere of series 2 at 8:00pET/7:00pCT on PBS. The new Poldark took America by storm when it premiered last year as present day fans of […]

  • Did the German version of Fawlty Towers ever ‘mention the war’?

    As we celebrated the 41st anniversary this past week of Fawlty Towers, I thought it would fun to take a look back at how the greatest situation comedy of all-time made the leap to German broadcaster RTL. The first ever non-English adaptation of the John Cleese/Connie Booth bit of brilliance occurred in 2001 with a pilot set […]

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