‘Home Fires’ heads to Cheshire to begin filming on 2nd series

While UK audiences are now under two short weeks until the premiere of Downton Abbey, America continues to slowly pass the time until its return in January 2016. Fortunately, it’s drama overload until then on Sunday nights which began on PBS this past Sunday with the premiere of Arthur & George, starring Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan […]

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‘Home Fires’ headed to PBS, ITV

When it rains drama on PBS, it pours. Next up in the long line of ‘well worth your time television viewing to help you deal with the fact that there’s still 9 months until both Downton Abbey and Sherlock return’ is Home Fires, the series inspired by Julie Summers’ non-fiction book, “Jambusters”. The 6-part series is set to transmit […]

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A Happy Halloween moment with Psychoville's "Rope"

I think I’ve decided that only thing that could rival the fanboy love and appreciation for Sherlock Holmes by the minds of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss is the love of film and all things Hitchcock-ian by League of Gentlemen alumni, Steve Pemberton and Reese Shearsmith. Case in point. Following the greatness of The League […]

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The brilliance of Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4

Perhaps the coolest show on the planet is BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which premiered on BBC radio in 1942. Created by Roy Plomley, the format is about as simple as you can get. A guest ‘castaway’ is invited to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island.  In […]

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Psycho 'prequel', Bates Motel, gets a British touch

When the upcoming A&E Psycho ‘prequel’ series, The Bates Motel, premieres in 2013, it will have a decidedly British look to it. While American born actress, Vera Farmiga (Source Code) will star as Norma Bates, British actor Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland) will play young Norman Bates – the role made […]

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Lost Hitchcock film gem unearthed

Lost Hitchcock Film Discovered in New Zealand Yes, I know the master of suspense spent much of his later years in Hollywood, but he was born in Leytonstone, London, England. Widely regarded as the greatest British film director of all-time in a 2007 poll of film critics conducted by the Daily Telegraph, Alfred Hitchcock was […]

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Hitchcock gives Psychoville enough Rope to….

This is just too good to not write about. If you’re in London on 23 April, I’m begging you. Please go and report back! From the twisted, but brilliant, minds of the creators of The League of Gentlemen comes an equally twisted black comedy, Psychoville. That’s not the story here. Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton have […]

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The 39 Steps on PBS vs. Closing ceremonies – no choice

Ok, I know the Olympic closing ceremonies are on tonight. But, there will be another closing ceremonies in 4 years, so it’s time for you to take a stand, DVR it, and then watch the newest adaptation of The 39 Steps instead. The show airs as part of the Masterpiece series tonight (Sunday) at 8:00pm CT […]

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