Doctor Who S10 trailer speak volumes in :30 seconds

Having just recently left Liverpool and the 2017 BBC Showcase, it seems rather appropriate that we begin talking all things Doctor Who given what sat outside my screening cubicle for 5 days. I have to say while it was a combination of equal parts extreme greatness and semi-creepiness all at the same time, it did really make me realize […]

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Skip the Oscars and binge-watch ‘Victoria’ today/tonight on PBS!

Traditional audiences for the Academy Awards usually fall into two categories. One, you spend the evening lamenting over the fact you haven’t see all the movies even though ‘this year was going to be different’ and you find yourself not knowing why the winner in a certain category was a complete surprise or, two, you’ve […]

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Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for BBC Showcase 2017

As you lay comfortably in your bed this morning, New York will be in Tellyspotting‘s rear view mirror as we head to Liverpool for the 2017 BBC Showcase. After a lengthy 9-hour flight to London followed by a 2.5 hour train journey to Liverpool, we will be among the roughly 700 television program executives from around the world […]

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‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to “Drama Sundays” tonight on PBS!

One of the brightest spots in the drama category at the BBC Showcase in Liverpool earlier this year was The Durrells. Based on ‘The Corfu Trilogy’, three autobiographical novels (which include ‘My Family and Other Animals’) by environmentalist Gerald Durrell, The Durrells is set on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935, and follows the adventures of Gerald and […]

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A London re-cap including a brush with Bill Nighy greatness

I knew this would happen. First day back on U.S. soil from a jam-packed two weeks in the UK for the 2016 BBC Showcase in Liverpool and I find myself wide awake and it’s just a bit shy of 4:00am local time. Guess it makes sense considering it’s almost 10:00a London time which is what I’ve […]

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‘Hoff the Record’ at BBC Showcase in Liverpool

For those of you that may not be familiar with the annual BBC Showcase in Liverpool, this is the annual event put on by BBC Worldwide which showcases what’s coming up on the BBC in the forthcoming year. Approximately 750 TV programmers from around the world are in attendance for 5 days of non-stop, intense […]

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Celebrating ‘Wolf Hall’ at Liverpool Cathedral

It was an amazing night at the Liverpool Cathedral during the 2015 BBC Showcase. Wolf Hall stars Mark Rylance, Jonathan Pryce and director, Peter Kosminsky joined about 750 of their closest friends on Tuesday to celebrate the brilliance that is Wolf Hall. Currently broadcasting on BBC One and coming to PBS on Sunday, April 5 at 10p […]

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Minnie Driver auditions for 'Downton Abbey' on 'Ellen'

Before we take a final look at the 2014 BBC Showcase, we pause for a bit of Downton Abbey fun… With the help of Ellen Degeneres, Minnie Driver is one step closer to fulfilling a lifelong dream (ok, at least a dream that she’s had for the last four years since Downton Abbey began in […]

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Drama takes center stage at BBC Showcase 2014

After a healthy dose of comedy the last couple of days with Rev, Wrong Mans, Uncle, Inside No. 9 and Mr. Sloane, the focus was on drama as we are at the halfway point of the BBC Showcase screenings in Liverpool. Already armed with the knowledge that there will be new seasons of Death in […]

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