U.S. vs. UK – A promotional Tale of Two ‘Poldarks’

Over the past several years, there seems to be a growing difference between the way series that air in both the UK and the U.S. are promoted to potential audiences. While series such as Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, Lewis, Endeavour and, now Poldark have enjoyed both critical acclaim and audience success on the BBC, ITV and PBS, […]

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‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ re-boot cast announced

Of all the one-off programs that the BBC has lined up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of comedy on the BBC, Goodnight Sweetheart has to the one I’m most excited about. I thought the original was brilliant. With the original writers and virtually all of the original cast involved, this has potential much like Still Open […]

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Brexit results could have lingering effect on the TV and Film industry

Sadly, amidst all of the obviously critical issues facing Great Britain over the next few months, the decision to leave the EU last month could also have a lasting effect on the television and film production industry production as we know it. One has to go no further than the brilliant British/French co-production, The Tunnel, starring Clémence […]

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‘Call the Midwife’ heads to South Africa for 2016 holiday special

Christmas in July strikes once again as the news out of the UK is that the brilliant Call the Midwife series is back in production in Cape Town, South Africa. The series is currently filming the traditional holiday special which will, in turn, kick off the 6th series in January 2017. The Christmas special this year […]

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Sherlock 4 — “Thatcher, Smith and Sherrinford”. And….speculate!

While we don’t know much, what we do know about the forthcoming 4th series of Sherlock is that “…it’s not a game anymore“. The trailer, which was released on Sunday during the Sherlock panel at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, promises that “…everything they know will be tested” and teases an intense, somewhat action-heavy fourth season that seems closer to […]

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‘Doctor Who’ meets ‘Sherlock’ meets ‘Supernatural’ in latest Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency adaptation

For more reasons than the law allows, the San Diego Comic-Con is nothing short of pure greatness. Each year, just when you think they can’t top their previous years’ effort, both the line-up of guests and show trailers created and produced with the thought of them actually premiering at the annual event (which happens to be […]

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Creator/writer Andrew Davies sets sights on ‘Les Miserables’…sans music.

Creator/writer Andrew Davies will bring Les Miserables, Victor Hugo’s 19th-century novel, to the small screen in 2017. Set against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest, the 6-part drama will bring together Davies’ War and Peace team including the Weinstein Company for the forthcoming BBC production. “Les Misérables is a huge, iconic title. Most […]

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First glimpse of ‘Young Hyacinth’ set for September on BBC

If nothing else, Young Hyacinth, the forthcoming BBC prequel to the classic Roy Clarke series, Keeping Up Appearances, will give audiences a bit of insight as to how a 19-year-old Hyacinth from humble beginnings turned into an over-bearing, social-climbing snob with a penchant for slimline telephones with automatic redial, Royal Doulton china with hand-painted periwinkles, candlelight suppers. In […]

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