New ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ 2-part series special headed to PBS in 2017

The long-awaited return of Last Tango in Halifax finally made it to BBC1 last night (and tonight at 9p) as the popular British romantic drama starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid kick-started the holiday telly schedule with a new 2-part special. As UK viewers will attest with last night’s premiere, the new series does not disappoint […]

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First memories of working on ‘Sherlock’ – a look back

Like you, I am so counting the days until Sherlock returns. Now that we are literally within weeks of planting ourselves in front of the telly on New Year’s Day for what will be deemed as the best thing to be produced in 2017 (and it will be only day one of the new year), I […]

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‘Call the Midwife’ headed to South Africa for Christmas Day special

As Poplar celebrates a white Christmas, Nonnatus House receives an SOS call from a tiny mission hospital in the Eastern Cape of South Africa that is not only face with a poor water supply but understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure. Nonnatus House regulars, Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Victoria Yeates, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, Jack […]

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Demons await as final episode title announced for ‘Sherlock’ S4

“The roads we walk have demons beneath, and yours have been waiting for a very long time…” Ever since co-creators/writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, began to conceive of the upcoming 4th series of Sherlock, they have continued to hint at and/or promise a much darker place for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock this time around. From the […]

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A bit of history behind Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message.

Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by her father, King George V, Her Majesty The Queen broadcast her inaugural Christmas Message live on the radio from her study at Sandringham, Norfolk in 1952. The Queen began: “Each Christmas, at this time, my beloved father broadcast a message to his people in all parts of the world. Today […]

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‘King Charles III’ creates a bit of national unrest and chaos in the future

King Charles III, the upcoming BBC2 drama which finds itself set in an alternate timeline universe where Prince Charles ascends to the throne following the Queen’s death, is based on Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett’s Olivier Award-winning play of the same name. Tim Pigott-Smith and Adam James will be reprising their roles from the play, as Charles and future […]

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BBC’s Six Wives with Lucy Worsley heads to PBS in January 2017

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, which airs tonight at 9p on BBC1, has landed a January 22, 2017 at 9p premiere on PBS in America. Airing under the title of Secrets of the Six Wives, the series will run over the course of three weeks at 10pET/9pCT following the long-awaited Masterpiece presentation of Victoria starring Jenna Coleman, Tom […]

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Andrew Sachs dies at age 86 – R.I.P. Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’

As the news broke early Thursday evening that Andrew Sachs had passed away at the age of 86 on November 23, I am at this moment officially done with 2016. Diagnosed with vascular dementia four years ago, Andrew was, by far, best known for his spot on portrayal of Manuel, the constantly confused waiter from Barcelona with a limited grasp of the English language and customs. […]

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Harry Enfield in ‘Who Does One Think One Is?’ is priceless

Ordinarily, I’m not a big fan of sketch comedy shows as most episodes are more often than not like a roller coaster with up and down sketches. Not a bad thing but more my opinion as I realize not every sketch, whether it be from Saturday Night Live, Little Britain or even Monty Python’s Flying Circus, can knock it […]

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