John Cleese’s sunset held up for a 2nd series

Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ – Q&A with showrunner and lead writer, Emilia di Girolamo

Fasten your seat belts and grab a box of tissues as the third and final series of The Tunnel: Vengeance begins Sunday evening on PBS at 10:30pET / 9:30pCT. Tellspotting had the great good fortune to sit down recently with the wonderfully brilliant Emilia di Girolamo, showrunner and lead writer for the gripping finale of The Tunnel trilogy to discuss her […]

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First look at Keeley Hawes in BBC’s ‘Bodyguard’

A new BBC drama has a powerful politician needing protection. Bodyguard stars Keeley Hawes (Durrells in Corfu, Line of Duty) as Julia Montague, an ambitious Home Secretary with a bodyguard whose political beliefs couldn’t be further from the woman he is assigned to protect. Hawes who has brilliantly played DI Lindsay Denton in Line of Duty will reunite with Jed Mercurio, […]

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First look at John Luther (and his coat) in ‘Luther’ S5 trailer

The last we saw John Luther and his coat was December 2015 where he was solving the case of a cannibal killer with the help of his new sidekick DS Emma Lane, played by Downton Abbey‘s Rose Leslie. Thankfully, according to Idris Elba, the actor who brought John Luther to life in 2010, the embattled London detective […]

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Sir Paul McCartney rocks ‘Carpool Karaoke with James Corden’

Late, Late Show host, James Corden, and Sir Paul McCartney spent the day recently tooling around Liverpool exploring the city of Paul’s youth. From the barbershop on Penny Lane to visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, they ended the day by going back to one of the local pubs where they […]

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Filled with secrets, intrigue, betrayal and fear, Jesse Burton’s ‘The Miniaturist’ heads to PBS Masterpiece this Fall

Based on the 2014 debut novel by Jesse Burton, The Miniaturist stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch), Romola Garai (Churchill’s Secret, The Hour) and Alex Hassell (Suburbicon, Torchwood, Anonymous), alongside Paapa Essiedu (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Utopia), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake, Call the Midwife) and Emily Berrington (Humans, The Inbetweeners 2). In 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman […]

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BBC answers our prayers, commissions ‘Father Brown’ for a 7th series

A staple of the BBC daytime schedule since 2013, Father Brown, featuring the crime-solving, mild-mannered Roman Catholic priest of the same name, will return for a seventh series of saving souls and solving crimes in the ‘sleepy’ but very murder-happy fictional town of Kembleford in the Cotswolds. Sorcha Cusack (Mrs McCarthy), Jack Team (Inspector Mallory) and […]

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Ruth Wilson to star as her own grandmother in ‘Mrs Wilson’ for PBS Masterpiece

Golden Globe-winning actress Ruth Wilson, best known for her brilliant portrayal as research scientist/highly intelligent sociopath Alice Morgan in the psychological drama, Luther, returns to PBS Masterpiece in a very personal sort of three-part drama, one based on her own grandmother’s memoir about her life and their complicated family history. Wilson was last seen on Masterpiece over a decade ago in […]

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New faces head to Cornwall to join cast of ‘Poldark’ for series 4

When series 4 of Poldark returns this Fall on PBS (tentative Summer 2018 on BBC1), there will be a few new faces making their way up and down the Devon coastline. Louis Davison, the son of Fifth Doctor Peter Davison and brother-in-law of Tenth Doctor David Tennant, has joined the cast of the BBC1/PBS drama for series four. […]

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