7 things you need to know about the real ‘Indian Summers’

While American audiences continue to be in denial that their favorite British period drama, Downton Abbey, is entering its final series, they are warming to the thought that the current PBS Masterpiece series, Indian Summers starring Julie Walters, might just be the thing they need to take their mind off the inevitable, especially since Channel […]

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As PBS adds ‘Indian Summers’ this Fall, S2 adds cast for 2016 return

In the seemingly endless search for the ‘next Downton Abbey‘, Channel 4’s Indian Summers comes to PBS in September following its successful winter run in the UK. Set in the summer of 1932, Indian Summers, details the events of summers spent at Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, by a group of British socialites at the time of the British […]

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Foyle's War to return in 2015

As if the 2014 telly drama cabinet wasn’t full enough with new series of the likes of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Endeavour, Last Tango in Halifax, DCI Banks, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks and Poirot along with new series premieres of Death Comes to Pemberley and Breathless, comes the absolutely brilliant […]

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Top-10 Haunted Pubs in Britain just in time for Halloween

As we barrel head long towards Halloween, there will be a seemingly endless barrage of haunted houses and horror movie premieres at everyone’s disposal in the coming days. Let’s not forget the traditional ‘lady of the lake’ story that seems to fluctuate from urban myth to “..no, it really happened to my brother, I promise“. […]

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'Foyle's War' returns to PBS' Masterpiece Mystery! on September 15

Christopher Foyle enters the world of MI-5 Confirmed at the PBS Annual Meeting this past week in Miami Beach is the return to Foyle’s War to the PBS schedule this Fall as part of the Masterpiece Mystery! series. Beginning Sunday, September 15, Michael Kitchen will return in his new role as Senior Intelligence Officer for […]

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The Bletchley Circle is a must see tonight on PBS!

Sunday night continues to be appointment telly on PBS tonight with the premiere of The Bletchley Circle. The three-part series follows the lives of several women who were code-breakers at Bletchley Park, the decryption facility that played a significant role in ending World War II. The four returned to civilian life following the war, but […]

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Beatles, comedy, drama and more – BBC Showcase – day one

Any pre-conceived impressions of Liverpool that I had prior to arriving yesterday at Liverpool Lime Street train station were completely blown away today by spending a bit of time talking to residents of all ages about their city. I have never met a collective group of people that are more proud of their city than […]

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message – circa 1957

Can’t let Christmas Day go by without setting the Way Back machine to 1957 to take a look at the Queen’s first televised Christmas message 54 years ago to the people of England. Love the opening comments stating that “…television has made it possible for many of you to see me in your homes on […]

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Old school comedians still rule!

Recently, a poll was conducted in the UK to identify Britain’s all-time favorite comedians. Surprising to some, not surprising to many, was the fact that the old-style comedians topped the poll with 67 year old Billy Connolly heading a list that included Victoria Wood and the late, Tommy Cooper. Perhaps just as surprising was the […]

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