The Queen and Almonzo reunite as filming begins on S2 of ‘Victoria’

Much like the on-screen chemistry between Captain Ross Poldark and Shamus, the horse from Poldark, Almonzo, the white horse that shared a lot of quality screen time in the first series of Victoria, was gleefully reunited with what looks to be an equally happy Jenna Coleman recently as the cast and crew reconvened to begin filming for series 2. […]

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Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon heads to ‘Death in Paradise’ as Kris Marshall votes himself off the island

The brilliant news out of the U.K. the last few weeks is that the BBC1 comedy/drama, Death in Paradise, is back for more ‘death in paradise’ on the picturesque fictional island of Saint Marie. Unfortunately, the not-so-brilliant news, which leaked out prior to last night’s broadcast is that Kris Marshall, who played DI Humphrey Goodman, […]

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Inspector George Gently to make North East England streets safe one final time

After ten years and 23 episodes, filming for the eighth and final series of BBC1’s period police drama, Inspector George Gently, begins this week. Martin Shaw returns as DCI George Gently alongside Lee Ingleby as his sidekick Inspector Bacchus and Lisa McGrillis playing Detective Sergeant Rachel Coles. Unfortunately, for me, this will be like a good friend […]

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BBC/PBS partner for contemporary newspaper drama — “Press”

I absolutely love this time of year if for no other reason than it’s the annual PBS presentation at the Television Critic’s Association where we learn all kinds of brilliant things that are on the telly horizon. The first bit of news came earlier this week with the BBC/PBS/Lookout Point/Deep Indigo announcement about Press. The 6-part […]

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‘Doc Martin’ producers confirm plans for two new series

Earlier this year, we had the great good fortune to speak with the absolutely delightful Ian McNeice (a.k.a. Bert Large) at WhoFestDFW3. You may recall that McNeice has portrayed Winston Churchill in several episodes of Doctor Who over the years. For obvious reasons, the discussion drifted briefly to another very popular series that Ian is currently associated with, […]

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Savor Sunday night as ‘Sherlock’ S5 may be a ways off

By the end of Sunday night, members of Sherlock-Nation will soon be faced with the need to comfort each other. While we will be somewhat comforted in the knowledge that series 5 will happen, unfortunately, we will also face the fact that we have no idea when Sherlock, John, Mycroft, Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade, Molly and now, the newest member […]

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‘Endeavour’ returns for 4th series on ITV; PBS not too far behind

***Given the major plot twist in last night’s Sherlock, we thought it best to talk a little ‘Endeavour’ today and not spoil it for anyone watching last night’s episode online*** It continues to get better and better if you are an Endeavour fan. Unlike Downton Abbey, Crimson Field, Home Fires, Lewis, Wallander, Mr Selfridge and Indian Summers where there will be no more episodes produced, Endeavour just keeps chugging […]

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The turning of Jenna Coleman’s brown eyes blue in ‘Victoria’

It took more than spot-on period costumes and Queen Victoria’s diaries to transform actress Jenna Coleman into the former queen of Great Britain and Ireland in the 1800s. Damien Timmer, managing director of Mammoth Productions and the producer of Victoria, the upcoming period drama set to premiere on PBS at 9pET/8pCT beginning Sunday, January 15, recently revealed […]

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Hugh Bonneville’s spot-on imitation of….the Countess of Grantham?

There is definitely something in the water when it comes to British actors that places them a cut above their American counterparts as it relates to stage and screen. Some point to the ‘formal’ theater training that makes them more than capable to handle both the most serious role one week and a drop-dead comedic […]

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