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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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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‘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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Filming ‘Death in Paradise’ not all paradise for Tony Gardner

British actor Tony Gardner (Lead Balloon, Last Tango in Halifax, The Thick of It, Young Hyacinth) revealed recently that he had caught the Zika virus while filming Death in Paradise, the popular BBC crime series on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. The actor revealed the news on comedian Sean Hughes’ podcast Under the Radar where he said he […]

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The Durrells unpack their bags as stay on Corfu extended for a second series

The Durrells will return for a second series, actress Keeley Hawes confirmed during a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show. The series, which aired last Spring on ITV in the UK and just concluded its first series last week as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series follows the exploits of the Durrell family during their four-year stay in Corfu in […]

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It’s almost Thanksgiving so it must be time to talk Christmas telly

Judging by the excessive number of emails I’m getting from the overly greedy retailers letting me know that, supposedly, ‘Black Friday’ has already begun even though it was only Monday, it’s never to early to think about Christmas…for the right reasons. This rings true, especially for the true believers (you know who you are) who […]

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Q & A with The Coroner’s Claire Goose and Matt Bardock

Recently, Tellyspotting had the great good fortune to sit down with The Coroner Executive Producer Will Trotter and the two main stars of the series, Claire Goose (solicitor/coroner, Jane Kennedy) and Matt Bardock (DS Davey Higgins). Yesterday, we chatted with Trotter and today we sit down with Claire and Matt less than a day before the series 2 premiere Monday at 1415 […]

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It’s a ‘Call the Midwife Christmas’, once again, for the ladies of Nonnatus House

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus as the Call the Midwife Christmas Special will, once again, find its way to both BBC and PBS schedules on Christmas Day 2016. For this years special, the bicycle-riding, cardigan-wearing midwives of Nonnatus House find themselves transported to the Eastern Cape of South Africa. After receiving an SOS call from Hope […]

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