Who created that ‘Victoria’ theme you can’t get out of your head?

Thankfully, there’s a tune that has come along that will supplant “The Girl from Ipanema” as the one that is constantly in your head no matter the time or circumstance. The haunting and uplifting title theme to Victoria, the hit ITV/PBS drama starring Jenna Coleman, that is used again during her wedding to Albert in episode five is […]

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Meet Buckingham Palace’s body double in ‘King Charles III’

As King Charles III premiered last night on BBC2 and when it transmits on PBS this coming Sunday evening on Masterpiece, one might immediately question how and/or why a program that imagines a future in which Prince Charles becomes King, causes havoc and won’t sign a crucial bill could actually be filmed in Buckingham Palace. Would the official London residence […]

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First look at ‘Tennison’, a.k.a. ‘Prime Suspect 1973’

Based on writer Lynda La Plante’s book, “Tennison”, the long-awaited prequel to the brilliant, early 90s series, Prime Suspect, that starred Dame Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison, is just around the corner! Premiering on PBS on Sunday, June 25 as part of the Masterpiece series, Prime Suspect 1973 (or, Tennison as it will be known on PBS), stars Stefanie Martini as a young Jane […]

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Just where is ‘home’ in Home Fires?

In World War II, when husbands, fathers and brothers went off to war, it was the women left behind who were charged with supporting each other to keep the community going. In Home Fires, which is concluding its final run on ITV1 in the UK and on PBS’ Masterpiece series, the women of the Great Paxford Women’s Institute help […]

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‘The Tunnel: Sabotage’ tests Anglo-French detective duo once again

The Tunnel, the British/French crime drama television series, adapted from the 2011 Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge, will return to PBS this Summer (June 15 to be exact). The Tunnel: Sabotage will see the return of the brilliant Anglo-French detective duo played by Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) and Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter). New to the scene for series two will be Emilia Fox (Silent […]

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Michael Palin returns to PBS in ‘Remember Me’ this July

April or not, it continues to be Christmas on a daily basis when it comes to British drama headed to PBS whether it comes from the BBC or ITV. The most recent package under the tree to be unwrapped, Remember Me, will air beginning Sunday, July 16 on PBS and continue for the next two […]

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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, has concluded. 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 moving […]

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Get to know Agatha Raisin author, M.C. Beaton!

With the Agatha Raisin series airing Saturdays at 7p on KERA in North Texas and on a number of other public television stations across the U.S. later this month, fans of Doc Martin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise are definitely going to love this series! A cross between Doc Martin and Prime Suspect, the quirky crime drama stars Ashley Jensen (Ugly […]

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Exclusive pics from the ‘Poldark’ set as S3 gets an Oct 1 airdate on PBS!

Once again, to the delight of longtime Poldark fans, the original Captain Ross Poldark, Robin Ellis, has taken a break from his home in the picturesque French countryside and put aside his culinary passions for a brief moment to appear the new series of Poldark as Reverand Halse, the clergyman with whom Ross shares the coach on his journey home to […]

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