Jane Austen’s final unfinished novel, ‘Sanditon’ headed to PBS’ Masterpiece

Under the watchful eye (and pen) of BAFTA and Emmy-award winning writer, Andrew Davies (House of Cards, War & Peace, Mr. Selfridge, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice), PBS’ Masterpiece series will adapt Austen’s unfinished original 11-chapter manuscript, Sanditon, into an 8 x 60-minute drama series. Sanditon will, once again, pair Davies and Austen together as Davies has previously adapted both Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey for the small screen […]

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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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Benedict Cumberbatch turns attention to Brexit in new Channel 4 drama

Reason #(I’ve lost count) why Benedict Cumberbatch can do no wrong. Following a drop-dead brilliant performance as Patrick Melrose, the Sherlock and Doctor Strange star will play Dominic Cummings, the leading strategist and Campaign Director of Vote Leave, in Brexit (w.t.), the one-off drama written by award-winning writer James Graham and directed by Toby Haynes (Black Mirror, Doctor Who). Principle […]

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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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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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Luther’s Ruth Wilson stars 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 series 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 […]

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First look: ‘Bletchley Circle: San Francisco’

Having just wrapped production, Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, the original drama production output from ITV and Britbox,  is headed to SVOD next month. The original Bletchley Circle series, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle, Julia Graham and Hattie Morahan, followed a group of four female codebreakers at the famous World War II code-breaking center Bletchley Park […]

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