‘Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators’ tops drama offerings at BBC Showcase

The newest daytime detective effort from Will Trotter, creator of Father Brown and The Coroner, throws together the unlikely pair of hardboiled private investigator Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) with ex-hair dresser and people person turned private investigator trainee, Lu Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). The series, which premieres in the coming week on BBC1, was screened on Day 2 of […]

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‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ headed to PBS in 2018

The brilliant third and final series of perhaps one of the most underrated series on television will transmit later this year on PBS following its successful Sky Atlantic broadcast in the UK back in December. The Tunnel will return with The Tunnel: Vengeance where we’ll see the Commander Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) and DCI Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) band get back […]

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Forget the Super Bowl, ‘Endeavour’ returns to ITV this Sunday

Right about the time the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots take the field in advance of Super Bowl LII (yawn), the real bit of appointment telly happens several thousand miles away on ITV in the UK when Endeavour returns with the series 5 premiere starring Shaun Evans as the newly appointed Detective Sargeant Endeavour Morse. […]

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Will Brexit be the one case ‘Death in Paradise’ can’t solve?

As evidenced by the fact that there have now been three major cast changes in six seasons of the BBC mystery series Death in Paradise, filming in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has not proven to be ‘paradise’ over the years. Citing his desire to spend more time with his family, Ben Miller starred as DI Richard […]

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DCI Vera Stanhope to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again in 2018

ITV’s top-rated crime drama Vera, starring Brenda Brethyn, is set to return for a new series beginning in Spring 2018. The 2-time Academy Award nominee will don her trademark floppy fishing tackle shop hat to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning writer Ann Cleeves, series 8 will see […]

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Meet the Women of ‘Grantchester’

Most will agree that Grantchester, the current staple of PBS’ Sunday night drama line-up based on the ‘Grantchester Mysteries’, the acclaimed collection of short stories by James Runcie, primarily revolves around James Norton (Happy Valley), the handsome, jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers, and Robson Green, the law-enforcement ally, Inspector Geordie Keating. Yes, Sidney lives the life of a clergyman, […]

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Shaun Evans returns for 4th series of ‘Endeavour’ beginning on Sunday, Aug 20 on PBS

Life continues to only 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 along like ‘the little engine that could’ with the fourth series returning to PBS’ Masterpiece beginning Sunday, August 20. The fourth series of the Oxford-set Inspector Morse prequel series […]

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Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench board the Orient Express for Agatha Christie’s whodunnit

As most P1’s of Tellyspotting are well aware, I’m not a huge fan of remakes. I’m all on board with prequels. Remakes, not so much. That said, the forthcoming November release of Kenneth Branagh’s ‘remake’ of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express may go a long way to alter my future close-mindedness. Sir Kenneth will not only co-produce and […]

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