‘The Little Drummer Girl’ becomes next John Le Carré novel headed to BBC1

Based on the 1983 John Le Carré spy novel, The Little Drummer Girl, BBC1 will follow up their earlier adaptation of another Le Carré novel, The Night Manager, with a 6-part series starring Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood) as Israeli intelligence officer Becker. Florence Pugh (The Falling, Marcella) will star as ‘Charlie’, an unsuspecting young actress who strikes up an […]

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Sherlock/Mycroft intercepted audio suggests ‘the game is on’

In celebration of Sherlock Holmes Day on Tuesday, an ‘intercepted transmission’ of a seemingly innocent exchange between Whitehall grandee Mycroft Holmes and his consulting detective younger brother Sherlock hints that the British government is considering enlisting the help of members of the public in a mysterious project. Exactly what this ‘mysterious project’ might entail remains to be […]

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‘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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