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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ITV’s ‘Vanity Fair’ adds Suranne Jones and Michael Palin to all-star cast

While initial filming has begun in Budapest on Vanity Fair, Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s epic story of love and intrigue during the Napoleonic Wars, producers continue to add to an already stellar cast which includes Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Tom Bateman (Murder On The Orient Express), Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty) and Frances de La Tour […]

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Jodie Whittaker takes the keys to the TARDIS as 13th Doctor

Moments after Roger Federer defeated Croatia’s Marin Čilić at Wimbledon in three straight sets to win the Wimbledon Mens Finals, and after 54 years, the BBC announced The Doctor is finally a woman.  Despite the Time Lord’s being able to regenerate as women, as demonstrated when Michelle Gomez became The Master/Missy, the traveling Time Lord at the […]

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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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‘Broadchurch’: an S1-2 look back and a look ahead to S3

When series 3 of Broadchurch returns on 27 February, it’s fairly clear from the early look that this series will be delving into some pretty dark territory this time around as compared to the first two series. In an extended look from ITV, Olivia Colman’s DS Ellie Miller and David Tennant’s DI Alec Hardy are immediately confronted with former Coronation […]

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Vote! – Who will be the Thirteenth Doctor?

London is a bit like Vegas. There’s usually very little in life that passes by on a daily basis where you can’t get some sort of odds at both William Hill and the local Ladbrokes betting shop. One can only imagine with the recent news that Peter Capaldi would be moving out of the Tardis […]

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That look the moment you’re told you are now Queen of England

It’s the true definition of drama the instant a young 18-year-old Victoria is told she will be crowned Queen of England. That brief ‘dear in the headlights’ moment when she finds out that her Uncle, King William IV, has died and begins to grasp the concept that she’ll be the next Sovereign is recreated brilliantly by series star, […]

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