Rowan Atkinson – From Blackadder to…Spider-Plant Man?

As if anyone needed additional proof that there is pure genius behind Comic Relief and the greatness of the Red Nose Day sketches. In years past, there have been brilliant send ups of Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and Vicar of Dibley. Back in March of 2005, Spider-Plant Man took on the Spider-Man […]

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10 October – The day the UK will be 'Breathless'

Call the Midwife meets Downton Abbey? Ok, so Breathless, admittedly, is a period drama set in a hospital but that’s like describing Red Green as Monty Python meets This Old House. I guess it partly makes sense given there are a couple of Kevin Bacon connections between the newest addition to the ITV drama line-up […]

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'Death Comes to Pemberley' comes to PBS, BBC One

When it comes to BBC, ITV and PBS, when the drama rains come, they pour. Already on the books for 2013-2014 are the know commodities of Downton Abbey 4, Sherlock 3, Call the Midwife 3, Mr Selfridge 2, Bletchley Circle 2, the final five Hercule Poirot mysteries, another George Gently series, more DCI Banks, Scott […]

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Call the Midwife 3 Q&A with Camilla Cholmeley-Browne, a.k.a. Chummy

Who better to follow the ‘Ladies of Downton’ at the Television Critic’s Association summer meet-up in LA but Camilla Cholmeley-Browne, a.k.a. Chummy, a.k.a. Miranda Hart. Since the series is now in production on series 3, saying that it’s just like riding a bike takes on a different meaning to Hart, who plays the clumsy and […]

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Alfie Boe joins cast of Mr. Selfridge for series 2

ITV Studios and PBS announced Tuesday that acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe will be making a special appearance in the new series of Mr Selfridge, which is due to transmit on ITV and PBS Masterpiece next year.   With filming of Mr Selfridge 2 well underway, Boe will be joining the returning cast which includes Jeremy […]

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First images from Mark Gatiss' An Adventure in Space and Time

Call me crazy, but I have to confess that I’m secretly way more interested at this point in the upcoming Doctor Who drama, An Adventure in Space and Time than I am for the actual 50th anniversary coming up in November. Mark Gatiss’ 90-minute special will be a one-off look at the origin of the […]

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PBS, ITV team up for 60's medical drama, 'Breathless'

ITV Studios and MASTERPIECE on PBS/WGBH have announced a co-production agreement for Breathless, a stylish and compelling 60’s medical drama series set in London. The six, one-hour episodes will star Jack Davenport (Smash, Pirates of the Caribbean, Coupling) as a brilliant surgeon who believes he can truly make a difference in womens’ lives. Breathless will […]

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