Blackadder crashes the Prince's Trust 2012

Amidst the periodic pleas of continuance and subsequent rumours that usually follow about the return of Blackadder, nothing much has materialized beyond the once a year thought that a Blackadder reunion set in the 60’s with Sir Edmund fronting a Dave Clark Five type band with ‘Bald Rick’ as the drummer was once a possibility. […]

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It's December. Must be Christmas telly time in the UK – 2012

Contrary to their North American neighbors to the west, both Christmas Day and Boxing Day might just possibly be the most important days in the UK for telly watching. Each and every year, both the BBC and ITV1 do not disappoint. As we wrote last year…and the year before…and the year before that, Christmas and […]

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Bad Day at Black Rock on the Sherlock and Downton Abbey front

This is like asking someone if they would rather have the Cod Liver Oil first with the Alka Seltzer chaser to follow or vice-versa. Trust me, giving either of them a cherry-flavor isn’t going to help in either case, they still tasted bad when you were a kid. That said, unfortunately, I need to be […]

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Miranda writes what she calls, 'a book' and series 3 news!

So what if she’s 6 feet 1 inch tall and gets called ‘Sir’ once too often… It’s been a busy Fall already for Miranda Hart. Not only is she releasing ‘what she calls’ a book, but she is wrapping up filming for her long-awaited third installment of her brilliant comedy series, Miranda. Miranda: Is It Just […]

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PBS' Masterpiece delivers with Call the Midwife tonight!

When Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) first arrives in London’s East End, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty or indeed, life itself. Raised in the wealthy English countryside, she’s previously spent time in Paris and could have chosen any career. But she chose to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, Jenny has […]

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PBS delivers Call the Midwife in September

BBC mega-hit, Call the Midwife has due date of September 30 on PBS When Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) first arrives in London’s East End, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty or indeed, life itself. Raised in the wealthy English countryside, she’s previously spent time in Paris and could have chosen any career. But she chose […]

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PBS announces Call the Midwife for Sept 2012 broadcast

For fans of British telly, the first day of the PBS annual meeting in Denver could easily be the best given the announcement by the network that they have acquired the broadcast rights to the mega-BBC drama hit, Call the Midwife, which stars Vanessa Redgrave, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris and Jessica Raine. Fans of the […]

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BBC locks the door at 165 Eaton Place

Sadly, the BBC’s 40-year renovation project at 165 Eaton Place has come to an end. Upstairs Downstairs has been axed following a relatively poor showing for the second series in the UK. The second and final six episodes of the updated Upstairs Downstairs series will air in the States beginning in October 2012 as part […]

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BBC has high hopes for Call the Midwife

One of the hits of our recent trek to Liverpool for the 2012 BBC Showcase was the opportunity to screen the hit new kid on the BBC drama block, Call the Midwife. The series, which follows a group of midwives working in London’s East End in the 1950s and stars the likes of Jenny Agutter, […]

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