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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BBC Showcase – comedy, comedy, comedy in 2012

One thing was quite clear after day two in Liverpool at the 2012 BBC Showcase. While it’s been an exceedingly good year for the BBC with regards to drama with the premiere of Call the Midwife, the return of Whitechapel, the continuation of Upstairs Downstairs and the brilliant end to Spooks (MI5), it’s clear that […]

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BBC Showcase – Day one: Drama

It’s now down to business at the 2012 BBC Showcase and the opportunity to screen the best of the best when it comes to telly from the BBC. As we make the grueling 50 yard trek over bitter terrain from the hotel lobby to the screening booths for the 2012 BBC Showcase, it’s immediately clear […]

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