‘Grantchester’ adds Christmas special to next series

Following in the footsteps of Doctor Who and Call the Midwife, a couple of long-time BBC Christmas programming staples, Grantchester will add a special holiday-themed episode this year to air ahead of the planned third series that will be coming our way in 2017. James Norton and Robson Green are set to return as Vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie […]

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Despite earlier reports, Chummy has gotten off her bike and won’t be in Poplar for ‘Call the Midwife 6’

With much sadness, I must report that it appears Chummy has taken her last bicycle ride in Poplar, at least for the upcoming series anyway. Despite an earlier announcement by Call the Midwife producers and Miranda Hart that her character, Chummy, would be returning to Nonnatus House for Call the Midwife 6, it is now being reported that Chummy will not […]

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‘Call the Midwife’ heads to South Africa for 2016 holiday special

Christmas in July strikes once again as the news out of the UK is that the brilliant Call the Midwife series is back in production in Cape Town, South Africa. The series is currently filming the traditional holiday special which will, in turn, kick off the 6th series in January 2017. The Christmas special this year […]

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First extended look at ‘Victoria’ — coming January 2017 to PBS

Come January 2017, Downton Abbey fans who will still be in denial over the end of the most-watched drama in PBS’ history will be saying ‘all hail Victoria’ when PBS premieres Victoria as part of the Masterpiece series. Jenna Coleman, who has spent the last several years jetting around the galaxy in a blue police box that’s bigger on […]

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Could scheduling restrictions possibly be headed BBC’s way?

Time for one of my Howard Beale moments while pondering where the heck is Lewis Black when you need him. Reading the stories in a number of Sunday papers in the UK suggesting the government is about to impose much greater restrictions on when the BBC can schedule its favorite shows, one has to wonder about its priorities […]

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‘Indian Summers’ to end after second series

Indian Summers, the drama whose second series is currently showing on Sunday nights on Channel 4 in the UK and will premiere in America on Sunday, September 11 as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, has been cancelled after two series. Set in the summer capital of Simla during the twilight years of the British Raj, Indian Summers starred Julie […]

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