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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‘Call the Midwife’ promises to both uplift and upset as series 5 cycles its way to PBS

UK viewers closed the book on another gut-wrenching series of Call the Midwife last night. Without exception, the Heidi Thomas creation has to be considered the most fearless series on television. Having dealt with domestic abuse, prostitution, infant mortality, homosexuality, racism, poverty and alcohol addiction, the series tackles its most difficult and/or boldest subject to date when Call the Midwife returns […]

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Churchill’s Secret highlights UK drama wars

Chalk this up as yet another reason why UK telly is more than a cut above the rest of Planet Earth. Take for example, Sunday night. While a majority of the U.S. was trying to think of anything possible to watch other than the mindless red-carpet preview of the 88th Academy Awards, the BBC and […]

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Stephen Fry welcomes Tellyspotting to the UK for BBC Showcase 2016

Well, the genius that is Stephen Fry may have left Twitter, but he has still found time to welcome Tellyspotting to the UK this morning for the 2016 BBC Showcase! The English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, activist and self-professed tech geek has teamed up with Heathrow Airport to welcome weary travelers to the United Kingdom. With over 73 million […]

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The Great(est) British Television Map! Ever!

A huge TOH to the folks over at Radio Times who dug deep and found what appears to be the most brilliant British Telly map ever. This is better than sliced bread! For TV fans residing in the UK, the fact that the setting for both Doc Martin and Poldark take full advantage of the gorgeous Cornwall coastline or that Happy […]

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