Pre-series 5, ‘Call the Midwife’ confirmed for series 6

In an era where America is days away from being confronted with the stark reality that this truly is the final series of Downton Abbey, both Doc Martin and Sherlock roll around about every 2+ years and there are rumors that this could very well be the final series of Mr. Selfridge, the one constant in the world of quality telly drama […]

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Guess what the BBC is getting you for Christmas this year?

Judging by the excessive number of emails I’m getting from the overly greedy retailers letting me know that, supposedly, ‘Black Friday’ has already begun even though it was only Monday, it’s never to early to think about Christmas…for the right reasons. This rings true, especially for the true believers (you know who you are) who […]

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It’s one and done for Tommy and Tuppence reboot, ‘Partners in Crime’

Partners in Crime, BBC1’s Agatha Christie reboot in which David Walliams and Jessica Raine played married sleuths Tommy and Tuppence, will not be coming back for a second series, according to RadioTimes.com. The drama, which featured Walliams as the frequently hapless Tommy with former Call the Midwife star Raine playing his slightly more resourceful wife, […]

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‘Call the Midwife’ raises the bar, once again, for series 5

Never having been one to shy away from a serious topic, the forthcoming series of Call the Midwife will be no exception. Episode one of series 5, which will transmit in early 2016 on BBC1 and March 2016 on PBS, will depict the birth of a thalidomide baby. Earlier episodes have dealt with a spina […]

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PBS previews new trailer for ‘Indian Summers’ beginning Sept 27

Indian Summers coming to PBS’ Masterpiece, beginning Sunday, September 27. Set. DVR. Now. Set in the summer of 1932, a time where India is dreaming of independence while the British continue to desperately cling to their colonial rule of India, Indian Summers stars Academy Award nominee Julie Walters (Harry Potter, The Hollow Crown) as Cynthia Coffin, […]

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From sweet ladies maid to Victorian serial killer just all in a day’s work for Downton’s Joanne Froggatt

Putting the last six years of playing sweet and innocent Anna Bates in her rear view mirror, Downton Abbey‘s Joanne Froggatt has already begun filming on her next project, Dark Angel, for ITV. The ‘did-she-or-didn’t-she-kill-Mr-Green’ downstairs ladies maid has stepped back in time to play real-life Victorian serial murderer, bigamist and adulteress Mary Ann Cotton. […]

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‘Crimson Field’ latest one and done series from BBC

These days, series such as Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Call the Midwife and, most recently, Poldark, seem to be grabbing all the headlines. Rightfully so, but there is, however, a little known series that has quietly captured audiences on both sides of the pond bringing them back week after week, each time wearing their hearts more and […]

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