BBC to adapt Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution

Following on the heels of the highly successful adaption of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, comes word that the BBC will dip in the Christie mind palace once again and adapt the English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright’s classic 1925 story, Witness for the Prosecution, for broadcast on BBC One. Set in 1920s London, […]

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‘Late Night’ gold as Stephen Colbert and David Tennant cross paths

It’s times like this that make you realize just why the internet was created. Case in point. David Tennant and Stephen Colbert crossing paths recently on CBS’ The Late Show and it was greatness. The brief but brilliant interchange occurred before the show had even begun. As things played out, Colbert dropped into the show’s green room before the show […]

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Stephen Fry continues British invasion of American telly

Fresh off his stint as the sole member of the official UK welcoming committee at Heathrow Airport, the brilliant British actor/comedian/writer/game show host Stephen Fry is set to co-star opposite Joel McHale (E’s The Soup) in The Great Indoors, a CBS comedy pilot written by Mike Gibbons (Tosh.O) and directed by Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld). According to Deadline.com, the […]

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Houdini & Doyle newest incarnation of the Sherlock franchise

Right up there with all dramas being touted as ‘the next Downton Abbey‘ these days, there seems to be endless interest in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his alter-ego creation, Sherlock Holmes. Ever since co-creators/writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss so brilliantly brought the world’s most famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, to life in the […]

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Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

Laura Carmichael, who plays the seemingly forever-to-be-depressed Lady Edith in Downton Abbey, will play maid Henrietta in Madame Bovary, the new film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s 19th century classic, alongside her Downton Abbey crazy playboy uncle co-star Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill). Besides his performance in Notting Hill, Ifans is most recently […]

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Ophelia Lovibond to join cast of 'Elementary' for 2014

When it comes to the never-ending comparisons between the BBC/PBS version of Sherlock and its American counterpart, CBS’ Elementary, the old adage of imitation is the sincerest form of flattery rings very true. When Elementary hit the air, Sherlock had already been a staple in people’s homes around the world for two years. The imitation/coindicence […]

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Sir Ian McKellen next up to play Sherlock Holmes

Ever since 2010 when Benedict Cumberbatch entered the world of Sherlock Holmes, if anyone would have dared mention to me that there was to be even a hint of another small screen adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation, I would have immediately written it off as a wasted effort. I am softening a bit with […]

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