DCI Banks calling it a day after five series

Sadly, after six years and five overly intense series of DCI Banks, we must say goodbye to Stephen Tompkinson, Caroline Catz, Andrea Lowe and Jack Deam and their so brilliantly created characters of DCI Alan Banks, DI Helen Morton, DS Annie Cabot and DS Ken Blackstone. Based on Peter Robinson’s crime novels, the DCI Banks series was the […]

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‘DCI Banks’ returns “grittier than ever” with new series

DCI Banks starring Stephen Tompkinson (Trollied, Ballykissangel, Wild At Heart), Andrea Lowe (Love Life, Monroe) and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin, Murder in Suburbia) returns Wednesday, 31 August at 9pm on ITV1 with six new episodes, promising to be ‘grittier than ever’. Also returning will be Jack Deam (New Tricks, Casualty) as DC Ken Blackstone and Keith […]

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It’s ladies maid to serial killer for Downton’s Joanne Froggatt on PBS

Ho-hum. Another day, another Masterpiece headed to PBS as announced at the TCA Press Tour this week. On Monday, we learned what America will be watching in the coveted Downton Abbey Sunday night timeslot beginning January 2017 and Tuesday it was announced that Dark Angel will be headed PBS’ way in 2016 as part of the Masterpiece series. Putting the last six […]

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DCI Banks set for 2016 return

Christmas is coming early, once again, as ITV has announced that Stephen Tompkinson will return in his role as DCI Alan Banks along with Andrea Lowe as DS Annie Cabbot and Caroline Catz, of Doc Martin fame, as DI Helen Morton when DCI Banks returns for a fifth series in 2016. Once again inspired by the books from acclaimed novelist […]

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Valco to reopen its doors on Sky 1 HD, tonight on ‘Trollied’

Trollied, which is set in a fictional supermarket in the north-west of England, is back beginning tonight at 9p on Sky 1 HD for it’s 5th series! I happen to love this series if you haven’t figured it out by now. Thankfully, the series has survived a number of cast departures over their first four series, most notably, Jane […]

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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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More Foyle's War on the way in 2015

For PBS viewers, 2015 is already shaping up to be another brilliant year for British drama. You can now add Foyle’s War to the mix that already includes new seasons of Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Endeavour, Scott and Bailey, DCI Banks, Case Histories, Father Brown, Death in Paradise and New Tricks not to mention the new series premieres of Grantchester and Wolf Hall. To be honest, you had me at Foyle’s War!

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