There’s more murder in the Costwolds as new series of Agatha Raisin returns in November

Judging from the storylines of Agatha Raisin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise, seemingly quiet places one should never go if you love living would be the fictional villages of Carsley and Kembleford in the Costwolds or the picturesque fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. Based on the best-selling novels of M.C. Beaton, Agatha Raisin stars Ashley Jensen who packed up her London […]

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Jane Austen’s final unfinished novel, ‘Sanditon’ headed to PBS’ Masterpiece

Under the watchful eye (and pen) of BAFTA and Emmy-award winning writer, Andrew Davies (House of Cards, War & Peace, Mr. Selfridge, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice), PBS’ Masterpiece series will adapt Austen’s unfinished original 11-chapter manuscript, Sanditon, into an 8 x 60-minute drama series. Sanditon will, once again, pair Davies and Austen together as Davies has previously adapted both Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey for the small screen […]

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Danny John-Jules departs ‘Death in Paradise’ as S8 filming begins.

After 7 series and 62 solved murders, four suicides, an accidental death and an unfortunate poisoned cat named Opal, Officer Dwayne Myers, played by Danny John-Jules, is turning in his badge and will be leaving the island of Saint Marie before filming begins on series 8. Considered the most murderous place in the world as […]

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‘Death in Paradise’ set for 2018 return with more death, more paradise and more guest stars than the laws of Saint Marie allow

Even though the principle actors charged with keeping the streets of the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie safe have turned over numerous times during the British comedy/mystery drama’s six series, one constant has remained throughout the popular BBC series. There has always been a steady stream of guest actors visiting the island paradise to […]

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Will Brexit be the one case ‘Death in Paradise’ can’t solve?

As evidenced by the fact that there have now been three major cast changes in six seasons of the BBC mystery series Death in Paradise, filming in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has not proven to be ‘paradise’ over the years. Citing his desire to spend more time with his family, Ben Miller starred as DI Richard […]

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M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin makes Cotswolds streets safe beginning Saturday on KERA

Based on the highly successful, best-selling novel series by M. C. Beaton, the British comedy-drama Agatha Raisin is set to cross the Atlantic this month on public television. Originally broadcast as a one-off pilot, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, the program was commissioned for a new 8-part series that will premiere on American public television […]

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Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon heads to ‘Death in Paradise’ as Kris Marshall votes himself off the island

The brilliant news out of the U.K. the last few weeks is that the BBC1 comedy/drama, Death in Paradise, is back for more ‘death in paradise’ on the picturesque fictional island of Saint Marie. Unfortunately, the not-so-brilliant news, which leaked out prior to last night’s broadcast is that Kris Marshall, who played DI Humphrey Goodman, […]

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With a new series in the works, Dawn French is ‘Delicious’ this Christmas

Perhaps either taking a page from former husband Lenny Henry’s brilliant portrayal of culinary genius, Gareth Blackstock, in the comedy series, Chef, or remembering her portrayal of Geraldine Granger and her love of all things food-related in Vicar of Dibley, Dawn French has signed on for a new Sky1 comedy series, Delicious, premiering Christmas Day on Sky1. […]

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