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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‘Doc Martin’ producers confirm plans for two new series

Earlier this year, we had the great good fortune to speak with the absolutely delightful Ian McNeice (a.k.a. Bert Large) at WhoFestDFW3. You may recall that McNeice has portrayed Winston Churchill in several episodes of Doctor Who over the years. For obvious reasons, the discussion drifted briefly to another very popular series that Ian is currently associated with, […]

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“Motherland” shows promise amidst BBC’s ‘year of the reboot’

Buried smack dab in the middle of the current sitcom reboot/remake/prequel overload comes a really promising new comedy pilot offering airing tonight at 10p on BBC2. Motherland, starring Anna Maxwell-Martin (Bletchley Circle, Death Comes to Pemberley, And Then There Were None), Lucy Punch (Doc Martin, Hot Fuzz), Diane Morgan (Mock the Week, Mount Pleasant) and Paul Ready […]

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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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Finally off the island, Ben Miller now wants his ‘TV wife’ back

Several years removed from his two+ year stint on Death in Paradise, the greatness of Ben Miller returns to the small screen known as BBC One in a new romantic comedy series, I Want My Wife Back. Caroline Catz (Murder in Suburbia, Doc Martin, DCI Banks) plays Bex, his TV wife who walks out on their marriage on her […]

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Desert Island Discs adds ‘Lord Grantham’ to the castaway list

Perhaps the coolest show on the planet is BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which premiered on BBC radio in 1942. Created by Roy Plomley, the format is about as simple as you can get. A guest ‘castaway’ is invited by host Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to […]

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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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Around the world with ‘Doc Martin’

Depending on where your travels may take you in the coming year, chances are fairly good that you will be able to keep up with the exploits of the local version of Dr. Martin Ellingham in some form or fashion. Doc Martin has been sold to more than 70 ­countries, with seven of the biggest besides America […]

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‘Doc Martin’ producer hints Portwenn surgery isn’t ready to close just yet…

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. According to Current, the newspaper and website about public and nonprofit media in the U.S., Dr. Martin Ellingham, the cantankerous village physician with an ill-timed phobia for blood that possesses a bedside manner which makes Dr. Gregory House look like Mother Teresa, isn’t done insulting his patients just yet. Season 7 of Doc Martin, which premieres in January […]

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