Hugh Bonneville’s spot-on imitation of….the Countess of Grantham?

There is definitely something in the water when it comes to British actors that places them a cut above their American counterparts as it relates to stage and screen. Some point to the ‘formal’ theater training that makes them more than capable to handle both the most serious role one week and a drop-dead comedic […]

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BBC’s Six Wives with Lucy Worsley heads to PBS in January 2017

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, which airs tonight at 9p on BBC1, has landed a January 22, 2017 at 9p premiere on PBS in America. Airing under the title of Secrets of the Six Wives, the series will run over the course of three weeks at 10pET/9pCT following the long-awaited Masterpiece presentation of Victoria starring Jenna Coleman, Tom […]

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It’s almost Thanksgiving so it must be time to talk Christmas telly

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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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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Happy belated 45th, Upstairs Downstairs (the original Downton Abbey!)

On October 10, 1971, Upstairs Downstairs took the world by storm. Based on an original idea by Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins for a comedy called Behind the Green Baize Door, the series ran for 5 series and 68 episodes over four years from 1971-1975. As originally thought out, the series would focus on two housemaids, played […]

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‘Victoria’ adds Christmas special for 2017

If one Queen’s Speech of the Day isn’t enough for you next Christmas, you had best stick around as there will be another one Christmas night, courtesy of ITV and Mammoth Screen, producers of Victoria, Poldark, Endeavour, And Then There Were None and Black Work, among others. Following last weeks news that Victoria, the current leader in the […]

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Victorian poisoner up next for Joanne Froggatt in ‘Dark Angel’

We soon forget that at one point in time on Downton Abbey, Anna Bates was being unceremoniously led off to prison for the alleged murder of Mr. Green, Tony Gillingham’s valet. What we didn’t know, at the time, was whether or not our sweet, innocent Anna could possibly be capable of such a thing. My guess […]

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Are you ready for some ‘Poldark’? S2 premieres tonight on PBS.

At long last, the return of Poldark is upon us. For those that have been (im)patiently needing to learn the fate of Captain Ross Poldark, we are mere hours away from the 2-hour premiere of series 2 at 8:00pET/7:00pCT on PBS. The new Poldark took America by storm when it premiered last year as present day fans of […]

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