Matt Lucas takes us BTS on the set of ‘Doctor Who’ 10!

This is nothing short of brilliant on two counts. Well, probably more than two, but that’s all I can think of at present. First, the fact that Matt Lucas is returning to Doctor Who and, two, no one EVER gets to see anything other than maybe a few stills taken during production of Doctor Who. EVER! Those […]

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Start your ovens! ‘The Great British Baking Show’ set for July 1 return to PBS!

The UK’s ultimate baking battle, The Great British Bake-Off, is back on PBS in America beginning July 1! Once again for 2016, armed with it’s official U.S. title for PBS, Planet Earth’s favorite baking show, The Great British Baking Show, returns for a new series beginning Friday, July 1 at 9p ET/8p CT. The series features cookery writer Mary Berry […]

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First extended look at ‘Victoria’ — coming January 2017 to PBS

Come January 2017, Downton Abbey fans who will still be in denial over the end of the most-watched drama in PBS’ history will be saying ‘all hail Victoria’ when PBS premieres Victoria as part of the Masterpiece series. Jenna Coleman, who has spent the last several years jetting around the galaxy in a blue police box that’s bigger on […]

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ITV releases details on ‘Endeavour’ S4 as PBS prepares to premiere S3 this month

It just keeps getting better and better if you are an Endeavour fan. Unlike Downton Abbey, Crimson Field, Home Fires, Lewis, Wallander, Mr Selfridge and Indian Summers where there will be no more episodes produced, Endeavour just keeps chugging along like ‘the little engine that could’ with the recent announcement that the series has been commissioned for a fourth series. The Oxford-set Inspector Morse prequel series […]

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‘That is a wrap’ declares Jenna Coleman as filming ends on ‘Victoria’

Filming has ended on Victoria. The 8-part series, which stars the former Doctor Who companion and is being hailed as the heir apparent to Downton Abbey, will premiere ITV later this year and on PBS in January 2017. Series 1 will follow a young Victoria from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at the age of 18, through her courtship and marriage to […]

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Could scheduling restrictions possibly be headed BBC’s way?

Time for one of my Howard Beale moments while pondering where the heck is Lewis Black when you need him. Reading the stories in a number of Sunday papers in the UK suggesting the government is about to impose much greater restrictions on when the BBC can schedule its favorite shows, one has to wonder about its priorities […]

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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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‘Indian Summers’ to end after second series

Indian Summers, the drama whose second series is currently showing on Sunday nights on Channel 4 in the UK and will premiere in America on Sunday, September 11 as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, has been cancelled after two series. Set in the summer capital of Simla during the twilight years of the British Raj, Indian Summers starred Julie […]

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