British flag flies high, once again, at the Emmys

While a majority of Planet Earth is still saddened by the fact that Downton Abbey closed its doors after six brilliant series this past year, one has to wonder if much of the television industry is secretly a bit happier to see it shutter, especially after last night’s Emmy Awards. In addition to receiving awards for hair […]

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Happy 80th – Dame Maggie Smith!

Fresh on the heels of one of the all-time greats of the acting world (Dame Judi Dench) turning 80 earlier this month on December 9, we now have the brilliant opportunity to celebrate another ‘Dame’ as she turns 80 today – Dame Maggie Smith. Although she has achieved worldwide recognition from her portrayal of Professor Minerva […]

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Wallander 3 – BBC One, Sunday; PBS, Sept 9

Yet another ‘perfect storm’ happens in the UK this coming Sunday with the return of Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander. The perfect storm being a combination of the brilliant writing of novelist Henning Mankell, the superb script writing by Peter Harness (Case Histories), the keen eye of Emmy-award winning director Philip Martin (Hawking, Murder on the […]

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