First glimpse of BBC’s War and Peace with Lily James and James Norton

After more than two years in production, the BBC has finally released a few choice pics from the forthcoming six-part series, War and Peace, which is headed to BBC1 in late 2015, followed by an early 2016 broadcast in the United States. With new images of Natasha Rostova, played by Downton Abbey‘s Lily James, Paul Dano (12 Years […]

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Second set of ‘Grantchester’ mysteries set to begin filming

Buck up, little Grantchester campers, ITV has confirmed that filming is about to begin on the second series of stories which takes its inspiration from a book by James Runcie, head of literature at the Southbank Centre in London and whose father Robert was Archbishop of Canterbury in the 1980s. The vicar-turned-detective adaptation is set […]

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BBC’s updated ‘Partners in Crime’ one to watch

Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the husband and wife sleuths in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of Cold War conspiracy, undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. Starring David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School, Mr. Stink) and Jessica Raine (Call the […]

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James Norton returns to ‘Happy Valley’ for second series

For the second day in a row, there is news from backstage at the BAFTA awards regarding one of the winners. Yesterday, it was the news that series 4 of Sherlock would not begin filming until Spring 2016. Today, from the Happy Valley camp, comes the news that James Norton (Sidney Chambers, Grantchester) will return to series 2 as […]

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PBS adds to drama line-up at Winter TCA Press Tour!

Probably because I don’t have to attend, I always look forward to this time of year. No, not the Super Bowl, but rather the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour (TCA) in Pasadena, California which is one of two times a year (July being the other) that viewers get a glimpse of what will be headed […]

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More Foyle's War on the way in 2015

For PBS viewers, 2015 is already shaping up to be another brilliant year for British drama. You can now add Foyle’s War to the mix that already includes new seasons of Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Endeavour, Scott and Bailey, DCI Banks, Case Histories, Father Brown, Death in Paradise and New Tricks not to mention the new series premieres of Grantchester and Wolf Hall. To be honest, you had me at Foyle’s War!

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'Happy Valley' to 'Grantchester' was quite a change for James Norton

After binge-watching Sally Wainwright’s amazing series, Happy Valley, which starred Sarah Lancashire and Steve Pemberton, I began to see the haunting figure of Tommie Lee Royce on every street corner. Played brilliantly by James Norton, Royce was the stereotypical tormented soul/psychopathic killer (if there is such a thing). Thankfully, to get that image out of my head, all I had to do was quickly fast forward to the premiere of ITV’s Grantchester earlier this month.

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Grantchester headed to ITV/PBS

Grantchester, set against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester, is the newest addition to an already stellar drama lineup over at ITV and could soon be a part of the PBS drama line-up. The six-part drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, played by James Norton (Death Comes to Pemberley, Happy Valley), […]

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