BBC to adapt Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution

Following on the heels of the highly successful adaption of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, comes word that the BBC will dip in the Christie mind palace once again and adapt the English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright’s classic 1925 story, Witness for the Prosecution, for broadcast on BBC One. Set in 1920s London, […]

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Sunday's a great night for drama on PBS as Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge set to premiere!

“ With Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Sherlock, Inspector Lewis, Call the Midwife, Endeavour, Great Expectations, Birdsong and Wallander, PBS is, without question, your home for the best drama on television. This coming Sunday night is certainly no exception. Having had the benefit of seeing both series in their entirety already, you do not want to […]

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Inspector Lewis; Tonight's PBS 'Masterpiece'

A little extra something must be in the water over at the PBS Masterpiece world control center. Consider for a minute that, just this past year, the series has showcased the likes of Downton Abbey, Great Expectations, Birdsong, Upstairs Downstairs, Case Histories, Page Eight, Endeavor and Inspector Lewis. It just keeps getting better and better […]

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BBC locks the door at 165 Eaton Place

Sadly, the BBC’s 40-year renovation project at 165 Eaton Place has come to an end. Upstairs Downstairs has been axed following a relatively poor showing for the second series in the UK. The second and final six episodes of the updated Upstairs Downstairs series will air in the States beginning in October 2012 as part […]

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PBS has 'Great Expectations' for Masterpiece

Already a stellar year for PBS’ Masterpiece series. It began with the second series of Downton Abbey in January 2012. PBS followed with the announcement that the premiere of the second set of Sherlock 2 would be on May 6. In between, viewers in the States will be treated to the likes of Great Expectations, […]

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The A-Z of Sherlock

While the UK was in the midst of Sherlock separation anxiety given last night was the first Sunday of the new year w/out a bit of Steven Moffat/Mark Gatiss greatness. Fortunately, they had the premiere of Sebastian Faulks’s modern classic set during the First World War, starring Eddie Redmayne and Clémence Poésy. While the U.S. […]

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood is solved…sort of

Having just transmitted this past week on BBC Two, yet another classic drama makes its way to PBS’ Masterpiece series in April 2012. Currently in the middle of the long-awaited second series of Downton Abbey, the Masterpiece series is already flush with greatness and experiencing an abundance of riches in 2012 what with the upcoming […]

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Birdsong – Another BBC/PBS 'Masterpiece' for 2012

With the States in the final days until the premiere of the second series of Downton Abbey on PBS’ Masterpiece and the UK only days removed from the Christmas Day conclusion of series 2 on ITV, it seems only fitting that the BBC has begun to fight back against those in the post-Downton Abbey era […]

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