Scott & Bailey to continue making streets of Manchester safe in 2014

As we sit through the first day of some outstanding BBC program offers at the 2013 BBC Syndication Showcase in New Orleans, the big news wasn’t only the brilliant comedy, drama, natural history and documentary programming that will be available to public television stations in 2014. There was news for fans of a current police […]

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Want your house to 'look a bit more Downton' on the inside?

In recent months, fans of the most popular British period drama of all time, Downton Abbey, have been able to drink wine like the Crawley family, thanks to Wines That Rock who have set about recreating the rich Bordeaux wines that Lord Grantham, himself, would have been proud to serve in Downton’s dining room. This […]

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First images from Mark Gatiss' An Adventure in Space and Time

Call me crazy, but I have to confess that I’m secretly way more interested at this point in the upcoming Doctor Who drama, An Adventure in Space and Time than I am for the actual 50th anniversary coming up in November. Mark Gatiss’ 90-minute special will be a one-off look at the origin of the […]

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A first glimpse at BBC 4's Burton and Taylor

The upcoming and, unfortunately, last in a long line of brilliant dramas from BBC 4, Burton and Taylor, deals with the final act in the 20 year on-off relationship between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter take on the roles of the couple with the infamous romantic past, which saw […]

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More PG Wodehouse as BBC's 'Blandings' to get second series in 2014

On the heels of last week’s announcement that a bit of PG Wodehouse would be hitting the London West End stage with Perfect Nonsense starring Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan comes the announcement by the BBC that Blandings, the period comedy series based on the Blandings Castle novels by the acclaimed English humorist, has been […]

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The haunting soundtrack continues in BBC's Case Histories 2

One of the best series to come along in recent memory is Case Histories. Besides Jason Isaac’s brilliant portrayal of Jackson Brodie, the soundtrack should almost get a co-star credit as it is so much a part of the series filling the screen as the ex-cop from Yorkshire jogs across the hills overlooking Edinburgh, listening […]

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Case Histories returns to BBC One this Sunday, 19 May

The excrutiatingly long wait for the return of Case Histories ends this Sunday, 19 May as BBC One has set the transmission date for the premiere. Jason Isaacs, probably best known for his role as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, is back as the dashing, yet troubled private investigator, Jackson Brodie, with three […]

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'Downton Abbey's' Michelle Dockery to cameo on Fox's 'Family Guy'

Normally, if I heard that an actor or actress was attempting to follow in the footsteps of Benedict Cumberbatch, I would say just move on and get in another profession. In this case, however, I think Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery will be ok, even though when the star of the BBC’s Sherlock (and just about […]

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Wallace and Gromit's 'grand day out' at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach

Blackpool is the place to be this Wednesday when Wallace and Gromit, the stars of a Oscar-winning series by Aardman Animations, are set to attend the launch of the world’s first theme park ride based on their adventures in the films A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave. Creator, Nick Park, […]

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