More Case Histories in 2013. Life is good.

Without question, the recent talk-of-the-nation gems from PBS’ Masterpiece series have been Downton Abbey and Sherlock. One short 3-part series that flew under the Downton/Sherlock radar, however, has gained quite a following since its premiere back in 2011. Case Histories, adapted from the brilliant mind palace of Kate Atkinson, features Jackson Brodie, a private investigator […]

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Doctor Who 50th: An Adventure in Time and Space begins to take shape

One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… Who knew the importance of a simple quote in a 1918 newspaper advertisement for the San Antonio Light in signaling the beginning of one of the most eagerly awaited anniversaries in recent memory? What began as a description for the newspapers pictorial coverage of World War I can […]

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BBC makes 'case' for more Case Histories

This just in…Case Histories II is coming to a telly near you in the not-too-distant future. Brilliantly adapted from the Jackson Brodie detective novels by Kate Atkinson, Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The Patriot, The Brotherhood), is a mix of cold case crimes and fresh bloodshed, all needing the unique detective talents of […]

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A bit of Doctor Who 2013 news for you

As we approach the all-too-long awaited premiere of Doctor Who 7.1, news is starting to surface about Doctor Who 7.2, set to premiere in both the UK and the States in 2013. Doctor Who Magazine recently revealed that Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine (Jenny Lee) will play a character named Emma Grayling in an […]

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A bit of PG Wodehouse 'comedy brilliance' on the BBC horizon

As we reported back in February, a bit of PG Wodehouse brilliance is on the horizon with the commissioning of Blandings by the BBC. At the time, Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, Jam and Jerusalem) was the only cast member that had been announced. Now, according to comedy.co.uk, filming has begun and the supporting cast has been […]

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Beatles, comedy, drama and more – BBC Showcase – day one

Any pre-conceived impressions of Liverpool that I had prior to arriving yesterday at Liverpool Lime Street train station were completely blown away today by spending a bit of time talking to residents of all ages about their city. I have never met a collective group of people that are more proud of their city than […]

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New PG Wodehouse stories to star Jennifer Saunders

The mere thought of this brings back many classic early 90’s memories of watching Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry in Jeeves and Wooster. Adapted from P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves stories, the series brilliantly told the story of a young gentleman with a minor aristocratic upbringing (Laurie) and his ‘personal gentleman’ (Fry), whose duty is to separate […]

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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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Happy Belated 77th, Judi Dench. Fancy a stay at the Marigold Hotel?

With apologies to the great Judi Dench, we’d like to take a moment and wish her a very happy belated birthday. Turning 77 on Friday, 9 December, the brilliant actress has done nothing but give theatre goers, film lovers and situation comedy fans, worldwide, birthday presents every year since her first professional stage appearance in […]

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