Creator/writer Andrew Davies sets sights on ‘Les Miserables’…sans music.

Creator/writer Andrew Davies will bring Les Miserables, Victor Hugo’s 19th-century novel, to the small screen in 2017. Set against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest, the 6-part drama will bring together Davies’ War and Peace team including the Weinstein Company for the forthcoming BBC production. “Les Misérables is a huge, iconic title. Most […]

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Post Downton Abbey, Sesame Street spoofs ‘House of Cards’

For a bit of a different take on the classic Three Little Pigs story, Sesame Street had to look no further than the  House of Cards for their next parody target. The American version with Kevin Spacey, not the brilliant BBC series with Ian Richardson. Given the British focus of Tellyspotting, I find myself a bit […]

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It's a 'Sherlock' sweep at the 2014 Emmys…almost.

The 2014 Emmy Awards have come and gone with British entries more than holding their own for nominations and winners. Most of the categories from a British standpoint were dominated with twelve nominations apiece by the usual suspects involved both in front of and behind the camera with Downton Abbey and Sherlock. Especially in the […]

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Downton's Lily James to star in 'War and Peace'?

Looks like Downton Abbey‘s Lily James is getting dangerously close to Benedict Cumberbatch waters these days when it comes to her name being rumored for parts in virtually everything that is slated for production. Having just finished her lead role in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, the actress who plays Lady Rose in Downton Abbey is, according […]

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The British invasion of the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

Overall, unfortunately, it was a night to say how much an honor it was to just be nominated as all of the British representation in this years Primetime Emmy Awards fell prey to some pretty stiff competition from the likes of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Homeland, HBO’s entries of Behind […]

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