BBC’s political thriller ‘Undercover’ brings together top-notch talent

It’s Spring so must be time for another brilliant contemporary political thriller from the BBC. Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) and Adrian Lester (Hustle, Othello) star as Maya, a high-profile lawyer and her policeman husband, Nick, a husband and wife with some serious secrets. Maya is about to become the first black Director of Public Prosecutions. Just as […]

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Stephen Fry welcomes Tellyspotting to the UK for BBC Showcase 2016

Well, the genius that is Stephen Fry may have left Twitter, but he has still found time to welcome Tellyspotting to the UK this morning for the 2016 BBC Showcase! The English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, activist and self-professed tech geek has teamed up with Heathrow Airport to welcome weary travelers to the United Kingdom. With over 73 million […]

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(Mr) ‘Selfridge’ to re-open January 25 on ITV; March 29 on PBS!

Selfridges, the brainchild of British retail magnate, Harry Gordon Selfridge is set to re-open its doors Sunday, 25 January on ITV. In America, almost 106 years to the day that the original location on London’s Oxford Street first opened for business in 1909, Mr. Selfridge will return on Sunday, March 29 at 9:00p ET/8:00p CT, immediately […]

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‘Lovejoy’ next in line, after ‘Poldark’, for a possible re-do

Ok, maybe not B.A.R.S. (before Antiques Roadshow) but definitely before the the likes of Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Cash in the Attic, was Lovejoy which starred Ian McShane (Deadwood) as the less than honorable yet inexplicably likeable rogue antique dealer, Lovejoy. For 71 episodes over 6 series from 1986 to 1994, Lovejoy’s keen detective eye for antiques gave him the necessary tools […]

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'Mr. Selfridge' adds (and subtracts) cast for series 3

As Planet Earth awaits the excruciatingly long-overdue return of Downton Abbey, lets not forget what’s on the horizon in early 2015 with the return of Mr. Selfridge, starring Jeremy Piven as Harry Gordon Selfridge, the man who changed the face retail by laying the groundwork for what we know today.

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Rupert Graves joins cast for 'Last Tango in Halifax 3'

In years past, fans of a British comedy or drama series would traditionally be left hanging for months not knowing whether or not their favorite series would be commissioned for another season or be unceremoniously axed for no apparent reason. With few exceptions, the fate of most series are not known when the final episode […]

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BBC 2's Line of Duty commissioned for third series

As if I needed yet another reason to solidify my belief that the UK invented good telly. Put aside Hustle, MI5, Life on Mars, Endeavour and Call the Midwife for a minute and take a look at Line of Duty. The police procedural from BBC2 premiered in 2012 and quickly became the BBC2’s best-performing drama […]

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Heading to The Big Easy and 270 London Tube stations in 3:15…or 17 hours

As many of you know if you’ve been either a regular or even a casual follower of Tellyspotting over the past 4+ years, October is the annual BBC Syndication Showcase. Each year, public television programming representatives descend upon New Orleans to sit in a hotel conference room for two days screening non-stop the best of […]

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The Audience with Helen Mirren back for an NTLive encore

For 60 years Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace, a meeting like no other in British public life, it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime […]

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