‘Doc Martin’ producers confirm plans for two new series

Earlier this year, we had the great good fortune to speak with the absolutely delightful Ian McNeice (a.k.a. Bert Large) at WhoFestDFW3. You may recall that McNeice has portrayed Winston Churchill in several episodes of Doctor Who over the years. For obvious reasons, the discussion drifted briefly to another very popular series that Ian is currently associated with, […]

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‘Endeavour’ returns for 4th series on ITV; PBS not too far behind

***Given the major plot twist in last night’s Sherlock, we thought it best to talk a little ‘Endeavour’ today and not spoil it for anyone watching last night’s episode online*** It continues to get better and better if you are an Endeavour fan. Unlike Downton Abbey, Crimson Field, Home Fires, Lewis, Wallander, Mr Selfridge and Indian Summers where there will be no more episodes produced, Endeavour just keeps chugging […]

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The Durrells unpack their bags as stay on Corfu extended for a second series

The Durrells will return for a second series, actress Keeley Hawes confirmed during a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show. The series, which aired last Spring on ITV in the UK and just concluded its first series last week as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series follows the exploits of the Durrell family during their four-year stay in Corfu in […]

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DCI Banks calling it a day after five series

Sadly, after six years and five overly intense series of DCI Banks, we must say goodbye to Stephen Tompkinson, Caroline Catz, Andrea Lowe and Jack Deam and their so brilliantly created characters of DCI Alan Banks, DI Helen Morton, DS Annie Cabot and DS Ken Blackstone. Based on Peter Robinson’s crime novels, the DCI Banks series was the […]

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ITV to put ‘Birds of a Feather’ one-off in your 2016 Christmas stocking

In keeping with the BBC’s tradition in 2016 of reviving and/or rebooting classic comedy series (i.e. Young Hyacinth, Are You Being Served, Goodnight Sweetheart, Porridge, Cold Feet) comes news that ITV will turn to the classic 90s BBC sitcom, Birds of a Feather for a Christmas treat for viewers. It was ITV the brought back the popular […]

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‘Game of Crowns’ begins as Victoria & Elizabeth II drop the gloves

On the surface, neither Hollywood nor the WWE could script this any better. Within months of each other, viewers will have the opportunity to see not one, but two period royal dramas about a young female monarch struggling with both ruling and romance, with the star being a former Doctor Who actor (Jenna Coleman in Victoria and […]

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Victorian poisoner up next for Joanne Froggatt in ‘Dark Angel’

We soon forget that at one point in time on Downton Abbey, Anna Bates was being unceremoniously led off to prison for the alleged murder of Mr. Green, Tony Gillingham’s valet. What we didn’t know, at the time, was whether or not our sweet, innocent Anna could possibly be capable of such a thing. My guess […]

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Victoria’s reign to continue as second series commissioned

Much like had been the case for the last several years of Downton Abbey, a new series of Victoria has been commissioned before the conclusion of series one. Even better news for American audiences on PBS as they are now armed with the knowledge that the series will continue before the first episode ever airs. Victoria premieres on […]

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Poldark vs Victoria — Let’s get ready to rumble!

With Friday’s announcement that Victoria, the heir apparent to capture a Downton Abbey audience that has been walking around aimlessly since early 2016, will go head to head with Poldark, the other ‘next, next Downton Abbey’, might just bring the likes of Michael Buffer out of retirement for a little ringside action. Going head to head in the main event ratings battle will […]

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