‘That is a wrap’ declares Jenna Coleman as filming ends on ‘Victoria’

Filming has ended on Victoria. The 8-part series, which stars the former Doctor Who companion and is being hailed as the heir apparent to Downton Abbey, will premiere ITV later this year and on PBS in January 2017. Series 1 will follow a young Victoria from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at the age of 18, through her courtship and marriage to […]

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‘Home Fires’ extinguished by ITV after two series

There are times, more often than not these days, that you sit back and wonder why decisions are made and who on Earth is making them. Never have I wondered this more than I did today after hearing the dreadful news that the brilliant ITV series, Home Fires, has been cancelled after two series despite having just […]

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Could scheduling restrictions possibly be headed BBC’s way?

Time for one of my Howard Beale moments while pondering where the heck is Lewis Black when you need him. Reading the stories in a number of Sunday papers in the UK suggesting the government is about to impose much greater restrictions on when the BBC can schedule its favorite shows, one has to wonder about its priorities […]

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Scott & Bailey to call it a day after current series comes to a close

ITV has announced that the current UK run of the fifth series of Scott & Bailey should now be referred to as the fifth and final series of the British police procedural. Series 5, which concludes on 27 April in the UK, will end a 5-year tension-filled run for Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp as members of the Syndicate Nine […]

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Churchill’s Secret highlights UK drama wars

Chalk this up as yet another reason why UK telly is more than a cut above the rest of Planet Earth. Take for example, Sunday night. While a majority of the U.S. was trying to think of anything possible to watch other than the mindless red-carpet preview of the 88th Academy Awards, the BBC and […]

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‘Endeavour’ to make Oxford streets safe once again as 4th series confirmed

With series 3 of Endeavour just around the corner as part of PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery! series this summer, ITV has confirmed that the series will go into production in late Spring 2016 and return for a fourth series. While this is welcome news for UK fans Endeavour Morse as ITV transmitted series 3 last month, it is brilliant news to American […]

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