It’s almost Thanksgiving so it must be time to talk Christmas telly

Judging by the excessive number of emails I’m getting from the overly greedy retailers letting me know that, supposedly, ‘Black Friday’ has already begun even though it was only Monday, it’s never to early to think about Christmas…for the right reasons. This rings true, especially for the true believers (you know who you are) who […]

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It’s Christie for Christmas x 7!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Beginning in 2016, we’ll be having a ‘Christie for Christmas’ holiday season for the foreseeable future. Given the audience response following last Christmas’ small screen adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, And Then There Were None starring Aidan Turner (Being Human, Poldark) and the earlier re-do of Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence detective novels, Partners […]

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It’s one and done for Tommy and Tuppence reboot, ‘Partners in Crime’

Partners in Crime, BBC1’s Agatha Christie reboot in which David Walliams and Jessica Raine played married sleuths Tommy and Tuppence, will not be coming back for a second series, according to RadioTimes.com. The drama, which featured Walliams as the frequently hapless Tommy with former Call the Midwife star Raine playing his slightly more resourceful wife, […]

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BBC’s updated ‘Partners in Crime’ one to watch

Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the husband and wife sleuths in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of Cold War conspiracy, undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. Starring David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School, Mr. Stink) and Jessica Raine (Call the […]

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‘Jericho’ with Call the Midwife’s Jessica Raine set to be the next ‘next Downton Abbey’

It seems like ever since that little British period drama we call Downton Abbey decided to call it a day after the upcoming sixth series, every series pitch, every series commission, every subsequent press announcement starts out by billing the proposed series as, “…the next Downton Abbey“. The most recent drama that has been tagged as the […]

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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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'An Adventure in Space and Time' trailer gold!

Another day, another bit of Doctor Who 50th Anniversary gold. This time, it’s in the form of the first video trailer for the upcoming Mark Gatiss biopic, An Adventure in Space and Time. The clip features David Bradley as the First Doctor actor William Hartnell along with Brian Cox and Jessica Raine as the BBC […]

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Going behind-the-scenes with 'Call the Midwife'; Nonnatus House sold

There are times you definitely don’t want to know how the sausage is made. Going behind-the-scenes with the BBC’s most popular drama series, Call the Midwife, starring Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Cliff Parisi, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris and Judy Parfitt, however, is definitely not one of those times. While hitting on all the right cylinders […]

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