Ford Cortina vs Audi Quattro – the debate rages on…

After reading recently that John Simm would be keen on a possible Life on Mars revival, I reminded myself about the greatness of the series starring Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt and John Simm as DI Sam Tyler. Primarily set in the 70s, the series centered around Tyler, a policeman in service with the Greater Manchester Police who, […]

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First look at Keeley Hawes in BBC’s ‘Bodyguard’

A new BBC drama has a powerful politician needing protection. Bodyguard stars Keeley Hawes (Durrells in Corfu, Line of Duty) as Julia Montague, an ambitious Home Secretary with a bodyguard whose political beliefs couldn’t be further from the woman he is assigned to protect. Hawes who has brilliantly played DI Lindsay Denton in Line of Duty will reunite with Jed Mercurio, […]

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Luther’s Ruth Wilson stars as her own grandmother in ‘Mrs. Wilson’ for PBS’ Masterpiece

Golden Globe®-winning actress Ruth Wilson, best known for her brilliant portrayal as research scientist/highly intelligent sociopath, Alice Morgan, in the psychological drama, Luther, returns to PBS’ Masterpiece series in a very personal sort of three-part drama, one based on her own grandmother’s memoir about her life and their complicated family history. Wilson was last seen on Masterpiece over a decade […]

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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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‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to “Drama Sundays” tonight on PBS!

One of the brightest spots in the drama category at the BBC Showcase in Liverpool earlier this year was The Durrells. Based on ‘The Corfu Trilogy’, three autobiographical novels (which include ‘My Family and Other Animals’) by environmentalist Gerald Durrell, The Durrells is set on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935, and follows the adventures of Gerald and […]

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‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to PBS this Fall

One of the brightest spots in the drama category at the BBC Showcase in Liverpool earlier this year was The Durrells. Based on ‘The Corfu Trilogy’, three autobiographical novels (which include ‘My Family and Other Animals’) by environmentalist Gerald Durrell, The Durrells is set on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935, and follows the adventures of Gerald […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch trades his kingdom for a horse in ‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses’

Based on Shakespeare’s four distinct works, Henry VI, Part I, Henry VI, Part II and Henry VI, Part III (condensed into one film), and Richard III, the second installment of The Hollow Crown franchise features a cast that reads like a who’s who in British acting. Subtitled “The Wars of the Roses”, Shakespeare’s first tetralogy will star Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard […]

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‘The Durrells’ is full of warmth, humor and just plain fun

One of the brightest spots in the drama category at the recent BBC Showcase in Liverpool was The Durrells. Based on ‘The Corfu Trilogy’, three autobiographical novels (which include ‘My Family and Other Animals​’​) by environmentalist Gerald Durrell​,​ ​The Durrells is set on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935, ​and ​follows the adventures of Gerald and his […]

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Harry Pearce returns to the grid in 'Spooks: The Greater Good'

Television is a funny piece of furniture. There are times when a series comes to an end and you know it’s time for it to go before it passes its sell-by date. Sadly, there are times, more often than not, that you think a series should come to an end yet it continues for several more seasons. There are those magical times, however, where you endlessly wish a series would go on forever but instead it comes to an all-ends-nicely-tied-up ending. The last scenario, for me, would define my thoughts on Spooks or MI-5 as it was titled in America, which went out on a perfect note in 2011.

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