PBS’ Young Hyacinth special tells the backstory of Hyacinth, pre-Bouquet

Almost three decades ago, American public television audiences were introduced to Richard and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “Bouquet”). With her white slimline telephone with automatic redial, of course, and her prized collection of Royal Doulton china with hand-painted periwinkles, of course, Hyacinth longed to spend her days visiting stately homes on the oft chance she would […]

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Michael Palin donates personal archive to British Library retaining title of ‘Britain’s Nicest Man’

For someone that has had an asteroid named after them (Asteroid 9621 Michaelpalin), has not one, but two high-speed Virgin trains named after him in honor of his achievements as a traveler, is past President of the Royal Geographical Society and has been ‘unofficially’ referred to over the years as “Britain’s Nicest Man”, Michael Palin […]

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Sitting down with the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison

The TARDIS landed last month in North Texas for WhoFestDFW4. Inside the fictional time machine and spacecraft we caught up with Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor, for a brief chat before the convention began. Davison, who took the keys to the blue box from 1981-1984, took over for Tom Baker at age 29 becoming, at the time, […]

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WhoFest4DFW – The Power of Five lands in North Texas this weekend

If your TARDIS happens to be in the North Texas area beginning today through Sunday, you need to head on over to WhoFest4 DFW for more Doctor Who than the law allows. The fourth year of the fest promises, once again, to be ‘bigger on the inside’ this year with more panels, guests, concerts, Q&A sessions, celebrity photo ops, […]

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Get to know Agatha Raisin author, M.C. Beaton!

With the Agatha Raisin series airing Saturdays at 7p on KERA in North Texas and on a number of other public television stations across the U.S. later this month, fans of Doc Martin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise are definitely going to love this series! A cross between Doc Martin and Prime Suspect, the quirky crime drama stars Ashley Jensen (Ugly […]

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M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin makes Cotswolds streets safe beginning Saturday on KERA

Based on the highly successful, best-selling novel series by M. C. Beaton, the British comedy-drama Agatha Raisin is set to cross the Atlantic this month on public television. Originally broadcast as a one-off pilot, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, the program was commissioned for a new 8-part series that will premiere on American public television […]

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Downton Abbey’s “historical oracle”, Alastair Bruce, America-bound to talk ‘all-things Downton’

When one thinks of Downton Abbey, the names of Julian Fellowes, Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery immediately come to mind. Right up there are the now household names of Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Lesley Nichol and Jim Carter. Probably the one with the least visibility who should get […]

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