Best crime-fighting car…Ford Cortina or Audi Quattro? You decide.

I was reminded recently about the greatness of the series Life on Mars 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, after being hit by a car in 2006,  finds himself […]

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The Great(est) British Television Map! Ever!

A huge TOH to the folks over at Radio Times who dug deep and found what appears to be the most brilliant British Telly map ever. This is better than sliced bread! For TV fans residing in the UK, the fact that the setting for both Doc Martin and Poldark take full advantage of the gorgeous Cornwall coastline or that Happy […]

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‘Doctor Who’ gets a new Dad in Broadchurch’s Chris Chibnall

After six series at the helm, current Doctor Who headwriter and showrunner, Steven Moffat, has decided that the time has come to hand over the keys to the TARDIS. At the conclusion of  the next series of programs, which is set to begin with a 2016 Christmas special and then conclude with a final 12-part series beginning in spring […]

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Could the ‘The Tunnel’ be headed to PBS in 2016?

The Tunnel – the English/French reboot which is adapted from the Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge and stars Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon, Game of Thrones) and Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter) as British and French police detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman, could be heading stateside to PBS in 2016. Given the setting, the dialogue of the series is bilingual, which […]

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Philip Glenister becomes next ‘Prey’ for DS Susan Reinhardt

When series two of the brilliant BAFTA-nominated ITV police drama, Prey, returns later this year, DS Susan Reinhardt will be putting another Life on Mars alumni in her sights. In series one, it was John Simm who starred as Detective Constable Marcus Farrow, the well-liked detective with the Manchester Metropolitan Police and husband with two children. His […]

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‘Lovejoy’ next in line, after ‘Poldark’, for a possible re-do

Ok, maybe not B.A.R.S. (before Antiques Roadshow) but definitely before the the likes of Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Cash in the Attic, was Lovejoy which starred Ian McShane (Deadwood) as the less than honorable yet inexplicably likeable rogue antique dealer, Lovejoy. For 71 episodes over 6 series from 1986 to 1994, Lovejoy’s keen detective eye for antiques gave him the necessary tools […]

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John Simm goes from detective to murder suspect in 'Prey'

More drama greatness tonight on ITV…. Prey, a brand new drama starring John Simm is coming to ITV tonight. Prey tells the story of a DS Marcus Farrow (Simm), a well-liked policeman on the run, wrongly accused of the murder of his estranged wife and son, desperate to clear his name for the sake of […]

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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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