‘Victoria’ – Series 2 First look!

While it’s a bit of a belated celebration of Victoria Day (Monday, 22 May), the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birthday, the producers of the critically-acclaimed British drama from ITV have released the long-awaited first video trailer showing what audiences can expect when Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes return to ITV later this year for series […]

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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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On a collision course with ITV’s ‘Downton Abbey’, a steamier ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ heads to BBC One this Fall

In the endless broadcaster search to uncover anything that might find an audience up against the final series of ITV’s Downton Abbey, the BBC will be upping its steamy quotient hoping to capitalize on Poldark-mania with a new television adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover this September. While some critics have already jumped on […]

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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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The doors of ‘Mr. Selfridge’ to remain open for a 4th series!

With American audiences ever so close to the return of Mr. Selfridge for the third series as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, ITV has announced that the series will return for a fourth season in 2016! Ten new episodes have been commissioned with Jeremy Piven returning as the colorful but deeply troubled Harry Gordon Selfridge […]

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World Cup 2014: OK, England, it's time to 'Bring It Home'

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, beginning next week on 12 June. Every participating country is still in the running and, just like Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber, they all still have a chance. For England, however, 2014 couldn’t have come soon enough in order to quickly erase the disaster […]

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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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BBC revives Comedy Playhouse with 'Over to Bill'

This Spring will see two brilliant returns to the telly. Not so coincidentally, brilliance will collide when Doug Naylor’s Over to Bill launches as one of three pilots scheduled for the revival of the BBC’s Comedy Playhouse strand. Comedy Playhouse began in 1961 and ran until 1975 as an anthology series which served as the […]

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