Mr. Bates leaves prison for organized crime in 'Spotless'

One of the greatest things about British television AND one of the most maddening for viewers is the fact that the number of episodes in a series is limited. Unlike their American television counterparts, most British drama and/or comedy series are anywhere between 6-10 episodes max. In some cases like Sherlock or DCI Banks there are only three episodes each season. Three brilliant films but still only three. On the upside, this allows viewers to see their favorite actors in other roles, many times crossing over from drama to comedy or vice versa.

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Sherlock actress moving from Baker Street to Ripper Street…temporarily.

In keeping with the tradition of the entire cast of Sherlock actors making maximum use of their downtime during the maddening but understandable hiatus between series, Louise Brealey will soon be following in the footsteps of series stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, Una Stubbs and Rupert Graves by taking on other […]

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Could Rowan Atkinson be in line for Inspector Maigret reboot?

Given the skyrocketing popularity of the current careers of both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, we may have to be satisfied for the foreseeable future with an upcoming ITV revival of Inspector Maigret, who is frequently referred to as the Sherlock Holmes of France given his trademark pipe, fondness of fine alcohol and reliance on […]

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Cumberbatch. Benedict Cumberbatch.

Seems like there isn’t a day that goes by that Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch, isn’t linked to some upcoming role on the big screen. Most play out over time such as Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit, Tinker Tailor, etc. Others seem to endlessly remain a rumor (insert upcoming new JJ Abrams’ Star Wars mega-blockbuster […]

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Take a tour of the British Isles in accents

From a drama standpoint, have you ever wondered as you were watching the likes of MI-5, Doc Martin, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks, Case Histories, Call the Midwife, Father Brown or Eastenders how where the show is set will dictate the accents used in the show? How about from a comedy standpoint with Last of […]

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Oh, Geez! It’s ‘Fargo’ time

Oh Geez! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Fargo … On the surface, even a remote passing thought of trying to translate Coen brothers big screen perfection to the small screen seems crazy. On paper, however, tonight’s premiere of Fargo on FX has all the makings of ‘Must-See-TV’. Written by […]

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Post-Fargo, Martin Freeman heads to West End to play Richard III

Shakespeare’s Richard III. Seems like a logical next step after Fargo, right? Not sure Martin Freeman will be pulling much from his performance as Lester Nygaard but he will be following in the footsteps of fellow Sherlock co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch, and head to the Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End beginning this summer to tackle […]

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First video of Martin Freeman in FX's Fargo

Lester Nygard’s life is about to ‘tumble’ out of control….     Fargo, the 10-part television adaptation of the Coen brothers brilliant film, is set to premiere on FX April 15. While I shouldn’t be excited about this, the thought that Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) is taking the lead […]

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'Sherlock 4' may have a 2016 time stamp on it

***Caution: Sherlock 3 spoilers ahead*** It’s been a whirlwind month both in the UK and America. What fans of brilliant telly (im)patiently waited two years for is now over. What took a mere 12 days to play out on BBC One was stretched to a lengthy 14 days on PBS. Sherlock 3 is done. It’s […]

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First pics from FX's 'Fargo' starring Martin Freeman

Unfortunately, the initial thought of the possibility of a small-screen remake of the classic Coen Brothers film, Fargo, gave me the same chill I experienced at the age of 10 when I first tried semi-warm, boiled Brussels sprouts. Fortunately, both chills have since passed after discovering the taste sensation of roasting Brussell sprouts with pine […]

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