Behind the scenes with Gordon Selfridge, a.k.a. Greg Austin

As America is now painfully aware, the doors of Mr. Selfridge were opened for the final time last night with the beginning of the fourth and final series as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. As most of you know, I’m a sucker for DVD extras and behind-the-scenes, making-of videos. Seeing how the sausage is made becomes all the […]

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‘Grantchester’ returns to PBS’ Drama Sundays this week!

Buck up, Grantchester fans! James Norton (Happy Valley, War and Peace) reprises his role as Sidney Chambers, the charismatic, charming, crime-fighting clergyman, and Robson Green (Touching Evil, Strikeback, Wire In The Blood) returns as his partner in crime, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, when the second series of Grantchester begins on PBS, Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:00p ET/8:00p CT. Before […]

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Downton Abbey’s 7 Best Couples…so far!

The best (and only) thing about America being in the home stretch of the final series of Downton Abbey is that it gives us the ability to look back on a series that, for six years, has given us some of the best television on television. Once again, a huge tip of the hat goes to the […]

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‘Wallander: The Final Season’ set for May 2016 on PBS

I’m trying to be an adult about this, I really am. I know that all good things must come to an end but do we have to experience the end of both Downton Abbey AND Wallander within three months of each other? With Downton Abbey coming to an end on Sunday, March 6, the good news/bad news […]

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It’s ladies maid to serial killer for Downton’s Joanne Froggatt on PBS

Ho-hum. Another day, another Masterpiece headed to PBS as announced at the TCA Press Tour this week. On Monday, we learned what America will be watching in the coveted Downton Abbey Sunday night timeslot beginning January 2017 and Tuesday it was announced that Dark Angel will be headed PBS’ way in 2016 as part of the Masterpiece series. Putting the last six […]

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OMG! ‘Sherlock’ to ring in the New Year in 2016 with “The Abominable Bride”

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Sherlock-Nation! Finally, the news you’ve been waiting for for almost two years! And, of particular note to all Sherlock fans: This will be the first time that Sherlock has premiered in the US and the UK on the same day! MASTERPIECE and PBS have announced that Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, the new long-awaited 90-minute special that Planet Earth […]

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Robin Ellis looks back on the 40th anniversary of ‘Fawlty Towers’

Last Spring, I had the great good fortune to speak to Robin Ellis prior to the return of Poldark to both the BBC and PBS line-up. Without question, one of the most enjoyable individuals and an absolutely delightful interview. Most likely, you know that it was Ellis who starred in the original 1975 series as Captain Ross […]

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