‘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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Portwenn surgery to re-open Monday, 7 September on ITV

When we last left Portwenn and the daily ups and downs of Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) and Louisa (Caroline Catz), the couple had married but, as we are all so painfully aware, their marital harmony was short lived. After a life-threatening incident, Louisa decided to take their son James Henry to stay with her mother in […]

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Your first look at ‘Downton Abbey 6’ as premiere now set for 20 September in the UK

Filming has concluded, residents of both upstairs and downstairs have said their tearful goodbye to their Highclere Castle ‘home’ for the past six plus years and both creator/writer Julian Fellowes and Executive Producer, Gareth Neame, while a bit saddened at the prospect of ending the period drama juggernaut, have promised a very strong final series and […]

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#LastDaysofDownton begins as filming comes to a close

As the sun begins to set on the final series of our beloved Downton Abbey, cast and crew have begun to bid a final fond farewell to all the locations and the characters that have meant so much to them over the past six years, not to mention the personal farewell’s to their fellow actors. With the […]

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