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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‘Poldark’ – 6 reasons to look forward to June 21 on PBS!

While we continue to belabor the notion that we must find the ‘next’ Downton Abbey quickly (I know, the DA body isn’t even cold yet and we’re desperately seeking a replacement), the current heir-apparent, Poldark, is just around the corner, premiering on PBS’ Masterpiece series beginning Sunday, June 21 at 9:00p ET/8:00p CT. For those […]

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Michael Gambon to star as Winston Churchill for PBS’ Masterpiece

Admittedly, there will be an entire generation who know Michael Gambon only from the Harry Potter franchise. Others will immediately think back to an absolutely brilliant performance in The Singing Detective. Whichever the case, more must-see-tv is being commissioned in the UK as Gambon takes on the role of Sir Winston Churchill in ITV’s new drama […]

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Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things to become a PBS ‘Masterpiece’

The best-selling novel by ‘Eat Pray Love’ author Elizabeth Gilbert, has been optioned to be adapted for television by PBS’ Masterpiece series. According to a release issued yesterday by WGBH, The Signature of All Things will be a co-production between Masterpiece and Origin Pictures, producers of Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys and Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren. Best known […]

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Wolf Hall, PBS’ next ‘masterpiece’ set for Sunday premiere…

Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, are headed to American telly this Sunday (as in, tomorrow) on PBS. This nothing short of brilliant small screen adaptation of Mantel’s Tudor novels will chronicle the meteoric rise to power of Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) from a blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s […]

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First look at Sir Ian McKellen as….’Mr. Holmes’

Ok, it’s not set in the 21st century and it’s not Benedict Cumberbatch but it is 1947, it is Sir Ian McKellen and it definitely is Sherlock! Given the fact that the Sherlock-Nation will be without a new Benedict Cumberbatch episode for roughly another 11 months, we all are in desperate need of a periodic ‘Sherlock […]

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