Bill Nighy returning in the Worricker trilogy on PBS this Fall

While there will be the inevitable comparison to the Cornetto Trilogy, the Worricker Trilogy may just have a minor leg up given the greatness of Bill Nighy and Christopher Walken. As we reported earlier this month, The Worricker Trilogy, which began with Page Eight, is set to continue with Bill Nighy reprising his role as […]

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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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Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for 2014 BBC Showcase

How appropriate given that 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show that, as you read this, Tellyspotting will be somewhere over New York City headed to Liverpool for the 2014 BBC Showcase. You might remember that this is annual gathering of television programming executives from around the […]

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Foyle's War to return in 2015

As if the 2014 telly drama cabinet wasn’t full enough with new series of the likes of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Endeavour, Last Tango in Halifax, DCI Banks, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks and Poirot along with new series premieres of Death Comes to Pemberley and Breathless, comes the absolutely brilliant […]

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At long last, 'Spooks/MI-5' movie in the works for 2014

In another ‘Christmas comes early’ moment for fans of brilliant telly, word came down yesterday that the long-rumored Spooks movie is in the works. Known as MI5 in the States when broadcast on public television stations, the brilliant spy drama series which had an incredible 10-series/9 year run on BBC 1 has always been, in […]

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Jeeves and Wooster headed to London's West End this Fall

It only took just shy of 100 years, but the works of PG Wodehouse will finally see the light of day on the London stage with the first theatre adaptation of the books by PG Wodehouse, widely recognized as one of the great humorists of the 20th Century. Perfect Nonsense, based on Wodehouse’s 1938 novel […]

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Happy B-Day, Rupert Penry-Jones

The happiest of birthdays today to Rupert Penry-Jones, a name to this day that may not roll off your tongue but telly watchers on both sides of the pond are more than well aware of his stellar work in series such as Spooks, Silk and Whitechapel in addition to specials such as 39 Steps and […]

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Brit TV rumours that are too good to be true

If no one has denied them…are they still rumours? Thankfully, neither of these bits of information came to me on April Fools Day. If they do come to pass, the fact that both came across my desk on Friday the 13th should so change the way we all look at this fateful day from this […]

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