More SPY and TROLLIED coming your (our) way in 2012

Thanks to SKY 1 HD, telly watchers on both sides of the pond will be filled with hopes, dreams and reality in 2012-2013 when it comes to good comedy in the not-too-distant future. And, there is a better than good chance that both of these series will land on public television in the States in […]

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Spooks 10 – This is the End

As Jim Morrison and The Doors sang….This is the End. With all the recent Sherlock and Downton Abbey talk the last few months, lets not forget the final series premiere of, perhaps, the best television show on television, MI5 (Spooks in the UK), as the series takes a final bow on public television this month […]

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The Last Weekend w/ Rupert Penry-Jones & Shaun Evans

Not that I’m being greedy or anything, but with all the particulars that are involved in ITV1’s announcement Monday both in front of and behind the camera, I need to see this now…and it needs to be a part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. The upcoming ITV1 commissioning of Blake Morrison’s best-selling suspense thriller, The Last […]

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BBC Showcase – comedy, comedy, comedy in 2012

One thing was quite clear after day two in Liverpool at the 2012 BBC Showcase. While it’s been an exceedingly good year for the BBC with regards to drama with the premiere of Call the Midwife, the return of Whitechapel, the continuation of Upstairs Downstairs and the brilliant end to Spooks (MI5), it’s clear that […]

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John Leguizamo cast as American 'Del Boy'

Over the last several years, American audiences have suffered endlessly through remakes of Coupling, Life on Mars and Prime Suspect while being subjected to continued rumors of remakes of British greatness such as MI-5, IT Crowd and Doctor Who. As we reported with sadness recently, the most popular British situation comedy of all-time, Only Fools […]

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Are you MI-5 material?

Whether you’ve been watching the brilliant BBC series, MI-5 (Spooks) over the last decade,  sat through the recent Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy movie or read all the Robert Ludlum books and secretly identified with Jason Bourne, now is the time to see if you have what it takes to be a real-life intelligence officer. UK […]

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Is Sophia Myles the new companion for Doctor Who?

As we all know, one of the top trending hash tags on Twitter every so often seems to center around either who will be the Doctor’s new companion or the obvious most popular topic to trend being who the next Traveling Time Lord will be. Remembering that current Doctor Who show runner, Steven Moffat, is […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier….DVD giveaway

Tinker Tailor 1979 vs. Tinker Tailor 2011 with ***DVD giveway instructions below*** Now that we are just over a week into the wider release of the brilliant Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, it’s probably ok to do a bit of comparison shopping (with spoilers) between the the new film and the equally as brilliant 1979 classic […]

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Spooks 10 – A look back at Section D

Time to shelve the Downton Abbey 2 talk for a day. Everyone already has the DVR set for Sunday, January 8, 2012 for the second series premiere as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. Time to turn our attention to, perhaps, the best television series, bar none….Spooks, or MI-5, in the United States. With the final […]

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Page Eight – The Grid is calling, tonight on PBS

As I have consistently said, Bill Nighy could read the phone book and I’d be a happy telly watcher. PBS’ Masterpiece series continues to outdo itself week after week. This past year alone has seen numerous gems such as Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Sherlock, Zen and, most recently, Case Histories which starred Jason Isaacs. Tonight’s presentation, Page […]

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