The turning of Jenna Coleman’s brown eyes blue in ‘Victoria’

It took more than spot-on period costumes and Queen Victoria’s diaries to transform actress Jenna Coleman into the former queen of Great Britain and Ireland in the 1800s. Damien Timmer, managing director of Mammoth Productions and the producer of Victoria, the upcoming period drama set to premiere on PBS at 9pET/8pCT beginning Sunday, January 15, recently revealed […]

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7 things you need to know about the real ‘Indian Summers’

While American audiences continue to be in denial that their favorite British period drama, Downton Abbey, is entering its final series, they are warming to the thought that the current PBS Masterpiece series, Indian Summers starring Julie Walters, might just be the thing they need to take their mind off the inevitable, especially since Channel […]

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Not ready for the return of Downton Abbey? Catch up in 5 minutes.

At long last, #DowntonDay is here! While there are a few months more to wait if you live in the U.S., Downton Abbey fans in the UK have been waiting for this day to come since 25 December 2014. For the past 5+ years, Britain’s most popular period drama has been the brightest and shiniest thing on […]

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‘Home Fires’ heads to Cheshire to begin filming on 2nd series

While UK audiences are now under two short weeks until the premiere of Downton Abbey, America continues to slowly pass the time until its return in January 2016. Fortunately, it’s drama overload until then on Sunday nights which began on PBS this past Sunday with the premiere of Arthur & George, starring Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan […]

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PBS previews new trailer for ‘Indian Summers’ beginning Sept 27

Indian Summers coming to PBS’ Masterpiece, beginning Sunday, September 27. Set. DVR. Now. Set in the summer of 1932, a time where India is dreaming of independence while the British continue to desperately cling to their colonial rule of India, Indian Summers stars Academy Award nominee Julie Walters (Harry Potter, The Hollow Crown) as Cynthia Coffin, […]

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Go behind-the-scenes with Poldark’s Aidan Turner and ‘Seamus’

When the most highly-anticipated and talked about series since Downton Abbey comes to a close tonight at 9p ET / 8p CT as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, Poldark fans both new and old, while they might be a bit sad, will cherish the knowledge that series two will soon begin filming with a targeted 2016 broadcast date on both BBC […]

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The Costumes of ‘Poldark’

Exactly one year ago, we set off for the Cotswolds and Moreton-in-Marsh, in particular, to film a behind-the-scenes documentary during the third series production of Father Brown. We had the great good fortune to be able to interview the principle cast of Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Tom Chambers and Alex Price to learn from […]

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BBC’s updated ‘Partners in Crime’ one to watch

Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the husband and wife sleuths in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of Cold War conspiracy, undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. Starring David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School, Mr. Stink) and Jessica Raine (Call the […]

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