Colin Dexter, creator of ‘Inspector Morse’, dies at 86

Crime writer Colin Dexter, the creator/author of the ‘Inspector Morse’ books died peacefully at his home in Oxford yesterday. Overall, Dexter wrote 13 Morse novels between 1975 and 1999. They were later adapted for the long-running ITV series of the same name and starred John Thaw. The author worked closely behind the scenes of the Inspector Morse series […]

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Dame Diana Rigg added to ‘Victoria’ cast for S2

As series one of what everyone hopes has already planted the flag as ‘the next Downton Abbey‘, Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, has begun filming on series 2. Thankfully, while U.S. viewers watching on PBS’ Masterpiece have only until Sunday, March 5 to wait until the S1 finale (followed by a newly produced Victoria After Party hosted by Jonathan […]

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Skip the Oscars and binge-watch ‘Victoria’ today/tonight on PBS!

Traditional audiences for the Academy Awards usually fall into two categories. One, you spend the evening lamenting over the fact you haven’t see all the movies even though ‘this year was going to be different’ and you find yourself not knowing why the winner in a certain category was a complete surprise or, two, you’ve […]

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Could ‘Downton Abbey’ open its doors once again?

Ever since Mr. Carson shuttered the doors and pocketed the keys to Downton Abbey, there have been endless and/or countless (depends on which is considered more) rumors that the Dowager Countess would soon be walking the halls of Downton again even with all that electricity floating around through the air. Would Sir Julian Fellowes actually ‘get […]

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Finland jumps on the ‘Sherlock’ bandwagon

According to Radio Times, there’s about to be a new Sherlock in town. Well, in 2019 anyway. Sherlock North, to be produced by U.S. and Finnish production outlet, Snapper Films, is in the works charting the consulting detective’s time in Finland when he was on the run from Professor Moriarty. Based on an interlude in […]

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Meet Victoria’s Lord M, Rufus Sewell

While a new generation of viewers have just recently discovered Rufus Sewell either as Lord M on Victoria or as Obergruppenführer Smith in The Man in the High Castle, most PBS viewers will recognize him as the Italian detective, Aurelio Zen, in the Masterpiece presentation of Zen. Based on the detective novels by Michael Dibdin, the BBC […]

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R.I.P. Sir John Hurt – British actor dies at 77

Unfortunately, for Planet Earth, 2017 isn’t starting out any better than 2016 ended as we continue to lose the good ones all too soon. On the heels of last weeks news of the death of ‘Allo, ‘Allo star, Gorden Kaye, sadly, one of Britain’s best known actor’s, Bafta award winning Sir John Hurt died Wednesday […]

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BBC/PBS partner for contemporary newspaper drama — “Press”

I absolutely love this time of year if for no other reason than it’s the annual PBS presentation at the Television Critic’s Association where we learn all kinds of brilliant things that are on the telly horizon. The first bit of news came earlier this week with the BBC/PBS/Lookout Point/Deep Indigo announcement about Press. The 6-part […]

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