Benedict Cumberbatch’s A Child in Time heads to PBS on April 1

Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of Sherlock and pretty much most everything that has come out of Hollywood these days, will bring an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel The Child in Time to the small screen for PBS on Sunday, April 1, 2018. In addition to executive producing the one-off, Cumberbatch will also take on the role of Stephen […]

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Q&A with ‘Victoria’ creator/writer, Daisy Goodwin, before Sundays S2 premiere on PBS

As series 2 of Victoria returns this Sunday as part of PBS Masterpiece, series creator/writer Daisy Goodwin sat down with Tellyspotting for a brief Q&A about the series, the relationship between Queen Victoria and her husband, Albert, and looking ahead to Sunday’s premiere of series 2, how Victoria manages to juggle motherhood with being Queen of England. It […]

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Les Misérables – the latest ‘Masterpiece’ epic headed to PBS and BBC

When it rains drama, it pours these days as PBS and BBC have announced an epic new adaptation of the 19th Century Victor Hugo classic, Les Miserables with an all-star cast headed by Dominic West (The Affair, The Hour) and David Oyelowo (Spooks, Selma, A United Kingdom) in the iconic roles of Jean Valjean and Javert, the police inspector […]

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First look at PBS’ next Masterpiece, ‘Little Women’

Time to clear some space on your DVRs for May 13 & 20 as Harry Potter star Michael Gambon is set to star alongside Murder She Wrote’s Angela Lansbury’s in the BBC/PBS television adaptation of the much-loved novel Little Women. Adapted by Call the Midwife creator/writer, Heidi Thomas, Little Women is set against the backdrop of a country divided by Civil War. Premiering on Mother’s […]

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Eric Idle discusses the ‘Entire Universe’, Monty Python, PBS and more….

So, who’s up for a bit o’ science, Monty Python-style this Christmas? If you are, then Eric Idle’s Entire Universe will be the perfect PBS Christmas gift to unwrap this holiday season. International Man of Science, Professor Brian Cox, and the comedic greatness of Eric Idle will join forces in what appears to be, on the surface, a scientific […]

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PBS’ Young Hyacinth special tells the backstory of Hyacinth, pre-Bouquet

Almost three decades ago, American public television audiences were introduced to Richard and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “Bouquet”). With her white slimline telephone with automatic redial, of course, and her prized collection of Royal Doulton china with hand-painted periwinkles, of course, Hyacinth longed to spend her days visiting stately homes on the oft chance she would […]

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Will there be light at the end of ‘The Tunnel’ for 3rd and final series?

The Tunnel, Kudos’ brilliant Anglo-French adaptation of the Scandinavian drama, The Bridge, will be back next month for a third and final series next month. The Tunnel: Vengeance is headed to Sky Atlantic with all 14 episodes for watching beginning December 14. Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy will be back as DCI Karl Roebuck and French Commander Elise Wasserman, respectively, […]

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The cast of ‘Victoria’ plays “Would you rather…”

As Victoria-Nation readies itself for the return of the series on PBS beginning January 14, 2018, the cast of the British period drama (i.e. Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes) got together recently to play a bit of “Would you rather…” with each other. While it doesn’t make January 2018 come any faster, it bridges the time with […]

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