‘Victoria’ – Series 2 First look!

While it’s a bit of a belated celebration of Victoria Day (Monday, 22 May), the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birthday, the producers of the critically-acclaimed British drama from ITV have released the long-awaited first video trailer showing what audiences can expect when Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes return to ITV later this year for series […]

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Joanne Froggatt is PBS’ Dark Angel this Sunday!

On Sunday, Joanne Froggatt begins her long journey from the sweet Anna Bates that we will all never forget to her next role as Sunday-school teacher/nurse/Victorian wife and mother, Mary Ann Cotton. Oh and, yes, she was also a murderer. Cotton’s infamous spree of arsenic poisonings, with which she claimed up to 21 lives is enough to give […]

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Who created that ‘Victoria’ theme you can’t get out of your head?

Thankfully, there’s a tune that has come along that will supplant “The Girl from Ipanema” as the one that is constantly in your head no matter the time or circumstance. The haunting and uplifting title theme to Victoria, the hit ITV/PBS drama starring Jenna Coleman, that is used again during her wedding to Albert in episode five is […]

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Meet Buckingham Palace’s body double in ‘King Charles III’

As King Charles III premiered last night on BBC2 and when it transmits on PBS this coming Sunday evening on Masterpiece, one might immediately question how and/or why a program that imagines a future in which Prince Charles becomes King, causes havoc and won’t sign a crucial bill could actually be filmed in Buckingham Palace. Would the official London residence […]

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First look at ‘Tennison’, a.k.a. ‘Prime Suspect 1973’

Based on writer Lynda La Plante’s book, “Tennison”, the long-awaited prequel to the brilliant, early 90s series, Prime Suspect, that starred Dame Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison, is just around the corner! Premiering on PBS on Sunday, June 25 as part of the Masterpiece series, Prime Suspect 1973 (or, Tennison as it will be known on PBS), stars Stefanie Martini as a young Jane […]

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PBS to mark 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper in June

In 1967, with the creation of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, the Beatles took music to a whole new level from a stylistic standpoint. The result of their over 5 months in Abbey Road studios is considered to have significantly altered the way albums would forever be produced. It may have been ’20 years ago today that Sgt Pepper […]

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Just where is ‘home’ in Home Fires?

In World War II, when husbands, fathers and brothers went off to war, it was the women left behind who were charged with supporting each other to keep the community going. In Home Fires, which is concluding its final run on ITV1 in the UK and on PBS’ Masterpiece series, the women of the Great Paxford Women’s Institute help […]

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‘The Tunnel: Sabotage’ tests Anglo-French detective duo once again

The Tunnel, the British/French crime drama television series, adapted from the 2011 Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge, will return to PBS this Summer (June 15 to be exact). The Tunnel: Sabotage will see the return of the brilliant Anglo-French detective duo played by Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) and Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter). New to the scene for series two will be Emilia Fox (Silent […]

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Michael Palin returns to PBS in ‘Remember Me’ this July

April or not, it continues to be Christmas on a daily basis when it comes to British drama headed to PBS whether it comes from the BBC or ITV. The most recent package under the tree to be unwrapped, Remember Me, will air beginning Sunday, July 16 on PBS and continue for the next two […]

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