R.I.P. Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith

Tim Pigott-Smith, the acclaimed British character actor, who catapulted to fame in the 1980s as the villainous police superintendent, Ronald Merrick, in the television series, The Jewel in the Crown, died on Friday in Northampton, England at the age of 70. Pigott-Smith won the BAFTA Award of Best Actor in 1985 for his work in The Jewel […]

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Exclusive pics from the ‘Poldark’ set as S3 gets an Oct 1 airdate on PBS!

Once again, to the delight of longtime Poldark fans, the original Captain Ross Poldark, Robin Ellis, has taken a break from his home in the picturesque French countryside and put aside his culinary passions for a brief moment to appear the new series of Poldark as Reverand Halse, the clergyman with whom Ross shares the coach on his journey home to […]

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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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