Art imitates life in first look at “Press” on BBC/PBS

Press, the 6-part drama which takes place in the contemporary world of the British newspaper industry, is headed to the BBC and PBS. With a past tarnished by hacking scandals and a present at the mercy of the 24-hour news cycle and the Internet, the series will explore the turbulent media landscape through the fortunes of competing […]

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PBS sets Sunday, January 13, 2019 as return date for ‘Victoria’

At long last, PBS has announced the ‘official’ return date for series 3 of Victoria at the recent Television Critics Association Summer get together in Beverly Hills. Unlike their streaming service counterpart, The Crown, there will be no need to grab a scorecard on January 13, 2019 to determine who is playing who when series 3 of […]

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Lots of new faces at Nonnatus House as ‘Call the Midwife’ S8 begins filming

Miriam Margolyes will join the cast of Call the Midwife for the forthcoming 2018 Christmas special and episode 1 of series 8 which will, most likely, premiere on BBC1 in January 2019. The Harry Potter star (along with Blackadder, Little Dorrit and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) is set to play Sister Mildred, a “forthright and indefatigable sister from […]

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See photos from the next PBS/BBC ‘masterpiece,’ Les Miserables

Earlier this year, PBS and the BBC announced an epic new adaptation of the 19th Century Victor Hugo classic, Les Miserables. The all-star cast will be 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 who dedicated his life […]

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‘Flip the Script’ casts Rufus Sewell as…Queen Victoria?

Fortunately, even though we are still months away from the return of Victoria, there are plenty of behind-the-scenes videos that will ease the separation anxiety as we wait for series 3. Lord M may have long since departed but Jenna Coleman and Rufus Sewell continue to find a way to extend their past on-screen magic off-screen. […]

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What lies ahead for Victoria and Albert in ‘Victoria’ S3?

Victoria writer/creator Daisy Goodwin is expected to turn her attention to the royal bedroom in series 3 exploring the tensions between Jenna Coleman’s Queen and Tom Hughes’ Albert as the Queen becomes increasingly resentful of the fact that her husband is constantly making her pregnant. Goodwin has revealed that she is planning to depict suggestions that the […]

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‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ – Q&A with showrunner and lead writer, Emilia di Girolamo

Fasten your seat belts and grab a box of tissues as the third and final series of The Tunnel: Vengeance begins Sunday evening on PBS at 10:30pET / 9:30pCT. Tellspotting had the great good fortune to sit down recently with the wonderfully brilliant Emilia di Girolamo, showrunner and lead writer for the gripping finale of The Tunnel trilogy to discuss her […]

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Filled with secrets, intrigue, betrayal and fear, Jesse Burton’s ‘The Miniaturist’ heads to PBS Masterpiece this Fall

Based on the 2014 debut novel by Jesse Burton, The Miniaturist stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch), Romola Garai (Churchill’s Secret, The Hour) and Alex Hassell (Suburbicon, Torchwood, Anonymous), alongside Paapa Essiedu (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Utopia), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake, Call the Midwife) and Emily Berrington (Humans, The Inbetweeners 2). In 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman […]

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Ruth Wilson to star as her own grandmother in ‘Mrs Wilson’ for PBS Masterpiece

Golden Globe-winning actress Ruth Wilson, best known for her brilliant portrayal as research scientist/highly intelligent sociopath Alice Morgan in the psychological drama, Luther, returns to PBS Masterpiece in a very personal sort of three-part drama, one based on her own grandmother’s memoir about her life and their complicated family history. Wilson was last seen on Masterpiece over a decade ago in […]

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