Forget the Super Bowl, ‘Endeavour’ returns to ITV this Sunday

Right about the time the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots take the field in advance of Super Bowl LII (yawn), the real bit of appointment telly happens several thousand miles away on ITV in the UK when Endeavour returns with the series 5 premiere starring Shaun Evans as the newly appointed Detective Sargeant Endeavour Morse. […]

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‘Victoria’ and ‘The Crown’ were Wikipedia’s crown jewels in 2017

Turns out the small screen isn’t the only place that Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II found themselves fighting for audience in 2017. With Victoria currently in the middle of series 2 as part of PBS’ long-running Masterpiece series and Netflix’ The Crown looking ahead to series 3 sometime in late 2018, the dueling British monarch series have found a new […]

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Victoria S3 promises ‘more drama than ever’

While series 2 of Victoria is already in the rear viewer mirror in the UK, American audiences are just now powering their way through the second week of series 2 of Victoria on PBS Masterpiece. Word is already beginning to leak out as to what audiences on both sides of the pond can expect from series 3. Tentatively set […]

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The music behind ‘Victoria’ deserves a co-starring credit

As America, once again, becomes transfixed (in a good way) on Sunday nights and the return of Victoria on PBS, we are afforded the opportunity to experience the theme music that easily deserves a co-starring credit as much as the Cornish coastline does for Poldark. It has been called haunting, mesmerizing, even uplifting. Composed by Martin Phipps […]

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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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