BBC’s proposed Victorian-age ‘War of the Worlds’ surfaces again

News has once again surfaced from the BBC that a proposed 3-part series based on H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel, War of the Worlds, was being developed. The ultra-intriguing adaptation was first announced in 2015 and then again last May. Even though the most recent effort was scheduled to begin filming in ‘early 2018’, let’s […]

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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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‘Death in Paradise’ set for 2018 return with more death, more paradise and more guest stars than the laws of Saint Marie allow

Even though the principle actors charged with keeping the streets of the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie safe have turned over numerous times during the British comedy/mystery drama’s six series, one constant has remained throughout the popular BBC series. There has always been a steady stream of guest actors visiting the island paradise to […]

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‘Poldark’ cast pulls out all the stops for 2017 Children in Need special

With filming currently underway for Poldark S4, even this year’s Children in Need special couldn’t bring production to a halt. But, the cast did take time out to participate by filming a special video for the UK charity that, since it’s inception in 1980, has raised over £600 million for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. For the […]

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ITV’s ‘Vanity Fair’ adds Suranne Jones and Michael Palin to all-star cast

While initial filming has begun in Budapest on Vanity Fair, Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s epic story of love and intrigue during the Napoleonic Wars, producers continue to add to an already stellar cast which includes Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Tom Bateman (Murder On The Orient Express), Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty) and Frances de La Tour […]

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Poldark S3 — where we left off…

With feuds, a marriage, intimations of mortality and the arrival of some fresh new characters, Poldark will hit the ground running when series 3 premieres on PBS beginning Sunday, October 1. UK audiences got a jump on the Warleggan feud when the series returned this past Summer on BBC1. There’s a bad moon rising over the Cornish coastline at […]

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Poldark’s Phil Davis to front new comedy pilot, ‘Static’

Full disclosure. I’m a big Phil Davis fan. Over his career, viewers have been treated to Davis as the mean money lender in the BBC adaptation of Bleak House, the human incarnation of the devil on Being Human, a murderous cab driver in the first episode of Sherlock, a crime family solicitor in Silk and, more recently, his portrayal as […]

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