The Queen and Almonzo reunite as filming begins on S2 of ‘Victoria’

Much like the on-screen chemistry between Captain Ross Poldark and Shamus, the horse from Poldark, Almonzo, the white horse that shared a lot of quality screen time in the first series of Victoria, was gleefully reunited with what looks to be an equally happy Jenna Coleman recently as the cast and crew reconvened to begin filming for series 2. […]

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Fear not, ‘Poldark S3’ might just be around the corner….

While UK audiences are already experiencing a bit of Poldark separation anxiety given that series 2 ended this past Sunday, American audiences can still feel good about the fact there are still 3 weeks to go before we say farewell to the Cornish coastline for a bit. In an attempt to appease fans of the British period […]

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‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to “Drama Sundays” tonight on PBS!

One of the brightest spots in the drama category at the BBC Showcase in Liverpool earlier this year was The Durrells. Based on ‘The Corfu Trilogy’, three autobiographical novels (which include ‘My Family and Other Animals’) by environmentalist Gerald Durrell, The Durrells is set on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935, and follows the adventures of Gerald and […]

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‘Victoria’ adds Christmas special for 2017

If one Queen’s Speech of the Day isn’t enough for you next Christmas, you had best stick around as there will be another one Christmas night, courtesy of ITV and Mammoth Screen, producers of Victoria, Poldark, Endeavour, And Then There Were None and Black Work, among others. Following last weeks news that Victoria, the current leader in the […]

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‘Game of Crowns’ begins as Victoria & Elizabeth II drop the gloves

On the surface, neither Hollywood nor the WWE could script this any better. Within months of each other, viewers will have the opportunity to see not one, but two period royal dramas about a young female monarch struggling with both ruling and romance, with the star being a former Doctor Who actor (Jenna Coleman in Victoria and […]

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Happy 41st, Captain Ross Poldark!

Forty-one years ago, today, on October 5, 1975, Poldark, with Robin Ellis as Captain Ross Poldark, premiered on the BBC. The popular series, which was based on the first four of Winston Graham’s Poldark novels and which also starred Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Clive Frances and Ralph Bates, went on to run for 29 episodes […]

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Are you ready for some ‘Poldark’? S2 premieres tonight on PBS.

At long last, the return of Poldark is upon us. For those that have been (im)patiently needing to learn the fate of Captain Ross Poldark, we are mere hours away from the 2-hour premiere of series 2 at 8:00pET/7:00pCT on PBS. The new Poldark took America by storm when it premiered last year as present day fans of […]

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Did the German version of Fawlty Towers ever ‘mention the war’?

As we celebrated the 41st anniversary this past week of Fawlty Towers, I thought it would fun to take a look back at how the greatest situation comedy of all-time made the leap to German broadcaster RTL. The first ever non-English adaptation of the John Cleese/Connie Booth bit of brilliance occurred in 2001 with a pilot set […]

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