Poldark vs Victoria — Let’s get ready to rumble!

With Friday’s announcement that Victoria, the heir apparent to capture a Downton Abbey audience that has been walking around aimlessly since early 2016, will go head to head with Poldark, the other ‘next, next Downton Abbey’, might just bring the likes of Michael Buffer out of retirement for a little ringside action. Going head to head in the main event ratings battle will […]

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Getting to know the real tall, dark and handsome star of ‘Poldark’

Ever since series 1 of Poldark burst onto the scene after a four-decade hiatus, the focus has been on heartthrob co-stars Aidan Turner (Captain Ross Poldark) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza). Now, as we approach series 2 this September, we now know the real star of the series is an Irish-born horse called Seamus. As Captain Ross Poldark’s trusty steed, Seamus is […]

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U.S. vs. UK – A promotional Tale of Two ‘Poldarks’

Over the past several years, there seems to be a growing difference between the way series that air in both the UK and the U.S. are promoted to potential audiences. While series such as Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, Lewis, Endeavour and, now Poldark have enjoyed both critical acclaim and audience success on the BBC, ITV and PBS, […]

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Are you ready for some Poldark before September return?

On the heels of last weeks announcement that the PBS premiere date for the second series of Poldark will be Sunday, September 25, the BBC has announced the UK premiere will be Sunday, September 4 on BBC1. It’s time to talk some Poldark, don’t you think? Given the already released details about the series 2 story line, the […]

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‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to PBS this Fall

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 […]

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A Day in the Life of ‘Poldark’ historical advisor, Hannah Greig

With the projected broadcast of the much steamier 2nd series of the 21st century BBC/PBS version of Poldark just around the corner in both the UK and U.S., in an attempt to get us collectively ready for the upcoming second series, we found a little gem of an interview with series historical advisor, Hannah Greig, over at […]

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Could ‘Being Human’ rise up again for one-off special?

Aidan Turner (Mitchell, the vampire), Russell Tovey (George, the werewolf) and Lenora Crichlow (Annie, the insecure Ghost), the original cast of the BBC3 supernatural series Being Human, recently revealed at the MCM comic-con in London that they’d be open to a return despite all having left before the show ended. After all, in a show filled with ghosts, […]

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‘Indian Summers’ to end after second series

Indian Summers, the drama whose second series is currently showing on Sunday nights on Channel 4 in the UK and will premiere in America on Sunday, September 11 as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, has been cancelled after two series. Set in the summer capital of Simla during the twilight years of the British Raj, Indian Summers starred Julie […]

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