On a collision course with ITV’s ‘Downton Abbey’, a steamier ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ heads to BBC One this Fall

In the endless broadcaster search to uncover anything that might find an audience up against the final series of ITV’s Downton Abbey, the BBC will be upping its steamy quotient hoping to capitalize on Poldark-mania with a new television adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover this September. While some critics have already jumped on […]

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A day in the life with ‘Poldark’ Historical Advisor, Hannah Greig

With the steamy first season of the 2015 BBC/PBS version of Poldark firmly two weeks to the day into our collective rear-view mirrors, in an attempt to stave off any early signs of Poldark separation anxiety, we found a little gem of an interview with the series historical advisor, Hannah Greig, over at austenprose.com as she spoke with them […]

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Go behind-the-scenes with Poldark’s Aidan Turner and ‘Seamus’

When the most highly-anticipated and talked about series since Downton Abbey comes to a close tonight at 9p ET / 8p CT as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, Poldark fans both new and old, while they might be a bit sad, will cherish the knowledge that series two will soon begin filming with a targeted 2016 broadcast date on both BBC […]

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‘Crimson Field’ latest one and done series from BBC

These days, series such as Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Call the Midwife and, most recently, Poldark, seem to be grabbing all the headlines. Rightfully so, but there is, however, a little known series that has quietly captured audiences on both sides of the pond bringing them back week after week, each time wearing their hearts more and […]

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First look at Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime

Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the husband and wife sleuths in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of Cold War conspiracy, undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. Starring David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School, Mr. Stink) and Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, An […]

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The Costumes of ‘Poldark’

Exactly one year ago, we set off for the Cotswolds and Moreton-in-Marsh, in particular, to film a behind-the-scenes documentary during the third series production of Father Brown. We had the great good fortune to be able to interview the principle cast of Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Tom Chambers and Alex Price to learn from […]

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BBC’s updated ‘Partners in Crime’ one to watch

Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the husband and wife sleuths in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of Cold War conspiracy, undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. Starring David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School, Mr. Stink) and Jessica Raine (Call the […]

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Alistair Cooke introduces a 1977 America to Captain Ross Poldark

In just two short weeks, it’s safe to say that life hasn’t been very kind to Captain Ross Poldark. As he returns to Cornwall from the battlefield, he not only finds his father dead, but is also confronted with an estate in ruins and sweetheart Elizabeth engaged to another. And that’s just the beginning of […]

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For those keeping score, it’s drama overload on PBS this Fall

With Poldark (June 21 at 9:00p ET / 8:00p CT), Crimson Field (Sunday, June 21 at 10:00p ET / 9:00p CT) and Last Tango in Halifax (Sunday, June 28 at 8:00p ET / 7:00p CT) just around the PBS corner, you’d think this would be enough to keep your mind off the fact that we still have 6 months until the […]

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