Lord M set for series 2 return in ‘Victoria’!

When we last left the great Lord M, his ever-so-coy romance with the young Queen Victoria was resolved when she married Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes, and Victoria (Jenna Coleman) had given birth to her first daughter. Given that Lord Melbourne is no longer Prime Minister by the start of series 2, it would be […]

Read more

‘Victoria’ – Series 2 First look!

While it’s a bit of a belated celebration of Victoria Day (Monday, 22 May), the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birthday, the producers of the critically-acclaimed British drama from ITV have released the long-awaited first video trailer showing what audiences can expect when Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes return to ITV later this year for series […]

Read more

Churchill’s Secret highlights UK drama wars

Chalk this up as yet another reason why UK telly is more than a cut above the rest of Planet Earth. Take for example, Sunday night. While a majority of the U.S. was trying to think of anything possible to watch other than the mindless red-carpet preview of the 88th Academy Awards, the BBC and […]

Read more

Matt Smith goes from Doctor to Prince in ‘The Crown’

Moving out of the TARDIS and into Buckingham Palace, Matt Smith, more widely known as The Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who, will also be exchanging his signature bow tie, elbow-patched tweed coat and ankle-high boots for a role with a little bit more of a royal fashion look when he plays the Duke of Edinburgh, […]

Read more

Michael Gambon to star as Winston Churchill for PBS’ Masterpiece

Admittedly, there will be an entire generation who know Michael Gambon only from the Harry Potter franchise. Others will immediately think back to an absolutely brilliant performance in The Singing Detective. Whichever the case, more must-see-tv is being commissioned in the UK as Gambon takes on the role of Sir Winston Churchill in ITV’s new drama […]

Read more

PM David Cameron plays the 'Downton Abbey' card with Chinese Premier

What do you get that hard-to-buy-for individual on your shopping list? If you are Prime Minister David Cameron and you find yourself on the way to meet up with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his first official visit to the UK, there’s only one option…you play the Downton Abbey card. Seems as though the PM […]

Read more

Bill Nighy returning in the Worricker trilogy on PBS this Fall

While there will be the inevitable comparison to the Cornetto Trilogy, the Worricker Trilogy may just have a minor leg up given the greatness of Bill Nighy and Christopher Walken. As we reported earlier this month, The Worricker Trilogy, which began with Page Eight, is set to continue with Bill Nighy reprising his role as […]

Read more

The Audience with Helen Mirren back for an NTLive encore

For 60 years Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace, a meeting like no other in British public life, it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime […]

Read more