Eric Idle discusses the ‘Entire Universe’, Monty Python, PBS and more….

So, who’s up for a bit o’ science, Monty Python-style this Christmas? If you are, then Eric Idle’s Entire Universe will be the perfect PBS Christmas gift to unwrap this holiday season. International Man of Science, Professor Brian Cox, and the comedic greatness of Eric Idle will join forces in what appears to be, on the surface, a scientific […]

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New episodes of ‘A Place to Call Home’ and ‘Doc Martin’ still in public television limbo

The proverbial $64K question that public television programmers find themselves being asked the most the past few months is when will the two long-time favorites, Doc Martin and A Place to Call Home return with new episodes. Complicating matters in the minds of viewers is the knowledge that Doc Martin has already aired in the UK and new episodes of A Place […]

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Public television programmers banking on ‘Mum’ in 2018

While series 2 of Mum has yet to air on BBC2, a third series has already been commissioned with a target broadcast of late 2018 in the UK. Thankfully, American audiences will soon get a taste of what UK audiences already know as the comedy/drama series is headed to the U.S. via broadcast on American public television […]

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Miss Phryne Fisher heading to big screen thanks to worldwide fan base support

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is headed to the big screen after a wildly successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to bring a spin-off movie to life. The campaign reached its initial target of $250,000 (Australian) in less than 48 hours and as of Saturday evening, the total stood at just over $530,000 (Australian) or $425,000 U.S. […]

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Inspector George Gently to make North East England streets safe one final time

After ten years and 23 episodes, filming for the eighth and final series of BBC1’s period police drama, Inspector George Gently, has concluded. Martin Shaw returns as DCI George Gently alongside Lee Ingleby as his sidekick Inspector Bacchus and Lisa McGrillis playing Detective Sergeant Rachel Coles. Unfortunately, for me, this will be like a good friend moving […]

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Get to know Agatha Raisin author, M.C. Beaton!

With the Agatha Raisin series airing Saturdays at 7p on KERA in North Texas and on a number of other public television stations across the U.S. later this month, fans of Doc Martin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise are definitely going to love this series! A cross between Doc Martin and Prime Suspect, the quirky crime drama stars Ashley Jensen (Ugly […]

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Have a spare £3.95 mil? ‘Dibley Manor’ could be yours!

If you’re in the market for the ultimate British comedy/drama collectable, have we got a deal for you! The luxury manor which featured in both The Vicar of Dibley and Midsomer Murders is up for sale for a cool £3.95 million. Missenden House, a Grade II-listed house in Little Missenden, will be better-known to those who […]

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BBC commissioner signs ‘The Coroner’ death certificate after two series

For two quality series, Claire Goose and Matt Bardock have done their best to make the town of Lighthaven in south Devon safe for residents and visitors alike. Goose starred as Jane Kennedy, a single mum/coroner who returns to her hometown to investigate murders alongside former childhood sweetheart Detective Sergeant Davey Higgins (Bardock) in two series […]

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‘Ordinary Lies’ heads to public television this Spring

There are several new British comedies headed to a number of public television stations over the course of the next few months. Having touched briefly on both Still Open All Hours and W1A, we turn our attention to Ordinary Lies, a series that starts a bit slow, can be a bit gripping at times but is, ultimately, brilliant […]

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Inspector George Gently to make North East England streets safe one final time

After ten years and 23 episodes, filming for the eighth and final series of BBC1’s period police drama, Inspector George Gently, begins this week. Martin Shaw returns as DCI George Gently alongside Lee Ingleby as his sidekick Inspector Bacchus and Lisa McGrillis playing Detective Sergeant Rachel Coles. Unfortunately, for me, this will be like a good friend […]

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