‘Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators’ commissioned for a second series

For Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators, the Series 1 combination of exceptional audience feedback and widespread critical acclaim can only mean one thing. A second series, obviously. It didn’t hurt either that the series provided the biggest drama launch for the channel’s weekday schedules since Father Brown in 2013 in addition to securing a place in the […]

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‘Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators’ tops drama offerings at BBC Showcase

The newest daytime detective effort from Will Trotter, creator of Father Brown and The Coroner, throws together the unlikely pair of hardboiled private investigator Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) with ex-hair dresser and people person turned private investigator trainee, Lu Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). The series, which premieres in the coming week on BBC1, was screened on Day 2 of […]

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As ‘Red Dwarf’ turns 30, cast and crew look ahead to RDXIII

It’s a bit hard to grasp but Thursday marked the 30th anniversary! of Red Dwarf’s broadcast premiere on Monday, 15 February, 1988 at 9p on BBC2! Coincidently, the competition that fateful night looked a bit similar to today’s TV schedule as the premiere broadcast of the first ever episode of Red Dwarf was sandwiched in the middle of the BBC’s XV […]

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With no news on broadcast dates for new ‘Doc Martin’ episodes in America, let’s take a trip around the ‘Doc Martin’ world….

Unfortunately, no news is not always good news. With new episodes of Doc Martin still in limbo as to when they will arrive on the public television doorstep, you might painfully remember that when we last visited picturesque Portwenn at the end of series 7, viewers were left wondering what the future might hold for the Doc, […]

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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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