Rumors flying about upcoming ‘Sherlock’ Christmas special

With filming already underway in Gloucester, the Internets are dangerously close to running out of memory given the overabundance of rumors as to a possible storyline for the long-awaited Christmas 2015 Sherlock special. Given the fact that by the time the special airs, it will have been almost two years since our last brush with […]

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PBS adds to drama line-up at Winter TCA Press Tour!

Probably because I don’t have to attend, I always look forward to this time of year. No, not the Super Bowl, but rather the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour (TCA) in Pasadena, California which is one of two times a year (July being the other) that viewers get a glimpse of what will be headed […]

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Filming begins on ‘Sherlock’ 4 – Let the speculation games commence…

With two semi-cryptic yet amazingly simple tweets by the BBC and co-creator/writer, Mark Gatiss earlier this week, the Earth moved and the heavens opened up with the knowledge that filming was set to begin on the new series of Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. According to the Independent, shortly afterwards, Sherlock’s cast were […]

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‘Mapp and Lucia’ – round one begins 29 December on BBC One!

From a drama standpoint, 2014 is going out in style just like it came in. Since last January, British telly fans have feasted on the likes of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Broadchurch, Prey, Endeavour, Lewis, Last Tango in Halifax and Scott & Bailey…to name a few. Before we all begin to lean forward to 2015, there’s […]

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Worlds collide when SNL visits ‘A Hobbit Office’

When Martin Freeman (The Office, Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) stepped onto the 30 Rock stage to host Saturday Night Live this past weekend, it almost reminded me of my university days when SNL was so good, you didn’t even think about going out on Saturday night until it was over. Those were the days of John […]

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Sherlock star signs on as ‘Doctor Strange’

Already being tagged for a possible Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch has landed yet another coveted lead role with the announcement that he will star in Marvel’s forthcoming feature, Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch will play Doctor Stephen Strange, former neurosurgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against […]

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#221back is back!

Once again, I look at the calendar, see it’s the day after Thanksgiving yet it has to be Christmas! It may be Black Friday to some but stay with me, it’s definitely the day before Boxing Day. Why, you ask? Really simple if you happen to follow Sue Vertue on Twitter. It was a simple […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch – A to Z

With an Oscar caliber performance just around the corner in which he plays Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch is more than just a household name. He’s a fixture. Not only has the star of Sherlock dominated the small screen with award-winning performances in both the BBC/PBS 21st century adaptation of the world’s most famous consulting detective and as a military officer in HBO’s Parade’s End, the big screen (The Hobbit, 12 Years a Slave, War Horse, Tinker Tailor, Star Trek Into Darkness), the stage (Frankenstein) and radio where, for the 70th anniversary of Normandy landings during World War II, he read the original radio bulletins from June 1944 for BBC Radio 4, he has three films coming out between now and the end of the year.

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