Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries returns for series 3

Heads up, Australia, the Honourable Miss Phryne (pronounced Fry-nee) Fisher returns for series three beginning Friday, 8 May on ABC. Not to worry, America, series 3 is headed to public television stations in the not-too-distant future. While Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries may not make you immediately abdicate your allegiance to Sherlock or forget about James Bond, […]

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‘Home Fires’ headed to PBS, ITV

When it rains drama on PBS, it pours. Next up in the long line of ‘well worth your time television viewing to help you deal with the fact that there’s still 9 months until both Downton Abbey and Sherlock return’ is Home Fires, the series inspired by Julie Summers’ non-fiction book, “Jambusters”. The 6-part series is set to transmit […]

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BBC’s Crimson Field headed to PBS in June

As if Poldark was not enough to tide you over this Summer from a drama standpoint, along comes another bit of drama gold from across the pond that will help ease the separation anxiety that has set in waiting for Downton Abbey and Sherlock. The Crimson Field, which premiered back in April 2014 on BBC One, is headed to PBS […]

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Sherlock co-stars reunite for Radio 4’s ‘My Dear Bessie’

My small and, until now, closed circle of actors that I would enjoy just hearing read the phone book has just expanded. Originally, only founding members Bill Nighy and Patrick Stewart were part of this exclusive club. Now, Benedict Cumberbatch has just entered the small, but growing circle. Cumberbatch, along with his Sherlock co-star, Louise […]

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What lies ahead for ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Downton Abbey’?

Now that we are post-Downton Abbey, fans of Sherlock finally have some company for their mutual separation anxiety meetings. From an American perspective, we’re looking at approximately nine months before they both return to our collective lives. With Sherlock looking at an early 2016 return for their fourth series (not counting the proposed Christmas ‘special’ that will take Sherlock […]

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It’s official! ‘Downton Abbey’ will cease-to-be after series 6.

Before you read any further…remember, there’s no crying in baseball and there will be no crying today across Downton Abbey-Nation. Unfortunately, what you have probably read recently in supermarket tabloids is now official. PBS, ITV and Carnival Films have confirmed that the forthcoming series of Downton Abbey, series 6, will be the last for what […]

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Behind the scenes with ‘Inspector George Gently’

Starring Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed) as Gently and Lee Ingleby (Our Zoo) as DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently, the period crime drama, will return in 2015 with four new feature-length films set in 1969. Lisa McGrillis (Hebburn) also returns as WPC Rachel Coles. At this point, word out of the UK is that Inspector George […]

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