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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Sherlock’s Mrs. Hudson picks up a brush for the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge

Fresh off the successes of The Great British Bake Off, The Big Allotment Challenge and The Great British Sewing Bee comes The Big Painting Challenge. With the expressed aim to get us off the sofa and into something creative, The Big Painting Challenge premiered last night on BBC 1. Co-hosting was none other than Una Stubbs, probably known more for her […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet hits the cinema on Oct 15!

I know we’re just barely coming to the end of February, but it’s time to put a bigger than life red circle around Thursday, 15 October 2015. What could possibly get you to block out schedule time some 8 months from now? How about the ability to see Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game, […]

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It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

In 1975, Robin Ellis captivated audiences on both sides of the pond with his brilliant portrayal of the dashing British officer, Captain Ross Poldark in Poldark. Now, 40 years later, the BBC and PBS are giving the series a bit of a steamier 21st century reboot with a new television adaptation based on the novels of […]

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The Game is On – It’s time to be ‘SHERLOCKED’!

Ok, Sherlock-Nation, the game is ‘officially’ on! It has been far too long since that fateful day in January 2014 and the last broadcast of series 3 of Sherlock. Admittedly, there has been very little that has eased the separation anxiety that has dominated Sherlock fans’ mind palaces. A number of public television stations in the […]

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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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