That look the moment you’re told you are now Queen of England

It’s the true definition of drama the instant a young 18-year-old Victoria is told she will be crowned Queen of England. That brief ‘dear in the headlights’ moment when she finds out that her Uncle, King William IV, has died and begins to grasp the concept that she’ll be the next Sovereign is recreated brilliantly by series star, […]

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‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to PBS this Fall

One of the brightest spots in the drama category at the BBC Showcase in Liverpool earlier this year was The Durrells. Based on ‘The Corfu Trilogy’, three autobiographical novels (which include ‘My Family and Other Animals’) by environmentalist Gerald Durrell, The Durrells is set on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935, and follows the adventures of Gerald […]

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First extended look at ‘Victoria’ — coming January 2017 to PBS

Come January 2017, Downton Abbey fans who will still be in denial over the end of the most-watched drama in PBS’ history will be saying ‘all hail Victoria’ when PBS premieres Victoria as part of the Masterpiece series. Jenna Coleman, who has spent the last several years jetting around the galaxy in a blue police box that’s bigger on […]

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Murder strikes the idyllic island of Saint-Marie once again as series 5 of ‘Death in Paradise’ returns

The series, Death in Paradise, is now, officially, the poster child for both how and why British television is superior to American television. In years past, it has been Spooks (MI5) or New Tricks showing the ability to completely overhaul your principle cast and still achieve the level of quality expected week in and week out which is a true testament to […]

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Could the ‘The Tunnel’ be headed to PBS in 2016?

The Tunnel – the English/French reboot which is adapted from the Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge and stars Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon, Game of Thrones) and Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter) as British and French police detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman, could be heading stateside to PBS in 2016. Given the setting, the dialogue of the series is bilingual, which […]

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So you think you want to be a Spy? You might want to re-think that….

While I’m probably the biggest fan there is of the BBC series, Spooks (or, MI5 in the States), if push ever came to shove, I’m not sure I would actually want take Harry Pierce’s place at any point of time. While Harry seemed to survive the full complement of 10 series of Spooks, there definitely was a limited life […]

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First glimpse of Jenna Coleman as ‘Queen Victoria’

Jenna Coleman’s post-Doctor Who career has ‘officially’ begun with the first pics that have been released of the forthcoming ITV series, Victoria. With the release of the first images, also comes the news that Rufus Sewell (Parade’s End) has been added to the cast as Lord Melbourne, Victoria’s first prime minister. The drama will also star Peter Firth (Spooks) as […]

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