Lots of new faces at Nonnatus House as ‘Call the Midwife’ S8 begins filming

Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Blackadder, Little Dorrit, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) will join the cast of Call the Midwife for the forthcoming 2018 Christmas special and episode one of series eight which will, most likely, premiere on BBC1 in January 2019. The Harry Potter star is set to play Sister Mildred, a “forthright and indefatigable sister from the Order”. Mildred’s arrival […]

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R.I.P. Willow – The Queen’s last Royal Corgi passes at 14.

Willow, the last in a long line of royal corgis died earlier this week after a lengthy battle with a cancer-related illness. Willow’s passing signals the end of the monarch’s long-standing tradition and marks the first time Her Majesty has not had a corgi in her household since World War II. At 91, The Queen is […]

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‘The Crown’ S2 gets a new trailer and a December release date

Just as Jenna Coleman’s Queen Victoria begins her struggles with motherhood, monarchy and marriage in the forthcoming series 2 of Victoria, all is not well in the royal household of series 2 of The Crown as Claire Foy’s Queen Elizabeth is having her own marriage issues. As her empire begins to crumble around her, she must do what is […]

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A bit of history behind Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message.

Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by her father, King George V, Her Majesty The Queen broadcast her inaugural Christmas Message live on the radio from her study at Sandringham, Norfolk in 1952. The Queen began: “Each Christmas, at this time, my beloved father broadcast a message to his people in all parts of the world. Today […]

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‘Victoria’ adds Christmas special for 2017

If one Queen’s Speech of the Day isn’t enough for you next Christmas, you had best stick around as there will be another one Christmas night, courtesy of ITV and Mammoth Screen, producers of Victoria, Poldark, Endeavour, And Then There Were None and Black Work, among others. Following last weeks news that Victoria, the current leader in the […]

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A bit of history behind Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas message

Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by her father, King George V, Her Majesty The Queen broadcast her inaugural Christmas Message live on the radio from her study at Sandringham, Norfolk in 1952. The Queen began: “Each Christmas, at this time, my beloved father broadcast a message to his people in all parts of the world. Today […]

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With a ‘keen eye’, The Queen may just be Downton Abbey’s biggest fan

Is there no end to the far-reaching responsibilities of the Royal Family? On September 9, Queen Elizabeth will pass Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 216 days. My guess is there will be a lot on the calendar in the coming week so, thankfully, for Her Majesty, the final series of Downton Abbey doesn’t transmit until Sunday, […]

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Mr. Bean celebrates 25th birthday with a ‘mini’ tour of London

Mr. Bean turns 25! Yesterday’s impromptu London adventure marked 25 years since the Mr. Bean pilot was shown on British television back in 1990. Mr Bean’s day out began in St James’ Park where Mr. Bean, a.k.a. Rowan Atkinson, stopped for a selfie with the Millennium Eye and bought an ice cream. After a brief […]

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