BBC’s proposed Victorian-age ‘War of the Worlds’ surfaces again

News has once again surfaced from the BBC that a proposed 3-part series based on H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel, War of the Worlds, was being developed. The ultra-intriguing adaptation was first announced in 2015 and then again last May. Even though the most recent effort was scheduled to begin filming in ‘early 2018’, let’s […]

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‘Victoria’ and ‘The Crown’ were Wikipedia’s crown jewels in 2017

Turns out the small screen isn’t the only place that Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II found themselves fighting for audience in 2017. With Victoria currently in the middle of series 2 as part of PBS’ long-running Masterpiece series and Netflix’ The Crown looking ahead to series 3 sometime in late 2018, the dueling British monarch series have found a new […]

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Victoria S3 promises ‘more drama than ever’

While series 2 of Victoria is already in the rear viewer mirror in the UK, American audiences are just now powering their way through the second week of series 2 of Victoria on PBS Masterpiece. Word is already beginning to leak out as to what audiences on both sides of the pond can expect from series 3. Tentatively set […]

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The music behind ‘Victoria’ deserves a co-starring credit

As America, once again, becomes transfixed (in a good way) on Sunday nights and the return of Victoria on PBS, we are afforded the opportunity to experience the theme music that easily deserves a co-starring credit as much as the Cornish coastline does for Poldark. It has been called haunting, mesmerizing, even uplifting. Composed by Martin Phipps […]

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Q&A with ‘Victoria’ creator/writer, Daisy Goodwin, before Sundays S2 premiere on PBS

As series 2 of Victoria returns this Sunday as part of PBS Masterpiece, series creator/writer Daisy Goodwin sat down with Tellyspotting for a brief Q&A about the series, the relationship between Queen Victoria and her husband, Albert, and looking ahead to Sunday’s premiere of series 2, how Victoria manages to juggle motherhood with being Queen of England. It […]

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The cast of ‘Victoria’ plays “Would you rather…”

As Victoria-Nation readies itself for the return of the series on PBS beginning January 14, 2018, the cast of the British period drama (i.e. Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes) got together recently to play a bit of “Would you rather…” with each other. While it doesn’t make January 2018 come any faster, it bridges the time with […]

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ITV’s ‘Vanity Fair’ adds Suranne Jones and Michael Palin to all-star cast

While initial filming has begun in Budapest on Vanity Fair, Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s epic story of love and intrigue during the Napoleonic Wars, producers continue to add to an already stellar cast which includes Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Tom Bateman (Murder On The Orient Express), Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty) and Frances de La Tour […]

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Rufus Sewell talks Lord M’s return to ‘Victoria’ S2

Lord M returned to Victoria this past Sunday on ITV. For American fans of the series that are waiting ever so (im)patiently, Rufus Sewell will return as Lord Melbourne in the 2nd episode of the 2nd series of Victoria on Sunday, January 21, 2018 (remember the series officially returns the week prior on Sunday, January 14). While viewers across the […]

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Lord M set for series 2 return in ‘Victoria’!

When we last left the great Lord M, his ever-so-coy romance with the young Queen Victoria was resolved when she married Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes, and Victoria (Jenna Coleman) had given birth to her first daughter. Given that Lord Melbourne is no longer Prime Minister by the start of series 2, it would be […]

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