Who created that ‘Victoria’ theme you can’t get out of your head?

Thankfully, there’s a tune that has come along that will supplant “The Girl from Ipanema” as the one that is constantly in your head no matter the time or circumstance. The haunting and uplifting title theme to Victoria, the hit ITV/PBS drama starring Jenna Coleman, that is used again during her wedding to Albert in episode five is […]

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Creator/writer Andrew Davies sets sights on ‘Les Miserables’…sans music.

Creator/writer Andrew Davies will bring Les Miserables, Victor Hugo’s 19th-century novel, to the small screen in 2017. Set against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest, the 6-part drama will bring together Davies’ War and Peace team including the Weinstein Company for the forthcoming BBC production. “Les Misérables is a huge, iconic title. Most […]

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‘Grantchester’ renewed for a third series!

James Norton (Happy Valley, War and Peace) will, once again, put on his collar and reprise his role as Sidney Chambers, the charismatic, charming, crime-fighting clergyman with Robson Green (Touching Evil, Strikeback, Wire In The Blood) returning as his partner in crime, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, when series 3 returns in 2017. This is brilliant news […]

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Grantchester 2: a ‘making of’ look back and an S2 look ahead on PBS

Buck up, little Grantchester campers, PBS has confirmed that the second series will premiere on Sunday, March 27! Taking its inspiration from “The Grantchester Mysteries” by James Runcie, head of literature at the Southbank Centre in London and whose father Robert was Archbishop of Canterbury in the 1980s, Grantchester tells the story of a vicar-turned-detective set in 1950’s Cambridgeshire. The Making of Grantchester […]

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Conquering ‘War and Peace’ and swimming the English Channel up next for Downton Abbey’s Lily James

Lady Rose returning to Downton Abbey for Christmas! Busy times on the horizon for Lily James. While she has yet to appear in the final series of Downton Abbey, she definitely holds quite the busy work schedule these days. Most recently, Downton Abbey‘s Lady Rose Aldridge did confirm that she will be returning to Downton from America to help […]

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First glimpse of BBC’s War and Peace with Lily James and James Norton

After more than two years in production, the BBC has finally released a few choice pics from the forthcoming six-part series, War and Peace, which is headed to BBC1 in late 2015, followed by an early 2016 broadcast in the United States. With new images of Natasha Rostova, played by Downton Abbey‘s Lily James, Paul Dano (12 Years […]

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Downton's Lily James to star in 'War and Peace'?

Looks like Downton Abbey‘s Lily James is getting dangerously close to Benedict Cumberbatch waters these days when it comes to her name being rumored for parts in virtually everything that is slated for production. Having just finished her lead role in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, the actress who plays Lady Rose in Downton Abbey is, according […]

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