Just where is ‘home’ in Home Fires?

In World War II, when husbands, fathers and brothers went off to war, it was the women left behind who were charged with supporting each other to keep the community going. In Home Fires, which is concluding its final run on ITV1 in the UK and on PBS’ Masterpiece series, the women of the Great Paxford Women’s Institute help […]

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Young girl offers services to provide temporary new bong for Big Ben

As we reported recently, Big Ben, the iconic London landmark, will fall silent after it closes its doors to visitors for a major three-year £29 million refurbishment project. Housed in what was originally known as the “Clock Tower” and now officially known as Elizabeth Tower (it was renamed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in […]

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No bongs in Big Ben’s future during repairs…

Big Ben, the iconic London landmark, will fall silent for several months after it closes its doors to visitors for a major three-year £29 million refurbishment project. Housed in what was originally known as the “Clock Tower” and now officially known as Elizabeth Tower (it was renamed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012), […]

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‘Home Fires’ heads to Cheshire to begin filming on 2nd series

While UK audiences are now under two short weeks until the premiere of Downton Abbey, America continues to slowly pass the time until its return in January 2016. Fortunately, it’s drama overload until then on Sunday nights which began on PBS this past Sunday with the premiere of Arthur & George, starring Martin Clunes as Sir Arthur Conan […]

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Dad’s Army gets big screen treatment with a killer cast

Don’t Panic! Regardless of whether or not Dad’s Army has ever been on your radar, the forthcoming big screen treatment that is set to hit cinemas in February 2016 is well worth a look. The original Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s British comedy followed the escapades of a group of amateur soldiers as they tried […]

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Just where is ‘home’ in Home Fires?

In World War II, when husbands, fathers and brothers went off to war, it was the women left behind who were charged with supporting each other to keep the community going. In Home Fires, which is concluding its current run on ITV1 in the UK and set to premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece series beginning in […]

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BBC’s Crimson Field headed to PBS in June

As if Poldark was not enough to tide you over this Summer from a drama standpoint, along comes another bit of drama gold from across the pond that will help ease the separation anxiety that has set in waiting for Downton Abbey and Sherlock. The Crimson Field, which premiered back in April 2014 on BBC One, is headed to PBS […]

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Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

If you’re in the growing group of individuals who reside in America that has thought for some time that the British are taking over Hollywood, you now have proof positive (or spoof-positive) of the imminent British invasion of Tinsel Town. In recent years, there hasn’t been a Golden Globes, Emmys or Oscars nomination (and winners) […]

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