PBS Masterpiece — Fall 2023
  • Father Brown’s bike out of storage as S12 to begin filming in April


    It’s been just a few years since our 2015 stay in Moreton-in-Marsh during filming of series 3 of Father Brown for our behind-the-scenes production of Father Brown: Saving Souls, Solving Crimes for PBS. Fast forward to 2024 where Father Brown’s bike is coming out of storage and getting ready to make the streets of Kembleford safe once again. With […]

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  • Happy 95th — Dame Patricia Routledge!

    One of the few upsides of digging out after another year of semi-living under an ever-present pandemic cloud is the opportunity to send good wishes for a very happy birthday to the brilliant Dame Katherine Patricia Routledge, who turns 95 today. Given Hyacinth would have been appalled at the possibility that I might forget to drop […]

  • North Yorkshire — where old phone boxes live out their twilight years!

    If you happen to be out and about in North Yorkshire, this might be one of those places you just might have to detour to and stop. Much like the World’s Biggest Ball of Twine (Cawker City, Kansas), the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle (Collinsville, Illinois) and, let’s not forget the six cities that claim the World’s […]

  • February 9, 1964 — THE day that changed music forever!

    For me, Friday, February 7, 1964 will forever occupy a special place in my music history heart as it marked the first ever television appearance of The Kinks (performing “Long Tall Sally”) as part of the Ready Steady Go series in the UK. For most of the rest of the world, however, the date of February 9, […]

  • John Cleese adapts ‘Fawlty Towers’ for London’s West End stage!

    Just how does one tinker with perfection? This had to be a question that has run through John Cleese’s mind palace over the years when the annual question would come up as to why there has never been a Fawlty Towers remake. I’m guessing the same with Ricky Gervais when thinking about The Office (even though the American […]

  • ‘Mr. Bates vs The Post Office’ heads to PBS beginning April 7 on Masterpiece

    Beginning April 7, Mr Bates vs The Post Office, another true ‘masterepiece’ heads to PBS Masterpiece on Sunday nights.  Based on a true story (known as the British Post Office Scandal), the 4-part Mr Bates vs The Post Office shines a light on a major transgression in the UK justice system and the public and media […]

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