‘Call the Midwife’ might just see the 70s after all with 2 more series commissioned!

The BBC has confirmed the news ahead of series 10 premiering on 18 April on BBC1 and with series 11 about to commence filming that audiences will be returning to Poplar for a 12th AND 13th series with the commissioning of two more series beyond those that were commissioned back in 2019. With series 10 taking the Poplar nurses into the late 60s, it will be interesting to see what challenges another decade might throw at them and, more importantly, how Trixie will take to 70s fashion.

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Hugh Laurie to adapt Agatha Christie’s ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’

Following in the footsteps of And Then There Were None, The ABC Murders and The Pale Horse, the next — and, perhaps, the most exciting to date — Agatha Christie small screen adaption will come from the mind palace of one Hugh Laurie, who will write, direct AND executive produce Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? According to Deadline, the […]

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R.I.P. — Prince Philip (10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021)

On Friday, Buckingham Palace announced the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” the Palace said. Prince Philip, who would have turned 100 on June 10, was the longest-serving royal consort in British history having been at […]

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Basketball Gods align as the Utah Jazz and long-time fan, John Cleese, are in Phoenix on the same day!

The New York Knicks have Spike Lee, the Los Angeles Lakers may have Jack Nicholson, even Everton FC can count Dame Judi Dench among their ‘avid-Blue’ fan base. Now, the NBA’s Utah Jazz can count on none other than John Cleese, one of the original founding members of the Monty Python troupe, to be one of their most ardent fans. Even though he has never seen a game live, Cleese has remained a Jazz fan for more than two decades.

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As the world needs more Eddie Izzard and Dame Judi Dench, ‘Six Minutes to Midnight’ delivers

As Planet Earth gingerly begins entering a tiered post-COVID era, movie theaters are beginning to open up which means films will begin to be released where they were meant to be, as in on the big screen rather than the endless number streaming options now available to us all. One such film worth our collective time is Six Minutes to Midnight starring Eddie Izzard and Dame Judi Dench. As Deadline says, COVID or no-COVID, more films with Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench is something that the world needs.

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Q&A with Alexander Eik, creator/co-writer of ‘Atlantic Crossing’ premiering Sunday on PBS Masterpiece

Based on the World War II relationship of Franklin D. Roosevelt (the 32nd President of the United States) and Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha, Atlantic Crossing tells the riveting and relatively unknown true story of Crown Princess Märtha, who became an influential figure in world politics during World War II, after Norway was occupied by Nazi Germany in 1940. In advance of Sunday’s premiere, Tellyspotting had the great good fortune to sit down with Alexander Eik, Norwegian film and TV series Director and creator and co-writer/co-director of Atlantic Crossing, to fully get a sense as to what it took to bring this series from an idea in the mind palace of Eik to the premiere on PBS as part of the Masterpiece series.

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A former Doctor will be ‘in the house’ as Peter Davison joins cast of ‘Darling Buds of May’ reboot

When production begins on The Larkins, the ITV reboot of the classic early 90s comedy drama series, The Darling Buds of May, it will do so with the addition of a former Doctor, Peter Davison to the cast. Davison will play the village vicar alongside Bradley Walsh (Doctor Who) as wheeler dealer Pop Larkin and Joanna Scanlan (Jane Eyre, The Thick […]

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Swedish author discovers lost 13th episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’!

With the mysterious script chronicled in the book, Fawlty Towers – A Worshiper’s Companion, a lost, never-before-broadcast 13th episode of the classic British comedy, Fawlty Towers, has been discovered. Swedish author, Lars Holger Holm, admits that he viewed the mysterious 13th episode in 1999 in the London flat of an individual from the Editorial Department who worked […]

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