With S1 premiering Sunday, Oct 16 on PBS, life is good as filming on ‘Annika’ S2 has begun!

From the time I was first introduced to the greatness of Nicola Walker in her role as DI Susan Taylor in Touching Evil (co-starring with Grantchester‘s Robson Green), followed by her time as Ruth Evershed in Spooks (MI5), guest roles in Luther, Being Human and Inside Men, then her more recent efforts in Scott & Bailey, Last Tango in Halifax and The Split once again I’m convinced she […]

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PBS Masterpiece announces ‘Mrs. Churchill’ at TCA press tour

Once again, PBS Masterpiece made their usual big splash at the recent Television Critics Association press tour. Aside from showcasing upcoming new seasons of Miss Scarlet and The Duke and All Creatures Great and Small and a new brilliant effort from Anthony Horowitz based on his Magpie Murders novel of the same name, Masterpiece Executive Producer Susanne Simpson announced an upcoming television adaptation of a five-part drama based on the public and private life of Clementine Churchill, wife of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

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First look — Nicola Walker and Sean Bean in ‘Marriage’!

Fresh off her brilliant portrayel of the sharp, witty and enigmatic DI Annika Strandhed in Annika which followed her totally unexpected departure at the conclusion of the 4th series of Unforgotten, Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango in Halifax, Unforgotten, The Split, Annika) is set to star with Sean Bean (Sharpe, Vicar of Dibley, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Broken, Time) in […]

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RIP — Bernard Cribbins O.B.E. — “….he was in one episode of Fawlty Towers” **

Bernard Cribbins, the rather fussy spoon salesman mistaken for a hotel inspector in one episode of Fawlty Towers, has died at the age of 93. **In spite of a brilliant seven decade plus career, Cribbins will be forever known as ‘being in the “Hotel Inspectors” episode of Fawlty Towers, which is a testament to the greatness of perhaps the best British comedy of all time but speaks more to Cribbins’ brilliant ability to make even a relatively minor role such as Mr. Hutchinson in one episode of Fawlty Towers so memorable.

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New adaptation of ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ stars a few familiar faces — Lesley Manville, Jason Isaacs and Rose Williams.

A new adaptation of Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico’s much-loved novel (Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris) about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of having one of her own, is out now in U.S. theaters and is a must see this Summer.

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‘Van der Valk’ set for September 25 return on PBS Masterpiece

At long last, series 2 of Van der Valk is set to hit the PBS schedule beginning Sunday, September 25 on Masterpiece. I say ‘long-last’ because it was April 2020 when the first series transmitted and then June 2021 when Masterpiece announced that the Amsterdam-based series had begun filming their second season. Unfortunately, global shutdowns and lockdowns played havoc with any hope of series 2 being able to immediately follow series 1.

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Douglas Henshall set to leave ‘Shetland’ after S7

Sad for us, but good for him, DI Jimmy Perez (aka Douglas Henshall) will leave the Shetland Islands in his rear view mirror when series 7 comes to a close later this Autumn. After having done his level best during his almost decade long tenure to unravel the seemingly endless murder mysteries set across Scotland’s striking Shetland Islands, it’s time according to Shetland series star Douglas Henshall.

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Q&A with ‘Hope Street’ co-creator, Paul Marquess

Set in the fictional town of Port Devine on the Northern Irish coast, Hope Street focuses on Port Devine’s police department and the mysterious arrival of English Detective Constable Leila Hussain, the first Muslim police officer in the town’s history. Mysterious in the sense of many local residents pondering the reason behind her arrival from […]

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