‘Mum’s’ Lesley Manville to head cast for Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Magpie Murders’

“Magpie Murders” seems to be one step closer to the start of production filming with the announcement that the brilliant Lesley Manville (Mum, Phantom Thread, World on Fire) will head the cast.  Manville will play Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest mystery novel, with little idea it will change her life.

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From ‘Happy Valley’ and ‘Halifax’, Sarah Lancashire heads to the kitchen in ‘Julia’

Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) is headed to the kitchen making her U.S. television portraying the legendary television chef and cookery writer, Julia Child. “Julia” will tell the story of Julia Child, who is credited with introducing French cooking to the greater portion of the American public and to most every at-home chef around the world.

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Could that be ‘Sanditon 2’ we see on the horizon? Maybe so….

Without trying to get anyone’s hopes up to much, there just might be joy in Mudville around the corner as there have been rumblings about the possibility of a second series of Sanditon in our collective future. For much of Planet Earth, dreams of a second series had pretty much gone up in flames much like Tom […]

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‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ premieres this Sunday on PBS Masterpiece

Set in the dark underbelly of Victorian London, Miss Scarlet & The Duke is headed to Drama Sundays on PBS. Starring Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, The Downton Abbey Movie, Wolf Hall and The Crown) as Eliza Scarlet, and Stuart Martin (Jamestown, Babylon, Medici) as The Duke, Miss Scarlet & The Duke comes to Masterpiece beginning Sunday at 8pET/7pCT on PBS. […]

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Happy 66th, Rowan Atkinson!

Rowan Atkinson turns 66 today. Thankfully, for us, the comedic genius chose to put neither his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University nor his degree of MSc in Electrical Engineering from The Queen’s College, Oxford to use. His true calling became more clear after gaining national attention as member of The Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976.

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