The Crawleys are returning home this Christmas on PBS!

Armed with 15 Primetime Emmys® and 69 Emmy® nominations, the PBS drama series that set viewing records for a PBS drama is returning to its’ rightful home this Christmas  — to PBS. Debuting on Masterpiece in January 2011, Downton Abbey ran for six series before Mr. Carson shuttered the doors on Downton in 2016, Downton Abbey: The Movie will broadcast Saturday, […]

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‘Death in Paradise’ adds new crop of ‘victims/suspects’ for S11

Tamzin Outhwaite (New Tricks, Eastenders, Ridley Road) Nicholas Bailey (Sally4Ever), Jason Done (Waterloo Road), Ben Onwuke (Safe) and Ben Starr (Jamestown) join Death In Paradise for series 11. In addition to it being a bit hazardous to your health to live in a small English village, kudos to the DIP creator/writer, Robert Thorogood, for continuing to find some ingenious ways to kill off visitors to the picturesque fictional Carribean island of Saint Marie.

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Sans ‘Fawlty Towers’, Torquay named the 9th worst place to live in the U.K.

Based around an exceedingly chaotic and poorly run seaside hotel in Torquay, Fawlty Towers has not only provided laughter to British comedy fans worldwide for the better part of four decades, it is widely considered to be the best British comedy of all-time. Unfortunately, sans Fawlty Towers, the same cannot be said for the Devonshire seaside town of Torquay where the sitcom was based, which now has the coveted distinction of being named one of the worst places to live in the UK, actually #9 on the list.

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Once again, giving thanks this Thanksgiving for family, friends, loyal Tellyspotting readers, good health and MiniBoots, in addition to ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’’

In addition to stopping for a moment to be eternally thankful for family, friends, avid and first-time Tellyspotting readers, good health and our cat, MiniBoots, no Thanksgiving would be complete without recognizing the contributions made by two classic British series in not only setting me on a lifelong desire of wanting to consume all things British when […]

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‘Father Brown’ set to hit the century mark with episode #100 in 2022!

In an age of one-and-done British drama series, reaching the century mark when it comes to number of episodes, Father Brown now finds itself in the company of some pretty amazing British dramas such as Midsomer Murders, Silent Witness, Doc Martin, Spooks, New Tricks, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Call the Midwife and Death in Paradise who have all achieved 9+ series over the years. 

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‘Call the Midwife’ delivers with a special 10-year retrospective this Sunday on PBS

It was a Sunday night like any other Sunday night back in April 2012 on PBS. The only thing really special about it at the time was that most British drama fans were anxiously awaiting the return of Downton Abbey wondering what character might not make it to next season. Fast forward to Sunday, November 21 on PBS for a very ‘special delivery’ as Call the Midwife takes a celebratory look back at 10 years in a retrospective full of births, deaths, love stories, faith and family.

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You are cordially invited to ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ — March 18, 2022

Finally, two years after the original movie and five years after the television drama ended its six-season run on PBS, charter members of the Downton Abbey Separation Anxiety can rest easy knowing that Downton Abbey: A New Era will hit theatres on March 18, 2022. While the first film centered around a Royal Visit to the Crawley family and Downton […]

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A familiar face returns to Saint Marie for first-ever ‘Death in Paradise’ Christmas Special

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and, thankfully, it’s appears he’s a British crime drama fan! As Santa places the first ever Death in Paradise Christmas special under our collective trees this year, the Honore PD welcomes Dwayne (Danny John-Jules) with open arms to help solve a murder case. Hey, just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean there can’t be a suspicious ‘death in paradise’.

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Filming begins on S2 of ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ headed to PBS in 2022

Once again, set in the dark underbelly of Victorian London, series 2 of Miss Scarlet & The Duke will return to PBS’ Drama Sundays in 2022. 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 began filming earlier this Fall. For series 2, creator/writer […]

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