• More ‘Guilt’ on the way later this month from Masterpiece on PBS!

    More ‘Guilt’ on the way later this month from Masterpiece on PBS!

    If you haven’t seen Guilt as of yet, consider placing it at the top of your viewing list of ‘2022 guilty pleasures list’ courtesy of PBS and Masterpiece. Sporting a brilliant cast coupled with great writing that features more twists and turns than the law allows around every corner when series 1 ran last year, Guilt pairs the talents […]

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

    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

    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’!

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

    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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  • ‘World on Fire’ — 3 years after S1, filming begins on series 2!

    ‘World on Fire’ — 3 years after S1, filming begins on series 2!

    It was the year 2020 when with 3 episodes remaining in the first series of World on Fire, welcome news came from PBS and the BBC that the then Helen Hunt-led British World War II drama had been commissioned for a second series. Originally designed as a multi-year drama that would look at World War II […]

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  • Masterpiece to adapt Gill Hornby’s ‘Miss Austen’ for PBS!

    Masterpiece to adapt Gill Hornby’s ‘Miss Austen’ for PBS!

    While this is definitely not Jane Austen’s first rodeo on PBS whether it be earlier adaptations of Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Emma or even the most recent adaption of Austen’s previously unfinished work (Sanditon), news of a somewhat different type of Austen adaptation has fans worldwide eagerly anticipating the forthcoming small screen version of Gill Hornby’s critically-acclaimed Miss Austen which focuses on the life of the author herself.

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  • Check in to ‘Hotel Portofino’ tonight on PBS then stick around for the return of ‘Endeavour’!

    Check in to ‘Hotel Portofino’ tonight on PBS then stick around for the return of ‘Endeavour’!

    Set in the breathtakingly beautiful resort town of Portofino, Hotel Portofino is about personal awakening at a time of global upheaval in the traumatic aftermath of World War I and of the liberating influence of Italy’s enchanting culture, climate and cuisine on elite British travelers.

    Premiering tonight at 8pET/7pCT on PBS, Hotel Portofino tells the story of the Ainsworth family that has relocated from Britain to open an upscale hotel on the Italian coastline. Once you meet the cast of characters, both Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey come to mind….if they happened to be set in 1920 Italy.

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