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

    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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  • ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ — a true ‘Masterpiece’ to kick off 50th anniversary season in 2021!

    ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ — a true ‘Masterpiece’ to kick off 50th anniversary season in 2021!

    2021 can’t get her soon enough! It begins with Elizabeth is Missing, starring two-time Academy Award® winner, two-time Emmy Award winner Glenda Jackson in her triumphant return to PBS and Masterpiece. Jackson stars as 80-year-old Maud, a funny, loyal and endearing woman determined to find her missing best friend, Elizabeth. After having had the good fortune to screen the full 90+ minute film, it’s clear that you are going to need several boxes of tissues at your side as this is definitely another ‘you do not want to miss’ drama from PBS Masterpiece that will kick off its’ 50th anniversary season beginning January 3rd.

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  • ‘The First Churchills’ started it all as PBS’s ‘Masterpiece’ celebrates 50 years

    ‘The First Churchills’ started it all as PBS’s ‘Masterpiece’ celebrates 50 years

    On January 10, 2021, PBS’s Masterpiece series, the long-time anchor of the Sunday night line-up, turns 50. It was Sunday, January 10, 1971 that The First Churchills, about the life of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and his wife, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, starring John Neville and Sarah Hampshire was first broadcast. Another notable event occurred on that same day in 1971 as it marked the start of a 22-year stint for Alistair Cooke, the British-born American writer, journalist, television personality and radio broadcaster, as as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theatre from 1971 to 1992.

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  • ‘The Long Song’ set for January 2021 premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece

    ‘The Long Song’ set for January 2021 premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece

    Premiering Sunday, January 31 at 10pET/9pCT, The Long Song on Masterpiece brilliantly tells the story of the final years of slavery on the island of Jamaica and the transition to freedom that took place after its abolition in 1833. The story of The Long Song is long overdue given it premiered on BBC One in 2018 and will […]

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  • ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ set to return for a second series

    ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ set to return for a second series

    When I wrote recently that the new reboot of  All Creatures Great and Small had all the potential to become the next Downton Abbey, that may have been a little presumptuous on my part but not by much based on viewer reaction, critical acclaim and, now, the official word from Channel 5 and PBS that the series has been commissioned for a second series!

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