• Happy 45th, ‘Poldark’!

    Happy 45th, ‘Poldark’!

    Looking at the calendar, it’s hard to believe it is already October. Can someone tell me what happened to March through September?? It’s also hard to believe that yesterday, Monday, October 5th, marked the 45th anniversary of the UK premiere of Poldark. It was such a treat to open an email yesterday morning and spend time reading how Robin Ellis, the original Captain Ross Poldark, marked the anniversary.

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  • The inhabitants of ‘COBRA’ (Cabinet Office Briefing Room A) are about to get really busy beginning October 4 on PBS

    The inhabitants of ‘COBRA’ (Cabinet Office Briefing Room A) are about to get really busy beginning October 4 on PBS

    Just when you think nothing else can possibly go wrong in 2020, Europe is about to be hit by a massive solar flare causing widespread power blackouts and disrupting electronics. COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Room A), the room in which the government’s leading experts, senior politicians, and crisis contingency planners are forced to put their differences […]

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  • The Doctor lands in Poplar for ‘Call the Midwife Christmas Special’ as Peter Davison joins the cast

    The Doctor lands in Poplar for ‘Call the Midwife Christmas Special’ as Peter Davison joins the cast

    As the Call the Midwife Holiday Special resumed filming last month, creator Heidi Thomas was understandably excited at not only being able to get the CTM family back together but also had some equally as exciting news about the traditional holiday special. The Circus roles into Poplar with former Doctor Who star Peter Davison, who played the fifth incarnation of the Doctor between 1981 and 1984, taking the role of circus ringmaster, Mr Percival.

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  • Keeley Hawes feels a ‘huge responsibility’ in newest effort, ‘Honour’

    Keeley Hawes feels a ‘huge responsibility’ in newest effort, ‘Honour’

    In my book, Keeley Hawes is quickly entering the Nicola Walker/Suranne Jones/Bill Nighy arena. I could watch and listen to each of them simply read the phone book and it would be stellar telly. In addition to her efforts in Spooks, Ashes to Ashes, Bodyguard, The Durrells in Corfu and Summer of Rockets, her intense portrayal of DI Lindsay Denton in Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty could be considered a masterclass performance.

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  • R.I.P. — Acting legend, Dame Diana Rigg, passes away at 82.

    R.I.P. — Acting legend, Dame Diana Rigg, passes away at 82.

    Sadly, Dame Diana Rigg has passed away at the age of 82. While an entire generation may only know her from HBO’s Game of Thrones and, possibly, PBS’ Victoria, much of the world will no doubt remember the acting legend from her time on The Avengers alongside Patrick McNee as secret agent Emma Peel or in the James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, where she holds the distinction of being only woman to have ever married James Bond, or from her time serving as the host of the PBS series, Mystery, from 1989 to 2003.

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  • Dr. Martin Ellingham to hang up his stethoscope as Doc Martin’s surgery will close after 10 series

    Dr. Martin Ellingham to hang up his stethoscope as Doc Martin’s surgery will close after 10 series

    Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, news out of ITV and Buffalo Pictures, the production team behind the hugely successful ITV drama Doc Martin, has confirmed that the next series (series 10), which begins filming in 2021, will be the final installment in the life of the grumpy Cornish GP with a bedside manner that made Dr. Gregory House look like Dr. Marcus Welby.

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  • With the most beautiful cities in the world as a backdrop, David Nicholls’ ‘Us’ with Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves heads our way

    With the most beautiful cities in the world as a backdrop, David Nicholls’ ‘Us’ with Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves heads our way

    Quality drama continues to come our way via BBC One and PBS as David Nicholls’ Us skirted the coronavirus pandemic lockdown and is set to transmit in 2020-21. Based on the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel of the same name by David Nicholls, Us stars Tom Hollander (Rev, Night Manager, Baptiste, Bohemian Rhapsody), Saskia Reeves (Luther, Wolf Hall, Silent Witness, […]

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  • Settle in for Drama Sundays this Fall on PBS as ‘Masterpiece’ gets ready to turn 50!

    Settle in for Drama Sundays this Fall on PBS as ‘Masterpiece’ gets ready to turn 50!

    Starting out as Masterpiece Theatre on PBS in 1971, the series celebrates its 50th year in January 2021 by continuing the early days tradition of presenting quality dramas such as Upstairs Downstairs, I Claudius, Duchess of Duke Street, Danger UXB, and House of Cards, to name just a few. A tradition that has continued for 50 years with brilliant series such as Prime […]

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