• ‘Sanditon’ renewed for a 2nd AND 3rd series!

    ‘Sanditon’ renewed for a 2nd AND 3rd series!

    Voted one of the top 15 shows of 2020 in the U.S. by Vogue, MASTERPIECE on PBS today announced, with Red Planet Pictures, the renewal of the acclaimed and hugely popular drama, Sanditon, the fan favorite drama based on Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel, for a second and third season.

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  • Jenna Coleman signs on for ‘The War Rooms’

    Jenna Coleman signs on for ‘The War Rooms’

    Much like I have come to believe David Tennant is the hardest working British actor on the male side, I’m now convinced that Jenna Coleman holds that distinction on the female side. Coleman became a household name back in 2012 as Matt Smith’s traveling companion, Clara Oswald, in Doctor Who following an early soap stint on Emmerdale and the […]

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  • ‘Downton Abbey 2’ tops everyone’s Christmas Gift Guide for 2021

    ‘Downton Abbey 2’ tops everyone’s Christmas Gift Guide for 2021

    I’m betting you’ll get no argument from anyone, anywhere, that 2020 hasn’t been the most challenging year in our collective lifetimes. Much like the recent broadcast of All Creatures Great and Small or the timeless annual telecasts of A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life, the world is definitely in need of a another ‘no place like home for the holidays’ this holiday season. What better way to usher in the holiday season that with a trip to Downton Abbey and another visit with the Crawley family this Christmas!

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  • ‘Call the Midwife’ might just see the 70s after all with 2 more series commissioned!

    ‘Call the Midwife’ might just see the 70s after all with 2 more series commissioned!

    The BBC has confirmed the news ahead of series 10 premiering on 18 April on BBC1 and with series 11 about to commence filming that audiences will be returning to Poplar for a 12th AND 13th series with the commissioning of two more series beyond those that were commissioned back in 2019. With series 10 taking the Poplar nurses into the late 60s, it will be interesting to see what challenges another decade might throw at them and, more importantly, how Trixie will take to 70s fashion.

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  • As the world needs more Eddie Izzard and Dame Judi Dench, ‘Six Minutes to Midnight’ delivers

    As the world needs more Eddie Izzard and Dame Judi Dench, ‘Six Minutes to Midnight’ delivers

    As Planet Earth gingerly begins entering a tiered post-COVID era, movie theaters are beginning to open up which means films will begin to be released where they were meant to be, as in on the big screen rather than the endless number streaming options now available to us all. One such film worth our collective time is Six Minutes to Midnight starring Eddie Izzard and Dame Judi Dench. As Deadline says, COVID or no-COVID, more films with Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench is something that the world needs.

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  • Q&A with Alexander Eik, creator/co-writer of ‘Atlantic Crossing’ premiering Sunday on PBS Masterpiece

    Q&A with Alexander Eik, creator/co-writer of ‘Atlantic Crossing’ premiering Sunday on PBS Masterpiece

    Based on the World War II relationship of Franklin D. Roosevelt (the 32nd President of the United States) and Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha, Atlantic Crossing tells the riveting and relatively unknown true story of Crown Princess Märtha, who became an influential figure in world politics during World War II, after Norway was occupied by Nazi Germany in 1940. In advance of Sunday’s premiere, Tellyspotting had the great good fortune to sit down with Alexander Eik, Norwegian film and TV series Director and creator and co-writer/co-director of Atlantic Crossing, to fully get a sense as to what it took to bring this series from an idea in the mind palace of Eik to the premiere on PBS as part of the Masterpiece series.

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  • With S4 on the way to PBS Masterpiece, ‘Unforgotten’ S5 is confirmed!

    With S4 on the way to PBS Masterpiece, ‘Unforgotten’ S5 is confirmed!

    Unforgotten, starring the always brilliant Nicola Walker (MI5, Last Tango in Halifax, Scott & Bailey) and the equally as brilliant Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me, Kumars at No. 42, Yesterday) in the lead roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan, has become one of the mainstays of the PBS Masterpiece series line-up since its premiere in […]

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