• ‘Van der Valk’ begins series 2 filming in Amsterdam

    ‘Van der Valk’ begins series 2 filming in Amsterdam

    It just keeps getting better from a drama standpoint on PBS as Masterpiece recently announced that the Amsterdam-based series, Van der Valk, has begun filming their second season. Marc Warren (Hustle, Mad Dogs, Beecham House, The Good Wife) reprises his role as Commissaris Piet Van der Valk, and Maimie McCoy (All Creatures Great and Small, Grantchester), Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias), Elliot Barnes-Worrell […]

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  • First Look: ‘Ridley Road’ on PBS Masterpiece

    First Look: ‘Ridley Road’ on PBS Masterpiece

    Ridley Road tells the story of Vivien Epstein (Aggi O’Casey), a young Jewish woman who after falling in love with a member of the ‘62 Group’, rejects her comfortable middle-class life in Manchester and joins the fight against fascism in London, risking everything for her beliefs and for the man she loves. As Vivien descends further into the fascist organization her courage and loyalties are challenged.

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  • Surprise! There’s more death in paradise on the horizon as ‘Death in Paradise’ begins filming S11

    Surprise! There’s more death in paradise on the horizon as ‘Death in Paradise’ begins filming S11

    Series 11 of Death in Paradise has begun filming on on the beautiful island of Guadeloupe. While little is known, at this point, other than there will be more death in paradise, what is known is who’s back and who’s not for the newest set of whodunit’s on the fictional island of Saint Marie. For starters, DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little) and DS Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert) are back to solve more crimes reporting to Commissioner Patterson, played brilliantly by Don Warrington, the only cast member to have established a permanent residence on Saint Marie from series 1, episode 1.

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  • ‘Father Brown’ hits series milestone with the filming of 100th episode!

    ‘Father Brown’ hits series milestone with the filming of 100th episode!

    Series 9 of Father Brown, an early 2020 casualty to the coronavirus pandemic, is headed to the unchartered waters that few television series find themselves — the staying power of 100 episodes. With the exception of maybe Midsomer Murders and Silent Witness, most dramas/mysteries either intentionally or unintentionally wrap up production after only a few series. As Father Brown begins filming […]

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  • Cameras roll as ‘Endeavour’ S8 begins filming!

    Cameras roll as ‘Endeavour’ S8 begins filming!

    While we all find ourselves in the middle of the effects of COVID-19 on the British production industry, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with Unforgotten S4 returning this Summer, Grantchester S6 and Call the Midwife S10 targeting Fall 2021 for a return and, now, comes very welcome news with regards to the forthcoming S8 of Endeavour!

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  • Hugh Laurie to adapt Agatha Christie’s ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’

    Hugh Laurie to adapt Agatha Christie’s ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’

    Following in the footsteps of And Then There Were None, The ABC Murders and The Pale Horse, the next — and, perhaps, the most exciting to date — Agatha Christie small screen adaption will come from the mind palace of one Hugh Laurie, who will write, direct AND executive produce Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? According to Deadline, the […]

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  • 1920s Toronto on edge as Drake Private Detectives Agency shutters after 4 series

    1920s Toronto on edge as Drake Private Detectives Agency shutters after 4 series

    Starring Lauren Lee Smith as Frankie Drake, Chantel Riley as Trudy Clarke, Rebecca Liddiard as Toronto Police Morality Officer Mary Shaw and Sharron Matthews as, perhaps, the most enthusiastic morgue attendant ever, Flo Chakowitz, Frankie Drake Mysteries is set in 1920s Toronto and follows the city’s only female private detectives as they take on the cases the police don’t want to touch. Sadly, it appears the ladies of Frankie Drake Mysteries have solved their last crime on the streets of Toronto when series 4 comes to an end.

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  • Timothy Spall joins Lesley Manville for Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Magpie Murders’ on PBS

    Timothy Spall joins Lesley Manville for Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Magpie Murders’ on PBS

    While it was recently announced that Foyle’s War creator, Anthony Horowitz, would adapt his best-selling novel, Magpie Murders, as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, at the time there was really no movement other than that given the on-again, off-again UK production coronavirus lockdown. Things have begun to look up, however, as Magpie Murders goes into production next week in Suffolk […]

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch signs on for ‘The 39 Steps’ reboot!

    Benedict Cumberbatch signs on for ‘The 39 Steps’ reboot!

    Unfortunately, it’s not Sherlock but it might just be the next best thing when Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the medium that made him a household name in a new small screen adaptation of the John Buchan 1915 novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps. There have been several adaptations over the years, one of which being a BBC adaptation starring Rupert […]

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  • ‘Agatha Raisin’ set to make the Cotswolds safe for another series in 2022

    ‘Agatha Raisin’ set to make the Cotswolds safe for another series in 2022

    With series 3 of Agatha Raisin resting somewhat comfortably in our collective rearview mirrors since this past Summer, rumors of a series 4 are now officially confirmed by Sky One and Acorn TV. Starring Ashley Jensen as the titular amateur detective, four more feature-length stories of the crime-based comedy drama have been ordered. Filming has been on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic but word out of the UK is that series 4 will officially begin production in March, with a target transmission date in late 2021 or early 2022.

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