• ‘Van der Valk’ set for September 25 return on PBS Masterpiece

    ‘Van der Valk’ set for September 25 return on PBS Masterpiece

    At long last, series 2 of Van der Valk is set to hit the PBS schedule beginning Sunday, September 25 on Masterpiece. I say ‘long-last’ because it was April 2020 when the first series transmitted and then June 2021 when Masterpiece announced that the Amsterdam-based series had begun filming their second season. Unfortunately, global shutdowns and lockdowns played havoc with any hope of series 2 being able to immediately follow series 1.

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  • Douglas Henshall set to leave ‘Shetland’ after S7

    Douglas Henshall set to leave ‘Shetland’ after S7

    Sad for us, but good for him, DI Jimmy Perez (aka Douglas Henshall) will leave the Shetland Islands in his rear view mirror when series 7 comes to a close later this Autumn. After having done his level best during his almost decade long tenure to unravel the seemingly endless murder mysteries set across Scotland’s striking Shetland Islands, it’s time according to Shetland series star Douglas Henshall.

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  • Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman set to return in ‘Death in Paradise’ spin-off, ‘Beyond Paradise’

    Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman set to return in ‘Death in Paradise’ spin-off, ‘Beyond Paradise’

    DI Humphrey Goodman (a.k.a. Kris Marshall) spent three years in ‘paradise’ on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie after first arriving to investigate the death of his predecessor, DI Richard Poole, who fell victim to a nasty ice pick in the chest at the beginning of series 3. Taking a page out of the Father Brown / Sister Boniface Mysteries playbook, Marshall will star in a Death in Paradise spin-off, Beyond Paradise, which will see DI Goodman reunite with now fiancée Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton), picking up with the pair as “they navigate a new life together in the idyll of rural Britain.”

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  • First look: ‘Death in Paradise’ Christmas special 2022

    First look: ‘Death in Paradise’ Christmas special 2022

    Our first look at the forthcoming Death in Paradise Christmas Special has Ralf Little (DI Neville Parker) and Don Warrington (Commissioner Selwyn Patterson) all smiles — most likely because production has just begun and there are no victims and no murders to solve as of yet. As with series 11, series 12 will be comprised of 8 […]

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  • ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ set for October return on PBS!

    ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ set for October return on PBS!

    It’s official, Eliza Scarlet (aka Miss Scarlet) and William Wellington (aka The Duke) are back on the case this Fall. Kate Phillips (The Crown, Peaky Blinders) and Stuart Martin (Jamestown) will reprise their roles when the series returns with six new episodes beginning Sunday, October 16 as part of the Masterpiece series on PBS. As it’s been just a bit since […]

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  • ‘Endeavour’ to call it a day after 9 series!

    ‘Endeavour’ to call it a day after 9 series!

    Endeavour, the series which began as a single film a decade ago in 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Inspector Morse, will end its run after 33 episodes across nine seasons according to a special video statement from series producers Mammoth Screen and PBS Masterpiece. Season 8 will air in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece between June 19 and July 3, followed by three more episodes for Season 9 which is currently filming in Oxford and will air in 2023.

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  • ‘Silent Witness’ celebrates their 25th with the return of Amanda Burton!

    ‘Silent Witness’ celebrates their 25th with the return of Amanda Burton!

    Taking a page out of the Midsomer Murders 25th anniversary playbook, Silent Witness is celebrating its own 25th by bringing back original series star, Amanda Burton. Burton led the series for its first eight seasons as forensic pathologist Sam Ryan before Emilia Fox took over as Dr. Nikki Alexander, as part of the forensic pathology team at the Lyell […]

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  • The Barnaby cousins to re-unite for ‘Midsomer Murders’ 25th anniversary special

    The Barnaby cousins to re-unite for ‘Midsomer Murders’ 25th anniversary special

    In this increasingly unfortunate 21st century world of ‘one and done’ mysteries that we all seem to live in these days, Midsomer Murders continues to buck the system and is now the UK’s longest-running contemporary detective drama, having aired on ITV since 1997 with 22 series and 132 episodes. The series is based on the Chief Inspector Barnaby crime-novel […]

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