• Post Will Shakespeare in ‘Upstart Crow’, ‘Ludwig’ (not Beethoven) up next for David Mitchell

    Post Will Shakespeare in ‘Upstart Crow’, ‘Ludwig’ (not Beethoven) up next for David Mitchell

    While there is joy in Mudville with the realization that there probably won’t be any additional Upstart Crow greatness from the mind palace of Ben Elton and featuring the brilliant David Mitchell as a young Will Shakespeare, there is news of a new “case-of-the-week crime comedy-drama” from the BBC, Ludwig, starring Mitchell. Mitchell stars as John ‘Ludwig’ Taylor, assuming the […]

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  • ‘Death in Paradise’ heads down under for ‘Return to Paradise’

    ‘Death in Paradise’ heads down under for ‘Return to Paradise’

    Following the most recent spin-off, Beyond Paradise, starring Kris Marshall, the Death in Paradise Universe keeps growing with the recent announcement that a new spin-off, Return to Paradise is on the horizon. The Australian horizon to be exact. The new series will be set in the idyllic, beachside hamlet of Dolphin Cove and follow Australian ex-pat Mackenzie Clarke, who […]

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  • First Look: ‘The Marlow Murder Club’ — a PBS Masterpiece in 2024!

    First Look: ‘The Marlow Murder Club’ — a PBS Masterpiece in 2024!

    Production of the TV adaptation of Robert Thorogood’s novel The Marlow Murder Club is well underway with a few ‘first look’ pics coming our way. While you might not immediately know the name Robert Thorogood, you will definitely know his most recent efforts as the creator of Death in Paradise. Alongside Thorogood for TMMC will be Monumental Television, the producers […]

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  • ‘Annika’ sets Oct 15 premiere date for S2 on PBS Masterpiece

    ‘Annika’ sets Oct 15 premiere date for S2 on PBS Masterpiece

    From the time I was first introduced to the greatness of Nicola Walker in her role as DI Susan Taylor in Touching Evil (co-starring with Grantchester‘s Robson Green), followed by her time as Ruth Evershed in Spooks (MI5), guest roles in Luther, Being Human and Inside Men, then her more recent efforts in Scott & Bailey, Last Tango in Halifax, Unforgotten and The Split once again I’m convinced […]

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  • ‘Unforgotten’ returns as Sinéad Keenan joins Sanjeev Bhaskar for S5 beginning Sept 3 on PBS!

    ‘Unforgotten’ returns as Sinéad Keenan joins Sanjeev Bhaskar for S5 beginning Sept 3 on PBS!

    Beginning Sunday, September 3, things are definitely looking up in 2023-24 from a drama standpoint as Sinéad Keenan (Doctor Who, Being Human) joins Sanjeev Bhaskar (DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan) for the S5 premiere of Unforgotten on PBS. Keenan joins the team as DCI Jessica ‘Jessie’ James, following the tragic S4 finale and the death of DCI Cassie Stewart (Nicola Walker). Walker went on to star […]

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  • Good news, bad news in the land of ‘Grantchester’ as S9 begins filming

    Good news, bad news in the land of ‘Grantchester’ as S9 begins filming

    Heads up ‘PBS fans of Grantchester‘, significant spoilers ahead as we look ahead to series 9 while in the middle of series 8 airing as part of Masterpiece on PBS. Usually the good new outweighs the bad when it comes to a confirmation of a next series starting to film while the current series hasn’t even finished broadcasting […]

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  • It’s business as usual as the stars begin to align for S13 of ‘Death in Paradise’!

    It’s business as usual as the stars begin to align for S13 of ‘Death in Paradise’!

    Normally the line forms to the left for those interested in a guest role on Death in Paradise with most in line hoping they’re witnesses and not the victim or ‘person of interest’. Recent news out of the DIP camp reveals this year will be no different as Oscar-winning actress Hayley Mills recently revealed that she had enjoyed a trip to Guadeloupe and cryticly including #deathinparadise and adding, “In Paradise with @ralf.little who is very nice and an ex footballer!”

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  • Blenheim Vale resurfaces as ‘Endeavour’ comes to an end

    Blenheim Vale resurfaces as ‘Endeavour’ comes to an end

    As Endeavour entered its ninth and final season, and old ‘friend’ resurfaced by the name of Blenheim Vale, the old unsolved case surrounding the residential home for wayward boys that closed in 1955. The events around Blenheim Vale were first featured in Endeavour S2, Ep 4, “Neverland”. Blenheim Vale 101 In Neverland, first broadcast in Summer 2014 on PBS, the Blenheim […]

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  • Closing the book on Endeavour Morse this Sunday on PBS Masterpiece!

    Closing the book on Endeavour Morse this Sunday on PBS Masterpiece!

    As you prepare to put the cell phone on ‘do not disturb’ this Sunday, PBS Masterpiece does its best to prepare you for Endeavour: The Final Season with this brief look as to what’s in store for longtime partners and special friends and the special bond between Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) and DCI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam). Series 9 begins […]

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