• ‘Midsomer Murders — 25 Years of Mayhem’ — the safe way to visit Midsomer County!

    ‘Midsomer Murders — 25 Years of Mayhem’ — the safe way to visit Midsomer County!

    For public television fans of Midsomer Murders, you undoubtedly know how difficult it is to survive life in a small English village. With a overall body count that has, ultimately, risen above 400 during filming of the 23rd season of the extraordinarily popular British drama, the long-running series was adapted by Anthony Horowitz (Foyle’s War, Magpie Murders) and Douglas […]

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  • ‘Moonflower Murders’, ‘Magpie Murders’ sequel, to begin filming later this year!

    ‘Moonflower Murders’, ‘Magpie Murders’ sequel, to begin filming later this year!

    Lesley Manville as editor turned sleuth Susan Ryeland and Timothy McMullan as fictional detective Atticus Pünd will both reprise their roles when the Magpie Murders band gets back together to film the Anthony Horowitz 2020 sequel, Moonflower Murders, later this year. Author Anthony Horowitz’s previous work is well-known amongst fans of British mysteries on PBS having created, written and/or adapted Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders.

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  • First look at ‘Annika’ S2 headed our way in 2023 on Masterpiece!

    First look at ‘Annika’ S2 headed our way in 2023 on 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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  • Remembering ‘Mystery’ on PBS before mystery was cool….

    Remembering ‘Mystery’ on PBS before mystery was cool….

    For those PBS Mystery series fans that are currently experiencing the Sunday evening greatness that is Miss Scarlet and the Duke, Magpie Murders and Annika and who have been anxiously awaiting each Summer for the new seasons of Endeavour and Grantchester for the better part of the last decade, you may not be aware of the root history of ‘mystery’ on PBS that needs to be recognized for those that remember way, way back into the 80’s, back when the Earth was beginning to cool from the Ice Age.

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  • PBS is the place to be tonight for British mysteries on Masterpiece!

    PBS is the place to be tonight for British mysteries on Masterpiece!

    Look at it this way…there will be always be another Sunday night NFL football game next week, there are no Major League Baseball playoff games tonight, the NBA season doesn’t begin until the end of this month and there are still 80+ hockey games for your local team left in the regular season before the playoffs so you have absolutely no reason not to tune into your local PBS station tonight and feast of three of the best take-charge female detectives to grace the small screen.

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  • With S3 waiting in the wings for January 2023, binge S1 and get ready for ‘Miss Scarlet and The Duke’ S2 in October on PBS

    With S3 waiting in the wings for January 2023, binge S1 and get ready for ‘Miss Scarlet and The Duke’ S2 in October on PBS

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

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  • Tempting fate, the ‘KERA British Telly Tour’ heads to Oxfordshire for a date with Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour!

    Tempting fate, the ‘KERA British Telly Tour’ heads to Oxfordshire for a date with Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour!

    The KERA Great British Telly Tour headed to Oxford on Thursday for an Inspector Morse, Lewis and  Endeavour walking tour of the hallowed halls of the 39 colleges that make up Oxford University (16 of the colleges were actually featured in the Inspector Morse series alone!). Named the ‘fictional murder capital of England’ for obvious reasons, Oxford proved to be a treasure trove of information, partly in just learning how the University system works.

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  • ‘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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