Sherlock composer raises the 'epic quotient' for series 3

Given all the endless questions circling the Internets concerning Sherlock Holmes’ series 2 ender leap off the rooftop of St Barts Hospital, how can you possibly up the ‘epic ante’ when it comes to the forthcoming BBC/PBS series 3 of Sherlock? Anticipation for the early 2014 return (January 19 on PBS/early January on BBC One) […]

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'Death Comes to Pemberley' comes to PBS, BBC One

When it comes to BBC, ITV and PBS, when the drama rains come, they pour. Already on the books for 2013-2014 are the know commodities of Downton Abbey 4, Sherlock 3, Call the Midwife 3, Mr Selfridge 2, Bletchley Circle 2, the final five Hercule Poirot mysteries, another George Gently series, more DCI Banks, Scott […]

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Luther returns to hunt criminals and battle demons tonight on BBC One

Luther is an unquestionably gripping, psychological thriller driven by a brilliant and emotionally impulsive detective tormented by the darker side of humanity. John Luther, played brilliantly by Idris Elba, is the near-genius detective struggling to cope with his own demons, might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. This is telly that […]

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The music of ‘Case Histories’ 2.2

Another Sunday, another brilliant Case Histories broadcast on BBC One with an equally as brilliant soundtrack. I’m feeling a bit like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. Last nights episode, “Nobody’s Darling”, saw Jackson Brodie (Jason Isaacs) encountering a grieving mother who is convinced that her daughter’s riding accident was murder. As with episode one, this […]

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Miranda Hart's long journey to create funny telly

Ever wonder just what it takes to create a sitcom series? Think it’s as easy as just putting words on paper and getting actors to ‘read them funny’? How about one that has been wildly successful for two seasons and, as with the case of Miranda, you learn that your series that you both write […]

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October 4 plans: Red Dwarf X on Dave or Hunted on BBC One?

The upcoming 8-part spy drama, Hunted, which premieres Thursday, 4 October on BBC One (yes, I know, this is ‘in the face’ opposite the new series of Red Dwarf on Dave for those that are keeping score at home), looks brilliant. Let’s just say that having seen the trailer, the producers had me at “…from […]

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BBC to buy viewers new Jonathan Creek for Christmas

When it comes to good news, the always widely-quoted, ever-so-popular, never mentioned by name BBC insider has told the British Comedy Guide that there will be a new Jonathan Creek episode for BBC viewers to unwrap this year. The ‘insider’ continued by saying: ‘It’s definitely going ahead. We’re very excited to see Jonathan back on […]

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Doctor Who's less than encouraging 1963 beginning

Judging from the original review of the first two broadcasts of Doctor Who, the word of a telly critics in the early 60’s was not taken as gospel, thankfully. Doctor Who will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013 despited the fact that Mary Crozier, telly reviewer for The Guardian was less than impressed when the […]

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Move over Dame Edna, here comes Mrs. Brown

Move over Dame Edna, Mrs. Brown invades Great Britain might be a better way to describe the newest situation comedy, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, when it premieres on BBC One beginning this Monday, 21 February. The writer, creator and ‘face behind’ Mrs. Brown is Irish actor, Brendan O’Carroll. Even with the 1,000’s of stand-up appearances, the five […]

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Scattershooting on a Monday….Downton Abbey, Judi Dench and more

More trolling around the Internets bringing you more tidbits of witty banter to amaze your friends with at parties…. Downton Abbey production begins in February We reported last week that Downton Abbey is set to go into production next month in the UK. Now that the second or four episodes has come and gone on […]

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