Bear with…Germany begins filming on ‘Miranda’ remake, ‘Ruby’

In an attempt to shed their title of being voted ‘the least funniest country in the world‘ following a 2011 international survey conducted by Badoo.com, Germany has begun filming on a German language version of the British sitcom, Miranda. Currently with the working title of Ruby, the series will star German actress Anna Böger in the […]

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At the end of their ‘three series and out’ pact, Jodie Whitaker and Chris Chibnall set to turn over the keys to the TARDIS after S13!

What had been rumored for some time, is now official. Jodie Whittaker is leaving Doctor Who, with showrunner Chris Chibnall also set to depart the series in 2022. Doctor #13 and series showrunner will both bow out following a six-part series (set to air later in 2021), two specials (already planned for 2022), plus one final feature-length adventure for […]

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Armed with a mission to find the missing, ‘Baptiste’ returns this Fall to PBS Masterpiece

Tchéky Karyo returns as retired detective Julien Baptiste when series 2 of Baptiste premieres this Fall on PBS Masterpiece. The long-awaited psychological crime drama was slowed by COVID restrictions earlier this year but returns to BBC One this Sunday. Swapping Amsterdam’s red light district from series 1 for the woody mountains of Hungary for his next case, Baptiste has an uncanny knack for finding the missing.

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Remembering ‘Test Card F’ and Carole Hersee, the ‘test card girl’.

Known within the BBC as Test Card F, the iconic image was used on television in the United Kingdom and in countries elsewhere in the world for more than four decades. Like other test cards, it was usually shown while no programs were being broadcast. While I never experienced ‘Test Card F’ in real-time, I first became aware of the ‘test card girl’ during the British police procedural, Life on Mars, as the card was in use during the time in 1973 that Sam Tyler ‘woke up’ following a near-fatal car accident.

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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

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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From 1529 to 2024, ‘Wolf Hall’ alumni team up for ‘The Undeclared War’

For Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky and series star, Mark Rylance, it’s long, long way from the year 1529 and the dismissal of Cardinal Wolsey followed by the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII to 2024 and their new collaborative effort, The Undeclared War. Deadline reports that The Undeclared War takes place in the post-pandemic world […]

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Celebrate the midwives of Poplar from birth to age 10 with ‘Call the Midwife: Special Delivery’

While the January 2012 premiere of one of the most riveting, tissue-worthy dramas seems like just yesterday, the staying power of Call the Midwife is a true testament to the convergence of brilliant acting and writing with a lack of fear to tackle very difficult subjects. With the exception of maybe Midsomer Murders and Silent Witness, most dramas/mysteries tend […]

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Return to the Swinging Sixties with PBS’ ‘Best of the 60s: Ready Steady Go!’

Ready Steady Go!, a.k.a. RSG!, was a British rock/pop music television program broadcast every Friday evening from 9 August 1963 until 23 December 1966 on ITV. The show went out early on Friday evenings with the tagline “The weekend starts here!“, and was introduced by the Surfaris’ “Wipe Out”, later by Manfred Mann’s “5-4-3-2-1”, then Manfred Mann’s “Hubble Bubble Toil […]

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