Drama Wars 2013: BBC vs ITV

By all accounts, 2012 was a pretty stellar year for drama output from the BBC and ITV. Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Endeavour, DCI Banks, Scott and Bailey, Call the Midwife and Upstairs Downstairs to name a few. In 2013, it only gets better as both the BBC and ITV are getting ready to rumble for drama […]

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Dawn French added to cast of Sue Perkins' Heading Out

The cast list for a recently announced British comedy series is starting to read like a who’s who list of British comedy. Heading Out is star and be written by Sue Perkins, who just finished hosting duties for The Great British Bake Off . The six-part series will also star Steve Pemberton (League of Gentlemen, Whitechapel, […]

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BBC getting the Being Human band back together for series 5

Being ‘human’ is hard enough for the average individual. Imagine how difficult it is for your average vampire, ghost and/or werewolf. Now, put them all in a flat in Wales and it becomes almost impossible to imagine. Being Human, the Toby Whithouse creation started out almost five years ago now as a series that bordered […]

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Syfy targets Blake's 7 for next American re-make effort

Thankfully, if I get a bit discouraged at the thought of yet another British telly classic getting an American re-boot, I’ll have plenty of company this time around. The news that Terry Nation’s brilliant sci-fi drama Blake’s 7 will get a 21st century update courtesy of American cable outlet, Syfy, has not set well with […]

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Post Red Dwarf it's Death in Paradise for the Cat

What does one do if, in a previous life, you were a humanoid lifeform living on a mining spaceship owned and operated by the Jupiter Mining Corporation and you had evolved from the descendants of a pregnant pet cat named Frankenstein? Oh, and you are vain, aloof, and love to dress in extravagant clothing? Easy. […]

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A bit of Doctor Who 2013 news for you

As we approach the all-too-long awaited premiere of Doctor Who 7.1, news is starting to surface about Doctor Who 7.2, set to premiere in both the UK and the States in 2013. Doctor Who Magazine recently revealed that Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine (Jenny Lee) will play a character named Emma Grayling in an […]

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A Being Human St. Georges Day tribute

Happy St. Georges Day Even though it’s not an official bank holiday (yet) in England and evil things are said to occur on St. George’s Day in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, it’s a time for celebration. Generally observed by nations around the world of which Saint George is the patron saint, 23 April is recognized as […]

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Being Human to rise again in 2013 with series 5

Have to admit, I was a bit skeptical going in to the fourth series of Being Human on BBC Three. If you are preparing for a mega-marathon of the first three series and have not seen series four, please be warned that spoilers are imminent. Why my skepticism? Well, let’s see. Immediately, no Mitchell, no […]

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