Agatha Raisin’s Ashley Jensen heads north to join the cast of ‘Shetland’

Scottish-born Ashley Jensen (May to December, Eastenders, Ugly Betty, After Life, Extras) who stars as the middle-aged public relations agent who sold her Mayfair public relations firm and fled London for the supposedly peaceful cobblestone streets of the Cotswolds and early retirement in Agatha Raisin, is headed north to Scotland to take over for DI Jimmy Perez […]

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‘Sanditon’ — a first look at S3 coming to PBS in 2023!

Starring Rose Williams, Crystal Clarke, Anne Reid, Kris Marshall and Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Sanditon rose from the ashes thanks, as we all will remember, to a herculean effort by fans to revive the series following a 2-year hiatus between series 1 and series 2. By now, we all are keenly aware that series 2 was filled with enough shocks, […]

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‘Tom Jones’ (no, not that one) headed to PBS Masterpiece in 2023!

The adaptation of Henry Fielding’s classic novel, The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, tells the story of the title character’s complicated journey to find real love. Delighting readers since 1749, Tom Jones will continue to do just that in this 4-part television adaptation expected to arrive in 2023 as part of the PBS Masterpiece series. In […]

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Capping off the KERA British Telly Tour with a trip to ‘Dibley’ and Bletchley Park!

Taking absolutely nothing away from our stops earlier in the week touring filming locations for Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle), Poldark (Chavenage House), Midsomer Murders (Dorchester-on-Thames), Inspector Morse/Lewis/Endeavour (Oxfordshire) and Agatha Raisin (Biddestone), the final day of the KERA British Telly Tour before returning to London may have been the best of all with a stop in Turville, yet another picturesque small English village (thankfully, no murders have occured there to my knowledge) for a behind-the-scenes look at the Vicar of Dibley and then on to Bletchley Park (Bletchley Circle) for a glimpse at the brilliant work that came out of the minds of the roughly 9000 men and women that worked tirelessly to end World War II .

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Tellyspotting survives small English village with a day in ‘Midsomer’

For fans of Midsomer Murders and Father Brown, you know how difficult it is to survive life in a small English village. With a overall body count expected to rise about 400 during filming of the 25th series of the extraordinarily popular British drama, Dorchester-on-Thames was the next stop on the KERA British Telly Tour this week. Fortunately, I […]

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More ‘Guilt’ on the way later this month from Masterpiece on PBS!

If you haven’t seen Guilt as of yet, consider placing it at the top of your viewing list of ‘2022 guilty pleasures list’ courtesy of PBS and Masterpiece. Sporting a brilliant cast coupled with great writing that features more twists and turns than the law allows around every corner when series 1 ran last year, Guilt pairs the talents […]

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With S1 premiering Sunday, Oct 16 on PBS, life is good as filming on ‘Annika’ S2 has begun!

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 and The Split once again I’m convinced she […]

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First look — Nicola Walker and Sean Bean in ‘Marriage’!

Fresh off her brilliant portrayel of the sharp, witty and enigmatic DI Annika Strandhed in Annika which followed her totally unexpected departure at the conclusion of the 4th series of Unforgotten, Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango in Halifax, Unforgotten, The Split, Annika) is set to star with Sean Bean (Sharpe, Vicar of Dibley, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Broken, Time) in […]

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New adaptation of ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ stars a few familiar faces — Lesley Manville, Jason Isaacs and Rose Williams.

A new adaptation of Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico’s much-loved novel (Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris) about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of having one of her own, is out now in U.S. theaters and is a must see this Summer.

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