Once again, giving thanks this Thanksgiving for family, friends, loyal Tellyspotting readers, good health and MiniBoots, in addition to ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’’

In addition to stopping for a moment to be eternally thankful for family, friends, avid and first-time Tellyspotting readers, good health and our cat, MiniBoots, no Thanksgiving would be complete without recognizing the contributions made by two classic British series in not only setting me on a lifelong desire of wanting to consume all things British when […]

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‘Call the Midwife’ delivers with a special 10-year retrospective this Sunday on PBS

It was a Sunday night like any other Sunday night back in April 2012 on PBS. The only thing really special about it at the time was that most British drama fans were anxiously awaiting the return of Downton Abbey wondering what character might not make it to next season. Fast forward to Sunday, November 21 on PBS for a very ‘special delivery’ as Call the Midwife takes a celebratory look back at 10 years in a retrospective full of births, deaths, love stories, faith and family.

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You are cordially invited to ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ — March 18, 2022

Finally, two years after the original movie and five years after the television drama ended its six-season run on PBS, charter members of the Downton Abbey Separation Anxiety can rest easy knowing that Downton Abbey: A New Era will hit theatres on March 18, 2022. While the first film centered around a Royal Visit to the Crawley family and Downton […]

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Get ready to return to ‘Happy Valley’…one final time!

With chances of a third series consistently hovering between zero and none since 2016, creator/writer Sally Wainwright (Scott and Bailey, Last Tango in Halifax, Gentleman Jack) is at long last returning to Calder Valley, West Yorkshire in Northern England, a.k.a. Happy Valley. While Wainwright has successfully skated rumors about a third series since the show ended back […]

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Nicola Walker and Sean Bean in ‘Marriage’ — need we say more?

Fresh off her totally unexpected/departure at the conclusion of the 4th series of Unforgotten, Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango in Halifax) is set to star with Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Broken) in an upcoming BBC comedy/drama series, Marriage. Written and created by Stefan Golaszewski (Mum, Him & Her), the four-part series is described as “an up-close portrait […]

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‘Around the World in 80 Days’ with David Tennant = another PBS Masterpiece!

David Tennant stars as English gentleman turned adventurer and literature’s greatest explorer Phileas Fogg in a thrilling new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, Around the World in 80 Days, coming to Masterpiece on PBS. Joining Tennant for this 8-part adventure will be French actor Ibrahim Koma (OSS 177) as Fogg’s irrepressible valet, Passepartout, Leonie Benesch […]

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‘Tom Jones’, the mother of all Rom-coms, headed to PBS

Long considered to be one of the earliest novels in the English language, Henry Fielding’s The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling will be adapted and reimagined for television by PBS Masterpiece. The story follows the growth and misadventures of the title character, played in this new adaptation by the young actor Solly McLeod (The Rising), who stars opposite Sophie Wilde (You Don’t Know Me) as the heroine, Sophia Western.

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A deadly accident + dreadfully bad decisions = superb noir thriller, ‘Guilt’, on PBS Masterpiece

Set in the Leith district of Edinburgh, Guilt stars Mark Bonnar (Unforgotten, Shetland) and Jamie Sives (Game of Thrones) as a pair of bickering brothers, Max and Jake, in a mischievous yet darkly absorbing tale of deceit. Max is the elder brother—affluent, short-tempered and ruthlessly take-charge while younger brother Jake is the likeable, rumpled ex-musician and record shop […]

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Mark your calendars for October 3 on PBS for two long-awaited Drama Sunday premieres!

Regular viewers of Drama Sundays on PBS have seen first hand just how much COVID has created havoc this year on a number of major UK productions around the world. Fortunately, things returned to something resembling normalcy earlier this year, for a while anyway, allowing many of our collective favorites such as Call the Midwife, Grantchester, Endeavour, […]

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‘All Creatures Great and Small’ — Looking ahead to S2

New faces, returning favorites, a will they/won’t they get together story and lots of cute lambs are in store when series 2 of All Creatures Great and Small returns this January on PBS. The most familiar new face will be Patricia Hodge, who will step into the iconic and beloved role of Mrs Pumphrey for series 2.

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