Join in the fight against fascism in 1960s London when ‘Ridley Road’ premieres May 1 on PBS

Set against the backdrop of a swinging sixties London we haven’t seen: an East End world where far right fascism is on the rise, 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.

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Q&A with Lorna Watson and Will Trotter of ‘Sister Boniface Mysteries’

Look out, bicycle-riding nuns of Nonnatus House! There’s a new Sister in town and she’s armed with an IQ of 156, a PhD in Forensic Science and a Vespa! Appearing in only one episode of the now possessor of 100 episodes, Father Brown, Sister Boniface is hell-bent (sorry) on helping to make the streets of Great Slaughter safe for everyone and not let it turn into Midsomer or the sleepy little village of Kembleford where there seems to be a murder every week!

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Does ‘All Creatures’ Tricki Woo have a favorite human?

One of the stars of All Creatures Great and Small is Mrs. Pumphrey’s beloved pekingese, Tricki Woo.

Jill Clark of 1st Choice Animals just happens to be the owner of ‘Derek’, the dog that plays Tricki Woo. Jill describes Derek as a ‘total diva’ who likes his own space and likes to ‘do what he wants to do’. Everyone loves Derek but who does he love?

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Pack your bags! We’re heading back to ‘Sanditon’ this March on PBS Masterpiece!

If you happen to know anyone who needs a little seaside romance and intrigue in their life, PBS is definitely your travel destination this Spring. Thanks in large part to the relentless efforts of an extraordinary fanbase led by the #SanditonSisterhood, who continued to have hope that one day Sanditon would rise from the ashes, Charlotte Heywood’s epic journey continues when the second series of Sanditon returns Sunday, March 20 on PBS.

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First glimpse of Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Magpie Murders’ headed to PBS Masterpiece

2022 has already shown to be the icing on the proverbial British drama cake that began with the return of All Creatures Great and Small a few short weeks ago. Later in the year, it’s the return of Sanditon, another new series of Call the Midwife and several new series coming our way. One such series headed our way in 2022 that we have talked about extensively is the television adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders.

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Sister Boniface set to make Great Slaughter streets safe in 2022!

Armed with an IQ of 156 and a PhD in Forensic Science, popular Father Brown character Sister Boniface is getting her own spin-off series based on the character who first appeared in episode 6 of series 1 of Father Brown, “The Bride of Christ”. Lorna Watson will reprise her role from the popular BBC1 daytime series, which will focus on light-hearted “cozy” mysteries in a similar vein to Father Brown which stars Mark Williams as the crime-solving Roman Catholic priest.

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PBS is your Sunday night home for the best in British drama in 2022!

As we begin to close the books on 2021, no one will argue that the last two years have been, let’s just say, a bit rough. Aside from the catastrophic and devastating effects of a worldwide pandemic, UK drama and comedy output suffered greatly as a result of a lengthy countrywide production shutdown. Fortunately, while […]

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The Crawleys are returning home this Christmas on PBS!

Armed with 15 Primetime Emmys® and 69 Emmy® nominations, the PBS drama series that set viewing records for a PBS drama is returning to its’ rightful home this Christmas  — to PBS. Debuting on Masterpiece in January 2011, Downton Abbey ran for six series before Mr. Carson shuttered the doors on Downton in 2016, Downton Abbey: The Movie will broadcast Saturday, […]

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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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