Corduroy’s, Tweeds, Overalls & ‘what would Tricki Woo wear’: ‘Masterpiece’ Q&A with ‘ACG&S’ Costume Designer, Ros Little

There are certain series such as Poldark, Downton Abbey and Sanditon where the costumes should be considered as important to the storyline as the supporting cast. Just like scenic locations (i.e. the Cornwall countryside or Port Isacc), costumes can be equally as important as a strong ensemble cast. This is never more evident than with the latest adaptation of All […]

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Grab a tissue, ‘Call the Midwife’ S12 returns to PBS on March 19

While UK fans of Call the Midwife have been enjoying the new series since early January, PBS viewers in the U.S. don’t have much longer to wait as the bike-riding midwives from Nonnatus House return to Sunday nights beginning March 19 on PBS. Based originally on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth who worked with the Community of St. John the […]

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‘Nolly’ with Helena Bonham Carter headed to PBS

Nolly tells the story of British soap opera legend Noele Gordon (Helena Bonham Carter), a.k.a. Nolly, who played Meg Richardson in hit ITV soap Crossroads whose unceremonious firing from her hit show at the height of her career was front-page news. As one of the most famous faces on British TV in the 1960s and ’70s, Gordon […]

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Ford Cortina vs Audi Quattro….the debate rages on!

After reading recently that Life on Mars, one of the great British series right up there with The Prisoner (IMHO) premiered on 9 January 2006, I reminded myself about the greatness of the series starring Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt and John Simm as DI Sam Tyler. Primarily set in the 70s, the series centered around Tyler, a […]

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‘Hotel Boss’ sets out to find the next Basil Fawlty

Just when you thought it might be safe to go back into the water, along comes something that gives you pause to where you might say to yourself….maybe not just yet. In this case, we’re talking the bane of good telly existence, the unscripted reality program. The surprising thing, IMHO, is that with a working […]

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50+ years down the road, Bob Dylan reveals what makes him ‘feel at home’

A big TOH to Reid Robinson, Tellyspotting’s intrepid reporter in Richardson, TX who reminded me of one of music’s most controversial moments which occurred at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall in 1966. A heckler branded one of the greatest songwriters of all-time, “Judas” for going electric during a set thus ‘betraying his folk roots’. Reid pointed me in the direction of one Robert Allen Zimmerman and how, over a half century later, he answered one of life’s most sought-after musical questions.

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First look at ‘Unforgotten’ as Sinéad Keenan joins Sanjeev Bhaskar (and his rucksack) for S5!

Sinéad Keenan joins DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) for the forthcoming S5 of Unforgotten following the tragic S4 finale and the death of DCI Cassie Stewart (Nicola Walker) as DCI, Jessica ‘Jessie’ James. Walker went on to star in Annika for the BBC and PBS this past year. Series 5 will pick up not long after the end of the last […]

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‘Sanditon’ returns to PBS on March 19 for 3rd and final series

Fortunately and, unfortunately, there is both good news and bad news swirling around the forthcoming third series of Sanditon as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. The good news is that long-time fans of the series will be able to return to the seaside resort town for the premiere of series 3 on Sunday, March 19 at 9pET/8pCT. The […]

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