Unfortunately for Downton Abbey fans, there won’t be anything under the tree this Christmas as the release of the sequel to the first feature film of the long-running PBS series has been pushed from December 2021 to March 18, 2022.
Quality drama continues to come our way on PBS as David Nicholls’ Us successfully skirted the coronavirus pandemic lockdown and is set to transmit beginning tonight (20 June) and next Sunday at 9:00pET/8:00pCT. Based on the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel of the same name by David Nicholls, Us stars Tom Hollander (Rev, Night Manager, Baptiste, Bohemian Rhapsody), Saskia Reeves […]
It just keeps getting better from a drama standpoint on PBS as Masterpiece recently announced that the Amsterdam-based series, Van der Valk, has begun filming their second season. Marc Warren (Hustle, Mad Dogs, Beecham House, The Good Wife) reprises his role as Commissaris Piet Van der Valk, and Maimie McCoy (All Creatures Great and Small, Grantchester), Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias), Elliot Barnes-Worrell […]
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. As Vivien descends further into the fascist organization her courage and loyalties are challenged.
Series 9 of Father Brown, an early 2020 casualty to the coronavirus pandemic, is headed to the unchartered waters that few television series find themselves — the staying power of 100 episodes. With the exception of maybe Midsomer Murders and Silent Witness, most dramas/mysteries either intentionally or unintentionally wrap up production after only a few series. As Father Brown begins filming […]
While the January 2012 premiere of one of the most riveting, tissue-worthy dramas seems like just yesterday, the staying power of Call the Midwife is a true testament to the convergence of brilliant acting and writing with a lack of fear to tackle very difficult subjects. With the exception of maybe Midsomer Murders and Silent Witness, most dramas/mysteries tend […]
Just as there was no joy in Mudville after the mighty Casey struck out back in 1888, there is very little, if any, joy in Sanditon-ville at this moment given the news that Sidney Parker (Theo James) would not be returning to the seaside town of Sanditon for series 2. Sanditon, the British period drama based on […]
Megan Cusack, the youngest member of the Cusack acting family dynasty has joined the cast of Call the Midwife for series 10. No relation to the American Cusack family dynasty of father Richard and siblings John, Joan or Ann, Megan is the niece of Irish actress sisters Niamh, Sorcha, Sinead and Catherine Cusack. She will play Irish student midwife Nancy Corrigan in episode 4 of series 10 which premieres on BBC1 Sunday night. Series 10 will tentatively air on PBS this Fall in the States.
Voted one of the top 15 shows of 2020 in the U.S. by Vogue, MASTERPIECE on PBS today announced, with Red Planet Pictures, the renewal of the acclaimed and hugely popular drama, Sanditon, the fan favorite drama based on Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel, for a second and third season.
The BBC has confirmed the news ahead of series 10 premiering on 18 April on BBC1 and with series 11 about to commence filming that audiences will be returning to Poplar for a 12th AND 13th series with the commissioning of two more series beyond those that were commissioned back in 2019. With series 10 taking the Poplar nurses into the late 60s, it will be interesting to see what challenges another decade might throw at them and, more importantly, how Trixie will take to 70s fashion.