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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Promising a ‘jaw-dropping’ finale, ‘Happy Valley’ returns to BBC1 on New Year’s Day for final series

While it’s been an excrutiatingly long 7 years since we last set foot in ‘Happy Valley’, the third and final series will premiere on New Year’s Day at 9p on BBC 1 with James Norton, who reprises his role as murderer/sex-offender/nemesis Tommy Lee Royce, already promising a ‘jaw-dropping’ finale befitting this amazingly brilliant series that will leave fans ‘reeling’.

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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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