Preview the visually stunning ‘Maigret’ + the brilliant Rowan Atkinson

Given his trademark pipe, fondness of fine alcohol and reliance on godlike intuition in solving cases, the character of Jules Maigret is frequently referred to as the Sherlock Holmes of France. Having first appeared in print in 1931, Maigret is the creation of Belgian author Georges Simenon who wrote 75 Maigret novels and is considered […]

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‘Doc Martin’ to re-open Portwenn surgery as new episodes head to public television in January 2019

There have been so many questions as to when Doc Martin will return to public television stations, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to re-post this announcement from June 2018 and stem any future anxiety. (LONDON) There is light at the end of the proverbial Portwenn tunnel for American audiences that have had to endure an agonizingly […]

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With all-star cast sans Lady Rose, filming begins on the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus as filming has begun on the long-awaited Downton Abbey movie. A roster of stars have been added to the returning upstairs and downstairs residents of Downton as Harry Potter’s Imelda Staunton, Sherlock Holmes‘ Geraldine James and The Thick of It‘s David Haig are among those who have signed-up. Also joining the cast […]

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‘Ladies and gentlemen, this is Vanity Fair’

Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Vanity Fair follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s epic story of love and intrigue continues to add to an already stellar cast which includes Martin Clunes (Doc […]

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Lots of new faces at Nonnatus House as ‘Call the Midwife’ S8 begins filming

Miriam Margolyes will join the cast of Call the Midwife for the forthcoming 2018 Christmas special and episode 1 of series 8 which will, most likely, premiere on BBC1 in January 2019. The Harry Potter star (along with Blackadder, Little Dorrit and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) is set to play Sister Mildred, a “forthright and indefatigable sister from […]

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‘The Little Drummer Girl’ becomes next John Le Carré novel headed to BBC1

Based on the 1983 John Le Carré spy novel, The Little Drummer Girl, BBC1 will follow up their earlier adaptation of another Le Carré novel, The Night Manager, with a 6-part series starring Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood) as Israeli intelligence officer Becker. Florence Pugh (The Falling, Marcella) will star as ‘Charlie’, an unsuspecting young actress who strikes up an […]

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‘Baptiste’ adds ‘Call the Midwife’ alum, Jessica Raine, to cast as filming begins

As production filming begins in Antwerp, Ghent, Amsterdam and Deal in Kent on Baptiste, Call the Midwife alum Jessica Raine has been added to the cast alongside the recently added Tom Hollander (Rev, The Night Manager). The series, which is a spin-off of the BBC1 series The Missing, is set to focus on investigator Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo). Hollander will play […]

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See photos from the next PBS/BBC ‘masterpiece,’ Les Miserables

Earlier this year, PBS and the BBC announced an epic new adaptation of the 19th Century Victor Hugo classic, Les Miserables. The all-star cast will be headed by Dominic West (The Affair, The Hour) and David Oyelowo (Spooks, Selma, A United Kingdom) in the iconic roles of Jean Valjean and Javert, the police inspector who dedicated his life […]

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Jane Austen’s final unfinished novel, ‘Sanditon’ headed to PBS’ Masterpiece

Under the watchful eye (and pen) of BAFTA and Emmy-award winning writer, Andrew Davies (House of Cards, War & Peace, Mr. Selfridge, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice), PBS’ Masterpiece series will adapt Austen’s unfinished original 11-chapter manuscript, Sanditon, into an 8 x 60-minute drama series. Sanditon will, once again, pair Davies and Austen together as Davies has previously adapted both Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey for the small screen […]

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‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ – Q&A with showrunner and lead writer, Emilia di Girolamo

Fasten your seat belts and grab a box of tissues as the third and final series of The Tunnel: Vengeance begins Sunday evening on PBS at 10:30pET / 9:30pCT. Tellspotting had the great good fortune to sit down recently with the wonderfully brilliant Emilia di Girolamo, showrunner and lead writer for the gripping finale of The Tunnel trilogy to discuss her […]

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