‘Indian Summers’ to end after second series

Indian Summers, the drama whose second series is currently showing on Sunday nights on Channel 4 in the UK and will premiere in America on Sunday, September 11 as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, has been cancelled after two series. Set in the summer capital of Simla during the twilight years of the British Raj, Indian Summers starred Julie […]

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Ok, David Tennant, what did you do with Shakespeare’s head?

Designed to mark the 400th anniversary since the death of William Shakespeare, a recent Channel 4 documentary focused its cameras on the first ever archaeological investigation of Shakespeare’s grave in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and appears to have concluded that, wait for it…wait for it…his head quite probably is missing. Shakespeare’s Tomb, which will transmit in the […]

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‘Indian Summers’ set for 2016 return with series 2

Given the timing in both the UK and the U.S., both Downton Abbey-Nation and Sherlock-Nation are nothing short of beside themselves this week. With Downton closing its doors in the UK on Christmas Day and set to premiere in the U.S. on PBS beginning January 3 and Sherlock set to transmit on New Years Day […]

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PBS previews new trailer for ‘Indian Summers’ beginning Sept 27

Indian Summers coming to PBS’ Masterpiece, beginning Sunday, September 27. Set. DVR. Now. Set in the summer of 1932, a time where India is dreaming of independence while the British continue to desperately cling to their colonial rule of India, Indian Summers stars Academy Award nominee Julie Walters (Harry Potter, The Hollow Crown) as Cynthia Coffin, […]

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‘Humans’ – It’s what happens when A.I. runs amok

There have been countless movies over the years that center around our increasing reliance on mechanical help and/or artificial intelligence. In most cases, it never ends well as greed enters into the picture causing such a reliance to short circuit. At the time, most of these were considered fantasy, not reality. With the new Channel […]

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The greatness of ‘The Crystal Maze’ is set to return….sort of.

The Crystal Maze, one of the most brilliant game shows of all time is set for a return…sort of. The original series, which ran on Channel 4 from 1990-1995 and starred Richard O’Brien of Rocky Horror Picture Show fame, is making a comeback. Sadly, looking at the official Crystal Maze website, you get the sense […]

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As PBS adds ‘Indian Summers’ this Fall, S2 adds cast for 2016 return

In the seemingly endless search for the ‘next Downton Abbey‘, Channel 4’s Indian Summers comes to PBS in September following its successful winter run in the UK. Set in the summer of 1932, Indian Summers, details the events of summers spent at Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, by a group of British socialites at the time of the British […]

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Indian Summers – yet another PBS Masterpiece for 2015!

Ho, hum. Another day, another brilliant drama coming to PBS in 2015! Julie Walters as Cynthia in the new Channel 4 drama Indian Summers. Photo credit: Channel 4 Set in the summer of 1932, a time where India is dreaming of independence while the British continue to desperately cling to their colonial rule of India, […]

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Illusionist Derren Brown enters Sherlock stars' mind palace

I’m afraid that one segment in tonight’s Stand Up to Cancer 2014 fundraising marathon to be broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK won’t go very far in satisfying those that are impatiently awaiting the next installment of Sherlock that is headed our way during Christmas 2015, but it is a bit of fun. Mentalist/Illusionist […]

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Behind-the-scenes with 'Mapp and Lucia' from BBC

Three E.F. Benson novels about upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and “one-upmanship” in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery, known simply as Mapp and Lucia, has begun filming at Lamb House in Rye, East Sussex, the original inspiration for Benson’s fictional seaside town of Tilling. Based on Benson’s […]

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