New Agatha Christie mysteries headed to BBC One

Following up Fridays announcement from Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, that Call the Midwife had been commissioned for a 4th series, comes some equally as brilliant news regarding new Agatha Christie adaptations. Historically, Christie’s two greatest creations, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, have transmitted on ITV in the UK. In announcing the details […]

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What's that in the air on PBS Dec 22? – It's Mr. Stink, of course

I first crossed paths with Mr. Stink at the BBC Showcase meeting last February. At that time, we saw a simple one-time-only special with a big name cast grab the hearts of some of the most cynical television program executives attending the Liverpool screenings. Although it had already aired on BBC One on Christmas Day […]

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David Walliams' 2013 telly Christmas gift — Gangsta Granny

An all-star cast Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart are set to bring David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novel Gangsta Granny to life in a special 60-minute adaptation for BBC One this holiday season. Following the enormously successful 2012 adaptation of Mr. Stink, an earlier Walliams children’s book, Gangsta Granny reunites the BAFTA-nominated […]

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What's up next for the Earl of Grantham? Mr. Stink, of course.

Somehow, in trying not to be bitter about Sunday’s Emmy Award snub of both Downton Abbey and Sherlock, I had this visual of Hugh Bonneville leaving the Emmy Awards last night and when the Ryan Seacrest of the day asks what he was going to do next, the Earl of Grantham would shout, “I’m going […]

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David Walliams conquers the Thames for Sport Relief

A wee bit harder than his gig as host of the 24-hour Panel show that he did for Comic Relief this past year, but after 8 days and 140 miles, the official David Walliams vs. The Thames challenge for Sport Relief is now over.  Along the way, Walliams battled a stomach virus, high tide, low […]

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