First look — ‘Miss Austen’ with Keeley Hawes on PBS Masterpiece

Filming is underway on an all-star production of Gill Hornby’s best-selling and much loved novel Miss Austen. Miss Austen takes a literary mystery, one where Cassandra Austen notoriously burns her famous sister Jane’s letters and then reimagines it as a fascinating, witty and heart-breaking story of sisterly love, while creating in Cassandra a character as captivating as any […]

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‘Wolf Hall’ sequel, ‘The Mirror and the Light’ set for PBS Masterpiece

When two-time Booker Prize-winning author, Hilary Mantel passed away in September 2022 at the all-too-young age of 70, she was consulting on the television adaptation of her most recent 2020 novel, “The Mirror and the Light”, which was the conclusion to her critically acclaimed Tudor trilogy. The writer’s first two books in the trilogy, “Wolf […]

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After 25 years, will ‘The Royle Family’ finally get off the couch?

The Royle Family, the brilliant late 90s British situation comedy, is set to return for a one-off special to celebrate the much-loved show’s 25th anniversary next month. In celebration of it being 25 years since the show launched on BBC, UK Gold will show an updated version of the 2010 documentary The Royle Family: Down The […]

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Post-‘Poldark’, Aidan Turner hits the tennis court in ‘Fifteen-Love’

Best known for his 5-year stint in PBS’ Poldark where, as Captain Ross Poldark, he returned from the American War of Independence to his home of Nampara in Cornwall after three years in the army only to find his estate is in ruins and in considerable debt, Aidan Turner is now seemingly on much safer ground as a tennis coach in Fifteen-Love. The […]

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There is ‘life after Downton’ for two former downstairs rivals…

Two former downstairs residents of Downton Abbey have landed roles in upcoming productions over the next year. Fresh off spending time in Happy Valley, Siobhan Finneran, who you’ll recognize as Downton Abbey’s resident mean girl, O’Brien, in the first three seasons of Downton Abbey, joins the cast of The Damned which recently finished filming in Iceland. Described as a ‘tense […]

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‘Celebrity Antiques Road Trip’ heads to PBS this month!

Fans of Antiques Roadshow and virtually any British mystery, drama or comedy will definitely want to read on.  The celebrity spin-off version of Antiques Road Trip sees two antique experts paired up with celebrity guests in classic cars as they scour for antiques on a road trip around the country. With 11 series and over 200 episodes in […]

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Corduroy’s, Tweeds, Overalls & ‘what would Tricki Woo wear’: ‘Masterpiece’ Q&A with ‘ACG&S’ Costume Designer, Ros Little

There are certain series such as Poldark, Downton Abbey and Sanditon where the costumes should be considered as important to the storyline as the supporting cast. Just like scenic locations (i.e. the Cornwall countryside or Port Isacc), costumes can be equally as important as a strong ensemble cast. This is never more evident than with the latest adaptation of All […]

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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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Having survived ‘Midsomer Murders’, it’s on to Highclere Castle and Chavenage House!

With new found confidence after surviving our time in the small English village of Dorchester-on-Thames touring several Midsomer Murder locations and living to tell about it, the Transcendent Travel/KERA Great British Telly Tour continued safely on to Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) and Chavenage House (Poldark) on Wednesday. Being able to experience the more than familiar locations used […]

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