U.S. vs. UK – A promotional Tale of Two ‘Poldarks’

Over the past several years, there seems to be a growing difference between the way series that air in both the UK and the U.S. are promoted to potential audiences. While series such as Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, Lewis, Endeavour and, now Poldark have enjoyed both critical acclaim and audience success on the BBC, ITV and PBS, […]

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First glimpse of ‘Young Hyacinth’ set for September on BBC

If nothing else, Young Hyacinth, the forthcoming BBC prequel to the classic Roy Clarke series, Keeping Up Appearances, will give audiences a bit of insight as to how a 19-year-old Hyacinth from humble beginnings turned into an over-bearing, social-climbing snob with a penchant for slimline telephones with automatic redial, Royal Doulton china with hand-painted periwinkles, candlelight suppers. In […]

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‘Endeavour’ to make Oxford streets safe once again as 4th series confirmed

With series 3 of Endeavour just around the corner as part of PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery! series this summer, ITV has confirmed that the series will go into production in late Spring 2016 and return for a fourth series. While this is welcome news for UK fans Endeavour Morse as ITV transmitted series 3 last month, it is brilliant news to American […]

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New ‘Endeavour’ headed to PBS in Summer 2016

Endeavour is back! While this may no longer news to UK audiences, given that the new series began on ITV this past Sunday and continuing this Sunday at 8p, what will be news to American audiences is that, at long last, the award-winning prequel series to Inspector Morse has tentatively been scheduled for Summer 2016 on PBS as part of […]

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Post-Dowager Countess, Dame Maggie Smith is ‘The Lady in the Van’

Now that Downton Abbey has come to an end (from a filming standpoint, anyway), Dame Maggie Smith will be swapping her trademark Dowager Countess attire for a knit cap and dirty raincoat for her forthcoming role in playwright Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van. In the film adaptation of his hit West End play, The Lady in the […]

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It’s ‘Companion to Queen’ for Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman

Depending on what day of the week it was over the last several months, news of an impending Jenna Coleman departure from Doctor Who was either a wild rumor or an as-yet-to-be-verified fact. Truth be told, contrary to conventional wisdom, you can’t always believe everything you read on the Internets. Hard to believe, I know, […]

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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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