DCI Banks set to return in 2014 with filming to begin next month

When ITV recently announced that DCI Banks, starring Stephen Tomkinson, would return for a third season in 2014 on both ITV in the UK and on public television stations in the States, my first thought was that with the addition of George Gently, Endeavour, Inspector Lewis, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks and Foyle’s War, I’m […]

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Endeavour's walking tour of 'Morseland', a.k.a. Oxford

As UK viewers found out last night, the Year of Endeavour is upon us. With last nights UK premiere of the first of four new episodes that follow the highly successful ITV1 2012 ‘pilot’ episode, fans of PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery! series have a telly treat in store for them when the series premieres on Sunday, […]

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Endeavour set for 14 April return in the UK and July 7 on PBS!

While it was 25 years ago that Inspector Morse hit the telly in the UK, it was just over a year ago that PBS Mystery series fans of Inspector Morse were treated to Endeavour, a prequel to the long-running television adaptation of the Inspector Morse novels by Colin Dexter. Endeavour starred Shaun Evans, who you […]

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Sunday's a great night for drama on PBS as Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge set to premiere!

“ With Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Sherlock, Inspector Lewis, Call the Midwife, Endeavour, Great Expectations, Birdsong and Wallander, PBS is, without question, your home for the best drama on television. This coming Sunday night is certainly no exception. Having had the benefit of seeing both series in their entirety already, you do not want to […]

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2013 will be the Year of Endeavour with new episodes this Spring/Summer

When ITV1 commissioned and, along with PBS in the States, subsequently broadcast the one-off prequel, Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans as the young DC Morse in 2012, both the critical acclaim and audience response that followed left everyone immediately wanting more. More is what you will be getting soon as, beginning this Spring on ITV1 and […]

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Drama Wars 2013: BBC vs ITV

By all accounts, 2012 was a pretty stellar year for drama output from the BBC and ITV. Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Endeavour, DCI Banks, Scott and Bailey, Call the Midwife and Upstairs Downstairs to name a few. In 2013, it only gets better as both the BBC and ITV are getting ready to rumble for drama […]

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Bad Day at Black Rock on the Sherlock and Downton Abbey front

This is like asking someone if they would rather have the Cod Liver Oil first with the Alka Seltzer chaser to follow or vice-versa. Trust me, giving either of them a cherry-flavor isn’t going to help in either case, they still tasted bad when you were a kid. That said, unfortunately, I need to be […]

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Selfridge's to open its doors in Spring 2013 on PBS

As we have thought for some time, ITV1 has taken their drama output to another level over the last couple of years. While starting with the obvious and Downton Abbey, lets not forget Scott & Bailey with Lesley Sharp, Suranne Jones and Amelia Bullmore, Endeavour starring Shaun Evans, DCI Banks with Stephen Tompkinson and Whitechapel […]

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PBS adds Mr. Selfridge as another 'Masterpiece'

This is getting to be like a generic blog post where you just ‘insert the next title here’ when it comes to reporting on PBS’ Masterpiece series. In just the last year, viewers in the States have been treated to the likes of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Endeavour, Inspector Lewis, Case Histories, Upstairs Downstairs, Page Eight […]

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