With the most beautiful cities in the world as a backdrop, David Nicholls’ ‘Us’ with Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves heads our way

Quality drama continues to come our way via BBC One and PBS as David Nicholls’ Us skirted the coronavirus pandemic lockdown and is set to transmit in 2020-21. Based on the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel of the same name by David Nicholls, Us stars Tom Hollander (Rev, Night Manager, Baptiste, Bohemian Rhapsody), Saskia Reeves (Luther, Wolf Hall, Silent Witness, […]

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Heads up, Father Brown, there’s a new sheriff in town and her name is Sister Boniface

Popular Father Brown character Sister Boniface will be getting her own spin-off series following the announcement that BritBox North America has commissioned a drama based on the character who first appeared in episode 6 of series 1 of Father Brown, “The Bride of Christ”. The initial 10-part series has been created and written by Jude Tindall (Father […]

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There’s more murder in the Cotswolds as new series of ‘Agatha Raisin’ returns

Judging from the storylines of Agatha Raisin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise, seemingly quiet places one should never go if you love living would be the fictional villages of Carsley and Kembleford in the Cotswolds or the picturesque fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. Based on the best-selling novels of M.C. Beaton, Agatha Raisin stars Ashley Jensen who packed up her London […]

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BBC answers our prayers, commissions ‘Father Brown’ for a 7th series

A staple of the BBC daytime schedule since 2013, Father Brown, featuring the crime-solving, mild-mannered Roman Catholic priest of the same name, will return for a seventh series of saving souls and solving crimes in the ‘sleepy’ but very murder-happy fictional town of Kembleford in the Cotswolds. Sorcha Cusack (Mrs McCarthy), Jack Team (Inspector Mallory) and […]

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Going behind the scenes of Aardman Animations ‘Early Man’

Aardman Animations latest stop-motion adventure comedy, Early Man, hit U.S. theaters last week. Directed by 4-time Academy Award and 5-time BAFTA award winner Nick Park, the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, Early Man follows a tribe of primitive Stone Age valley-dwellers who have to defend their land from bronze-using invaders in an association football match. The voice […]

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M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin makes Cotswolds streets safe beginning Saturday on KERA

Based on the highly successful, best-selling novel series by M. C. Beaton, the British comedy-drama Agatha Raisin is set to cross the Atlantic this month on public television. Originally broadcast as a one-off pilot, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, the program was commissioned for a new 8-part series that will premiere on American public television […]

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Q & A with Will Trotter, ‘The Coroner’ EP

In America, ‘daytime dramas’ have always been called ‘soaps’ and largely said with a bit of a snicker when talking about them to others. More often than not, ‘soaps’ are considered guilty pleasures in the States where viewers find it difficult to admit that they know that Tracy Quartermaine’s life was saved by Dr. Marcus […]

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Meet ‘Poldark’ food stylist, Genevieve Taylor

As Poldark entered collective mind palaces of UK viewers last night with the premiere of series 2, American audiences continue to brace themselves for what’s next for Captain Ross, Demelza and the gang in Cornwall. Over the past few weeks, we’ve done our best to prepare everyone for the greatness that is about to grace our small screens beginning […]

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‘The Coroner’ continues the changing face of daytime drama in the UK

In America, ‘daytime dramas’ have always been called ‘soaps’ and largely said with a bit of a snicker when talking about them to others. More often than not, ‘soaps’ are considered guilty pleasures in the States where viewers find it difficult to admit that they know that Tracy Quartermaine’s life was saved by Dr. Marcus […]

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