Take a tour of the British Isles in accents

From a drama standpoint, have you ever wondered as you were watching the likes of MI-5, Doc Martin, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks, Case Histories, Call the Midwife, Father Brown or Eastenders how where the show is set will dictate the accents used in the show? How about from a comedy standpoint with Last of […]

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Drama takes center stage at BBC Showcase 2014

After a healthy dose of comedy the last couple of days with Rev, Wrong Mans, Uncle, Inside No. 9 and Mr. Sloane, the focus was on drama as we are at the halfway point of the BBC Showcase screenings in Liverpool. Already armed with the knowledge that there will be new seasons of Death in […]

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Drama – 2014 is looking up for British telly in the U.S.

Just in case you thought that, even for a fleeting moment, telly couldn’t get any better after a fairly stellar 2013, the BeeB and ITV bring the following to public television in 2014… Downton Abbey 4     Sherlock 3     Doc Martin 6     New Tricks 10     Call the Midwife […]

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'Death Comes to Pemberley' comes to PBS, BBC One

When it comes to BBC, ITV and PBS, when the drama rains come, they pour. Already on the books for 2013-2014 are the know commodities of Downton Abbey 4, Sherlock 3, Call the Midwife 3, Mr Selfridge 2, Bletchley Circle 2, the final five Hercule Poirot mysteries, another George Gently series, more DCI Banks, Scott […]

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More PG Wodehouse as BBC's 'Blandings' to get second series in 2014

On the heels of last week’s announcement that a bit of PG Wodehouse would be hitting the London West End stage with Perfect Nonsense starring Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan comes the announcement by the BBC that Blandings, the period comedy series based on the Blandings Castle novels by the acclaimed English humorist, has been […]

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