‘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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First look at ‘Tennison’, a.k.a. ‘Prime Suspect 1973’

Based on writer Lynda La Plante’s book, “Tennison”, the long-awaited prequel to the brilliant, early 90s series, Prime Suspect, that starred Dame Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison, is just around the corner! Premiering on PBS on Sunday, June 25 as part of the Masterpiece series, Prime Suspect 1973 (or, Tennison as it will be known on PBS), stars Stefanie Martini as a young Jane […]

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Hugh Laurie added to cast of HBO's Veep

Approximately three years removed from his brilliant portrayal of Dr. Gregory House, the pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, TVLine.com reports that Hugh Laurie is returning to the small screen to join the cast of Veep, the HBO political comedy series which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the country’s vice-president-turned-Commander-in-Chief. While this will be Laurie’s first […]

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Sesame Street's Homeland parody: 'Homelamb'

Yes, I know, Homeland is an American television series, so you may be asking why write about this on Tellyspotting? It’s simple, really. The series stars British actor, Damian Lewis. The St. Johns Wood born actor has won numerous awards for his portrayal of former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Nicholas Brody including the 2012 Primetime […]

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Paul Giamatti to join Downton Abbey 4 just in time for Christmas

Last year it was the announcement that Shirley MacLaine was joining the cast of Downton Abbey as Martha Levinson, Lady Cora’s outspoken mother. While her role was very limited for series 3, the interchange between her and the Dowager Countess was small-screen greatness. As has already been revealed, MacLaine will return for series 4 to […]

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ITV's Life of Crime is a gripping drama that spans three decades

With both DCI Banks and Scott & Bailey as brilliant examples of ITV’s gripping drama output, one can’t help but have high hopes for their newest entry in the police procedural genre, Life of Crime. With Life of Crime, the twist of the 3-part storyline is what takes it up a notch. Life of Crime […]

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