First glimpse of Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Magpie Murders’ headed to PBS Masterpiece

2022 has already shown to be the icing on the proverbial British drama cake that began with the return of All Creatures Great and Small a few short weeks ago. Later in the year, it’s the return of Sanditon, another new series of Call the Midwife and several new series coming our way. One such series headed our way in 2022 that we have talked about extensively is the television adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders.

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A pre-‘Grantchester’ Robson Green once topped the UK charts with Robson & Jerome

From the ‘Department of Who-Knew’ comes today’s post about the singing career of a pre-Grantchester Robson Green. Turns out that in November 1994, in an episode of the UK television drama series Soldier Soldier, actors Robson Green and Jerome Flynn performed “Unchained Melody” as an impromptu duo The Unrighteous Brothers after the entertainment failed to appear at a wedding. Their […]

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Get ready to return to ‘Happy Valley’…one final time!

With chances of a third series consistently hovering between zero and none since 2016, creator/writer Sally Wainwright (Scott and Bailey, Last Tango in Halifax, Gentleman Jack) is at long last returning to Calder Valley, West Yorkshire in Northern England, a.k.a. Happy Valley. While Wainwright has successfully skated rumors about a third series since the show ended back […]

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Mark your calendars for October 3 on PBS for two long-awaited Drama Sunday premieres!

Regular viewers of Drama Sundays on PBS have seen first hand just how much COVID has created havoc this year on a number of major UK productions around the world. Fortunately, things returned to something resembling normalcy earlier this year, for a while anyway, allowing many of our collective favorites such as Call the Midwife, Grantchester, Endeavour, […]

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‘Van der Valk’ begins series 2 filming in Amsterdam

It just keeps getting better from a drama standpoint on PBS as Masterpiece recently announced that the Amsterdam-based series, Van der Valk, has begun filming their second season. Marc Warren (Hustle, Mad Dogs, Beecham House, The Good Wife) reprises his role as Commissaris Piet Van der Valk, and Maimie McCoy (All Creatures Great and Small, Grantchester), Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias), Elliot Barnes-Worrell […]

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With S4 on the way to PBS Masterpiece, ‘Unforgotten’ S5 is confirmed!

Unforgotten, starring the always brilliant Nicola Walker (MI5, Last Tango in Halifax, Scott & Bailey) and the equally as brilliant Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me, Kumars at No. 42, Yesterday) in the lead roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan, has become one of the mainstays of the PBS Masterpiece series line-up since its premiere in […]

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‘Grantchester’ set to return for S6 in 2021!

As we collectively close the book on the 5th series of Grantchester, of which the finale aired this past Sunday as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, word out of the UK is that the 1950s drama has been commissioned for a 6th series. When told the show was returning, Robson Green, who plays Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, […]

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With ‘Line of Duty’ on lockdown, AC-12 shouts out to NHS workers

Line of Duty‘s Vicky McClure confirmed recently on BBC Breakfast that series 6 fell victim to COVID-19 because of the government mandated lockdown as filming was shut down six weeks into a 16-week production schedule. That said, she had time to get together with series co-star Martin Compston for a brilliant #StayAtHome message of support […]

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