With all-star cast sans Lady Rose, filming begins on the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus as filming has begun on the long-awaited Downton Abbey movie. A roster of stars have been added to the returning upstairs and downstairs residents of Downton as Harry Potter’s Imelda Staunton, Sherlock Holmes‘ Geraldine James and The Thick of It‘s David Haig are among those who have signed-up. Also joining the cast […]

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‘Tea with the Dames’ coming to U.S. theaters

What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime […]

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Valco to ‘serve you right’ one final time as “Trollied” calls it a day with Christmas special

After seven series and 70+ episodes, the staff at the Warrington branch of Valco supermarket will say goodbye as Trollied closes its doors for the final time this Christmas. Sky One’s long-running sitcom will return for a one-hour finale with store manager Gavin Strong (Being Human‘s Jason Watkins) still standing strong at the helm. In addition to Watkins, Trollied stars Chanel Cresswell […]

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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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Angela Lansbury and Michael Gambon head cast of BBC/PBS ‘Little Women’

Harry Potter star Michael Gambon is set to star alongside Murder She Wrote’s Angela Lansbury’s in the BBC/PBS television adaptation of the much-loved novel Little Women. Adapted by Call the Midwife creator/writer, Heidi Thomas, Little Women is set against the backdrop of a country divided by Civil War. The story follows the lives of the sisters from childhood to adulthood as […]

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R.I.P. Sir John Hurt – British actor dies at 77

Unfortunately, for Planet Earth, 2017 isn’t starting out any better than 2016 ended as we continue to lose the good ones all too soon. On the heels of last weeks news of the death of ‘Allo, ‘Allo star, Gorden Kaye, sadly, one of Britain’s best known actor’s, Bafta award winning Sir John Hurt died Wednesday […]

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Alan Davies to return for ‘spookiest episode ever’ of Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek, the comedy drama about a supernatural investigator/illusionist who helps solve murders, will return for a new one-off special in 2017 on BBC1. The great Alan Davies will return in the title role along with Sarah Alexander as his wife, Polly. Warwick Davies (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Life’s Too Short) joins the cast for the newest […]

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Toby Jones heads to 19th century London as ‘The Secret Agent’

It’s Monday so it must be time, once again, to give everyone a heads up that more quality drama is headed to the BBC1 schedule this week. In this case, we’re talking the forthcoming Sunday premiere of The Secret Agent, starring Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Captain America, Dad’s Army and the voice of Dobby […]

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PBS delivers another Masterpiece with ‘Churchill’s Secret’ in September

Admittedly, there will be an entire generation who know Michael Gambon only from the Harry Potter franchise. Others will immediately think back to an absolutely brilliant performance in The Singing Detective. Whichever the case, it’s more must-see-tv from the UK as Gambon takes on the role of Sir Winston Churchill in the new PBS drama, Churchill’s Secret. Gambon joins a long-list of […]

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