Birdsong – Another BBC/PBS 'Masterpiece' for 2012

With the States in the final days until the premiere of the second series of Downton Abbey on PBS’ Masterpiece and the UK only days removed from the Christmas Day conclusion of series 2 on ITV, it seems only fitting that the BBC has begun to fight back against those in the post-Downton Abbey era […]

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Happy Belated 77th, Judi Dench. Fancy a stay at the Marigold Hotel?

With apologies to the great Judi Dench, we’d like to take a moment and wish her a very happy belated birthday. Turning 77 on Friday, 9 December, the brilliant actress has done nothing but give theatre goers, film lovers and situation comedy fans, worldwide, birthday presents every year since her first professional stage appearance in […]

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Harry Potter director to develop Doctor Who feature

Conventional wisdom dictates that I’m not too sure I’m excited about this. As announced yesterday in Variety, there is a Doctor Who feature film in the works. I say this solely based on the fact that this isn’t a new idea. There have been a couple of big screen adaptations of the exploits of the […]

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The music of a PBS 'Masterpiece', Case Histories

The PBS Masterpiece presentation, Case Histories, has definitely taken viewers minds off the fact that there are still 76 days until the premiere of Downton Abbey 2 on January 8, 2012. Two episodes into the 3-part series starring Jason Isaacs as private investigator Jackson Brodie has generated not only strong viewing numbers but significant viewer […]

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Case Histories – New PBS Masterpiece tonight!

There’s a new sheriff in the PBS Masterpiece town. Actually, depending on who you talk to, there’s either a maverick ex-cop or a private investigator in town. In either case, he goes by the name of Jackson Brodie and is played brilliantly by Jason Isaacs. Isaacs, who’s most recent gig was as Lucius Malfoy in […]

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The Comic Strip sets sights on finding Tony Blair

While most reading this will not remember The Comic Strip Presents… all I can say is that you need a quick brush up on this classic British comedy series and be ready for their triumphant return in the not-too-distant future. Originally, the group was made up of the likes of Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer and […]

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Gandalf, M and Agent Scully vs. Zombies

Brace yourself, Scotland, this is just going to be more fun than the law allows. Sir Ian McKellen (X-Men, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), Dame Judi Dench (Casino Royale, Bond 23), Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter) will invade your space later this year turning Scotland into 18th century England. Matthew Butler […]

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Is Julian Fellowes’ ‘Titanic’ a ‘Downton Abbey’ at sea?

You’ve just written one of the most successful drama series in the history of ITV in the critically-acclaimed, award-winning, Downton Abbey. You’ve had a second season commissioned almost instantly with shooting completed and a Fall 2011 target date sent for UK transmission (January 8, 2012 premiere set in the U.S. on PBS stations nationwide in […]

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Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows 2 trailer

Royal Wedding – done. Premiere of Doctor Who – check. Time to turn our focus to the next major event of 2011. With just a little more than 10 weeks to go before the 15 July premiere of the epic finale of the event that cannot be named, it’s time to feed the beast. Why […]

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Britain plants the flag….Colin Firth leads the way at the Oscars

The clear winner from an Oscar nomination standpoint during yesterday’s announcement was the brilliant British box-office mega-hit, The King’s Speech, with 12 Oscar nominations. Britain will be well-represented on Oscar night with numerous opportunities for an acceptance speech or two up and down the nomination ladder. Best Picture – The King’s Speech Best Actor – Colin […]

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