‘Lewis’ back for more in 2015

Inspector Robert ‘Robbie’ Lewis and Detective Sergeant James Hathaway will return for a ninth series later this year with six new episodes (airing as three, 2-part episodes on PBS) according to ITV. Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox will reprise their roles as the ‘perfect’ detective team solving murders against the backdrop of the beautiful university […]

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Lavish ‘Queen Victoria’ up next for ‘Poldark’ producers

In their endless search for the ‘next Downton Abbey’, ITV has commissioned Mammoth Screen, the producers of Poldark, to produce a sweeping eight-part series which will focus on the early life of Queen Victoria, Britain’s longest reigning monarch (63 years) who leaves childhood behind when she ascends the throne at the tender age of 18. Novelist […]

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ITV’s Crime Connections goes BTS with ‘Endeavour’

One element that British producers have always excelled at are the behind-the-scenes bits and bobs that American television viewers usually know as the ‘DVD extras’. Getting to go behind the scenes and hear the back story as to how a series was put together from not only the actors perspective but to also hear the producer, […]

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Post-Downton Julian Fellowes turning his talents to ‘Doctor Thorne’

With the Downton Abbey body not even warm yet, news comes that writer/creator Sir Julian Fellowes’ next project for ITV, Doctor Thorne is already in the works. Adapted from the Anthony Trollope novel, Doctor Thorne tells the story of the penniless Mary Thorne, the niece of Doctor Thomas Thorne, who grows up with her rich […]

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‘Home Fires’ headed to PBS, ITV

When it rains drama on PBS, it pours. Next up in the long line of ‘well worth your time television viewing to help you deal with the fact that there’s still 9 months until both Downton Abbey and Sherlock return’ is Home Fires, the series inspired by Julie Summers’ non-fiction book, “Jambusters”. The 6-part series is set to transmit […]

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What lies ahead for ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Downton Abbey’?

Now that we are post-Downton Abbey, fans of Sherlock finally have some company for their mutual separation anxiety meetings. From an American perspective, we’re looking at approximately nine months before they both return to our collective lives. With Sherlock looking at an early 2016 return for their fourth series (not counting the proposed Christmas ‘special’ that will take Sherlock […]

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It’s official! ‘Downton Abbey’ will cease-to-be after series 6.

Before you read any further…remember, there’s no crying in baseball and there will be no crying today across Downton Abbey-Nation. Unfortunately, what you have probably read recently in supermarket tabloids is now official. PBS, ITV and Carnival Films have confirmed that the forthcoming series of Downton Abbey, series 6, will be the last for what […]

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