Joanne Froggatt is PBS’ Dark Angel this Sunday!

On Sunday, Joanne Froggatt begins her long journey from the sweet Anna Bates that we will all never forget to her next role as Sunday-school teacher/nurse/Victorian wife and mother, Mary Ann Cotton. Oh and, yes, she was also a murderer. Cotton’s infamous spree of arsenic poisonings, with which she claimed up to 21 lives is enough to give […]

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Victorian poisoner up next for Joanne Froggatt in ‘Dark Angel’

We soon forget that at one point in time on Downton Abbey, Anna Bates was being unceremoniously led off to prison for the alleged murder of Mr. Green, Tony Gillingham’s valet. What we didn’t know, at the time, was whether or not our sweet, innocent Anna could possibly be capable of such a thing. My guess […]

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‘Grantchester’ adds Christmas special to next series

Following in the footsteps of Doctor Who and Call the Midwife, a couple of long-time BBC Christmas programming staples, Grantchester will add a special holiday-themed episode this year to air ahead of the planned third series that will be coming our way in 2017. James Norton and Robson Green are set to return as Vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie […]

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‘Grantchester’ renewed for a third series!

James Norton (Happy Valley, War and Peace) will, once again, put on his collar and reprise his role as Sidney Chambers, the charismatic, charming, crime-fighting clergyman with Robson Green (Touching Evil, Strikeback, Wire In The Blood) returning as his partner in crime, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, when series 3 returns in 2017. This is brilliant news […]

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Idris Elba has my vote to be the next James Bond. You?

Given that Daniel Craig let it slip recently that he’d ‘rather slit his wrists than shoot another 007 movie‘, we had best begin our search for a new Bond as soon as possible. Much like naming a new Doctor, speculation runs rampant every time there seems to be a possibility of naming a new James […]

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‘Grantchester’ returns to PBS’ Drama Sundays this week!

Buck up, Grantchester fans! James Norton (Happy Valley, War and Peace) reprises his role as Sidney Chambers, the charismatic, charming, crime-fighting clergyman, and Robson Green (Touching Evil, Strikeback, Wire In The Blood) returns as his partner in crime, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, when the second series of Grantchester begins on PBS, Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:00p ET/8:00p CT. Before […]

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Grantchester 2: a ‘making of’ look back and an S2 look ahead on PBS

Buck up, little Grantchester campers, PBS has confirmed that the second series will premiere on Sunday, March 27! Taking its inspiration from “The Grantchester Mysteries” by James Runcie, head of literature at the Southbank Centre in London and whose father Robert was Archbishop of Canterbury in the 1980s, Grantchester tells the story of a vicar-turned-detective set in 1950’s Cambridgeshire. The Making of Grantchester […]

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It’s a James Norton fest with both Happy Valley AND Grantchester set to return!

It doesn’t get any better than this. Not only is the second series of Grantchester set for a Sunday, March 27 return to PBS, Happy Valley is back beginning this Tuesday on BBC One. According to Happy Valley creator/writer, BAFTA-winning screenwriter Sally Wainwright who also created and penned Last Tango in Halifax and Scott and Bailey, series 2 will delve much deeper into the […]

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On a collision course with ITV’s ‘Downton Abbey’, a steamier ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ heads to BBC One this Fall

In the endless broadcaster search to uncover anything that might find an audience up against the final series of ITV’s Downton Abbey, the BBC will be upping its steamy quotient hoping to capitalize on Poldark-mania with a new television adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover this September. While some critics have already jumped on […]

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First glimpse of BBC’s War and Peace with Lily James and James Norton

After more than two years in production, the BBC has finally released a few choice pics from the forthcoming six-part series, War and Peace, which is headed to BBC1 in late 2015, followed by an early 2016 broadcast in the United States. With new images of Natasha Rostova, played by Downton Abbey‘s Lily James, Paul Dano (12 Years […]

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