It’s almost Thanksgiving so it must be time to talk Christmas telly

Judging by the excessive number of emails I’m getting from the overly greedy retailers letting me know that, supposedly, ‘Black Friday’ has already begun even though it was only Monday, it’s never to early to think about Christmas…for the right reasons. This rings true, especially for the true believers (you know who you are) who […]

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Cast is set for ‘Young Hyacinth’ as filming set to begin.

Much has been written recently (including here) about the numerous re-boots that the BBC is planning as part of their Landmark Sitcom Season which is designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of comedy on the channel since the original broadcast of Hancock’s Half Hour in 1956. While it is a bit hard to get excited about […]

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BBC’s updated ‘Partners in Crime’ one to watch

Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the husband and wife sleuths in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of Cold War conspiracy, undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. Starring David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School, Mr. Stink) and Jessica Raine (Call the […]

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‘Last Tango in Halifax’ returns tonight on PBS

Series 3 of Last Tango in Halifax, the Sally Wainwright-written drama, which stars Sarah Lancashire, Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Nicola Walker, Tony Gardner and Dean Andrews returns tonight at 8:00p ET / 7:00p CT as part of PBS’ Sunday Drama Night. Joining the cast for series 3 will be Sherlock and Scott & Bailey star, Rupert Graves. […]

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For those keeping score, it’s drama overload on PBS this Fall

With Poldark (June 21 at 9:00p ET / 8:00p CT), Crimson Field (Sunday, June 21 at 10:00p ET / 9:00p CT) and Last Tango in Halifax (Sunday, June 28 at 8:00p ET / 7:00p CT) just around the PBS corner, you’d think this would be enough to keep your mind off the fact that we still have 6 months until the […]

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James Norton returns to ‘Happy Valley’ for second series

For the second day in a row, there is news from backstage at the BAFTA awards regarding one of the winners. Yesterday, it was the news that series 4 of Sherlock would not begin filming until Spring 2016. Today, from the Happy Valley camp, comes the news that James Norton (Sidney Chambers, Grantchester) will return to series 2 as […]

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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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