The doors of ‘Mr. Selfridge’ to remain open for a 4th series!

With American audiences ever so close to the return of Mr. Selfridge for the third series as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, ITV has announced that the series will return for a fourth season in 2016! Ten new episodes have been commissioned with Jeremy Piven returning as the colorful but deeply troubled Harry Gordon Selfridge […]

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Nicola Walker & Sanjeev Bhaskar set to star in ITV’s Unforgotten

First off, ITV had me with the headline, Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar to star in Unforgotten, but when they added the tag line, “Two can keep a secret – if one of them is dead“, I began clearing space on my DVR for when it premieres. Starring Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango in Halifax, Scott & […]

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Rupert Graves joins cast for 'Last Tango in Halifax 3'

In years past, fans of a British comedy or drama series would traditionally be left hanging for months not knowing whether or not their favorite series would be commissioned for another season or be unceremoniously axed for no apparent reason. With few exceptions, the fate of most series are not known when the final episode […]

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June 29 is a Last Tango/Endeavour/Vicious kind of night on PBS

Saturday, 21 June, marked the ‘official’ beginning of Summer. The Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year if you reside in the Northern hemisphere. That may very well be, but every day this week will seem like the longest day of the year given what PBS has in store for fans of great British telly on Sunday.

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Crime Connections – Endeavour

From Prime Suspect to Inspector Morse, Cracker to Lewis to the more recent Scott & Bailey and DCI Banks, British police procedurals are flat out brilliant telly. Never has this been more evident than when you look back at the ‘Inspector Morse’ progression from the original series starring John Thaw to Lewis to the most recent incarnation, Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans.

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'Last Tango in Halifax' returns June 29 on PBS

After seeing series 1 of Sally Wainwright’s Last Tango in Halifax, I’m convinced that if you looked up the words ‘family baggage’ in the dictionary, you’d see a cast photo. A stellar cast, btw. Headed up by Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid, Last Tango in Halifax also stars Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker star as […]

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Drama – 2014 is looking up for British telly in the U.S.

Just in case you thought that, even for a fleeting moment, telly couldn’t get any better after a fairly stellar 2013, the BeeB and ITV bring the following to public television in 2014… Downton Abbey 4     Sherlock 3     Doc Martin 6     New Tricks 10     Call the Midwife […]

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Foyle's War to return in 2015

As if the 2014 telly drama cabinet wasn’t full enough with new series of the likes of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Endeavour, Last Tango in Halifax, DCI Banks, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks and Poirot along with new series premieres of Death Comes to Pemberley and Breathless, comes the absolutely brilliant […]

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