Tempting fate, the ‘KERA British Telly Tour’ heads to Oxfordshire for a date with Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour!

The KERA Great British Telly Tour headed to Oxford on Thursday for an Inspector Morse, Lewis and  Endeavour walking tour of the hallowed halls of the 39 colleges that make up Oxford University (16 of the colleges were actually featured in the Inspector Morse series alone!). Named the ‘fictional murder capital of England’ for obvious reasons, Oxford proved to be a treasure trove of information, partly in just learning how the University system works.

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Having survived ‘Midsomer Murders’, it’s on to Highclere Castle and Chavenage House!

With new found confidence after surviving our time in the small English village of Dorchester-on-Thames touring several Midsomer Murder locations and living to tell about it, the Transcendent Travel/KERA Great British Telly Tour continued safely on to Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) and Chavenage House (Poldark) on Wednesday. Being able to experience the more than familiar locations used […]

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Lewis’ Laurence Fox joins cast of ‘Victoria’ as S3 filming begins

Filming has just begun on series 3 which is set in 1848, a “turbulent and uncertain time” for Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, according to producers. Victoria is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety, amid fears of revolution and unrest in London. But the Queen is also facing pressure […]

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R.I.P. Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith

Tim Pigott-Smith, the acclaimed British character actor, who catapulted to fame in the 1980s as the villainous police superintendent, Ronald Merrick, in the television series, The Jewel in the Crown, died on Friday in Northampton, England at the age of 70. Pigott-Smith won the BAFTA Award of Best Actor in 1985 for his work in The Jewel […]

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Colin Dexter, creator of ‘Inspector Morse’, dies at 86

Crime writer Colin Dexter, the creator/author of the ‘Inspector Morse’ books died peacefully at his home in Oxford yesterday. Overall, Dexter wrote 13 Morse novels between 1975 and 1999. They were later adapted for the long-running ITV series of the same name and starred John Thaw. The author worked closely behind the scenes of the Inspector Morse series […]

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DCI Banks calling it a day after five series

Sadly, after six years and five overly intense series of DCI Banks, we must say goodbye to Stephen Tompkinson, Caroline Catz, Andrea Lowe and Jack Deam and their so brilliantly created characters of DCI Alan Banks, DI Helen Morton, DS Annie Cabot and DS Ken Blackstone. Based on Peter Robinson’s crime novels, the DCI Banks series was the […]

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U.S. vs. UK – A promotional Tale of Two ‘Poldarks’

Over the past several years, there seems to be a growing difference between the way series that air in both the UK and the U.S. are promoted to potential audiences. While series such as Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, Lewis, Endeavour and, now Poldark have enjoyed both critical acclaim and audience success on the BBC, ITV and PBS, […]

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