Selfridges doors ready to re-open for series 2 in 2014

Not that you are already trying to figure out what your going to do with your time beyond February 2014 for good telly drama but…just in case. As I’m sure you are keenly aware, both Downton Abbey 4 and Sherlock 3 will be returning to PBS in January. Chances are, however, you are already lamenting […]

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ITV and BBC 2013: Let the Drama Games begin

ITV: Where Drama Lives 2013 Ordinarily, I’m not a big fan of trailers as, in many cases, they contain all the good bits. Admittedly, in most cases, this is directly related to movie trailers more so than television series promos. However, a promo comes along once in awhile that is just plain brilliant that just […]

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Want your house to 'look a bit more Downton' on the inside?

In recent months, fans of the most popular British period drama of all time, Downton Abbey, have been able to drink wine like the Crawley family, thanks to Wines That Rock who have set about recreating the rich Bordeaux wines that Lord Grantham, himself, would have been proud to serve in Downton’s dining room. This […]

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Alfie Boe joins cast of Mr. Selfridge for series 2

ITV Studios and PBS announced Tuesday that acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe will be making a special appearance in the new series of Mr Selfridge, which is due to transmit on ITV and PBS Masterpiece next year.   With filming of Mr Selfridge 2 well underway, Boe will be joining the returning cast which includes Jeremy […]

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PBS, ITV team up for 60's medical drama, 'Breathless'

ITV Studios and MASTERPIECE on PBS/WGBH have announced a co-production agreement for Breathless, a stylish and compelling 60’s medical drama series set in London. The six, one-hour episodes will star Jack Davenport (Smash, Pirates of the Caribbean, Coupling) as a brilliant surgeon who believes he can truly make a difference in womens’ lives. Breathless will […]

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On the set of Mr. Selfridge 2

Overshadowed just a bit by that little series we know as Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, starring Jeremy Piven and Katherine Kelly, which airs on ITV1 in the UK and PBS in the States as part of the Masterpiece series, will return in 2014 with 10 new episodes. Based upon the life of flamboyant American entrepreneur […]

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PBS greenlights California style 'Downton Abbey' set in the 1800's

Looking to capitalize on Downton Abbey mania, PBS has commissioned a multi-generational American drama with all the hallmarks of the hit British drama — an arranged marriage, class conflict, sweeping vistas and history. Leave it to the New York Post to call it Downton Abbey…with flava. The PBS pilot, which carries the working title “Alta […]

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