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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Heading to The Big Easy and 270 London Tube stations in 3:15…or 17 hours

As many of you know if you’ve been either a regular or even a casual follower of Tellyspotting over the past 4+ years, October is the annual BBC Syndication Showcase. Each year, public television programming representatives descend upon New Orleans to sit in a hotel conference room for two days screening non-stop the best of […]

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New Tricks adds a new 'old dog' for series 10

The Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) are back as New Tricks series 10 returned Tuesday night with a two-part special that took them abroad for the first time. The investigation leads the team, headed by DS Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman), to the port of Gibraltar where they have to work hand in hand […]

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BBC's New Tricks returns this summer with a new 'old dog'

The Metropolitan Police Service’s Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes – or ‘Cold Case’. While the upcoming series of New Tricks will, sadly, be the last for long time regular ‘old dogs’, Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong, there’s a […]

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New Tricks adds 'youngster' Nicholas Lyndhurst to cast for series 10

Great news on the New Tricks front. After 9 seasons of greatness from the likes of Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, Alun Armstrong and James Bolam, the old dogs at the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad will be adding a ‘new’ old dog come series 10. Nicholas Lyndhurst (Butterflies, Only Fools and Horses, Goodnight Sweetheart, […]

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New Orleans becomes BBC West this week

It’s that time of year again, where Tellyspotting, along with 100+ colleagues from PBS stations around the country, descend upon New Orleans to work very, very hard on your behalf. Ordinarily, as television programmer’s, we like to say that our main function in life is to watch bad television so you don’t have to. However, […]

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On the New Tricks good news/bad news front….

For fans of the BBC series, New Tricks, it was welcome news recently that the series had been commissioned for an additional two seasons to be broadcast in 2012 and 2013. For those unfamiliar with the series, New Tricks stars an unconventional bunch of old school ex-coppers brought out of retirement to work on unsolved […]

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Doh! Weren't you in….

That’s the question that viewers often ask when watching British comedy on public television. It’s not unusual to see your favorite British comedy actor or actress step out of the roles that we have become friends with over the years and stretch themselves using their formal training in period drama, contemporary drama, hit movies, American “sitcoms” […]

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