‘Grantchester’ set to return for S6 in 2021!

As we collectively close the book on the 5th series of Grantchester, of which the finale aired this past Sunday as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, word out of the UK is that the 1950s drama has been commissioned for a 6th series. When told the show was returning, Robson Green, who plays Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, […]

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Lesley Manville cast as Princess Margaret in fifth and final series of ‘The Crown’

Lesley Manville becomes the latest addition to the cast of The Crown as the Oscar-nominated actress is set to take over from Helena Bonham Carter in playing Princess Margaret when the fifth and final series begins filming next year. Many public television viewers will recognize Manville for her brilliant portrayal as Cathy Bradshaw in “Mum” and also in PBS Masterpiece’s “World on Fire”.

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‘Beecham House’ next up for PBS’ Masterpiece beginning June 14

Next up in the long line of British period dramas headed your way will be Beecham House, coming to PBS beginning June 14. Created by Gurinder Chadha — the director of films including Bend It Like Beckham and Blinded by the Light — the 6-part series depicts the fortunes of the residents of Beecham House, an imposing Downton Abbey-esque mansion surrounded by acres of […]

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Q&A with ‘Sanditon’s Rose Williams as she shares her thoughts about the series, Jane Austen, the possibility of a 2nd series and, yes, even cricket!

With Sanditon in the books following the series 1 conclusion in the U.S. as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, Tellyspotting had the extreme good fortune to sit down recently with delightful Rose Williams, aka Charlotte Heywood, to talk about the series, the role of Charlotte, Jane Austen and everything in-between. We even talked her into divulging her secret to playing cricket! It’s a long one, so grab a bag of popcorn and settle in. 

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How the Les Misérables sausage was made

With Andrew Davies’ brilliant adaptation of Les Misérables coming to a close this Sunday on PBS’ Masterpiece series, have you ever wondered just how a series of this magnitude is made in the 21st century and at the same time seamlessly transport you back to 19th century France?

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Jane Austen’s final unfinished novel, ‘Sanditon’ headed to PBS’ Masterpiece

Under the watchful eye (and pen) of BAFTA and Emmy-award winning writer, Andrew Davies (House of Cards, War & Peace, Mr. Selfridge, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice), PBS’ Masterpiece series will adapt Austen’s unfinished original 11-chapter manuscript, Sanditon, into an 8 x 60-minute drama series. Sanditon will, once again, pair Davies and Austen together as Davies has previously adapted both Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey for the small screen […]

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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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