‘Talking Heads’ revamp celebrates Masterpiece’s 50th on PBS in 2021

BBC’s recent revival of a late 80s masterpiece, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologue series complete with a line-up of stars that reads like a who’s who of the British acting world, was not only a ‘masterpiece’ but it’s getting ready to ‘be a masterpiece’, as in PBS’s Masterpiece in 2021. The reboot of the masterful series of […]

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PBS books ‘Atlantic Crossing’ for Spring 2021 trip on ‘Masterpiece’

The upsides to having a number of our favorite British drama staples on PBS such as Endeavour, Grantchester, Call the Midwife and Unforgotten be forced to delay production on their respective new series premieres for several months due to the UK filming shutdown are few and far between. One such upside is that it gives both PBS and your […]

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A case of personal morality vs. political power for Hugh Laurie in ‘Roadkill’ on PBS’ Masterpiece

Ambition knows no bounds, nor does corruption when Hugh Laurie (Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, Veep, The Night Manager, House) and Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon) star in Roadkill, a new political thriller from Academy Award nominee David Hare (Collateral, The White Crow) coming to Masterpiece beginning November 1 at 9p/8c.

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‘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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