‘All Creatures Great and Small’ renewed for two more seasons!

With the news that All Creatures Great and Small has been renewed for not one but TWO new series, it’s all smiles in Darrowby with filming to begin soon on location in Yorkshire! This is exceptionally brilliant news given that series 4 just ended this past Sunday as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. According to a release sent out […]

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Father Brown’s bike out of storage as S12 to begin filming in April

It’s been just a few years since our 2015 stay in Moreton-in-Marsh during filming of series 3 of Father Brown for our behind-the-scenes production of Father Brown: Saving Souls, Solving Crimes for PBS. Fast forward to 2024 where Father Brown’s bike is coming out of storage and getting ready to make the streets of Kembleford safe once again. With […]

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Happy 95th — Dame Patricia Routledge!

One of the few upsides of digging out after another year of semi-living under an ever-present pandemic cloud is the opportunity to send good wishes for a very happy birthday to the brilliant Dame Katherine Patricia Routledge, who turns 95 today. Given Hyacinth would have been appalled at the possibility that I might forget to drop […]

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Stephen Fry’s Alternative Christmas Message 2023

The alternative Christmas message is a message broadcast by Channel 4 since 1993, as a sometimes humorous and sometimes serious alternative to the traditional Royal Christmas Message. Usually featuring a contemporary, often controversial celebrity delivering a message in the manner of Queen Elizabeth II (and now King Charles III), the tradition started by accident when, running a series of programs on “Christmas in […]

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Giving thanks, once again, this Thanksgiving for family, friends, loyal Tellyspotting readers, good health and MiniBoots, in addition to ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’’

THankPhoto courtesy: ITVIn addition to stopping for a moment to be eternally thankful for my much better half, Kim, our friends, long-time and first-time Tellyspotting readers, good health and our kitty, MiniBoots, no Thanksgiving would be complete without recognizing the contributions made by two classic British series for not only setting me on a lifelong path of […]

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‘Wolf Hall’ sequel, ‘The Mirror and the Light’ set for PBS Masterpiece

When two-time Booker Prize-winning author, Hilary Mantel passed away in September 2022 at the all-too-young age of 70, she was consulting on the television adaptation of her most recent 2020 novel, “The Mirror and the Light”, which was the conclusion to her critically acclaimed Tudor trilogy. The writer’s first two books in the trilogy, “Wolf […]

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‘Funny Woman’ to cap off a night of Must. See. TV. on PBS beginning January 7.

Adding to its long-standing practice of providing stellar drama choices on Sunday nights, PBS has added Funny Woman to line-up beginning January 7 at 10pET/9pCT following the return of new series of All Creatures Great and Small and Miss Scarlet and The Duke earlier that evening. Funny Woman follows Barbara Parker (Gemma Arterton), a small-town (Blackpool) beauty queen who decides to swap […]

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