‘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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‘Van der Valk’ set to make the streets of Amsterdam safe this Summer on PBS

Street-smart, cynical and unapologetic detective Simon Van der Valk is an everyman of sorts, investigating high profile cases and gritty murders that immerse him and his team in contemporary Amsterdam’s fast-paced worlds of art, politics, addiction, mysticism, and fashion. If you’re a fan of Luther, Van der Valk is fasten your drama seat belt at its finest.

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PBS’ Drama Sunday tells the story of ‘The Windermere Children’

Full disclosure, I had never heard the story of the Windermere children before now. This little-told true story of the young people rescued from concentration camps and sent to Britain is not only poignant and powerful, it’s hopeful. By the end of the film, I hope everyone has a box or two (or three) of tissues […]

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‘Inside Man’ next up from the mind palace of ‘Sherlock/Dracula’ co-creator, Steven Moffat

The mind palace of former Sherlock and Dracula co-creator Steven Moffat is about to get busy again. We had the good fortune to cross paths earlier this month with the former Doctor Who showrunner in the hotel lobby during the 2020 BBC Showcase in Liverpool along with his wife and Hartswood Films Executive Producer, Sue Vertue. They took a […]

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Bad news — Joan Thursday is out for S7 of ‘Endeavour’. Good news — she’ll be back!

When the 7th series of Endeavour  premieres at 8p this coming Sunday on ITV, it will be without an integral member of the cast. Shaun Evans (Endeavour Morse) has revealed to RadioTimes.com that Joan Thursday, the daughter of Endeavour’s boss, Fred Thursday and played by Sara Vickers, would not be a part of the forthcoming series. But…she’ll be back!

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Remembering Geoffrey Hughes, a.k.a Onslow, on what would have been his 76th birthday!

The man who most knew as Onslow, the slovenly bane of Hyacinth’s existence (except for one special moment on the QE2) in Keeping Up Appearances, would have been 76 on Sunday. Geoffrey Hughes, one of the true British comedy greats, was also known to many over the years for his supporting role as Twiggy in The Royle Family, conman Vernon Scripps in Heartbeat and binman, Eddie Yeats, in Coronation Street during the 1970’s and 80’s. Probably very few knew that Hughes was also the voice of Paul McCartney in the Beatles 1968 film, Yellow Submarine.

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