Somewhat disheveled yet always calculating, DCI Stanhope set to return for ‘Vera’ S11 in 2021-22

While fans of Sanditon and Victoria continue to await word as to whether or not their favorite series will return, the greatness of Vera has been commissioned for an 11th series. Adapted from crime author Ann Cleeves’ novels, the Northumberland-based detective series will be back with Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope of the Northumberland & City Police Department who […]

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Post-‘Sanditon’, Andrew Davies sets sights on ‘A Suitable Boy’

If you’re Andrew Davies and your career portfolio includes the likes of Sanditon, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice, War & Peace, Vanity Fair, Bleak House, Middlemarch, A Very Peculiar Practice and, let’s not forget, the brilliant House of Cards, you could easily hang it up and retire to the Cotswolds or you could ramp it up a notch and create […]

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Anne Reid talks ‘Sanditon’, ‘Last Tango’ and ‘Hold the Sunset’ all the while dreaming of another opportunity to play Lady Denham!

Hopefully, there is a point in everyone’s career where you have such an awesome day that you can take a step back for a moment and think it really can’t get any better than this. A recent conversation with Anne Reid, the absolutely delightful star of Sanditon, Last Tango in Halifax and Hold the Sunset, provided me with one of those days I’ll never forget.

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Rest assured, Sir Julian Fellowes’ ‘Belgravia’ is every bit as scandalous as ‘Downton Abbey’

It was inevitable that Sir Julian Fellowes’ newest endeavor would be forever linked and compared to the greatness of Downton Abbey. And, given the fact that his newest effort, Belgravia, starts out with a promotional tag line of ‘secrets, sex, class warfare and corsets’ among the upper echelon of London society, it’s no wonder. While both series explore […]

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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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