‘Sanditon’ renewed for a 2nd AND 3rd series!

Voted one of the top 15 shows of 2020 in the U.S. by Vogue, MASTERPIECE on PBS today announced, with Red Planet Pictures, the renewal of the acclaimed and hugely popular drama, Sanditon, the fan favorite drama based on Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel, for a second and third season.

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‘Ladies of Letters’ — Witty British banter at it’s finest!

Aptly described in the British press as “Talking Heads meets Keeping Up Appearances“, the highly successful BBC Radio 4 series, Ladies of Letters, made the always dangerous leap to television back in 2010. Facing an immediate uphill challenge from the sheer fact that the radio series starred the greatness of Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales, […]

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Breaking News: Gnome shortage engulfs U.K.!

Forget the fact that we could still be a good year away from a new series of The Crown or that much of the British period drama loving public is still in limbo as to whether or not there will be a second series of Sanditon or the reality that every day that passes is another day without a new episode of Sherlock, the real horror sweeping the UK as we enter into the 2nd quarter of 2021 is…there are no garden gnomes to be found anywhere in the UK!

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Could that be ‘Sanditon 2’ we see on the horizon? Maybe so….

Without trying to get anyone’s hopes up to much, there just might be joy in Mudville around the corner as there have been rumblings about the possibility of a second series of Sanditon in our collective future. For much of Planet Earth, dreams of a second series had pretty much gone up in flames much like Tom […]

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New adaptation of ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ stars a few familiar faces — Lesley Manville, Jason Isaacs and Rose Williams.

A new adaptation of Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico’s much-loved novel (Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris) about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of having one of her own, has been filming this past […]

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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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