Spooks S10 – Early report from the grid

Unfortunately, no news as to an official transmission date in the UK for the final season of brilliant BBC series, Spooks, with initial reports still saying ‘Fall’, and all that implies. Still on tap for an April 2012 broadcast in the U.S. on public television so, that much, we know. As most know, filming is […]

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Live in a sitcom or drama and need to write about it?

If you’ve every thought, as I’m sure we all have at one time or another, 1) this would make a great sitcom or, 2) I’m living in the middle of a sitcom, the BBC has all the answers in the BBC Writersroom. There are those that will argue that the “Sit”, or situation, needs to […]

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Page Eight, a PBS Masterpiece, Nov 6

With Page Eight having recently premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and, then, the big announcement that it would close The Toronto International Film Festival, I really can’t wait for this. Actually, they had me at the cast given that it stars the likes of Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Tom […]

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Spooks S10 signals final lockdown of Section D

On a day that most everyone knew was going to come at some point, but never wanted to admit, comes the news that Spooks (MI5 in the States) will come to an end after, what producers call, a ‘thrilling finale’ for series 10. Known for its propensity to kill off both major and minor characters […]

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PBS' Endeavor looks at early days of Inspector Morse

There are things in the world of film and television that defy logic. Jennifer Garner as a young Miss Marple…still don’t get it. I’ve never fully recovered from seeing Tom Cruise in Interview with a Vampire. Even though there’s no denying the brilliance of John Thaw as Inspector Morse, I’m getting better now and am actually […]

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Spooks' Harry Pearce…The new 'Most Interesting Man in the World'?

Move over, Jonathan Goldsmith. There’s a new sheriff in town. IMHO, Harry Pearce has now supplanted Goldsmith as ‘the most interesting man in the world‘. I know, Goldsmith fans are out there saying, “…but, sharks have a week dedicated to him” and “…he once had an awkward moment just to see what it was like“, […]

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Still have Spooks (MI5) separation anxiety?

Attention, Downton Abbey fans. We all know you’re in the midst of a seriously long bout of separation anxiety. You are not alone. Think of you’re fellow television brethren that know quality television when they see it….the Spooks (MI5) fan. It’s been almost a year since Lucas and Harry were on the rooftop (not a spoiler for […]

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Spooks (MI-5) S10 story arc released

Now that a majority of pubic television viewers have experienced the most recent jaw-dropping season ender of a series of Spooks (MI-5), it’s time to set our sights on the upcoming season 10, set to air this Fall in the UK on BBC One and early to mid-2012 on public television stations in the U.S.  Initial […]

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Spooks (MI-5) 10 confirmed, I think

Ok, I’m a bit late to the dance, but doesn’t mean the band’s not coming back for another set. Just doing a bit of digging today on the eve of series 9 of MI5 (Spooks), which begins broadcasting on a number of public television stations across the U.S. this week. I had not “officially” heard […]

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BBC Showcase 2011 – Drama in Brighton

It’s the final day of the annual BBC Showcase held in Brighton (for the last time, as it turns out, with Liverpool being next year’s destination) which saw another day packed with screenings the last ‘official presentation’ from the BBC drama department. It’s been a strong year already from an output standpoint as was pointed […]

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