‘All Creatures Great and Small’ begins filming on S2!

When I wrote a while back that the new reboot of  All Creatures Great and Small had all the potential to become the next Downton Abbey, that may have been a little presumptuous on my part but not by much based on viewer reaction, critical acclaim, the official word from Channel 5 and PBS that the series had been commissioned for a second series but, now, with confirmation that production filming has begun, it’s a given, hopefully. ACGS was a great way to kick off 2021 and Masterpiece’s 50th anniversary season! What better way to kick off the next 50 than returning to life in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s and series 2 of All Creatures Great and Small!

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First look at ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, headed to PBS Masterpiece in January 2021

All Creatures Great and Small is set for a January 2021 return on PBS as part of Masterpiece‘s 50th anniversary celebration! Starring Nicholas Ralph along with Samuel West, Callum Woodhouse, Anna Madeley and Rachel Shenton, the series is based on the books of Alf Wight (writing under the pseudonym, James Herriot). The original series, broadcast in both the U.K. […]

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Lesley Manville cast as Princess Margaret in fifth and final series of ‘The Crown’

Lesley Manville becomes the latest addition to the cast of The Crown as the Oscar-nominated actress is set to take over from Helena Bonham Carter in playing Princess Margaret when the fifth and final series begins filming next year. Many public television viewers will recognize Manville for her brilliant portrayal as Cathy Bradshaw in “Mum” and also in PBS Masterpiece’s “World on Fire”.

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Germany’s New Year’s Eve tradition involves viewing classic Britcom sketch

While I’m not really sure who “they” are, they say that comedy makes for strange bedfellows. Never has this been more evident than with the long-standing habit/tradition in Germany on New Year’s Eve involving an 11-minute British comedy sketch, Dinner for One, which is also known in Germany as Der 90 Geburtstag (The 90th birthday). It seems that watching […]

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Queen Victoria gets a taste (or distaste) for motherhood as series 2 nears

Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert are looking a bit pensive in this newly released picture from the long-awaited return of series 2 of Victoria. Series Executive Producer and co-writer, Daisy Goodwin, is someone who probably knows why as she hints that the course of true love ‘…does not run smooth‘ for Victoria and Albert in the forthcoming […]

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