Harry Pearce returns to the grid in 'Spooks: The Greater Good'

Television is a funny piece of furniture. There are times when a series comes to an end and you know it’s time for it to go before it passes its sell-by date. Sadly, there are times, more often than not, that you think a series should come to an end yet it continues for several more seasons. There are those magical times, however, where you endlessly wish a series would go on forever but instead it comes to an all-ends-nicely-tied-up ending. The last scenario, for me, would define my thoughts on Spooks or MI-5 as it was titled in America, which went out on a perfect note in 2011.

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Foyle's War creator/writer sets sights on Moriarty and James Bond

If David Tennant is the hardest working man in show business, then writer Anthony Horowitz has to be considered the hardest working man in the literary world. Aside from his countless novels written over the years, many will, no doubt, associate Horowitz with his screenwriting telly work on Robin of Sherwood, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Murder Most Horrid, many of the early episodes of Midsomer Murders, a very well-crafted small-screen mini-series, Collision and, obviously, the creator/writer of Foyle’s War, starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks.

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Ophelia Lovibond to join cast of 'Elementary' for 2014

When it comes to the never-ending comparisons between the BBC/PBS version of Sherlock and its American counterpart, CBS’ Elementary, the old adage of imitation is the sincerest form of flattery rings very true. When Elementary hit the air, Sherlock had already been a staple in people’s homes around the world for two years. The imitation/coindicence […]

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'Vera' returns tonight to ITV; soon to public television

UPDATE – For those that emailed asking where Vera was filmed, the 4th series, which premiered Sunday on ITV, was filmed in Alnmouth in Northumberland. While previous episodes have also been filmed in Northumberland, such as Druridge Bay, Low Hauxley and Embleton, series 4 was shot entirely in Alnmouth. Vera is back! Vera is Detective […]

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Oh, Geez! It’s ‘Fargo’ time

Oh Geez! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Fargo … On the surface, even a remote passing thought of trying to translate Coen brothers big screen perfection to the small screen seems crazy. On paper, however, tonight’s premiere of Fargo on FX has all the makings of ‘Must-See-TV’. Written by […]

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New Agatha Christie mysteries headed to BBC One

Following up Fridays announcement from Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, that Call the Midwife had been commissioned for a 4th series, comes some equally as brilliant news regarding new Agatha Christie adaptations. Historically, Christie’s two greatest creations, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, have transmitted on ITV in the UK. In announcing the details […]

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Sherlock 3 prequel provides 'Many Happy Returns' for Christmas

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and his name is Steven Moffat. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the Sherlock co-creator/writer pulls 7:13 of greatness out of his red bag and delivers it to Sherlock fans across the land. The run-up to the BBC One series 3 premiere on 1 January […]

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Downton Abbey cast talk series 4 in NYC Q&A

Normally, at this time of year, the phrase “…it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” is on everyone’s mind. For the past several years, however, it’s sounding more and more like “…it’s beginning to look a lot like Downton” as people begin to ready themselves for the January premiere each year. In advance of […]

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