Remembering ‘Mystery’ on PBS before mystery was cool….

For those PBS Mystery series fans that are currently experiencing the Sunday evening greatness that is Miss Scarlet and the Duke, Magpie Murders and Annika and who have been anxiously awaiting each Summer for the new seasons of Endeavour and Grantchester for the better part of the last decade, you may not be aware of the root history of ‘mystery’ on PBS that needs to be recognized for those that remember way, way back into the 80’s, back when the Earth was beginning to cool from the Ice Age.

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R.I.P. – Sir Christopher Lee

Some sad news from not just the British film world but the entire world of film yesterday morning. Sir Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93. Famous, in recent years, for his roles in the classic James Bond movie, The Man With the Golden Gun, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, I […]

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Patricia Routledge 'Facing the Music' in Newtownabbey

Even the most casual Keeping Up Appearances fan of the woman who makes no bones about having a sister whose house has a swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony, will no doubt ever forget her singing prowess designed to impress next door neighbor, Emmet Hawkesworth. To this day, I’ll never forget interviewing Ms. […]

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Remembering when mystery was…Mystery!

Thanks, up front, to Laughing Squid for getting me thinking about this and bringing back memories of classic mystery on television some 20-30 years ago that, in some respects, is unmatched today. While Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Endeavor and, even, Great Expectations, are the talk of the telly on both sides of the pond these days, […]

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