Stephen Fry welcomes Tellyspotting to the UK for BBC Showcase 2016

Well, the genius that is Stephen Fry may have left Twitter, but he has still found time to welcome Tellyspotting to the UK this morning for the 2016 BBC Showcase! The English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, activist and self-professed tech geek has teamed up with Heathrow Airport to welcome weary travelers to the United Kingdom. With over 73 million […]

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Mark your calendars, ‘Sherlock’-Nation, for January 2017…-ish

Timing is everything these days. Following the announcement earlier this week that Wolf Hall will probably not return to the small screen for two years makes the recent Sherlock news coming out of the 2016 TCA Press Tour seem pretty palatable. PBS president Paula Kerger had some good news/bad news, albeit exciting news, for Sherlock fans at the […]

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Get ready for a bit of ‘Wolf Hall’ separation anxiety…

Unfortunately, Wolf Hall fans will have to wait at least two years before seeing the second installment of the Golden Globe winning historical drama starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis. The series, which told the story of the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII, was an adaptation of author Hilary Mantel’s two novels, Wolf […]

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‘Wolf Hall’ takes home Golden Globe hardware for Best Limited Series

PBS’ adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall novels took home the Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Golden Globe last night, dethroning last year’s winner Fargo. Other series nominated in the category were American Crime, American Horror Story: Hotel, and Flesh and Bone. Nominated for a total of eight Primetime Emmy Awards earlier this year, Wolf Hall, the […]

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The ‘lost years’ of Shakespeare found in BBC Films’ “Bill”

What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? In ‘real-life’, these lost years are widely acknowledged as being a crucial period in Shakespeare’s life, long having been a mystery to scholars, and cover his rise from virtual obscurity in Stratford-upon-Avon to fame as a playwright in London. Preferring to grab hold of the potential of great idiocy […]

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The British Invasion of the 67th Emmy Awards continues in 2015!

It’s that time of year again. No, it’s not time for the return of Downton Abbey, Sherlock or Doctor Who. Not just yet, anyway. It’s American Emmy Awards time. The time to recognize excellence in American television for 2015. As usual, there are a healthy number of Brits that share their time and talents with […]

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BBC’s updated ‘Partners in Crime’ one to watch

Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the husband and wife sleuths in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of Cold War conspiracy, undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. Starring David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School, Mr. Stink) and Jessica Raine (Call the […]

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‘Jericho’ with Call the Midwife’s Jessica Raine set to be the next ‘next Downton Abbey’

It seems like ever since that little British period drama we call Downton Abbey decided to call it a day after the upcoming sixth series, every series pitch, every series commission, every subsequent press announcement starts out by billing the proposed series as, “…the next Downton Abbey“. The most recent drama that has been tagged as the […]

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Matt Smith goes from Doctor to Prince in ‘The Crown’

Moving out of the TARDIS and into Buckingham Palace, Matt Smith, more widely known as The Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who, will also be exchanging his signature bow tie, elbow-patched tweed coat and ankle-high boots for a role with a little bit more of a royal fashion look when he plays the Duke of Edinburgh, […]

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