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Isle of Saint Marie to get pretty crowded for ‘Death in Paradise’ 4

Returning to the small screen for series 4 in early 2015, Death in Paradise continues to add to and already impressive cast list. Filming has begun with many guest stars already destined for a bit of fun on the crime-ridden island of Saint Marie including Downton Abbey‘s Amy Nuttall, Call the Midwife‘s Leo Staar, Outnumbered‘s […]

Final ‘Wallander’ series begins principle filming

BBC 1 announced last week that the final three-part series of the hauntingly brilliant detective drama, Wallander, has begun principle production filming. Starring Sir Kenneth Branagh, the final trilogy of 90-minute episodes will adapt the two remaining works by Swedish author Henning Mankell that features the character. The first will be based on the 1993 […]

The chance meeting that brought Foxes to ‘Doctor Who’

Back in May 2014, Foxes (a.k.a. Louisa Rose Allen) added her name to an already extensive list of top-notch guest stars that were set to appear on the upcoming series 8 of Doctor Who including Keeley Hawes, Hermione Norris, Ben Miller, Frank Skinner and Tom Riley. Needless to say, the Grammy-award winning British singer was decidedly over-the-top at the thought of making her acting debut opposite Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

More ‘drama’ than the law allows in New Orleans at BBC Syndication Showcase 2014

It was drama overload this past week in New Orleans at the BBC’s annual Syndication Showcase (insert how much you feel sorry for me being in New Orleans for three days screening brilliant telly here). I say drama overload in the nicest possible sense. Seems as though ever since that fateful day in January 2011 […]

Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston return to small screen in John le Carre’s ‘The Night Manager’

Three years removed from his brilliant portrayal of a pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, Dr. Gregory House, Hugh Laurie is returning to the small screen to star in the BBC adaptation of the John le Carre novel, The Night Manager. Laurie’s co-star, Tom Hiddleston, is coming off his portrayal of country western singer Hank Williams in I Saw the Light.

2015 set to be a busy year for Ben Whishaw

Already signed to play Freddie Mercury in the forthcoming film chronicling the life of Queen frontman, Ben Whishaw will also be returning to the small screen for a BBC2 espionage thriller, London Spy. Whishaw will also reprise his role as Q in the next Bond film, Bond 24 in 2015.   The as-yet-to-be-titled Freddie Mercury […]

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ with Downton’s Lily James up next for a post-Doctor Who, Matt Smith

What’s next after you just spent three seasons as the Eleventh Traveling Time Lord? A bit of Jane Austen and Zombies, obviously. The adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel of the same name has been in the works since 2009, long before Matt Smith became a household face and name as The Doctor, and was originally rumored to be a 6-part television series. Smith has joined the cast as a ‘Mr. Collins’, alongside girlfriend Lily James (Downton Abbey) who is playing the lead.

Behind the scenes with Ben Miller on the set of Doctor Who “Robot of Sherwood”

Last night’s “Robot of Sherwood” episode of Doctor Who was brilliant. One of the best in recent memory. Writer Mark Gatiss told Entertainment Weekly that he was determined not to do a “drab Robin Hood”. “I find it so depressing when people try to make it realistic. Robin Hood is a great fairytale and that’s […]

‘Scott & Bailey’ to make Manchester streets safe again beginning Sept 10

It’s hard to believe that, after only three series, Scott & Bailey was one of the early adopters of the concept of featuring strong female police officers. The series was pretty much the lone-wolf on the telly when it came to showcasing strong female characters in roles that were more complicated and had substance. It […]

50 Things Every ‘Doctor Who’ Fan Should Know before Saturday night

Are you ready for some Doctor Who? The beginning of the Peter Capaldi era is just around the corner! Actually, it’s not even ‘just around the corner’. It’s TOMORROW NIGHT people. By now, there is precious little time to binge watch enough past series of Doctor Who to catch you up before the series 8 […]

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