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PBS’ Masterpiece will leave you ‘Breathless’ this August

“Call the Midwife” meets “Downton Abbey”?

Ok, so Breathless IS a period drama set in a hospital but that’s probably where the similarities end. I guess it partly makes sense given there are a couple of Kevin Bacon connections between the newest addition to the PBS drama line-up and Downton Abbey.

Water Bottle-Gate continues at ‘Downton Abbey’

Where’s Sherlock when you need him? It’s day two of Water Bottle-Gate and still no clear sign that points to which resident of Downton brought their 21st century water bottle to the 1920′s photo shoot. The cast of Downton Abbey has further clouded the situation by sticking together so as to not ‘grass’ on the […]

‘Death Comes to Pemberley’ premieres Oct 26 on PBS’ Masterpiece

It’s quite possible that Death Comes to Pemberley just might take your mind off the fact that when it premieres on PBS in the States this Fall, the new season of Downton Abbey will be airing in the UK. Possible, but not likely. Starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Anna Maxwell Martin (Bletchley Circle), Trevor Eve […]

Ok, who left their water bottle at Downton Abbey?

When we last left the residents of Downton Abbey, it was the Summer of 1923. It’s common knowledge that we are jumping forward just a bit with the beginning of series 5 set for a 1924 backdrop. As we get closer and closer to the rumored Sunday, 14 September premiere in the UK, ITV has […]

New ‘old dogs’ set for ‘New Tricks’ series premiere

What started as a simple one-off special back in March 2003 has morphed into one of the best series on television in 2014. With a mere 10 seasons and 87 episodes under their belts, New Tricks has weathered the kitchen sink of reality and talent competition shows thrown at them to become one of the BBC mainstays when it comes to police procedurals.

Meet the youngest residents of ‘Downton Abbey’

You remember Nanny West, right? She was only in one episode as the governess and nanny for baby George Crawley and cousin Sybbie. Her days at Downton, however, were numbered right from the start. As we all know, once you make an enemy of Thomas Barrow, you’re done.

First glimpse of ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

As with the first time we checked into India’s self-described “luxury” resort, the front desk register at The Marigold Hotel once again reads like a who’s who of British acting royalty. Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Penelope Wilton and Dev Patel all return for a second stay in […]

‘Being Poirot’ is a delight for current and future Poirot fans

When the phrase Must See TV was coined by NBC years ago for its’ Thursday night comedy/drama lineup it must have had an upcoming public television special in mind some 30 years later. Being Poirot, which recounts Sir David Suchet’s last days as that ‘funny little man’ born in the mind of Agatha Christie, will […]

It’s Christmas time as ‘Downton Abbey’ films at Alnwick Castle

As we reported recently, Planet Earth’s favorite British period drama headed to Hogwarts this past week to continue filming for their forthcoming series 5 which will transmit in September on ITV1 and in January 2015 on PBS in the States. What wasn’t completely clear at the time was that the filming taking place at Alnwick […]

BBC’s Call the Midwife 4 headed to PBS in 2015

There was a dark time, back in the day when the Earth was cooling, that fans of countless comedies or dramas wouldn’t know until well after the traditional angst-ridden season finale of their favorite telly pastime as to whether or not the series would be renewed. In some cases that we care not to mention, […]

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