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BBC1 to adapt ‘Poldark’ for 2015

Longtime BBC and PBS viewers will no doubt remember Robin Ellis in the title role as British officer Captain Ross Poldark, who returns to his native Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War in the late 18th century. Based on the novels written by Winston Graham, Poldark aired on BBC1 and PBS in the mid-70′s. Considered […]

Drama takes center stage at BBC Showcase 2014

After a healthy dose of comedy the last couple of days with Rev, Wrong Mans, Uncle, Inside No. 9 and Mr. Sloane, the focus was on drama as we are at the halfway point of the BBC Showcase screenings in Liverpool. Already armed with the knowledge that there will be new seasons of Death in […]

Rev and Mr. Sloane highlight comedy presentation at BBC Showcase 2014

It’s like being a kid in a candy store attending the BBC Comedy presentation Monday in Liverpool. Showing a number of clips for shows that are coming up in the not-too-distant future, you get the sense that Shane Allen, Controller for Comedy at the BBC, is keen on maintaining the channel’s dominance in the comedy […]

Jason Isaacs returns to American telly

Unfortunately, the first bit of news out of Liverpool and the BBC Showcase happened before it has even begun. Like most meetings some of the greatest information can be obtained via hallway conversations and side meetings. On the upside, American fans of Case Histories and Harry Potter soon will be able to get a weekly, […]

It’s MUST SEE TV tonight on PBS! ‘National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage’

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to celebrate the incredible talent that has graced the stage of London’s National Theatre for the last 50 years. The National Theatre opened its doors in 1963 with Laurence Olivier as its first director. Eight hundred productions later, the venerable institution celebrates its 50th anniversary with a […]

Hugh Bonneville is Top Gear’s Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car

The season premiere of Top Gear has come and gone. Airing earlier this month on BBC Two and last night on BBC America, the series opened its 21st season with Lord Grantham himself, Hugh Bonneville, as the shows Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car.   For those few that have not seen and/or heard of the […]

‘Sherlock 4′ may have a 2016 time stamp on it

***Caution: Sherlock 3 spoilers ahead*** It’s been a whirlwind month both in the UK and America. What fans of brilliant telly (im)patiently waited two years for is now over. What took a mere 12 days to play out on BBC One was stretched to a lengthy 14 days on PBS. Sherlock 3 is done. It’s […]

Dishing on ‘Death in Paradise 3′ and going behind-the-scenes

***Death in Paradise series 3 spoiler alert*** Lots of Twitter chatter the past week or so after last Tuesday’s UK series 3 premiere which saw DI Richard Poole, played by Ben Miller, exit the island rather abruptly. Even though it was no secret that Poole wanted to leave this island paradise the moment he set […]

Become part of Sherlock’s ‘Homeless Network’ with new iPhone app

We used to say that you know you’ve arrived when you are subject of a Jimmy Fallon parody, a Saturday Night Life sketch or featured in a segment on Red Nose Day. Owners of all three, Downton Abbey went one step further when Lady Mary, herself, participated in a game of antler toss to promote […]

‘Call the Midwife’ returns Sunday to BBC One, March 30 to PBS

While the U.S. counts down the hours until the return of Sherlock on Sunday, January 19, the UK has its own reasons to settle in for some great telly following this week’s traditional Sunday roast. Call the Midwife, series 3, returns Sunday following the mega-popular Christmas Day special which saw Shelagh marry Doc Turner and, […]

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