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Sir Harry Pearce back on the grid for ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’

For those that have been off the grid since Spooks (MI5 in America) came to an end there is light at the end of the tunnel. Filming has begun on Spooks: The Greater Good, the feature film which picks up where the TV series left off. You might remember that Sir Harry had decided to […]

‘The Escape Artist’ heads to PBS this June

David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) is a talented junior barrister, Will Burton, specializing in the ability to get people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname of the Escape Artist. He’s known for never losing a case which leads him to apply for the title of QC. Unfortunately, he meets Liam Foyle along the […]

Mr. Molesley finally gets to give orders in ‘The Crimson Field”

The Crimson Field premiered last night on BBC One. For Kevin Doyle, his portrayal of Colonel Roland Brett in the World War I drama is a far cry from his recent demotion to footman at Downton Abbey and his interminable suffering at the hands of Carson. “It’s nice to be giving orders rather than receiving […]

Move aside Daleks; New Doctor Who villian sees Keeley Hawes as….a banker!

The greatness of Keeley Hawes (Spooks, Ashes to Ashes, Upstairs Downstairs, Line of Duty) will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out-of-this-world character with a dark secret. Travelling across space and time the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come face to face with the mysterious Ms Delphox when they […]

At long last, ‘Spooks/MI-5′ movie in the works for 2014

In another ‘Christmas comes early’ moment for fans of brilliant telly, word came down yesterday that the long-rumored Spooks movie is in the works. Known as MI5 in the States when broadcast on public television stations, the brilliant spy drama series which had an incredible 10-series/9 year run on BBC 1 has always been, in […]

New Tricks adds a new ‘old dog’ for series 10

The Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) are back as New Tricks series 10 returned Tuesday night with a two-part special that took them abroad for the first time. The investigation leads the team, headed by DS Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman), to the port of Gibraltar where they have to work hand in hand […]

Jeeves and Wooster headed to London’s West End this Fall

It only took just shy of 100 years, but the works of PG Wodehouse will finally see the light of day on the London stage with the first theatre adaptation of the books by PG Wodehouse, widely recognized as one of the great humorists of the 20th Century. Perfect Nonsense, based on Wodehouse’s 1938 novel […]

A bit of Scott & Bailey brilliance on both sides of the pond in April!

A bit of a two part post today, both having to do with a brilliant series from ITV1, Scott & Bailey. Starting west of the Atlantic, Scott & Bailey has begun or is getting ready to premiere on a number of public television stations in the States this April (Heads up, North Texas. KERA Channel […]

More Death in Paradise for BBC

With series 2 premiering last night on BBC One, here’s a quick microwave version of series one of my newest favorite BBC drama, Death in Paradise. In series one, Scotland Yard detective Ben Miller arrives on a picturesque island and, unknowingly, becomes its new police detective. While trying to solve mysterious murders on the Caribbean […]

ITV to up the drama ante in 2013…with comedy output not too far behind

On one hand, you’d think there would be the potential to view the recent announcement of the commissioning of series 4 of Downton Abbey and think, “…our work here is done“. Not so, however, if you are ITV and have your sights set on taking over for the BBC in the world of drama output. […]

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