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Harry Pearce returns to the grid in ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’

Television is a funny piece of furniture. There are times when a series comes to an end and you know it’s time for it to go before it passes its sell-by date. Sadly, there are times, more often than not, that you think a series should come to an end yet it continues for several more seasons. There are those magical times, however, where you endlessly wish a series would go on forever but instead it comes to an all-ends-nicely-tied-up ending. The last scenario, for me, would define my thoughts on Spooks or MI-5 as it was titled in America, which went out on a perfect note in 2011.

‘Call the Midwife’ tagged for a fifth series as series 4 set to deliver!

The BBC commissioning process is on that we have all have collectively gotten to know too well over the years. In most cases, viewers have to wait until after a season has ended before word comes down from on high as to whether or not there will be another series. For loyal followers of a […]

“All the World’s a Stage…” as Benedict Cumberbatch celebrates a lifetime of British drama

This was definitely worth the wait. UK audiences have been teased recently on the BBC’s Facebook page that there was a new Benedict Cumberbatch project in the works. With the simple phrase of “Benedict Cumberbatch filming something special for BBC One and BBC Two” much of the UK went into orbit. Last night, the ‘project’ […]

Sans powdered wigs, BBC’s Silk headed for U.S. remake on ABC

This just in…a U.S. television broadcast network will try, yet again, to re-invent the wheel and adapt a British drama for American television. Surprise! ABC will re-make Peter Moffat’s British legal drama, Silk, the Bafta-nominated BBC drama which revolved around the lives of barristers at Shoe Lane chambers, and the lengths they went to to […]

Tellyspotting is 5! Can you believe it?

I know there are those of you out there that will immediately say “Gee, you don’t look a day over four!”. Hard to believe it has been five years already. Seems just like yesterday that the first post of our short existence on October 1, 2009 announced that it was Time for Tellyspotting!. And now, over 2000 posts later (2,003 to be exact), here we are better than ever because of one thing — YOU!

Karen Gillan joins ‘A Touch of Cloth’ for series 3

Suranne Jones (DI Anne Oldman) and John Hannah (DI Jack Cloth) are back for a third installment of Charlie Brooker’s police procedural spoof, A Touch of Cloth! Reminiscent of the greatness of Police Squad, this brilliant parody of British detective and crime dramas will also feature some new blood this time around. Kerry Newblood, to […]

Spooks/MI-5 vs 24 revisited….again.

Since Jack Bauer is back with 24, and there will be a Spooks feature film in the not-too-distant future, let’s end the debate before it begins.

Mark Gatiss goes from Mycroft to Tycho Nestoris in this weeks Game of Thrones

Full disclosure up front. I’ve never seen an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Unfortunately, this goes in the stack of DVD boxed sets of series television gold such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad and West Wing that I have never seen in their entirety. Before you get up and leave the room, I have […]

A little early (pre-Sherlock) Benedict in ‘Spooks’ and ‘Fortysomething’

For those individuals that thought Sherlock was Benedict Cumberbatch’s first rodeo, we thought it would be fun to revisit some of his pre-Sherlock efforts and see how, when you think about it, he had been preparing for the role of a lifetime all along. Look closely and you’ll see a bit of Sherlock in Benedict […]

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 […]

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