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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.

‘Mr Bean’ to become more animated in 2014

While there won’t be any renewed efforts to create more live-action episodes of the iconic Mr. Bean, the word on the street is that Rowan Atkinson and Tiger Aspect, UK production company behind the original television series which is now Endemol Beyond, is set to revive the internationally famous Mr. Bean character with a new […]

‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ prove Telly is better than Cinema

With a huge ‘tip of the hat’ to the Radio Times… Television is better than cinema, according to Steven Moffat and both Sherlock and Doctor Who prove his point….in pictures. As the RT pointed out, there may be a bit of a vested interest from the current showrunner of both series, but his point is […]

Daisy Lewis set to join ‘Downton Abbey’ for series 4

As confirmed by the Radio Times, Daisy Lewis is set to join the cast of hit ITV period drama for the upcoming series 4, currently being filmed in the UK for transmission this Autumn in the UK and beginning January 5, 2014 on PBS in the States.   Lewis is one of a host of […]

Will the BBC’s House of Eliott get a 1940-50′s makeover?

When Jean Marsh and Dame Eileen Atkins revived the classic 70′s series Upstairs, Downstairs for the BBC back in 2011, unfortunately, it failed to survive partly due to the inevitable comparisons that both viewers and critics made with their rival costume drama Downton Abbey. Sadly, and a bit unfairly, it was given the boot after […]

Blue Peter goes behind the scenes of ‘Porridge’ with Ronnie Barker

Sometimes, going behind-the-scenes to see ‘how the sausage is made’ can be a bit like letting the air out of a balloon that you’ve had since you were a kid. There are some things that should be left well enough alone allowing you to remain that wide-eyed kid as long as you can. As we […]

Luther returns to hunt criminals and battle demons tonight on BBC One

Luther is an unquestionably gripping, psychological thriller driven by a brilliant and emotionally impulsive detective tormented by the darker side of humanity. John Luther, played brilliantly by Idris Elba, is the near-genius detective struggling to cope with his own demons, might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. This is telly that […]

‘Downton Abbey’s’ Michelle Dockery to cameo on Fox’s ‘Family Guy’

Normally, if I heard that an actor or actress was attempting to follow in the footsteps of Benedict Cumberbatch, I would say just move on and get in another profession. In this case, however, I think Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery will be ok, even though when the star of the BBC’s Sherlock (and just about […]

Hugh Laurie releases Didn’t it Rain on May 6

Apparently, there is very little that Hugh Laurie cannot do. From his brilliant comedy work in Blackadder, A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster to playing everyone’s favorite TV curmudgeon, Dr. Gregory House, to his best selling author effort with The Gun Seller (1996), it’s time for Laurie, yet again, to conquer […]

PBS’ Masterpiece makes telly thrilling as Mr. Selfridge premieres March 31

In 1909, Harry Selfridge had one goal in life and that was to make shopping thrilling. Now, just a bit over 100 years later, Mr. Selfridge continues the efforts of PBS’ Masterpiece series to make telly equally as thrilling. With Downton Abbey only one 2-hour episode away from concluding their third series on PBS (for […]