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‘Downton Abbey’ cast guess what’s in Julian Fellowes’ mind palace

Less than a month removed from the final episode of series 4 of Downton Abbey, separation anxiety has set for most of the U.S. With filming for series 5 of the all-time British period drama favorite in full swing and everyone trying to figure out just what is in Julian Fellowes’ mind palace, it’s kinda […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Moones

What better way to dive head first into St. Patrick’s Day than to take a quick look at some brilliant Irish sitcoms. Following in the footsteps of Graham Linehan’s Father Ted in the mid-90′s and the more recent Mrs. Brown’s Boys from Brendan O’Carroll, comes the drop-dead funny, Moone Boy from Chris O’Dowd and Nick […]

The Vicar of Dibley’s Thought for the Day – coming 29 March to BBC Radio 4

When Dawn French steps back into the Reverend Geraldine Granger’s shoes and leaves behind the Radio Dibley microphone for a day on 29 March at 7:45am, she will offer her alternative Thought For The Day, written especially for Radio 4′s Character Invasion by Richard Curtis.   Thought for the Day has been running on Radio […]

First video of Martin Freeman in FX’s Fargo

Lester Nygard’s life is about to ‘tumble’ out of control….     Fargo, the 10-part television adaptation of the Coen brothers brilliant film, is set to premiere on FX April 15. While I shouldn’t be excited about this, the thought that Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) is taking the lead […]

New Agatha Christie mysteries headed to BBC One

Following up Fridays announcement from Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, that Call the Midwife had been commissioned for a 4th series, comes some equally as brilliant news regarding new Agatha Christie adaptations. Historically, Christie’s two greatest creations, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, have transmitted on ITV in the UK. In announcing the details […]

BBC commissions new series of ‘Call the Midwife’ as PBS set to begin series 3 on March 30

The BBC confirmed Friday that the nuns of Nonnatus House will return for another series in 2015. This is brilliant news as the sun sets on Poplar with the final episode of series 3 airing Sunday, 9 March on BBC One. The hit period drama series which is set in London’s East End will dive […]

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 […]

It’s Comedy/Drama time at BBC Showcase 2014

It’s always brilliant to enter into screening overload on the first day of the BBC Showcase in Liverpool. Already in 2014, from a drama standpoint, public television viewers have been treated to new seasons of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Doc Martin, Father Brown and Death in Paradise. The good news is […]

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