15 April 2014

Final Three Poirot Mysteries to Screen in the US Exclusively on Acorn TV

"And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain..." I don't know if Frank Sinatra ever watched Agatha Christie's Poirot, but the opening lyrics to one of Ol' Blue Eyes' trademark songs are spot on for "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case," the final episode of the last ever Poirot series starring David Suchet.

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"I would love Poirot to be remembered fondly and it goes without saying he is the greatest detective in the world." — David Suchet

14 April 2014

Breathless Brings '60s Style and Drama to US Screens

For a period drama whose key characters are mostly the doctors and nurses of a hospital gynecology ward, Breathless is not a medical drama in the usual sense, and it is anything but sterile.

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11 April 2014

Suchet Returns to PBS as Poirot in Two of the Sleuth's Final Mysteries

Alors, mes amis, after portraying Hercule Poirot for a quarter century, David Suchet has put away the Belgian detective's hat and mustache, donated his cane to a museum, and bid a final au revoir to the legendary character. Telly won't be the same without Poirot and his little grey cells.

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David Tennant Legal Thriller "The Escape Artist" Gets US Premiere Date

The Doctor is a lawyer. That is, Doctor Who's Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, portrays a barrister whose charmed life becomes a living nightmare in the suspense thriller, The Escape Artist, which debuts in the US this summer.

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10 April 2014

Confirmed: Endeavour: Series 2 to Premiere in the US on PBS

A month after ITV released the first trailer for the second series of Endeavour comes news that the hit mystery will debut in the US on PBS this summer. Wahoo!

Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse
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Nordic Noir Alert: Danish Crime Drama "Unit One" Premiering in the US

Rarely does a British program screen in the US ahead of the UK, and the same holds true for Scandinavian shows, too. However, Unit One, the 2002 International Emmy Award® winner for Best Drama, is an exception.

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Award-Winning Derek Returning to Netflix

Oh, look — Derek's wearing a different colored sweater! And he's coming back to Netflix! Yay!

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09 April 2014

The Rise of TV from Down Under

The British "invasion" of American television has become an entrenched and still-growing part of the stateside viewing landscape, but another invasion is also taking audiences by storm, and this time it's Australian.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Jack Irish images courtesy of Acorn TV
Rake and McLeod's Daughters images courtesy of Netflix
Wilfred and Underbelly: Razor images courtesy of Hulu

08 April 2014

Playing a New Doctor Who Villain: Ben Miller

Doctor Who showrunner, lead writer, and executive producer Steven Moffat said it best. "... quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!"

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Hit Detective Drama Line of Duty Gets Series 3 and 4!

BBC Two is marking its 50th year, and guess who gets the anniversary present? We do! The gift? Not one but two more series of the critically-acclaimed and viewer-favorite crime drama Line of Duty. Woot!

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