Julian Fellowes' New Series ‘Doctor Thorne’ Comes to America on Amazon Prime

Is it wrong that I think I'm most excited about the costumes in "Doctor Thorne"? (Photo: Courtesy of the Weinstein Company)

Even though many people are probably still deep in their Downton Abbey withdrawal following the conclusion of the show’s run earlier this year, there is hope for those looking for a period drama fix from within the same family. Downton creator Julian Fellowes new series Doctor Thorne, which premiered in the UK earlier this year, is coming to America!

The three-part period drama, now titled Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne will premiere on Amazon’s Prime Video service beginning May 20

David Jason as DI Jack Frost (Photo: ITV Productions and Yorkshire Television)

Dated or Delightful? ‘A Touch of Frost’

How well do British TV series from the past hold up? Are they classic gems that transcend the generations or are they old-fashioned and representative of a particular period in time? Check out our Dated or Delightful series to see how David Jason's A Touch of Frost rated with us.

The Final Season of ‘Wallander’ Airs on PBS Stations This May

One last time: Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander. (Photo: : Courtesy of Steffan Hill/Left Bank Pictures (Television) Limited/Yellow Bird 2015)

Sir Kenneth Branagh returns to PBS stations nationwide in his Emmy-nominated role as Inspector Kurt Wallander for a final run of the beloved mystery series Wallander beginning on Sunday, May 8.

Based on the novels of the late Henning Mankell, the series’ fourth and final season will be comprised of three feature-length episodes – The White Lioness, A Lesson in Love and The Troubled Man – as Wallander is forced to face toughest battle yet as he starts to lose his memory. His greatest fear is that he is succumbing to the same disease that felled his father: Alzheimer’s.

Despite his concerns, Wallander keeps burning his candle at both ends, dodging knives, bullets, vicious dogs, homicidal motorcyclists, and a sense that he is losing his focus. Will mishap, medical leave, suspension, or a well-earned retirement be his final exit from this punishing profession? 

‘Mr. Selfridge’ Recap: Season 4, Episode 6

At least Harry's not ugly crying? (Photo:Courtesy of (C) ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE)

Previously, on Mr. Selfridge: Victor and Mae are suddenly close again. They decide that they should have dinner, because their breakup like twenty years was probably a big mistake. Harry tries to convince everyone that gangsters absolutely did not break his store windows as payback, and scrambles to find a way to get the money to pay off his debt.  Frank apologizes to Kitty by telling her that men cheat because they are idiots sometimes, but she kicks him out of the house. Grove and Miss Mardle get married, Harry decides to sell the provincial Selfridge stores to pay off his creditors after they show up at his home to rob him, and Jimmy accidentally murders Victor by shoving him off a balcony. Yes, that is a thing that happened. This show, y’all.

Want more details? Last week’s recap is right this way

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Series 5 Episode 5

Nurse Phyllis Crane (Linda Bassett). (Image credit Neal Street Productions 2015)

This week on Call the Midwife: Fred's good intentions get him into trouble, Timothy Turner schools his father about smoking and a young mother's loveless past makes her unsure of how to love her own baby. Read on for all the details!

‘Mr. Selfridge’ Recap: Season 4, Episode 5

Did anyone else completely forget Mae and Victor used to be a thing? (Photo: Courtesy of (C) ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE)

Previously, on Mr. Selfridge: Miss Mardle and Mr. Grove have a heart to heart, get back together and then get engaged because Grove is dying and that’s what every couple on TV ever does when that’s happening. Kitty decides that it’s okay to give up on all her dreams to have kids she doesn’t really want with her husband, at least until she figures out that Frank cheated on her while he was in France. Harry ends up dumping the Dolly sisters after he catches the one he’s dating in bed with another man. Too bad he didn’t figure that out before he spent all his money making a movie for them, because his gangster gambling lender is real mad now, and breaks one of the store’s famous display windows to show Harry he means business about collecting on the debt he’s owned. Yikes.

Want more details? Last week’s recap is right this way

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Series 5 Episode 4

Trixie and Linda Lanyard Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2015)

For some of the residents of Poplar, it was a week of upheaval. A young man’s dreams are shattered only to be given a second chance. Tears are back full force as Sister Julienne struggles with a tragic birth and, finally, our love triangle that’s been simmering for weeks could be coming to an amicable resolution. Read on for all the details!

Pearl Mackie Cast As New 'Doctor Who' Companion

Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and the TARDIS. (Photo: BBC)

Big news for Doctor Who fans - there's a new companion in the TARDIS! 

Actress Pearl Mackie will be stepping on board as the Twelfth Doctor's latest companion, replacing Jenna Coleman, who departed the show at the close of Season 9 last year in order to go off and play Queen Victoria.  Mackie will join current Doctor Peter Capaldi for Season 10, playing a new character named "Bill".

The new season of Who is expected to start filming this year, but will not air until 2017.

The Trailer for ‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses’ Looks Amazing

Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III. (Photo: BBC)

The BBC has released another trailer for its upcoming sequel to The Hollow Crown. Subtitled The Wars of the Roses the series is the centerpiece of the corporation’s big celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare’s death.

The original Hollow Crown aired in 2013 and adapted four of the Bard’s history plays – Richard II, Henry IV Pts. 1 and 2 and Henry V – into a single chronological narrative, and had the same actors play the same roles across all the plays. This second series is comprised of adaptations of Richard III and Henry VI, though they’re streamlining the latter into two films, rather than three. (Which, on the whole, is probably a good decision.)

These plays recount the story of the titular Wars of the Roses, when two families – the Plantagenets and the Lancasters – battled for control of England’s crown. 

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