It was rumored back in August of this year that the late 90’s relationship dramedy Cold Feet might be coming back for a new series. Today ITV made it official! The show will go into production at the beginning of next year in Manchester and the eight part series is tentatively scheduled to be broadcast near the end of 2016.
For those of you not familiar with Cold Feet, it debuted seventeen years ago this week. It ran for five series and won a number of comedy and drama awards including the 2002 BAFTA for best drama series.
The show centered around three thirty-something couples and examined the joys and frustrations inherent in the different stages of their romantic relationships. We witness the joys of events like marriage, the birth of children and reconciliations as well as the sorrows and hurt caused by illness, miscarriages, infidelities, separations and even death.
The third season of popular drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteriesarrived in America this Fall courtesy of local public television stations all over the country and Netflix’s popular streaming service.
To the surprise of no one, Season 3 is full of all the things that fans of the show already love: witty banter, thoughtful mysteries, compelling relationships and – of course – gorgeous fashions.
So to celebrate the show that’s become a mega popular topic on the blog over the past year – seriously, this post is still going and Season 3 is actually airing now – we made a brand new character quiz that’s mean to determine your alter ego from 1920s Melbourne.
Are you more of a Phryne or a Jack? Or maybe a Dot or a Hugh?
One of the best things about Fall is the return of the BBC’s annual Children in Need charity telethon, which generally features celebrity appeals, comedy sketches and musical performances, all in the name of raising money for a good cause.
The UK tends to do these sort of specials fairly often see also: the annual Red Nose Day and Sport Relief events. Thankfully, they usually turn out pretty great, and this year appears to be no exception.
Sherlockstar Martin Freeman appeared in what was probably the evening’s best bit – a Star Wars-themed sketch in which Warwick Davis, with assistance from robotic friends C3PO and R2-D2 was charged with locating the film’s biggest fan in order to trigger the first Children in Need totalizer of the night. (This means they get to push a big button that reveals how much money has be raised so far, so it’s actually pretty cool, if you ask me.)
Apparently watching British television at your local multiplex is a super trendy activity now?
Following on the heels of the announcement that the upcoming Sherlock Victorian-themed one-off episode would screen in cinemas around the US, we can also start planning to see this year’s Doctor WhoChristmas special on the big screen too. Yes, BBC Worldwide and Fathom Events have announced that this year’s holiday installment of the iconic sci-fi series will run for a special two-night event in US theaters December 28 and 29 at 7:30pm (local time) in nearly 300 theaters across the U.S.
Two weeks and twenty-five years ago, Keeping Up Appearances debuted on the BBC. Created by acclaimed comedy writer Roy Clarke (Last of the Summer Wine and Open All Hours were also his) and directed by Harold Snoad, this fan favorite ran for five series with a total of forty-four episodes. In many PBS viewers’ minds, Keeping Up Appearances epitomizes the term “Britcom” and it’s still regularly shown in re-runs in the UK and the US.
No, the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble won’t be making a return appearance on the iconic television show - though we did see a brief glimpse of them both in a flashback during the recent Season 9 episode The Girl Who Died. Instead, the pair are reuniting to record three new audio dramas with a full cast for Big Finish, which will tell more stories of the adventures that Ten and Donna had together during her time in the TARDIS.
(And we’ll just ruthlessly not think about the manner in which Donna left the TARDIS. Never gonna be over it. Ever.)
Good news: We know the title of the upcoming Sherlockspecial, and we know it’s airing in America on January 1 at 9pm, thanks to Masterpiece and your local PBS station. Additionally, we also know we’ll be seeing new Sherlockon the same day as our friends in the UK, for the first time ever.
The cherry on top of this sundae of awesome is that after you get your feelings about The Abominable Bride under control following its television premiere, you can go see it again in a movie theater with fellow Sherlock fans!
And so the field of 13,000 applicants had finally been whittled down to the three amateur bakers deemed most talented by Paul and Mary. Ruby, Frances and Kimberly faced off for one last trio of challenges In hopes of earning the Baking Show championship title. They had to impress the judges with their technique, flavors and originality – not a walk in the park (or down the aisle) by any means.
A quarter of a century ago TV viewers met Rowan Atkinson’s Mr. Bean for the first time and he’s been a beloved buffoon around the world ever since.
But did you know Atkinson actually started developing Bean well over a decade before he debuted on television in 1990? This idea of a man-child with a unique way of looking at the world came to Rowan when he was an electrical engineering student at the University of Oxford. He honed the character in front of audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and comedy festivals in places like Montreal.
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