‘Mr. Selfridge’ Recap: Season 4, Episode 8

Mr. Selfridge and Miss Plunkett are basically not happy with life. (Photo: Courtesy of (C) ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE)

Previously, on Mr. Selfridge: Harry, Gordon and Jimmy are psyched about their purchase of Whiteleys department store, but their joy is tempered by the fact that the business’ accounts are a total mess and the store has no stock. Whoops! A reporter is still digging in to Jimmy’s relationship with the now dead Victor Colleano, basically because the script says he has to do so. (There’s no reason for this, but Jimmy’s a murderer and garbage, so bring it on!)  We learn that machinist Tilly Brockless had a child out of wedlock and that’s why she lost her previous job. Meryl guilts her father about firing the girl over it, and Grove eventually relents and hires her back, right before he drops dead in the back yard. Oh and Harry and Mae sleep together, which is actually much ickier than we all thought it would be. 

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 3 to Premiere on Netflix This May

The cast of "Peaky Blinders" looks snazzy for Season 3. (Photo: BBC)

The highly anticipated third season of Peaky Blinders just kicked off in the UK, but it turns out that fans in the US won’t have to wait very long to see the continuing saga of the Shelby clan for themselves.

Season 3 of the 1920s gangster drama will arrive on Netflix on Tuesday, May 31 and will be comprised of six episodes. The popular streaming service already hosts Seasons 1 and 2

Michelle Fairley and Jodie Comer who will be starring in "The White Princess". Photo: Starz

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Michelle Fairley Joins Starz’s ‘White Queen’ Sequel

There hasn’t been much news about the longed-for sequel to the The White Queen since the existence of The White Princess was confirmed earlier this year. But, that seems to be changing rapidly.

Starz has announced that Game of Thrones alum Michelle Fairley has been tapped to star in White Princess as Lady Margaret Beaufort, Henry Tudor’s mother, and one of the architects behind his rise to the throne of England. Actress Jodie Comer has also been tapped to play Princess Elizabeth of York ("Lizzie" per the press release), the titular white princess who is forced into marriage in order to unite the Houses of York and Lancaster.

‘Mr. Selfridge’ Recap: Season 4, Episode 7

Grove and Miss Mardle, in happier times. (Photo: Courtesy of (C) ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE)

Previously, on Mr. Selfridge: Everyone’s sad that Victor is dead, maybe, but we don’t see his funeral either way. Jimmy, Harry and Gordon decided to purchase Whiteley’s, another legacy London department store, even though it takes all their available cash. Kitty leaves for NYC to take that job at Elizabeth Arden, but unfortunately decides to take her cheating husband along with her when Frank shows up at her leaving party and grovels some more.  Meryl tells her father about the crappy way the Selfridge Sewing Girls are treating machinist Tilly Brockless, but instead of helping the situation, all Grove does is manage to fire her for not being honest about the references from her previous job. Whoops?

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'Call the Midwife' Recap: Series 5 Episode 6

The Poplar Pensioners Tea  (image courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2015)

In this week's eye-opening episode of Call the Midwife we encounter a girl whose life is compromised by concerns for her reputation as “damaged goods" and two women are afraid to report acts of violence against them for fear of being judged or punished as well. 

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?