First 'Poldark' Season 3 Image Released

Photo: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE

PBS and the BBC released a first look promotional image for Season 3 of the popular period drama Poldark.

It features stars Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson as Ross and Demelza Poldark. And the two are locked in an embrace on a Cliffside, with dramatic skies in the background.  It’s actually quite a gorgeous shot, and certainly looks suitably dramatic.

Get an Early Sneak Peek at 'Victoria' Season 2

A rather sweet look at Victoria, Albert, and the newest addition to their famiily. (Photo:  Courtesy of ITV Plc)

In honor of Victoria Day, ITV and Masterpiece released a first look clip at the highly anticipated second season of the period drama that bears the queen’s name, Victoria. Still celebrated in various places around the world – it’s an actual federal holiday in Canada – Victoria Day marks the anniversary of the British monarch’s birth.

The footage, featuring stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes in their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, is the first we’ve seen to date from Victoria Season 2.

'Dark Angel': Recap

Masterpiece presents a portrait of Mary Ann Cotton, the first female serial killer in the industrial era, in drama Dark Angel. A story of the a woman who killed her victims using pots of tea laced with arsenic, the two hour production explores what might make a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown tip into madness.

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 6 Episode 8

Sister Winifred (Victoria Yeates), Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) and Nurse Dyer (Jennifer Kirby) have a surprise for their colleague  (Photo: courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016)

If I were to use one word to describe this week’s season finale of Call the Midwife it would be “emotional." Whether brought on by hormones or resulting from events both tragic and joyous, if you didn’t cry during this episode you may not be human. It was jam packed with sentiment and served as a lovely gift for those fans who endured the dark days of Sister Ursula earlier in the series.

BBC Drama ‘My Mother and Other Strangers’ Comes to Masterpiece in June

Aaron Stanton, Hattie Morahan and Owen McDonnell in they key art for "My Mother and Other Strangers" (Photo:  Courtesy of Steffan Hill/BBC 2016 for MASTERPIECE)

New period drama My Mother and Other Strangers is headed to PBS’ Masterpiece this summer. The five-part series premieres on Sunday, June 18 at 8pm, just ahead of the debut of the third season of popular mystery drama Grantchester.

The wartime drama chronicles the story of the Coyne family, who live in a remote village in Northern Ireland during World War II. But their lives are turned upside down with the arrival of hundreds of American fighter pilots, when a U.S. air base is established nearby. 

Dark Angel and Our Obsession with Serial Killers

This Sunday, PBS will air the BBC's production of Dark Angel, which focuses on the life of Mary Ann Cotton, one of the 19th century's most prolific serial killers, and one that you've mostly likely never heard of.

What drives a killer to take the lives of those around them? This is a question that has an entire subgenre of entertainment devoted to it, from true crime novels, to Lifetime movies, to tevision specials on the Discovery Channel to podcasts like Serial. But most of these focus on male killers -- your John Wayne Gacys, your Ted Bundys, your Jack the Rippers. But this weekend, Masterpiece presents a dramatic miniseries that focuses on one of the lesser known serial killers of the 1800s, Mary Anne Cotton, whose death count may in fact be higher than any of those mentioned above. 

'Prime Suspect' Prequel Comes to Masterpiece This Summer!

The three leads of "Prime Suspect: Tennison". (Photo:  Courtesy of ITV Studios and NoHo Film & Television for ITV and MASTERPIECE)

The highly anticipated prequel to beloved crime drama Prime Suspect finally has an airdate!

The drama, greenlit to some degree thanks to the success of ITV’s popular Inspector Morse prequel franchise, Endeavour, will premiere on PBS beginning June 25, as part of this summer’s Masterpiece Mystery line-up. Though it was titled Prime Suspect 1973 during its ITV airing this past March, the series will be called Prime Suspect: Tennison here in the U.S., I suspect for issues of clarity. But whatever you call it, it’ll be interesting to see the character that Dame Helen Mirren made famous once more. 

'King Charles III' Recap

King Charles III has all the hallmarks of a Shakespearean history play, one that tells that sad truth that "Monarchs should be seen and not heard." But what does it say about the United Kingdom that it insists on telling the tale of the end of our second Elizabethan age era with the trappings usually reserved for a first Elizabethan aged production?

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