Telly Tour of the UK Episode 1: The South West

The Cornwall coast plays a big part in "Poldark". (Photo: Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen for MASTERPIECE)

Do you dream of taking a grand tour of the United Kingdom, but don't have the cash on hand to make the trip? Join our blogger Carmen as she traverses this island that enchants us while presenting examples of television series set in each region of the country. You'll get a taste for the diverse natural beauty, history, landmarks and people of each unique area and no passports are required. Our first destination is The South West of England with stops in Cornwall, Dorset and Bristol.

Recapping 'Poldark': Season 2, Episode 2

Ross and Demelza in "Poldark" Season 2 (Photo:  Courtesy of Adrian Rogers/Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE)

Previously on Poldark: Ross is arrested and put on trial for encouraging wrecking and inciting a riot. Vile George Warleggan makes it his personal mission to try and get Ross thrown in jail for life or hanged, because he hates him completely. For some reason. He even tries to bribe Ross’ awful servant Jud to testify against him. After much angsting from literally every other character on the show about Ross’ future and a long speech to the jury where he talks about how rough poor people have it in the world, Ross is acquitted, just like we all knew he would be. New characters the Penvenens arrive on the scene, and Miss Caroline is quite taken with Ross’ dishy doctor friend Dwight Enys.

Need more details? You can find last week’s recap here.

Ross’ trial is over, so we’re on to a whole new story this season. Let’s get into it. 

The Full Trailer for Netflix's 'The Crown' Looks Gorgeous

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown". (Photo: Netflix)

God save the Queen, indeed. Netflix has released the full trailer for its upcoming original series The Crown, and you're going to want to watch it immediately. 

The ten-episode series is based on Peter Morgan’s award-winning play The Audience, and is meant to tell the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The first season of The Crown focuses on Elizabeth as a 25-year-old newlywed, faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne. In short: A new era is dawning.

Leo McKern as Rumpole of the Bailey (Image: Courtesy of Thames Television)

Dated or Delightful? 'Rumpole of the Bailey'

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

 

10 Fantastic Facts about the Marvelous Mr. Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born 100 years ago this week. You probably know him as a brilliant writer of children's stories, but did you know about his shadowy career during World War II or that he helped invent a life-saving piece of medical equipment? 

Check out our list of fantastic facts about the man and the legacy of his work.

The Hillywood Show's Sherlock Parody (Photo: Hillywood Show/ YouTube)

The Hillywood Show’s ‘Sherlock’ Parody is Pretty Great

For a show that’s only aired a grand total of ten episodes in three seasons, British detective drama Sherlock sure has spawned a great deal of internet lore, including some of the best fan videos around.

The latest entry into the Sherlock video hall of fame is from the popular YouTube duo  The Hillywood Show, and it just might be the greatest one yet. 

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