Ian McShane as Lovejoy  (Image credit: BBC-TV Productions and McShane Productions)

Dated or Delightful? 'Lovejoy'

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 Lovejoy rated with us.

'The Great British Baking Show' Returns to PBS This Summer

Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc in “The Great British Baking Show.” (Photo:  © Mark Bourdillion/Love Productions)

Good news, America – it’s time to start baking again! Another season of the highly popular cooking competition The Great British Baking Show will be airing on PBS stations nationwide this summer, beginning July 1.

PBS has aired two previous seasons of The Great British Baking Show, and will broadcast Britain’s Season 6 this summer, and call it Season 3. (The previously aired US seasons were actually Seasons 4 and 5 in British time. Confusing? A little bit. But let’s go with it.) PBS is also planning to air additional seasons of the show over the next two years, with more information on that to be announced later. 

The first image of Dan Stevens in "Legion". (Photo: FX/Marvel)

Dan Stevens is Coming Back to Television with New FX Series ‘Legion’

Get ready, world - Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens will be back on our television screens very soon. Everyone’s period drama Dream Boyfriend will be playing the lead role in a new superhero series for FX called Legion.

Last week it was officially announced that FX was picking up the X-Men spinoff-ish series for an eight-episode first season to air in 2017. Well, maybe it’s not a spinoff, directly, but it’s at least like X-Men adjacent. It’s about mutants after all.

Queen Elizabeth herself in the documentary series "In Their Own Words". (Photo: Lichfield)

The Queen on Screen

The United Kingdom is celebrating their monarch's 90th birthday in style this weekend. Here at Telly Visions we couldn't manage a parade or a festive street party. Instead we've brought you the next best thing - a collection of video clips of the Queen as portrayed on screen at different ages and in various incarnations.  

Period Drama ‘Home Fires’ Canceled by British Network ITV; Fans Rally to Try and Save Show

The ladies of "Home Fires". (Photo: ITV for Masterpiece)

Sad news for fans of the female-led period drama Home Fires – the show was recently canceled by British network ITV after just two seasons.

The series starred Samantha Bond and Francesca Annis as the leaders of a group of Women’s Institute members in a rural Cheshire community during World War II. The second season is set during the summer of 1940, and the village of Great Paxton is caught up in the Battle of Britain. Two weeks after the defeat at Dunkirk, with the German army advancing though France, Britain braces itself for invasion.

American fans will still be able to watch Home Fires’ six-episode second season when it screens on PBS stations later this year. But, since Season 2 reportedly ends on a fairly major cliffhanger, perhaps it’s best if we all start preparing ourselves to live with the fact that the show is not going to get what we’d probably call a satisfying ending. In the wake of the series' cancellation, however, a group of fans has rallied in an attempt to save the show. 

"Me Before You" starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. (image courtesy of Alex Bailey, Warner Bros.)

Summer Films with a British Flavor

Summer is unofficially here and that means so is the summer movie season. Our blogger Carmen has compiled a list of British films to keep you entertained (and inside a nice cool theater) throughout the hot and muggy months ahead.

Dated or Delightful? 'The Good Life'

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 The Good Life rated with us.

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