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Category:Drama

'Last Tango in Halifax' Series 2 Comes to PBS Stations in June

It’s official: the highly anticipated second season of popular romantic drama Last Tango in Halifax will screen on PBS stations nationwide beginning June 29.

The news was announced at last week’s winter installment of the Television Critics Association Press Tour, a showcase for networks to highlight upcoming programming over the next few months. The drama will return to its 8pm timeslot on Sunday nights, and Series 2 will be comprised of six new episodes.

The series stars Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as a couple who find a second chance at love with one another, sixty years after they first met. Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire star as the couple’s respective daughters, who must also deal with Series 1 concluded with a cliffhanger on several fronts, as Alan suffered a serious heart attack, leaving the couple’s nuptials in doubt and fans questioning whether Celia might have to go through losing the love of her life – again. 

Series 2 picks up right where we left off - Having come so close to losing each other forever thanks to Alan’s near fatal heart attack, he and Celia decide to have a romantic secret wedding as soon as possible. But how will their respective daughters react? The uptight Caroline and rebellious Gillian are discovering they actually quite like each other, however Gillian’s need to own up to her night with Caroline’s ex-husband John could jeopardize the soon-to-be stepsisters’ fledgling friendship. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve?

Read on for more details and a look at the Series 2 trailer. 

Category:Drama

Get Your First Look at ‘Call the Midwife’ Series 3: BBC Trailer Released

The BBC has released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated third season of heartwarming period drama Call the Midwife.

After the dramatic events of the 2013 Christmas episode, Series 3 finds everyone’s favorite midwives in 1959 on the eve of the Swinging Sixties, and facing big changes on all fronts. 

Category:Drama

'Death in Paradise': A New Trailer for Series 3 Shows Some Shocking Changes

Brace yourselves, Death in Paradise fans, some big changes are coming to Series 3.

The popular mystery drama – which follows the story of a grumpy Detective Inspector who must investigate murder on a tropical island – will be back for a third season, but maybe not quite the way you think.

The mystery series has proven quite popular with fans on both sides of the pond, so much so that it was renewed for a third season early last year.  However, soon after news broke that the series’ would be returning, it was revealed that Death in Paradise would be undergoing some significant changes in its third year.  Star Ben Miller, who plays DI Richard Poole, a rather grumpy, quintessentially English (read: stuffy) detective who ends up solving cases in a tropical paradise, announced in April that he had decided to leave the show

What does that mean for Series 3? Find out below. 

Category:Drama

Watch: First Look at 'The Musketeers' with ‘Skins’’ Luke Pasqualino, ‘Merlin’s’ Santiago Cabrera and ‘Doctor Who’s’ Peter Capaldi

The BBC has released the first trailer for upcoming drama adventure The Musketeers, a ten-part drama series that attempts to capture the epic feel of Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel.

The adaptation stars several familiar British faces in the lead roles and looks like it’s going to be well worth our time next year. Skins star Luke Pasqualino (who played fan favorite Freddie) leads the cast as D’Artagnan, and is joined by Merlin’s Santiago Cabrera as Aramis, The Hour’s Tom Burke as Athos and theater actor Howard Charles as Porthos.  And, in what’s probably the most intriguing bit of casting – Doctor Who’s brand new Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi will be playing the villainous Cardinal Richelieu. How fun is that going to be.

Get more details and watch the first trailer for this new series below.

Category:Online

'Sherlock' Mini Episode 'Many Happy Returns' Sets the Stage for Series 3

The BBC has released an absolutely amazing seven minute mini-episode prequel clip for Sherlock Series 3 that’s basically better than anything you’re going to get from Santa this year. No kidding. 

No, seriously. Admittedly, some of us (cough yours truly cough) may have not have expected much from this particular prequel clip, given Steven Moffat’s track record with enjoyable-but-not-quite-vital similar clips for Doctor Who.

However, yours truly is quite happy to be wrong in this particular instance, because Many Happy Returns is fantastic. Featuring appearances from a huge chunk of the major cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Rupert Graves, as well as a surprising emotional punch, it’s well worth a chunk of your morning to watch.

So, stop whatever you’re doing and check out the full clip below.

Category:Drama

Watch: Lavish Trailer for ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Sequel ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’

The new trailer for the new three-part series Death Comes to Pemberley has arrived, and it’s well stocked with familiar faces, lavish costumes, beautiful scenery and, well, murder. That last bit is taking us a bit far afield from the world of author Jane Austen, it’s true, but, here we are.

The new adaptation is based on the 2011 P.D. James novel of the same name, which picks up the story of famous Austen couple Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy six years into their marriage and combines a look at their life together with a murder mystery.

Category:Drama

Watch: First Trailer for the ‘Call the Midwife’ Christmas Special is Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means its time for an onslaught of excellent telly. And we’ve got a tremendous amount to look forward to – what with new episodes of Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and Sherlock all headed our way, plus new dramas like Death Comes to Pemberley, The Great Train Robbery and more.

One of the most highly anticipated bits of holiday programming this year is the Christmas episode from critically acclaimed drama Call the Midwife. We haven’t seen the ladies of Nonnantus House in almost a year, and fans everywhere have missed them. Luckily, we don’t have to wait too much longer. The BBC has released the first trailer for the Call the Midwife 2013 holiday special, set to air on Christmas Day in the UK, and just a few days later here in the US, on December 29.

And it looks wonderful.

Watch it for yourselves below.

Category:Sci-Fi

‘The Time of the Doctor’: Get Details on the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special

Following on the heels of the mega-successful Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations, it’s time to turn our attention to the next big deal for Whovians around the world: this year’s upcoming Christmas special, when we say goodbye to Matt Smith and his Eleventh Doctor. Fiftieth anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor left fans everywhere giddy, crushed a Guinness World record and was a smashing box office hit at movie theaters around the globe. How is the Christmas special going to be able to top that? Who knows, but we can wait to find out.

The first details surrounding Smith’s swan song were released by the BBC this week, and, if the title is anything to go by, seems to be drawing a lot of threads together as the Eleventh Doctor’s story draws to a close. The Christmas special will be titled The Time of the Doctor and the first bit of official artwork has been released. 

Get all the latest below.

Category:Drama

The BBC Announces ‘Sherlock’ Series 3 UK Premiere Dates in Grand Fashion

Talk about coming back in style.

In a move packed with so much dramatic flourish that we can only assume the consulting detective himself would approve, the BBC announced that the highly anticipated third series of Sherlock would begin on January 1, 2014 in the UK. And they did so by having an actual hearse drive around London’s several notable Sherlock-related landmarks with the premiere date emblazoned in tribute wreaths.

Yes, really.

It’s pretty fitting, actually, given that Series 2 finale The Reichenbach Fall ended with Sherlock Holmes presumed dead (though it seems like everyone but poor John Watson knows that’s not exactly true) and that Series 3 will begin with an episode entitled The Empty Hearse. Whether this particular promotional hearse is the same as the one we all presume will show up in that episode at some point, is anyone’s guess.

The premiere date hearse, sporting a hashtag in the window that read #SherlockLives, made the circuit of important Sherlock filming locations in London, including St. Bart’s hospital and the North Gower Street address that houses both the actual Speedy’s Café and the building that stands in for the exterior of Sherlock and John’s Baker Street flat.

Get a look for yourselves below.

Category:Sci-Fi

Even More 'Doctor Who' Goodies: Watch a 50th Anniversary Behind the Scenes Clip and a Christmas Special Teaser

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more Doctor Who-related goodness after the magical 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, well, guess what, the BBC seems bound and determined to spoil us all, with a continued flood of video goodies sure to make all Whovians pretty happy.

Even after we got a whale of an episode for the 50th already, the fun doesn’t stop there. There’s a new behind-the-scenes clip and a deleted scene from the anniversary special itself, as well as our first (incredibly brief) look at the upcoming 2013 Christmas special – also known as the episode where Matt Smith hangs up his sonic screwdriver and we say goodbye to the Eleventh Doctor.

Basically, this is a really good week to be a Doctor Who fan.

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