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Watch the Trailer for ‘DCI Banks’ Season 5

Stephen Tompkinson as DCI Banks (Photo: ITV)

Contemporary crime drama DCI Banks is returning to ITV for a fifth season!

Stars Stephen Tompkinson and Caroline Catz return in a brand new six-part series, based on the books by acclaimed novelist Peter Robinson.  As in previous seasons, the show will once again feature three self-contained stories told over two episodes each. However, in a new twist, a more serial element will also be added, and woven through all six installments. 

The First Full Trailer for ‘Victoria’ is Gorgeous

The clothes are clearly going to be a major star of "Victoria". (Photo: Courtesy of ITV Plc for MASTERPIECE)

ITV has released the first full trailer for its splashy upcoming period drama Victoria, to what is undoubtedly the delight of costume drama fans everywhere.

Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman stars as the titular queen, in her first major role since departing the TARDIS last year. And if this clip is anything to go by – it seems like it’s probably going to turn out to be a pretty smart career move for her, because Victoria looks great. 

Michael Gambon Stars in ‘Churchill’s Secret,” Coming to Masterpiece This September

Michael Gambon as Winston Churchill. (Photo: Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Daybreak Pictures and MASTERPIECE)

A feature length drama on the later years in the life of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is coming to Masterpiece this Fall, and its subject matter is probably not what you’d expect.

Churchill’s Secret is set to air on PBS on September 19, and the drama tells the story of a little known part of Churchill’s life. Based on the book The Churchill Secret: KBO by Jonathan Smith, the film is set in the summer of 1953, when Churchill – now Prime Minister for a second time and in his 70s – suffers a life-threatening stroke, a fact which is kept from the public at large.

Get Your First Look at Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria

Jenna Coleman as the young Queen Victoria in "Victoria" (Photo: Courtesy of Des Willie/ITV )

Prepare yourselves, period drama fans – the first bit of footage from the highly anticipated upcoming series Victoria has arrived!

The eight-part drama will tell the story of England’s Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne in June of 1837 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. 

Shaun Evans and Roger Allam looking all kinds of dapper in "Endeavour" Season 3 Photo: ITV

Take a Look at the Third Season of ‘Morse’ Prequel ‘Endeavour’

Mystery lovers, rejoice: Endeavour is back for a third season!

The new series of the popular Inspector Morse prequel kicked off in the UK this month although those of us in the US will have to wait a few months to see it for ourselves.

Shaun Evans is back as the young detective Endeavour Morse, who was last seen isolated and languishing in prison, after being framed for the murder of Chief Constable Richard Standish. He had discovered corruption at the very heart of the City Force, but his investigation (obviously) took something of a sinister turn.  Meanwhile, when we last saw Endeavour’s partner, DI Fred Thursday (played by Roger Allam), he had just been shot in the chest. So, you know, there’s kind of a lot going on. 

Get Your First Look at the Final Season of ‘Mr. Selfridge’

Jeremy Piven is going to go one more round as "Mr. Selfridge" (Photo: ITV)

The trailer for the fourth and final season of period drama Mr. Selfridge has arrived, and it looks suitably dramatic and foreboding as the show begins to wind down.

Jeremy Piven stars as the colorful and troubled Harry Gordon Selfridge, and the show’s fourth season will focus on the charismatic entrepreneur’s fall, as he loses hold of both his business empire and the social status he worked so hard to achieve.

First Look at ‘Inspector Lewis’ Season 9

Despite a bit of back and forth that occasionally seemed to leave the future of the popular mystery series in doubt, Inspector Lewis is returning for a ninth season. Stars Kevin Whatley and Laurence Fox are back as Robbie Lewis and James Hathaway, alongside Angela Griffith as DS Lizzie Maddox.

The slate of six new episodes – which will be retaining the one-hour format, two-part mystery first used in Season 7 – marks yet another chapter in the occasionally confusing history of Lewis, itself a spinoff of popular drama Inspector Morse. Lewis seemingly wrapped up its run back in 2013, when star Whatley wanted to pursue other projects or possibly just take a break from a character he portrayed for something like 20 years. (They even gave Lewis a happy, looking off into the sunset with a beer ending. Things seemed pretty done.)

But, happily, the show returned for something of a surprise eighth season in 2014 and was renewed for Season 9 back in April. Huzzah!

Get Your First Look at ‘Doc Martin’ Season 7

Fans of curmudgeonly doctors everywhere, rejoice – the trailer for Doc Martin Series 7 has arrived! (Yes, really!)

This news is exciting on several levels, not the least of which being that there’s just been so little news released about Season 7 generally up until this point. (I’m not even sure that ITV even announced the show had been renewed prior to the news that filming was under way.)

The new season will be comprised of eight episodes. Star Martin Clunes will reprise his role as Britain’s grumpiest medical professional, and all regular members of the cast will also be returning, including Caroline Catz, Dame Eileen Atkins, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, John Marquez and Jessica Ransom.

The End is Nigh: Watch the Trailer for ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 6

The end of an era is upon us: ITV has released the trailer for the final season of Downton Abbey.

And it is fantastic.

It is also, as we all probably expected, a veritable five-alarm Kleenex fest, complete with loads of nostalgia, long looks, many repeated meta references to things ending, and the completely unfair use of Time to Say Goodbye as a soundtrack, just in case you weren’t already in a state of complete emotional collapse.

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