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The News Roundup: Kicking Off 2013 Edition

Welcome to our first News Roundup of 2013, Telly Visions readers! Though, really, it’s highly likely that the thing most of you are excited about it’s the long-awaited premiere of Downton Abbey Series 3 this weekend. Can’t say I blame anyone though – I’ve seen Series 3 already and I’ll still be watching and tweeting along with everyone else this Sunday!

So, give yourself something to do while you're counting down the hours until Sunday night gets here and catch up on the latest British entertainment tidbits with this week’s Roundup. Click through for bits and bobs on Doctor Who, Ripper Street, The Spies of Warsaw, Being Human, Inspector Lewis, Mr. Selfridge, and, of course, Downton itself.

Enjoy – and stick around to dish all the latest Crawley family developments this weekend. If you’re a DC local, WETA is marathoning all of Series 2 on Sunday, starting from 11:30am!

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News Roundup: Happy Christmas Edition

Happy Christmas Telly Visions readers! (If you’re celebrating, of course – Happy Tuesday and generally Winter-ish season if you’re not.) Hope your day is going wonderfully and that Santa has brought you lots of goodies, including hopefully some British TV under the tree!

As ever at this time of year, it seems appropriate to once again say thank you to each and every one of you for being here – for reading and commenting and tweeting and just being generally fantastic. Getting to talk about a topic I love with such smart people regularly is pretty much the best present a gal could ever want. Well, that and the rest of the classic Doctor Who box sets I don’t already own. (But, I think I ask for that every year.)

So, as we head into the part of the day where everyone is buried under wrapping paper and is possibly guilty of eating too much, take a break to pat yourselves on the back for being awesome, and then catch up on the latest from around the world of British entertainment with this week’s edition of the News Roundup.  We’ve got bits and bobs on Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, The IT Crowd, The Making of a Lady, Call the Midwife and more!

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The News Roundup: Less Than a Month Till Downton Abbey Series 3 Edition

Happy weekend, Telly Visions readers and welcome to being officially under the one month mark in our wait for the Downton Abbey Series 3 premiere! (This just generally seems worth of celebration, don’t you think?)

Alas, however, the weekend’s winding down – wrap up your Sunday night with a look at the lastest from around the world of British entertainment news in this week’s installment of the News Roundup! This week we’ve got bits and bobs from Merlin, Miranda, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Being Human, the cast of Sherlock and more!

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News Roundup: Welcome to December Edition

Happy weekend, Telly Visions readers! Somehow it’s suddenly become December – how on earth did that happen so fast? We’re counting down to the end of 2012, but luckily, we’re also getting every closer to several very awesome things – most notably the premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, the US debut of Downton Abbey Series 3 and the start of Cabin Pressure Series 4 (all of which rank very highly on my list of things I’d like Santa to bring me a little bit more quickly than usual, if he has no objections).

So, wind down from the start of holiday preparations with a Sunday night read through the latest tidbits from around the world of British entertainment in our News Roundup. Click through for bits and bobs on Doctor Who, Skins, Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Downton Abbey, The Hour, Luther and more. 

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The News Roundup – Thanksgiving Weekend Edition

Hope all of you have had a wonderful long Thanksgiving holiday weekend!

As you begin the trek home from visiting family or just take some time to relax after a blitz of Black Friday shopping, settle in with this week’s holiday edition of the News Roundup.

Click through for the latest tidbits and goodies from around the world of British entertainment, including Downton Abbey, Bedlam, Doctor Who, The Hour, New Tricks, Peep Show, Hunted, Red Dwarf and more!       

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The News Roundup – Remembrance Sunday Edition

We call today Veterans Day here in the United States, it’s referred to as Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Countries, some folks still like to call it Armistice Day, or even Poppy Day, but, nevertheless, the sentiment is all the same – when we all take a moment to reflect and to say a heartfelt thank you to all the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces, whatever country they may hail from. We’re grateful for your sacrifice!

Time for our (mostly) weekly News Roundup! Click through for the latest from around the world of British entertainment news, including bits and bobs on Downton Abbey, The Paradise, Sherlock, Luther, Doctor Who, Skins, The Hour and more!

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The News Roundup: Hurricane Sandy Edition

Happy weekend, Telly Visions readers! For those of us who are East Coasters preparing to hunker down for Hurricane Sandy – everyone be safe and take care of yourselves and your neighbors! This seems like an extremely serious storm, so let's all treat it as such! (Though really, this feeling that I'm just sitting around waitng for the power to go out is the worst!)

And, you know, if you’re busy bookmarking things to read once your power goes out, here is a handy dandy pile of fun things to read, courtesy of our News Roundup. Click through for a bunch of goodies from all around the world of British entertainment, including Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Parade’s End, Miranda, Doctor Who, The Hour, The Great British Bakeoff, Made in Chelsea and lots more.

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The News Roundup: Waiting on the Weeping Angels Edition

Happy weekend, Telly Visions readers! While you’re waiting for the Doctor Who mid-season finale to air – and let’s face it, isn’t that really what we’re all doing today? – help keep yourself spoiler-free by browsing through the total safety of this weekend’s News Roundup. (I will be forever be grateful for same-day Who airings, don’t get me wrong, but wow, these are the longest five hours ever, every week.)

Anyway, give yourself a clockwatching break and catch up on the latest from around the world of British television, including Merlin, Doctor Who, Primeval, Whitechapel, The Paradise, Hunted, Top Gear, Red Dwarf and more!

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News Roundup: Emmys Weekend Edition

Happy weekend, Telly Visions readers! Yet again, here’s hoping that everyone’s weather is as lovely as ours is here in the DC area (don’t worry, the way it works around here is that I’ll only be able to say that for maybe another week.) 

The Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is happing tomorrow night – with loads of Sherlock and Downton Abbey folks up for various awards, among other fantastic performers – so it seems appropriate to take a moment to say, “Go Team Brits!” In my not at all biased opinion (snort), these shows are two of the best things to have aired on television in the past year and hopefully they’ll be honored appropriately. (Especially Sherlock, because honestly, it deserves every award ever.)

While you’re waiting to watch the Emmys Red Carpet tomorrow night, catch up on all the news from around the world of British entertainment this week. Click through for updates on Doctor Who, Merlin, Sherlock, Endeavour, Hunted, Cuckoo, Downton Abbey, Red Dwarf and more!

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The News Roundup: Gorgeous Saturday Edition

Happy Saturday, Telly Visions readers! Hope it’s as gorgeous wherever you are today as it is here in the DC area. It’s actually painful to not be outside, it’s so pretty. But, I suppose we’d better enjoy it, as it will last at maximum two weeks.

It’s a slow news week around the world of British entertainment – largely I think because everyone in the UK has Downton Abbey fever, and can’t think or talk about anything except the fact that Series 3 premieres there tomorrow. Not that I am bitter or jealous or anything like that.

However, a few worthwhile tidbits have popped up this week that seem worth sharing – so take a look through this week’s News Roundup for bits and bobs on Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Wallander, Red Dwarf, The Paradise, Outnumberd, Strictly Come Dancing and more!

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