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The Return of ‘The Great British Baking Show’ Is Just Around the Corner!

Get ready, America - another season of The Great British Baking Show is almost here. Yes, our favorite gentle, civilized, oh-so-British culinary reality show is back! If you’re anything like me, you too have been missing the bakers’ tent, Mel and Sue’s puns, and mentions of the dreaded “soggy bottom”.

So what do you need to know about season four of The Great British Baking Show?  I’m happy you asked. Below I will attempt to answer your burning (but not overbaked) questions.

The First Trailer for ‘Poldark’ Season 3 is Here

Photo: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE

Good news: The countdown to a new season of Poldark is officially on!

Bad news: We’re not going to see it until October here. Which, we’re Americans who love British TV, we’re pretty used to waiting. Heck, we’re pretty good at it, at this point. (We’ve even got a long list of things you can watch in the meantime while you’re waiting for more Poldark, should you need suggestions.) But doesn’t mean it’s not rough. The only real bright side is that at least we will probably get double the amount of promotional material to look at while we wait. Like this new trailer for Season 3. 

Get Your First Look at Prequel Series ‘Prime Suspect: Tennison’

Stefanie Martini as the young Jane Tennison (Photo:  Courtesy of ITV Studios and NoHo Film & Television for ITV and MASTERPIECE)

The prequel to beloved crime drama Prime Suspect is coming to America this June, and Masterpiece has released a trailer for the highly anticipated series!

Titled Prime Suspect: Tennison, the series takes place in 1973, eighteen years prior to the events of the original Prime Suspect. That series starred Dame Helen Mirren in the lead role, who won all kinds of awards for her performance, including several Emmys and BAFTAs, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award. (So, no pressure, y’all). 

Watch the Trailer for ‘Grantchester’ Season 3

James Norton, Robson Green and Morven Christie in "Grantchester" (Photo: Courtesy of Colin Hutton and Kudos/ITV for MASTERPIECE)

The highly anticipated third season of mystery series Grantchester comes to PBS stations nationwide this June. And now, thanks to the fine folks at Masterpiece, we finally have a trailer for it!

Based on the “Grantchester Mysteries” books by author James Runcie, the series stars James Norton and Robson Green as the unlikely crime solving duo of vicar Sidney Chambers and overworked police inspector Geordie Keating.

Get an Early Sneak Peek at 'Victoria' Season 2

A rather sweet look at Victoria, Albert, and the newest addition to their famiily. (Photo:  Courtesy of ITV Plc)

In honor of Victoria Day, ITV and Masterpiece released a first look clip at the highly anticipated second season of the period drama that bears the queen’s name, Victoria. Still celebrated in various places around the world – it’s an actual federal holiday in Canada – Victoria Day marks the anniversary of the British monarch’s birth.

The footage, featuring stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes in their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, is the first we’ve seen to date from Victoria Season 2.

Joanne Froggatt Serial Killer Drama ‘Dark Angel’ to Premiere on Masterpiece in May

Joanne Froggatt as Mary Cotton in "Dark Angel" (Photo: : Courtesy of Justin Slee/World Productions and MASTERPIECE)

The only truly great thing to come from the end of Downton Abbey is watching the popular period drama’s cast members move on to new projects. Michelle Dockery is busy playing a con artist on TNT’s Good Behavior. Dan Stevens is a powerful mutant on FX’s X-men drama Legion. Lily James played Cinderella, Natasha Rostova in War and Peace and a zombie-fighting version of Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet.

Now it’s Joanne Froggatt’s turn. Froggatt, who played long-suffering ladies’ maid Anna Bates on Downton, has a new drama coming to Masterpiece this spring. And her role couldn’t be more different than sweet Anna Bates. She’s starring in Dark Angel, a drama that tells the story of infamous Victorian poisoner Mary Cotton. The series will premiere as part of the spring Masterpiece lineup, on Sunday, May 21st.

Get Your First Look at 'Call the Midwife' Season 6

Spring is almost here – which means it’s just about time for a brand new season of popular period drama Call the Midwife!

The new season premiered in the U.K in early January, and will begin its U.S. run on April 2. It will run on local PBS stations around the country through May 21. It’ll be paired with the final season of period drama Home Fires for a night of solid television all around.

'Home Fires'' Final Season Comes to Masterpiece This April

The women of "Home Fires" Season 2 (Photo: Courtesy of ITV Studios and MASTERPIECE)

The second season of female-led drama Home Fires will finally screen in America this spring! Season 2 will air on PBS’ Masterpiece beginning Sunday, April 2 at 9pm. It’ll be paired with the new season of period drama Call the Midwife.

The series stars Samantha Bond and Francesa Annis as the leaders of a group of Women’s Institute members in a rural Cheshire community during World War II. Season 2 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. The women must all rely on each other and their friendships forged in their community to survive what is to come.

Coming Soon To Masterpiece: The Story of the Bronte Sisters

Three iconic sisters in a pretty iconic-looking promo shot. (Photo: Courtesy of Gary Moyes/BBC and MASTERPIECE)

Now that the latest seasons of Victoria and Poldark are behind us, it’s time to start looking for our next period drama fix. Masterpiece is, as usual, here to provide, with new film To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters.

Based largely on Charlotte Bronte’s letters, the film depicts the eventful three-year period that saw the Bronte sisters rise from ordinary women to the secret authors behind some of the world’s most sensational literature. To Walk Invisible stars Eden Lake’s Finn Atkins as Charlotte, who shocked society with her edgy story in Jane Eyre; War and Peace’s Chloe Pirrie as Emily, the author of the dark and disturbing love story Wuthering Heights; and Happy Valley’s Charlie Murphy as Anne, who wrote the true to life story The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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