Downton Discussion: What You Need to Know About Episode 2

The second series of Downton Abbey continues! In the season’s second episode, the main plots revolving around the war didn’t advance very far, but we got lots of smaller character moments to make up for it.

We continue to see how the war is affecting everyday life at Downton, as well as impacting those who live there. Click through for a look at some of the big moments from this week’s episode, and share your thoughts in the comments!

Preview the Sherlock Series 2 Finale, “The Reichenbach Fall”

Viewers in the UK are watching the Series 2 finale of Sherlock tonight, and while we have to wait a bit longer (112 days! Not that I am counting or anything!) for the new episodes to air here in America, that doesn’t mean that we can’t have a little taste of what’s coming for ourselves.

The Reichenbach Fall is written by Steve Thompson, who wrote Series 1 episode The Blind Banker. Based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story The Final Problem, this episode features the return of Sherlock’s nemesis Moriarty. Click through for a look at BBC’s trailer for the finale, set to haunting song “Sinnerman” by Nina Simone, as well as a new scene from the episode, courtesy of a recent talk show appearance by star Martin Freeman.

The Great Doc Martin (Re)Watch Continues – Series 1, Episodes 3 and 4

The Doc Martin viewing party continues this week at Telly Visions with episodes three and four from Series 1. We’ve now had two episodes to establish the basic set up of the show, so I’m curious to see what things look like now that we’ve some idea of who the people are and how the village of Portwenn operates.

So, click through and come chat with me! Leave your thoughts, favorite moments, funny lines, etc. in the comments.

Take a Sneak Peek at a Scene From Tomorrow’s New Downton Abbey!

A brand new episode of Downton Abbey airs tomorrow on Masterpiece Classic and, obviously, everyone’s excited to see what happens in the next chapter of this addictive period drama.

Click through to whet your appetite for Sunday night with a sneak peek at a scene from the newest installment. And if you missed the premiere last weekend, you can watch the full episode online or get caught up on the important things you need to know from the first episode.

Britwatch: You're Probably Going to Like the Guest Star in Tonight's Miss Marple Mystery

One of the best things about British actors is their tendency to just pop up everywhere: in any sort of role, seemingly at random, as part of a show you never would have expected.

So, with that in mind, let me encourage you to tune-in tonight for the WETA Mystery at 10pm. We're airing Miss Marple's "Murder is Easy" and I think a lot of you - especially if you're Sherlock fans - are probably going to get a kick out of the guest star. (I didn't even know he was in a Miss Marple mystery? I am such a bad fan!)

Trailer and a New Cast Photo for Skins Series 6

Skins, E4’s sometimes risqué, often hilarious, and generally compelling drama focused on the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, will return for a sixth series in the UK starting January 23.

Created by the father-and-son writing team of Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain, Skins’ first season aired in 2007 and the show received both critical acclaim and complaints for its dedication to realistically depicting the issues facing modern teens, including family problems, sexuality, drugs, eating disorders, mental illness, death and, of course, loads of relationship drama. If you’ve only heard of this show via the dreadful American adaptation that appeared on MTV – well, suffice it to say that the original is extra superior in this particular case.

Click through for some goodies from the new series, including the first trailer and a new cast photo, which features stars Dakota Blue Richards, Will Merrick, Alexander Arnold, Freya Mavor, Sean Teale, Laya Lewis, Sebastian De Souza and Jessica Sula, as well as newcomer Sam Jackson (who will play a new character named Alex.)

Downton Discussion: What You Need to Know About the Downton Abbey Series 2 Premiere

The highly anticipated second series of Downton Abbey returned to America this past Sunday with strong ratings, plenty of drama, and lots of twists to get fans talking. So…let’s do that, shall we?

The two-hour first episode introduced war to Downton, offered lots of changes to relationships both new and old, and brought some new characters into the fold. Click through for a recap of the big plot takeaways and share your thoughts on the episode in the comments!

William and Mary: Watch the Full Series in Order Starting Sunday, January 15

Time for a quick programming update that's sure to make a lot of you smile!

Charming romantic drama William and Mary, starring Doc Martin’s Martin Clunes and Survivors' Julie Graham, is moving to Sundays at 4pm on WETA starting this weekend on January 15th. The series will be part of a new block of British programming on Sunday afternoons, which will also feature Sherlock Holmes and Prime Suspect.

WETA will be starting William & Mary over from the very first episode this Sunday, so now’s the perfect time to jump in if you’ve been thinking about trying it out. In additional great news, the entirety of the series will now air in order during this Sunday timeslot! We’ve got all three seasons - 18 episodes - so you won’t have to worry about missing out on anything!

 

First Look at Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston in Upstairs Downstairs Series 2

The BBC has released its first image from the upcoming series of Upstairs Downstairs. The new photo features our first look at Doctor Who star Alex Kingston, who is joining the cast for Series 2, alongside Keeley Hawes.

Kingston will play Blanche Mottershead, the younger sister of Dame Eileen Atkins’ Lady Maud Holland. Atkins decided not to take part in the second season of Upstairs Downstairs last year.

Click through for a look for yourself!

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