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Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley

A Copper in BBC Hit on Netflix

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/24/2014
A Copper in BBC Hit on NetflixSarah Lancashire is familiar to PBS viewers as the lesbian head mistress in Sally Wainwright's series Last Tango in Halifax. She has written a news cop series Happy Valley built around Lancashire. The hit, six part BBC series is now avaiable for binge viewing on Netflix.

PBS Secrets of Underground London

Precedes Masterpiece Mystery June 22

By: PBS - 05/13/2014
Precedes Masterpiece Mystery June 22Following the success of the previous behind-the-scenes looks at England’s most notable landmarks, SECRETS OF UNDERGROUND LONDON premieres Sunday, June 22, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET. The special precedes MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “The Escape Artist” starring David Tennant.

PBS Fall Programming

Season Launches with The Roosevelts September 14

By: PBS - 05/08/2014
Season Launches with The Roosevelts September 14The Roosevelts kicks off PBS’ fall season Sunday, September 14, with an epic seven-night premiere. The 14-hour documentary airs nightly at 8 p.m. through Saturday, September 20 with a repeat at 10 p.m., and for the first time on television weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

PBS Summer Schedule

Returing Favorites and New Features

By: PBS - 05/01/2014
Returing Favorites and New FeaturesPBS announces a summer schedule of programming spanning generations and genres. From examinations of our nation’s history to our connections to the animal kingdom, and escapes to Britain’s courtrooms and countryside, PBS offers diverse series and specials for all viewers.

Pioneers of Television on PBS

Series Returns on April 15

By: Charles Giuliano - 03/30/2014
Series Returns on April 15The PBS series Pioneers of Television returns for its fourth season on April 15. In the premiere episode through interviews and vintage clips we have insights to the complex transition from the demands of standup to those of working with an ensemble of actors. The episode balances hilarious and poignant moments.

Hail Sid Caesar

The King of Comedy during its Golden Age

By: Charles Giuliano - 02/13/2014
The King of Comedy during its Golden AgeDuring the Golden Age of Comedy in the pioneering era of television in the 1950s the undisputed King of Comedy was Sid Caesar. After decades of self abuse he embraced sobriety and clean living. This week he passes away at the hilarious age of 91. We recall his genius and the genre he presided over.

Ireland’s Crime Series Love/ Hate

Four Award Winning Seasons

By: Charles Giuliano - 01/27/2014
Four Award Winning SeasonsThe four award winning seasons of the Irish crime series Love/ Hate is powerful, insightful and compelling. The young hoods are well drawn and complex. The first three seasons are available on Netflix. They invite marathon viewing. Then the cliff hanger while we wait for season four that aired in the fall of 2013.

Streaming The Grand on Netflix

Vintage BBC Series for Downton Abbey Fans

By: Charles Giuliano - 01/02/2014
Vintage BBC Series for Downton Abbey FansShot for a fraction of the budget of Downton Abbey, on a lot of levels the 1997 BBC series, The Grand, more than holds its own. There are mistakes and some curious casting changes but the plot twists and cliff hangers kept us hungry for the next of 18 fascinating episodes.

Chasing Shackelton on PBS

Three Part Series Premieres January 8

By: PBS - 12/31/2013
Three Part Series Premieres January 8Chasing Shackelton, a new three-part series about a modern expedition that follows the path of history’s most extraordinary survival story, will premiere January 8, 2014. The series follows a crew of five intrepid explorers led by renowned adventurer, scientist and author Tim Jarvis as they re-create Shackleton’s epic sea-and-land voyage in a replica of the original explorers’ boat, using only the tools and supplies his team used.

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