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The Who’s Who of Doctor Who

The Who’s Who of Doctor Who

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Who’s Who of Doctor Who: A Whovian Guide to Friends, Foes, Villains, Monsters, and Companions To The Good Doctor by Cameron K. McEwan is a quick reference to the world of the Doctor, both the classic Who and new Who. It is an essential coffee table book for any Whoian, and I mean that […]

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The First Churchills

The First Churchills

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The First Churchills  (1971), based on the biography written by Sir Winston Churchill of his ancestors, is the BBC drama that launched Masterpiece Theater. And rightly so. The First Churchills is a fun period drama containing all the elements that make these shows great; romance, intrigue, ambition, politics, wars, and heartbreak. All twelve episodes, which span […]

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The Syndicate – Series 1

The Syndicate – Series 1

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five co-workers at the local convenience store have formed a Syndicate, which apparently is a British colloquialism for a group of people who all chip in money toward a lottery ticket.  When the group wins, and each collect nearly 4 million pounds, it understandably changes each of their lives in various ways.  Each member of […]

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Doctor Who FAQ

Doctor Who FAQ

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dave Thompson, author of numerous books on the history of rock and roll, turns his attentions to Doctor Who, that 50-year-old children’ series that has, since it premiered in 1963, become a global sensation with its current run drawing in millions of viewers worldwide and raking in cash for the BBC by the truckload. Thompson’s […]

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The Duchess of Duke Street: The Complete Series (2012)

The Duchess of Duke Street: The Complete Series (2012)

| November 7, 2012 | 1 Comments

The Duchess of Duke Street is a wonderfully beautiful series, worthy of all the acclaim it has received over the years. The series follows Louisa Leyton (Gemma Jones) as she works her way from a kitchen worker to the mistress of the Prince of Wales and then a hotel owner. Louisa Leyton is loosely based […]

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Sundance Channel’s Restless: Brits, Spies & Romance

Sundance Channel’s Restless: Brits, Spies & Romance

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Comments

For those Masterpiece Theatre fans itching for a good Brit-fix before the next season of Downton Abbey drops in early next year, don’t discount what’s on cable these days. Sundance Channel, in a co-production with Endor Productions for BBC One, is gearing up to present Restless, a special limited two-night event happening this December. Based on […]

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The Inbetweeners Movie

The Inbetweeners Movie

| September 4, 2012 | 1 Comments

The transition from the small screen to the silver screen is usually a rough one. Complaints of the film feeling like an elongated episode or not having enough material to warrant a film adaptation abound. Luckily, for writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, as well as director Ben Palmer, nobody can accuse The Inbetweeners Movie […]

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Megacities

Megacities

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Megacities is a three part documentary series that uses five cities around the world to illustrate the rise and maintenance of the megacity. The five cities that are visited throughout the documentary are London, United Kingdom (one of the oldest); Mexico City, Mexico (one of the most hazardous); Tokyo, Japan (currently the largest); Dhaka, Bangladesh […]

Crisis at the Castle

Crisis at the Castle

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Crisis at the Castle is a three-part documentary series which explores the hardships that have befallen the owners of three of Britain’s beautiful stately estates. Sudeley Castle, Burton Court, and Kelburn Castle are the three examples used to demonstrate what happens as these stone buildings have aged and decayed throughout the centuries. The current owners […]

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this 1998 rendition of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel Vanity Fair, the audience is privileged to experience drama, beauty, and plenty of great acting. Adapted by Andrew Davies, who has done other costume dramas such as Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth), Dr. Zhivago (Keira Knightly, Sam Neill), and The Way We Live Now (David Suchet, […]

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