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Roadkill Writer David Hare Pens Play That Examines Catching COVID-19

Roadkill Writer David Hare Pens Play That Examines Catching COVID-19

Sir David Hare, the writer of the BBC and PBS’ upcoming political thriller Roadkill starring Hugh Laurie, has written a one-man stage play, “Beat the Devil”, about catching COVID-19 and recovering from it Talk about “writing what you know.” Hare is certainly writing from personal experience He said he caught it from Roadkill director Michael[...]

Roadkill: Hugh Laurie Plays Corrupt Politician in Upcoming BBC Drama

Roadkill: Hugh Laurie Plays Corrupt Politician in Upcoming BBC Drama

PBS Masterpiece is also a co-producer.Laurie plays Peter Laurence, a self-made, charismatic politician whose life and career are being picked apart by his enemies Laurence remains cool through it all, displaying no guilt or remorse let alone shame as he walks a tightrope teetering between triumph and disaster Followers of British politics will not have[...]

Whats the Story Wishbone A Movie Based on the TV Show Is on the Way

What's the Story, Wishbone? A Movie Based on the TV Show Is on the Way

If you were a PBS watching kid from the years 1996 to 2001, you probably remember a classical literature-loving Jack Russell Terrier named Wishbone And if not, let me introduce you to one of the best television dogs ever, Wishbone!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZLEvrkbFcQThe original series followed a boy and his dog, whose sassy thoughts only the viewer could[...]

Doctor Who: Russell T. Davies to Livetweet This Weeks Rose Rewatch

"Doctor Who": Russell T. Davies to Livetweet This Week's "Rose" Rewatch

The rest were prestige period dramas that sold internationally to the likes of PBS in America.Russell T Davies achieved A-list showrunner status with the success of the original Queer as Folk That bought him a ticket to pitch any show he wanted Jane Tranter at the BBC encouraged him to pitch a revival of Doctor[...]

Funko Pop New York Toy Fair 2020 Reveals &#8211 Arthur

Funko Pop New York Toy Fair 2020 Reveals – Arthur

This time it looks like the company has acquired the PBS license and first up is everyone’s favorite Aardvark, Arthur Arthur will also be accompanied by his little sister DW These two characters are a nice first step into the PBS world This opens up the possibility to more kid friendly characters from this world[...]




Arthur Season 22 Kicks-Off with Same-Sex Wedding of Mr. Ratburn

'Arthur' Season 22 Kicks-Off with Same-Sex Wedding of Mr. Ratburn

Remember the PBS Kids' animated series Arthur? Well, we're at the start of the 22nd season (yes, it has been that long since your childhood) and yet the program continues to evolve with the times for the benefit of its young audience - this time, with the season premiere highlighting the same-sex wedding between teacher[...]

Library of Congress Honors 50 Years (50 Ah-Ah-Aaaaahhhhh) of Sesame Street

Library of Congress Honors 50 Years (50! Ah-Ah-Aaaaahhhhh!) of 'Sesame Street'

The latter half of 1969 was a time of great turmoil in this country: civil rights issues were coming to a boil, Vietnam had proven to be a costly and foolhardy intervention, and the youth were in open revolt against the establishment culture of post-WWII America. Still, two things occurred during that period of time […]

Doctor Who Series 12: The Real Big Bad Responsible for 2020 Delay

'Doctor Who' Series 12: The Real Big Bad Responsible for 2020 Delay

PBS co-funds a lot of British shows Netflix and Amazon Studios co-fund many BBC shows in exchange for streaming rights in the US AMC has co-produced BBC shows like McMafia, The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl; BBC America (which is a US-based commercial affiliate that’s owned 49% by AMC) co-produces Doctor WhoYes, Doctor[...]

Les Misérables Trailer from PBS Masterpiece is Here

'Les Misérables' Trailer from PBS Masterpiece is Here

PBS's Masterpiece series has a new classic literary adaptation coming to your television, Victor Hugo's  "Les Misérables".The cast is impressive- Dominic West stars as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Javert, Lily Collins as Fantine, with Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier, Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Josh O’Connor as Marius, and Erin Kellyman as Eponine.A[...]

TODAY Show Live From the Downton Abbey Movie Set

TODAY Show Live From the 'Downton Abbey' Movie Set

Fans of Downton Abbey should start getting excited- the movie based on the period drama is currently in production, and it looks pretty great! The TODAY Show was able to send one of their reporters to the set of the British costumed series, and the little glimpses we're getting of familiar faces/returning characters are just wonderful: […]

To Kill A Mockingbird Tops PBSs Great American Read List

"To Kill A Mockingbird" Tops PBS's 'Great American Read' List

The results are in for PBS's Great American Read, in which the country voted on their favorite piece of literature out of a list of 100.PBS released the official results of America's most-loved books, starting with the #1 pick and going all the way up to #100: To Kill a Mockingbird Outlander (Series) Harry Potter (Series) Pride and Prejudice Lord[...]

Downton Abbey Movie Adds More Names to Cast

'Downton Abbey' Movie Adds More Names to Cast

It sounds like things are gearing up towards the beginning of production for the Downton Abbey movie. Focus Features and producer Carnival Films recently revealed that Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips and Stephen Campbell Moore have joined the cast for the Downton Abbey feature film. Dame Maggie Smith, […]

Sesame Streets Bert and Ernie Share Their Backstory Fresh Prince of Bel Air Style

Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie Share Their Backstory 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Style

Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie have a message for Will Smith and Jeffrey "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes: pop culture isn't big enough for two teams of '90s neon-clad, high-fivin' TV rappers, gentlemen. So pick up your banana and take their call: they're coming for your throne — and Rubber Duckie's ridin' shotgun! Possibly as a response […]

Betty White: First Lady of Television Airs on PBS Tonight

'Betty White: First Lady of Television' Airs on PBS Tonight

Thankfully, PBS knows this, and tonight, they celebrate the "First Lady of Television" with a special episode of Pioneers of Televison devoted to the delightful dame.https://youtu.be/QSOtpNQfcd0Filmed over the course of 10 years, PBS says the special: is a warm look at the life and career of the beloved television and film legend who celebrates 80 years in show business[...]

PBS Announces Season 3 of Masterpieces Victoria Will Air in 2019

PBS Announces Season 3 of Masterpiece's 'Victoria' Will Air in 2019

The TCA (Television Critics Association) summer press tour continues this week, and today it was PBS's turn to talk about their upcoming projects.Chief (or Chieftainess?) among them today was the reveal that PBS's Masterpiece Theater presentation series Victoria starring Jenna Coleman will be returning for a third season, and it'll be premiering in 2019.Melanie McFarland (secretary for[...]