Death Comes to Pemberley – and to PBS

It’s been announced that the BBC’s production of Death Comes to Pemberley (P.D. James’ whodunit homage to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice) will also be shown on PBS in 2014.

In the three-part series (set six years after Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy were married) a murderer dares to soil the hallowed grounds of Pemberley.  Further plot details are available here.

A promising premise.  I’ll pass along any footage/info as it becomes available.

WWI Front Line Medical Drama Coming in 2014

A stellar cast has been announced for The Ark, a BBC WWI drama set in a field hospital on the coast of France.  Filming begins this month and transmission won’t be until sometime in 2014.  This series will be part of the BBC’s 2014 programming which will aim to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War.

What Remains – New Crime Drama Coming Soon to BBC

The first of four episodes of new series What Remains will air on the BBC sometime between Saturday, August 24th and Friday, August 30th.

When a couple moves into a small apartment building they follow a leak in their ceiling and discover the remains of a former tenant who disappeared two years ago – not that any of her fellow inhabitants reported her missing.

The cop assigned to the case is one week away from retirement (which he’s dreading) and becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth.  As he investigates, each one of the tenants will be revealed to be more than they seem.

I’ll pass along the exact air date once it’s set.  In the meantime, you can read a more detailed synopsis here.

Vera Series 3 – Finally a Few Details

ITV has released the press pack for series 3 of Vera.  Go here for a summary of each of the four new episodes: Castles in the Air, Poster Child, Young Gods, and Prodigal Son.  It appears that the series may begin in either the last week of August or the first week of September.  I’ll pass along the exact date and time once it is announced.