Breaking News — Sherlock Season 3 Begins January 19th, 2014!

Fans rejoice.  The BBC may not have set a UK air date yet, but PBS has announced that the new, three episode, series of Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will begin airing on January 19th at 10pm.

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Acorn TV – New Online Source for British TV Fans

PBS’s Masterpiece is wonderful – it airs fantastic British shows and then provides them online for free.  But PBS (and BBC America) can only do so much.  After that the UK tv addict has to turn to Amazon, Netflix or Hulu.

Now there is another option in the online streaming world.  Acorn Media has launched Acorn TV.  You can try it out for free for one month.  There is overlap with what’s already available on Amazon, etc., but there are also some series that you can’t currently get anywhere else, including: the latest series of Vera; the first series of the charming 1920s Australian whodunit, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (based on novels by Kerry Greenwood and starring the beautiful Essie Davis); series 14 of Midsomer Murders; and the absurd and excellent Blandings (based on P.G. Wodehouse’s classic stories).

Take a look.

Poirot Soon to Solve his Last Case

The final four episodes of ITV’s Poirot begin with The Big Four on Wednesday, October 23rd.  The Belgian sleuth will be reunited with Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon.  By the time the last episode (Curtain) airs David Suchet will have brought to life each of Agatha Christie’s Poirot stories.

Here is a short promo/tribute.

New BBC Drama Trailer and 2 shows Available Online at PBS

The BBC’s fall/winter schedule is looking good – The Paradise series 2, Death Comes to Pemberley, Last Tango In Halifax series 2, and much more.

You can check out the trailer here.

For fans of The Paradise there is also a summary of what to expect in series 2 and a brief promo.

US viewers can now indulge in all of the 1870s lavish department store drama of the first season on Sundays on PBS.  You can watch the first episode here.

Also available online for a limited time at PBS is the first series of the very charming comedy/drama Last Tango in Halifax.  The last of the six episodes will air this Sunday (October 13) at 8.