Endeavour Returns to ITV

Endeavour is set to return to ITV on Sunday, February 4, for the first of six new episodes.

You can watch a promo here.

No word yet on a PBS airdate.

Grantchester Returns this Sunday

Grantchester returns to PBS this Sunday for a Christmas special to be followed by six new episodes.

Also starting on Sunday, My Mother and Other Strangers, a five-part drama set in Northern Ireland during WWII.

You can watch a trailer here.

Luther Returns!

Idris Elba is set to return to the BBC with 4 new episodes of Luther.

Filming isn’t due to start until early next year, but they are promising big, bold, surprising (and scary) viewing. Perhaps a little Alice Morgan …?

 

 

New Grantchester and Endeavour on PBS

PBS has announced air dates for series 3 of Grantchester and series 4 of Endeavour.

Grantchester will begin airing on Sunday, June 18th. The new series will consist of a Christmas special, followed by six episodes.

You can watch a promo for the series here.

The first of 4 new Endeavour episodes will air on Sunday, August 20th.

You can see a promo here.

Sherlock Returns this Sunday

This Sunday, January 1st, Sherlock returns to PBS for the first of (possibly the last) three new episodes.

You can check out the ominous and excellent trailer here.

BritBox—Coming Soon to a Device near you

ITV and the BBC have teamed up to create a new steaming service for American viewers. BritBox will apparently offer the largest video-on-demand library of British tv programs available anywhere in the US. Some shows (Eastenders, Holby City, Emmerdale) will be available within 24 hours of airing in the UK.

In terms of crime dramas, it’s not yet clear how many shows will be available that are not already on offer elsewhere. Press releases have mentioned The Moonstone (the recent adaptation of the Wilkie Collins novel), Silent Witness (of which only a few seasons are available for purchase on Amazon), and New Blood.

The service is due to go live in the next few months and the subscription price has yet to be revealed.

You can sign up to receive more info and check out the website here.

Holiday Season on PBS

This Christmas, PBS viewers can enjoy a Call the Midwife holiday special on December 25th and a one-off Sherlock episode (the Abominable Bride) on January 1st.

The return of Idris Elba in Luther should also be available from BBC America after its broadcast on December 17th.
Happy viewing!

Orphan Black Season 1 Available for free streaming today only

Not sure that clone drama is for you? For today only (Friday, April 17) Amazon is making the whole first season available for free streaming.

You can check it out here.

It’s worth a try even if you aren’t usually into science fiction type stuff because it’s also a great conspiracy thriller/mystery/character drama – not to mention a chance to enjoy Tatiana Maslany’s truly excellent performance(s).

Broadchurch and Foyle’s War

Foyle’s War will return to ITV for 3 new episodes starting Sunday, January 4th. US fans don’t have long to wait either, the new series will be available on Acorn TV from February 2nd.

On PBS, also on the 4th, will be the first new Downton Abbey episode.

The next night, January 5th, Broadchurch begins its eight-part series two. You can watch a promo here.

Finally, or firstly, don’t forget the Call the Midwife holiday special airing on December 25th on PBS. Here’s a preview.

Luther Returning to the BBC! (and much more)

Okay, it’s only for two, one hour episodes – but who cares! The new episodes won’t air until late next year, but Idris Elba is worth waiting for.

Also new next year will be: a four-parter dealing with murder in rural Scotland; a series that imagines a Scotland Yard detective working in a 1940s Nazi controlled London; a Brighton based ensemble cop show; an 1886 secret agent series; a contemporary political thriller; and a second series of Top of the Lake.

For more info on these new shows and others you can read the BBC press release here.