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.

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.

BBC and ITV Fall/Winter Drama Trailers

You can see the ITV trailer here.  Watch for artful references to classic series of the past – Prime Suspect, Morse — as well as for glimpses of Vera, Whitechapel, The Bletchley Circle, Poirot, Downton Abbey…

The BBC’s promo is here and gives hints of Sherlock, Quirke, Ripper Street and much more.

Very slick and exciting!

Downton Abbey Series 4 Trailer

Downton Abbey will begin its fourth series on September 22nd on ITV.  You can check out the new trailer here.

PBS viewers will have to wait until January 5th for all the well dressed drama.

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.