Lewis and Scott & Bailey

Don’t’ forget that Lewis returns to PBS this Sunday, October 5th at 9 for the first of three new episodes. You can watch a scene from the episode here.

Also, Scott & Bailey fans will be glad to know that episodes of series four are currently available on YouTube here.

 

Endeavour Will Return

After the cliff hanger at the end of the second series put Morse behind bars and Inspector Thursday near (please only near!) death, ITV was almost honor bound to commission another series. Still, it’s nice to make it official. Endeavour will return to ITV next year for four new episodes. No word yet on the state of Thursday’s health…

Also returning for another series is DCI Banks. DCI Banks and his team will tackle six new gloomy , and entertaining, Yorkshire-based crimes.

Christie and the BBC – and a Lewis Trailer!

Now that ITV has aired the final Poirot episode, it’s the BBC’s turn to take on the Agatha Christie canon. Their first two commissions include a new adaptation of, And Then There Were None, and a six-part series featuring Christie’s husband and wife sleuths, Tommy and Tuppence.

In the meantime, those craving a golden age fix can enjoy a Miss Marple double-header on PBS this Sunday, September 21st  – A Caribbean Mystery and Greenshaw’s Folly.

Also, check out the new promo for Lewis. PBS will air the first of three new episodes on October 5th.

New Tricks Series 11 and Scott & Bailey

Fans of the BBC dramedy about a bunch of ex-coppers solving cold cases can look forward to the first of ten new episodes sometime during the week of August 16th to the 22nd.

Also coming soon is the fourth season of ITV’s Scott & Bailey (no date yet). In the meantime, the first two seasons are currently available for free streaming on Hulu.

Reminder: Endeavour Series 2 Begins this Sunday on PBS

Just a reminder to all Endeavour fans that the first of four new episodes will air this Sunday, June 29th at 9pm on Masterpiece.

You can check out a preview here.

Miss Fisher Will Return!

Fans of the 1920s Melbourne based crime series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, will be relieved to know that the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp) has finally renewed the show for a third series. Filming is set to begin in the fall.

In the meantime, US fans can enjoy the first two seasons on Acorn TV or Netflix.

Grantchester Coming Soon to ITV

The second half of 2014 will see the return of crime drama favorites such as Scott and Bailey, Lewis and New Tricks, but there are some brand new shows to look forward to as well.

One such show is six-parter Grantchester.  Grantchester is based on the popular novels of James Runcie , who has so far written three novels of a planned six book series following the 1950s investigative exploits of Grantchester vicar, Sidney Chambers.

Here’s the briefest of teaser trailers.

The show is set to air sometime in the fall. I’ll send along updates as they become available.

Vera Series 5

Good news – ITV has commissioned another series of Vera which is filming now for broadcast in 2015. The sad news is that David Leon, who played D.S. Joe Ashworth, will not be returning.

Actor Kenny Doughty will take on the role of Vera’s new right hand, D.S. Aiden Healy. It will be interesting to see how they get along!

PBS 2014 Fall Schedule

Sundays this fall on Masterpiece are going to be good.

Three new episodes of ITV’s Miss Marple will start things off on September 21st.

Lewis will follow beginning October 5th with three new two-part episodes. Hathaway is now an Inspector and Lewis is called out of retirement to work with him.

Next Comes the P.D. James’ homage to Pride and Prejudice with period mystery, Death Comes to Pemberley, on October 26th.

Finally, on November 9th and 16th, the excellent Bill Nighy will reprise his role as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker (first seen in Page Eight) in two feature-length episodes.