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.

Grantchester, Vera and Janet King

Just a reminder that the second series of Grantchester (already underway on ITV) will begin airing on PBS on Sunday, March 27.

On Acorn TV you can enjoy the most recent series of Vera starting Monday, March 21, with a new episode (four total) up every Monday.

Also coming to Acorn is Janet King.  This Australian courtroom drama staring A Place to Call Home’s Marta Dusseldorp, will begin on Monday, March 14 with the first of eight episodes.

New Series of Lewis!

Series 9 of Lewis begins tomorrow (October 6th) on ITV. The series will consist of three separate two-part episodes.

You can watch a promo here.

No word yet on when PBS will air the episodes, but it probably won’t be until 2016.

Partners in Crime Coming Soon

Now that we have had to bid adieu to ITV’s Poirot, it’s the BBC’s turn to take up the Agatha Christie challenge.

Their first effort will be two new Tommy and Tuppence Beresford adaptations. Christie wrote four Tommy and Tuppence novels (and some short stories) that follow the couple’s sleuthing adventures.

The two novels being adapted this time are The Secret Adversary and N or M? and will be set in the 1950s. Both will consist of three episodes and are due to begin sometime this month (July).

No trailer or exact date yet but you can check out the press release here.

Wayward Pines Episode 1 Free Now

Not sure that a 10-part FOX miniseries about a secret service agent trapped in a creepy Brigadoon-esque town is for you? Well for a (probably) limited time, you can get the first episode free on Amazon. Check out a trailer here.

Curtain – A Promo for Poirot’s Last Case

Poirot confined to a wheelchair (and as particular as ever), Hastings widowed, and the pair of them back at Styles where they solved their first case.  It will be sad to see them go but it looks like it will be a quality send-off.  Check out the promo here.

You can also check out a recent interview with David Suchet, the actor who has played Poirot for 25 years, about what it has been like to inhabit such a beloved character for so many years.

Curtain will air Wednesday, November 13 at 8pm on ITV.