Tea Time Tidbits

KUA's Clive Swift: 1936-2019
Week of February 11, 2019

KUA's Clive Swift: 1936-2019

His "Richard Bucket" character has been a member of the Afternoon Tea family for many years, and he will be missed.

LOTSW's location: Holmfirth
Week of February 4, 2019

LOTSW's location: Holmfirth

This beautiful part of Yorkshire provided the settings for Ivy's Cafe; Clegg, Howard and Pearl's row of homes; and perhaps most famously, Nora Batty's house.

LOTSW and Eric Sykes
Week of January 28, 2019

LOTSW and Eric Sykes

The veteran entertainer once joined the Yorkshire gang for an amusing episode about marriage, while unknown to most he was in real life profoundly deaf and registered blind.

My visit to the West End!
Week of January 21, 2019

My visit to the West End!

Heather was in London and caught a terrific play starring three faces familiar to British television watchers.

Downton Abbey film update
Week of January 14, 2019

Downton Abbey film update

Watch a video trailer that gives a teasing glimpse of that familiar stately home, along with a list of the characters we will see return.

Dame June Whitfield: 1925-2018
Week of January 7, 2019

Dame June Whitfield: 1925-2018

Her nearly 70-year career included memorable roles in Last of the Summer Wine, Absolutely Fabulous, and more.

A Sister and a donkey on the Midwife set
Week of December 31, 2018

A Sister and a donkey on the Midwife set

One of these visitors was a delightful guest, the other a bit mischievous.

Christmas Programs Ahead
Week of December 24, 2018

Christmas Programs Ahead

Season's Greetings are on the way from Mary, Paul, Hyacinth, Richard, and Nonnatus House!

Actors' Fundraiser at The Ivy
Week of December 17, 2018

Actors' Fundraiser at The Ivy

Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and more raise money in support of theatre workers with a charity auction - see which stars were bidded out for a pre-show dinner!

Call the Midwife's Sarah Gordy
Week of December 10, 2018

Call the Midwife's Sarah Gordy

The actress with Down Syndrome is the first honored with an MBE and works hard to support those with learning disabilities.

The Vicar of Dibley's John Bluthal: 1929-2018
Week of December 3, 2018

The Vicar of Dibley's John Bluthal: 1929-2018

He was part of the charming cast of characters in Dibley, but Bluthal also shared stage and screen time with the likes of Judi Dench, George Clooney and more.

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Afternoon Tea is Maryland Public Television's weekday presentation of British programs.
Our host and Tea Lady is Heather Sanderson.
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