Tea Time Tidbits

Mum's Peter Mullan
Week of February 24, 2020

Mum's Peter Mullan

His portrayal of sweetheart Michael is a surprising departure from his typical tough guy roles.

LOTSW's Christopher Beeny: 1941-2020
Week of February 17, 2020

LOTSW's Christopher Beeny: 1941-2020

He played an ineffectual debt collector in Last of the Summer Wine, but many viewers will remember his strong performances in a Masterpiece Theatre classic program from the 1970s.

Mum's Lesley Manville
Week of February 10, 2020

Mum's Lesley Manville

The recent Academy Award nominee stars in this quirky comedy about an ordinary, middle-aged woman falling in love.  

Derek Fowlds: 1937-2020
Week of February 3, 2020

Derek Fowlds: 1937-2020

He played straight man roles to perfection, with co-stars as varied as Sir Nigel Hawthorne and the puppet Basil Brush.

Keeping Up Appearances filming locations
Week of January 27, 2020

Keeping Up Appearances filming locations

A closer inspection of an invitation and exterior photos of houses used in the program tell much about where our Hyacinth lived.

Keeping Up Appearances writer Roy Clarke
Week of January 20, 2020

Keeping Up Appearances writer Roy Clarke

He created a variety of successful comedies featuring strong female characters, with Hyacinth Bucket leading the way.

Vienna Blood
Week of January 13, 2020

Vienna Blood

Airing Sunday at 10pm, a new crime drama featuring a unique duo that solves mysterious and deadly cases in early 1900s Vienna.

To The Manor Born's Peter Bowles
Week of January 6, 2020

To The Manor Born's Peter Bowles

His experience with the high-bred "Audrey" may have proved useful in his real-life encounter with a royal.

Programs in the New Year
Week of December 30, 2019

Programs in the New Year

Something for fans of Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, Jane Austen, and more.

Bertie Carvel
Week of December 16, 2019

Bertie Carvel

This familiar face from British television - also a Tony Award winner - will be seen with Father Brown's Nancy Carroll in an upcoming episode of Midsomer Murders.

Panto Season
Week of December 9, 2019

Panto Season

John Inman, Kathy Staff and other Britcom regulars were often seen starring in these popular, seasonal stage entertainments.

As Time Goes By
Week of December 2, 2019

As Time Goes By

Some behind-the-scenes items of interest for all fans of this long-running favorite.

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