‘Happy Valley’ Season 2 start date confirmed

BBC One has announced that the new season of Happy Valley will begin next month. Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango In Halifax) returns as police sergeant Catherine Cawood for six new episodes, with Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Cucumber), Shirley Henderson (Jamaica Inn) and Amelia Bullmore (Scott & Bailey) joining the cast. Season 2 starts … >

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Watch first teaser for ‘Happy Valley’ Season 2

BBC One has released a brief trailer for the new season of Happy Valley. Six new episodes of Last Tango in Halifax writer Sally Wainwright’s crime drama began filming in Yorkshire last August. Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango In Halifax) returns as police sergeant Catherine Cawood, with Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Cucumber), Shirley Henderson (Jamaica … >

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Our wish list for the final season of ‘Downton Abbey’

Downton Abbey returns next month for a final season. With the last ever episode due to air on Christmas Day, following eight episodes this autumn, we had a think about what we’d like the show’s many characters to get up to before they take their final bow. Cue the titles… Tom and Sybbie are off … >

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‘Happy Valley’ story hints revealed for second season

The new season of Happy Valley has started filming this week in Yorkshire. Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango In Halifax) returns as police sergeant Catherine Cawood for six new episodes, with Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Cucumber), Shirley Henderson (Jamaica Inn) and Amelia Bullmore (Scott & Bailey) joining the cast. The official synopsis for Season … >

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‘Cucumber’ stars join ‘Happy Valley’ cast for Season 2

Cucumber stars Julie Hesmondhalgh, Con O’Neill and Vincent Franklin will join Sarah Lancashire in the new season of Happy Valley. Six new episodes of Sally Wainwright’s drama will air on BBC One in 2016. The first season of Happy Valley pulled in a weekly consolidated audience of almost 8 million and an average overnight audience of … >

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‘Downton Abbey’ Christmas 2014 special review

This year’s feature-length festive special is brimming with the things we love: sumptuous dinner parties, carols by the Christmas tree in the great hall, and happily-resolved plot lines. Not a single dead body anywhere. The episode opens with the Downton crowd preparing to attend a grouse-shooting party at Brancaster Castle. Lord Sinderby has rented it … >

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12 hints for this year’s ‘Downton Abbey’ Christmas special

Downton Abbey returns next month for the period drama’s traditional festive special. Exact plot details are being kept under wraps until Christmas day (and we all know what that meant for poor Matthew a couple of years ago), but here’s what we know so far…   The episode will run for a feature-length two hours. … >

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‘Downton Abbey’ first look: Christmas special cast photo

ITV has released a new promotional photo for this year’s Downton Abbey Christmas special. Filmed at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, the two-hour episode rejoins the family in the early autumn of 1924 and sees New Tricks star Alun Armstrong join the cast as Stowell, the Sinderbys’ butler. Jane Lapotaire (Blind Justice) also joins as Princess … >

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Rewind: A look back at ‘At Home with the Braithwaites’

What was it about? Created by Sally Wainwright, At Home with the Braithwaites aired on ITV for 26 episodes from 20 January 2000 to 9 April 2003. The British comedy-drama series told the story of a suburban family from Leeds who found their lives changed forever when the mum wins 38 million pounds on the lottery. … >

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