‘Jamestown’ trailer and start date: New World drama from makers of ‘Downton Abbey’

Sky1 has unveiled a new trailer and confirmed the start date for Jamestown. From the makers of Downton Abbey and The Last Kingdom, the eight-part drama series charts the early days of the first British settlers as they embark on their lives in America. Jamestown is written by Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise to Candleford, The Paradise) and stars … >

Posted Filed under

‘Peaky Blinders’ creator says fifth season ‘may be the last’

The creator of Peaky Blinders has revealed that there may only be another two seasons of the BBC Two drama. Starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Sam Neill, the epic 1920s Birmingham-based gangster show launched on BBC Two in September 2013 and the third season concluded on BBC Two in June 2016. The commission of Season 4 and Season 5 was announced … >

Posted Filed under

‘Jamestown’ trailer: First look at Sky1’s New World drama from ‘Downton’ makers

The first trailer has been released for Jamestown, Sky1’s new original British drama from the producers of Downtown Abbey. Written by Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise to Candleford, The Paradise), the eight-part series will chart the early days of the first British settlers as they embark on their lives in America. Downtown Abbey executive producer Gareth Neame commented last year: … >

Posted Filed under

‘Brief Encounters’ episode guide

Brief Encounters is a new ITV drama about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business. Set in the early 1980s, the six-part series is created and written by Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina (Green Wing, Me & Mrs Jones) and inspired by chapters in Jacqueline Gold’s memoir, Good Vibrations. The cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Peter Wight … >

Posted Filed under

‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 4 review

As we are now more than halfway through this first season of ITV’s Brief Encounters, it’s natural that the drama takes centre stage and there is a lot more to sink our teeth into this week as a result. “I’ve got to go. I’ve got a factory of women wanting me to reignite their marriages.” Steph’s life … >

Posted Filed under

‘Brief Encounters’ review: Episode 3 continues to impress

In the wake of Brian’s hit and run accident, the Brief Encounters ladies’ lives are artfully woven even further together, with the women facing a lot of tough choices as a result. “I offer you a place to stay and you repay me by telling everyone my business.” With Spakes Butchers having financial troubles, Pauline is … >

Posted Filed under

‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 2 review

After last week’s solid introduction, this episode takes strong but subtle steps to fortify the relationships of the women involved, focusing on building their chemistry. As a result, we are treated to some wonderful performances. “Brian, I’ve been to a pub…and I liked it.” Penelope Wilton continues to be the best thing about Brief Encounters, … >

Posted Filed under