Grantchester: The Making of Season 2

Missing Grantchester already? Here’s a fun behind-the-scenes look at season two, featuring stars Robson Green, James Norton, and Tessa Peake-Jones, EP Diederick Santer, writer Daisy Coulam, dog handler Sandra Pearson, and more. They talk the Dickens’s stunt double, the atmosphere on set, and, well: “It’s like three puppy dogs, not just one.” Aww.

New Preview for Endeavour Season 3!

EndeavourMorse prequel Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans as the famous detective back when he was just starting out in his career, is one of my favorite mystery shows of recent years, so I’m thrilled that season three is starting on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery on June 19th. This short preview doesn’t give a whole lot away, but it’s great to see the characters back!

Grantchester Season Finale Preview

GrantchesterThe first season of Grantchester is coming to an end this Sunday, and I’m very sad about it – I’ve been loving this show. Anyone else? Season two has indeed been ordered by ITV, so hopefully PBS will air it next year. Cross your fingers! In the meantime, I’m planning to read the original books and blog about them, so look for that soon.

Here’s a preview for this Sunday’s finale, and I’m amused at the fact that it focuses completely on the personal drama and angst with barely anything about, you know, a mystery. But I’m very concerned about Geordie – he’d better be okay!

Death Comes to Pemberley Episode 2 Preview & Clip

Death Comes to PemberleyAnyone else excited about the conclusion of Death Comes to Pemberley on PBS this Sunday? Can’t wait! Confession: I read and really liked the book, but I don’t remember off the top of my head what the solution to the murder wound up being and I haven’t gone back to look. I’m guessing I’ll remember partway through, as clues start to stack up, but for now it’s fun treating it like a mystery I haven’t seen/read before! Here’s the preview for the second half:

And a clip from what seems to be the inquest in the second episode:

Death Comes to Pemberley: Thoughts & Lizzy/Darcy Featurette

Death Comes to PemberleySo, who watched the first half of Death Comes to Pemberley last night? What did you think? I really enjoyed it, and I especially liked Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin. They were completely believable as the characters and as a couple. Rhys gave plenty of layers to Darcy, and his “I am going to be stuck dealing with this guy FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE” angst about Wickham was particularly good too. I really liked the way the show used flashbacks, too, both to Darcy’s childhood and to the events of Pride and Prejudice – I wasn’t really expecting to see these versions of the characters reenact book events, so that was a delightful treat. Your thoughts?

Here are the two stars discussing their characters’ relationship:

Masterpiece Mystery Clip: Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to PemberleyDeath Comes to Pemberley finally premieres in the U.S. on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery this Sunday, October 26th, at 9/8c, and I am beyond excited. Here’s a clip from the first episode, featuring Matthew Rhys as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth. From what we’ve seen so far, I think they’ll be great in the roles. The miniseries is based on the novel by P.D. James.

Miss Marple Previews: A Caribbean Mystery & Greenshaw’s Folly

Miss MarpleOn September 21st, we’re getting two new episodes featuring Julia McKenzie as Agatha Christie’s great detective Miss Marple, and now we’ve got previews for both episodes, narrated by Alan Cumming. They’re part of the current season of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery.

A Caribbean Mystery:

Greenshaw’s Folly:

Preview: Miss Marple Double Feature

Miss MarpleTwo Marples! Can you take the excitement? PBS has announced that it will air two new episodes of Miss Marple back to back on Sunday, September 21st – “A Caribbean Mystery” at 8 and then “Greenshaw’s Folly” at 9:30. Allow the dulcet tones of Alan Cumming to tell you all about it!