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Articles Tagged 'Upstairs Downstairs'


Brits with Birthdays: ‘Luther’s Idris Elba Turns 41, and More

Idris Elba, the London-born actor who stars as the titular police detective in BBC America’s popular Luther series, celebrates his 41st birthday on Sept. 6. He has been in the news of late both because he has been giving interviews to publicize the long anticipated start ofLuther’s third season (which begins tomorrow, Sept. 3, on BBC America at […]


WATCH: Trailer for Tom Stoppard’s ‘Darkside’ Radio Play

Writer Sir Tom Stoppard (Parade’s End, Anna Karenina) pays tribute to the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s album Dark Side of the Moon with his BBC Radio 2 play, called Darkside, voiced by Bill Nighy (About Time), Rufus Sewell (Parade’s End), Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs, Downstairs, Doctor Who) and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits), reports BBC News. […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her (Maybe Him)

Christmas shopping can be stressful for some with the crowds and “accidental” elbow in the rib. BBC America might be able to help cut down on the holiday madness and take out some of the guesswork. We have recently posted a Doctor Who holiday gift guide; followed by a gift guide for him (or her); now we […]

Time’s Up for ‘Upstairs Downstairs’

Fans of the revived Upstairs Downstairs will no longer be able to view the goings-on either upstairs or downstairs at 165 Eaton Place. The BBC has announced that the period drama, which aired the final episode of its second season in the UK last month, has been cancelled. Like the original Upstairs, Downstairs (1970-74), the show […]

Got ‘Downton Abbey’ Withdrawal Blues?

  All good things must come to an end. Season Two of Downton Abbey concluded yesterday (Sunday, Feb. 19) in what was billed as a special, two-hour Christmas episode airs on Masterpiece. No need to don mourning clothes, though, because the hit British show will be back on PBS in early 2013 with Season Three, […]

Readers Have Their Say: The 10 Greatest British TV Dramas of All-Time

Weddings. Candy. TV Drama. There are simply some things the Brits traditionally do better than Americans. In celebration of BBC America’s launch of its new Dramaville block on August 17 – beginning with the 1950s-set spy thriller The Hour – we asked readers to submit their choices for the Greatest British TV Drama of all-time. […]

The Tellyvangelist: April 4 – 10

What’s British on U.S. television this week? The fourth season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl debuts, the third season of Being Human comes to a shocking conclusion, Dame Helen Mirren follows up Sir Elton John‘s SNL appearance, and Upstairs, Downstairs is resurrected for Masterpiece Classic. All times are in EST and are subject […]