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King Colin Firth Romantic Hero
Colin Firth mops up Best Actor Oscar for ´The King´s Speech´, but this acclaimed British actor made a big splash first on British TV in notable period dramas like Pride and Prejudice
'The Kennedys' Controversial Miniseries
The first two episodes of controversial mini series 'The Kennedys' aired this week on the BBC in Britain, and this year sees the 50th anniversary of the start of John F Kennedy's presidency. This iconic and ultimately tragic figure was just one player in the American family dynasty.
Jane Austen's matchmaker goes through yet another adaptation
Far From The Madding Crowd
The Thomas Hardy classic is vividly brought to life in this ITV drama
The historical naval adventure series was an award winner and worldwide hit
Karen Gillan in We'll Take Manhattan
Actress Karen Gillan is the darling of British TV, as Dr Who companion Amy Pond. In 2012 BBC drama 'We'll Take Manhattan' she appears as 'The Shrimp' - iconic Sixties model, Jean Shrimpton
This two-part TV miniseries stars John Hurt, and is modelled on the best selling novel of the same name by Kate Mosse. A split-time chronicle of the Holy Grail which spans the 13th and 21st centuries, the dual story line focuses on the intermingled lives of two women, related by blood.
Monroe Medical Drama Reworks House
New medical drama Monroe on English channel ITV, treads the same hospital corridors as inspirational MD Gregory House. Is the central character blatantly modelled on House?
MTV Teen Soap Skins
British teen drama Skins sets out to shock, and it has succeeded on both sides of the Atlantic! Firstly shown in the States on BBC America - with strong language and violence edited out - it has since been rewritten for an American audience and premiered on MTV in January 2011.
Shameless UK Transfers to America
Shameless has successfully transferred to the States on Showtime, having debuted on 'alternative' British Channel 4 in 2004. Its unlikely mix of familial devotion with parental neglect, drunkenness, drugs, ducking and diving and the sheer ingenuity it takes to just get by has been a surprise hit.
The award–winning spy drama is back on BBC1
State of Play
A review of the original BBC version of State of Play
The Crimson Petal and the White - new BBC drama
As the drama budget for British channel BBC2 triples, despite a 20% cut in BBC funds overall, Victorian drama 'The Crimson Petal and the White' is serialised on British TV
The Future of Costume Drama
Will there be a new way forward and new techniques to spice up the world of the TV costume drama?
Upstairs Downstairs 40th Anniversary Mini Series British Television Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | British Television Site Map
Forty years ago Upstairs, Downstairs was broadcast for the first time, on British TV. It became the most popular TV costume drama serial ever, and it has been brought into the mid 1930s in a new mini series on US channel PBS from April 2011.
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