March 31, 2015

Downton Abbey gears up for a final season & possibly A WEDDING?

Downton Abbey's stars reunite

 for  Downton Abbey Season 6

and a few photos below are from filming what looks 


...a wedding?




'Downton Abbey' Ending With Season 6 Episodes

Downton Abbey opened its doors to you just over 5 years ago. How time flies! 
We met our beloved characters for the first time and began to learn the stories and intricacies of their lives. 

Oh, the things that we have seen! 

Cant wait for Season SIX!

March 30, 2015

Mr. Selfridge 3 - Episode TEN

The last episode in the series of Mr Selfridge had a certain brassy charm

Mr Selfridge, series 3, episode 10, review: 

Jeremy Piven stars in Mr Selfridge
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We all know what happened to Selfridges the shop: it thrives to this day, disgorging yellow paper shopping bags and sated Chinese tourists onto the pavements of Oxford Street.
But what of the man behind this gleaming temple of commerce, brilliantly fictionalised for ITV by Jeremy Piven as a bearded, ebullient, over-sexed showman?
In last night’s finale of the third series of Mr Selfridge, the eponymous character may have survived a vote of no confidence from his shareholders, brought about by nefarious arch-foe Lord Loxley (Aidan McArdle), but he was still dealt a tough hand, both literally and figuratively.
Having stumbled through grief at the death of his wife into the clutches of con-woman Nancy Webb (Kelly Adams) over the course of the series, it was time for the wool (no doubt sourced from the finest Mongolian cashmere) to be lifted from Harry Selfridge’s eyes. He loved her. She loved him. The only impediment to their marriage was the bride-to-be’s elaborate plan to run off with half his substantial worldly goods.
In a hammy climax, she repented and confessed all, but the benevolent one turned tough and told her to “crawl back under your stone”.
It all ended with an ominous portent for the next and final series: Selfridge slumped at a card table, surrounded by his biggest vices: gambling, alcohol and pretty women.
As subtle as a shopfront at Christmas, what Mr Selfridge lacks in depth it makes up for in brassy charm.


March 29, 2015

Poldark - Episode 4

Will there be copper, everyone was wondering at the beginning of this episode? And there was. More than you could hope for...

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Poldark episode 4 review: Aidan Turner’s Ross Poldark strikes copper and warms to Demelza

Will there be copper, everyone was wondering at the beginning of this episode? And there was. More than you could hope for...
After much anxious waiting, the elusive metal was found in Ross Poldark’s mine but, far, far more importantly, Aidan Turner’s hero had his heart won over by his beautiful, sweet, copper-headed scullery maid Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson).
Yes, our Ross showed his harsh side at the beginning of tonight’s instalment with some rather ungallant asides concerning his new wife.
“Is she beautiful?” his former tavern whore inquired when he popped by (not to avail himself of her services, I might add. I think he was just after a much-needed drink).
But rather than give the answer we all expected, his response was a terse: “In a way”.
The cheek of the man.
Later on Ross was asked if he loved Demelza and (a little reminiscent of Prince Charles when he was asked whether he loved Princess Diana back in 1981 and replied "whatever loves means"), he was similarly evasive and snooty. “We get on,” was all he good muster.
How unlike our great man, how unheroic.
By the end of the episode, of course, he had clearly fallen in love with his fabulous new wife who is now pregnant and very happy. And I also think Eleanor Tomlinson who plays Demelza is going to be a big star – she has really shone in this role. 
But it was a long road for the poor woman. Lazy servant Jud (Phil Davis) and his equally unpleasant wife Prudie (Beatie Edney) had been berating her for giving them a “squinny eye” with what they perceived to be her airs and graces since becoming Mrs P.
And then she had a visit from cousin Verity (Ruby Bentall) where Demelza felt she had to act like a lady but couldn’t help informing Ross’s well-to-do relative certain details about their sex life. I enjoyed that bit.
And the sweet young thing got told off by Ross after pouncing on Jud and biffing him about for stealing one of her pies. “Wrestling a man servant is unbecoming,” her new husband primly informed her.
And that wasn’t it. Oh, not by a long chalk. Poor Demelza was then forced to go to the posh house for a tense Christmas and put up with all sorts of snidey comments from the toffs; she also got an ungentlemanly jibe about her hearty appetite from Ross (yes, him again) and was forced to sing. But Demelza being Demelza, she pulled it off and her voice was beautiful.
She even won jealous Elizabeth (Heida Reed) over. Ross’ former love gave Demelza a definite "squinny eye" at one point, but by the end of the Yuletide festivities the two were firm friends.
Other tensions this episode concerned the arrival of the pilchards, clearly a staple food for the lower orders. At first they were nowhere to be seen, however much the good Cornish folk scanned the sea. Well, thankfully the fishies came. But this triumph was overshadowed by the fact that Ross’ new mine actually struck, well, not gold exactly, but the copper he had been after for many months while his creditors ground their teeth.
The hapless Francis (Kyle Soller) continued to be a doofus (who wouldn’t regret a decision to marry him over hunky Ross?) but there is clearly trouble ahead in the form of the villainous Warleggan (Jack Farthing). The banker has sneaked a share in Ross’ mine and will clearly be up to no good.
Sadly we also bade farewell to the late Warren Clarke’s jowly Poldark patriarch Charles whose main concern on his deathbed was getting Ross to make sure that stupid Francis doesn’t screw things up any more (or words to that effect).
I’m guessing that Ross will have his hands rather full in the coming months, however. Lucky chap.


March 22, 2015

Mr. Selfridge 3 - Episode NINE

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‘Mr Selfridge’ Season 3 Episode 9 review

A ‘Sale of The Century’ extravaganza throughout the store is the focus of this week’s episode.
Pushed by his declaration to give the shareholders a much higher return on their investment, Harry bulk buys products to boost profits. However, the decision does not go down well with the local press, other retailers or the Selfridges shareholders.
“Do you know there’s an article in here, calling our sale ‘unpublic spirited, encouraging people to be spendthrift.’ What utter tosh,” Miss Mardle declares, reading from the local paper.
Shop keeper Sir Robert, obviously feeling the pinch from Harry’s sale, warns: “I’ve no doubt your Board will have plenty to say about the bad publicity.” And of course they do, spurred on by a malicious Loxley (Aidan McArdle).
“The Board is concerned about a warehouse full of stock, bad press, protesters outside the door…spiraling expenditure.” This manipulation forces the Board to call an emergency meeting, but Henry is trying to stay one step ahead, invoking a two week postponement to buy him some time. This will no doubt come to a head in next week’s finale.
Mr Selfridge 3 9
The Nancy situation intensifies with Gus finding the engagement ring, forcing Nancy to explain she has chosen to be with Harry.
“I’m going to build those homes and I’m going to be Mrs Harry Selfridge,” she explains. Nancy has been a woman balancing two worlds, but now she has decided where her loyalties lie. Sadly, she looks set to be exposed, either by a selfish Gus or by Princess Marie (Zoe Wanamaker) who starts to become suspicious of Gus and investigate him.
It’s an episode that also sets up events to have an effect both in next week’s finale and in the recently announced fourth season: Miss Mardle choosing to sell up, the discovery of Lady Mae re-marrying and George coming back to Selfridges as Head of Security all being catalysts for future storylines.
Mr Selfridge Miss Mardle
We also see the relationship between Miss Calthorpe and Gordon Selfridge continue to be tried. “I’m a shop girl, you’re the boss’s son. We come from different worlds…I have to make my own way,” she declares. Despite the fight, they do reconcile by the episode’s end and it’ll be great to see this relationship continue into next season.
Despite signs of a thaw in their rift over Billy, Miss Mardle (Sherlock‘s Amanda Abbington) faces the brunt of Mr Grove’s cruelty as Billy attempts to contact him directly for access to Ernest. Angered by this, he takes it out on Miss Mardle, even going so far as to undermine her as she is is not a mother. Yet she is quite ready to fight back, providing the episode with one of its best moments:
“Let me tell you something…you are a hypocrite. Oh yes, Doris let you down. But have you really forgotten that we had an affair behind your first wife’s back….You’re right, I am not a mother, but I am a human being. There was a time I thought you were one too.”
Mr Selfridge 3 9 HANNAH TOINTON as Violette
This week’s Mr Selfridge is a packed hour, laying the foundations for new developments and providing those involved with some stunning performances. The episode builds its drama up and up in preparation for next week’s finale, which if it manages to touch upon all the elements laid here, should be spectacular.


Poldark - Episode THREE

Poldark episode 3 review: Aidan Turner gets frisky with Demelza and looks buff in the hayfield

Well, well, well. Demelza finally did it. The serving girl looks set to become mistress of the house after giving herself to Aidan Turner’s Ross Poldark.
With local gossips assuming that Demelza and Ross were already at it, the two clearly decided they might as well be. And that wasn’t all. Bathing in a post-coital glow, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) then got to watch her hero scything hay in a field which proved, if nothing else, that there appears to be a branch of Fitness First in this part of C18th Cornwall and that Ross Poldark is one of its regular patrons.
Aidan Turner fans can't complain. Last week he went skinny dipping (also watched by Demelza) and this week he showed he could pull off the horny-handed-man-of-the-soil schtick with sweaty aplomb.
Things had already got off to a steamy start at the beginning of the episode when Ross opened his mine. The enraptured look Demelza was giving him as he addressed his workers told you the whole story of how she feels.
And no wonder. Is there any end to his heroism? This week it was as if he were seeking to solve the unemployment problem in Cornwall almost single-handedly. And that wasn’t all he did for the workers. He gave young Jim Carter a home after he got Jinny pregnant and, later in the episode, did his best to try and get the poor lad off a poaching charge. How does he find the time to run his mine?
Along with Ross being all buff and heroic, this series has not stinted on the social commentary. As well as the dastardly bankers who don’t care whose lives they ruin as long as they make a profit, this week’s political lesson focused on poor Jim. He was sent off to the assizes by the landowner simply because the braying toff wanted to go hunting early.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the workers rise up like lions after slumber very soon. They should.
Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed that the man playing Judge Halse, the stern bloke in the wig who adjudicated in Jim's case, was none other thanRobin Ellis, 1970s-era Poldark himself.
Back in the posh house, Ross also had to look on as Elizabeth (Heida Reed) gave doofus Francis (Kyle Soller) a son, thus pleasing the irascible Charles but not before the jowly patriarch keeled over just as he was celebrating the continuation of the Poldark line. Last we saw he was on his sickbed and I am not too sure how he will get on. His Doctor is called Dr Choake which doesn’t sound enormously promising.
As for Francis himself, he did not quite live up to his billing of virile procreator as his jealousy came to the surface. If he’s going to get so worked up all the time why does he always leave Elizabeth and Ross alone?
Still, he can at least draw some comfort from the teaser trailer for next week's episode which showed Ross and Demelza at the altar (see main picture).
Demelza had suggested that after she went to bed with the Master it probably wasn’t done to expect her to continue to work as his servant. And although we didn’t quite hear Ross say 'I do', he’s too decent and honourable a man to disagree with that….

March 15, 2015

Mr. Selfridge 3 - episode 8

Harry launches a massive Britain at Play event in the store, but is shocked when Nancy wants to cool things between them. While Miss Mardle is at work, George is busy at home looking after baby Ernest. When Grove continues to shun Miss Mardle and avoid the issue, George is forced to take matters into his own hands. Victor and Elsa have a brand new idea for Colleano's. As a new suitor for Violette appears, Harry realises just what Nancy means to him.

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Poldark - Episode 2

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The key moment of tonight’s second episode of BBC1’s remake of its classic 1970s series Poldark came when brooding perma-stubble Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) danced with the laminated beauty Elizabeth Chynoweth (Heida Reed) at a swanky ball.
There they were – he, like an upholstered werewolf, she resembling a porcelain heron figurine you’d find at your nan’s –in full public view, lost in each other, despite Elizabeth’s engagement to Ross’s stuffed shirt cousin Francis (Kyle Soller). Ross Poldark is back in town. And he’s drinking from your tankard, kicking your dog and dancing with your woman.
Love was in the salty sea air of Cornwall as "plain" Verity Poldark (Ruby Bentall) was wooed by the iffy Captain Blamey (Richard Harrington) with risqué talk of rigging. And young Ruth Teague’s mother tried selling her daughter’s virtues to Ross in a manner that would have made King George blush ("One only has to taste her syllabubs to know they are succulent" – blimey). Our swarthy hero only has eyes for one woman in Truro though. Or does he?


March 10, 2015


In late 18th-century, Ross Poldark returns to his Cornish tin mines after spending three years in the army to avoid charges of smuggling, leaving behind his sweetheart Elizabeth. On his return, having fought in the American War of Independence, he finds his father dead, his estate in ruins and Elizabeth engaged to another man. In need of help he takes on a new kitchen maid, Demelza, after rescuing her from a beating bringing him into conflict with hostile locals.
Poldark: stars Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson

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Call The Midwife 4 - Episode 8

Call The Midwife's Emerald Fennell, Charlotte Ritchie, Barbara Gilbert, Helen George as Nurse Trixie Franklin and Linda Bassett

Miranda Hart as Chummy Noakes made a welcome re-entrance to the show, carting her mother’s ashes around in a cake tin. Chummy wanted to scatter the remains where Mama had been happiest — but that might prove difficult in the food hall at Fortnum & Mason’s.

Mr. Selfridge 3 - Episode 7

The characters in Mr Selfridge are like dolls. They act out their dramas and romances, but they aren’t doing it because they are alive — this is an imaginary world, not nostalgia but costume melodrama


March 01, 2015

The Musketeers 2 - Episode 6 & 7

The Musketeers series 2, episode 6 : "Firing on all cylinders"


The Musketeers series 2, episode 6

It is not me who would injure them. Fate will decide, and the King is the vehicle of fate. - Marmion

The Musketeers 2 - episode 7 : Surprises shake up cosy atmosphere

WATCH HEREThe Musketeers s2 e7: Louise (Perdita Weeks)