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TV

'Downton Abbey' creator shifts gears with series 'Belgravia'

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 07:42 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

Julian Fellowes' latest addictive series about English social classes kicks off with a party. Mind you, not just any run-of-the mill, high society bash. "Belgravia" on Epix starts with one of the most...

'America's Test Kitchen' has the recipe to hit season 20

Monday, 25 May 2020, 08:20 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

There are cooking shows hosted by celebrities, some of whom may know a fricassee from a frittata, and shows that feature arrogant chefs and bad cooks. There's an upcoming digital series in which...

Netflix drama 'The Eddy' explores jazz via multiracial Paris

Monday, 18 May 2020, 08:36 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis wandered along the Seine and felt free. Louis Armstrong sought refuge from the Jim Crow American South at the Hôtel Alba Opéra. Dancer Josephine Baker wowed...

TV's 'Blacklist' draws on animation to thwart virus shutdown

Friday, 15 May 2020, 10:21 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

Raymond "Red" Reddington, a man who relishes a challenge, likely would admire how TV's "The Blacklist" took a creative gamble amid the industry's coronavirus-forced production shutdown to end the...

Netflix's 'Self Made' tells of first female millionaire

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 09:17 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

Madam C.J. Walker may be one of America's most successful "pull yourself up by your own bootstrap" stories, but many have never heard of her. However, that's changing, thanks to the recent release of...

New Freeform drama 'Motherland' is bewitched by witches

Friday, 8 May 2020, 07:35 Last update: about 26 days ago Associated Press

Anyone tuning into the new TV series "Motherland: Fort Salem" will find a few changes in the America depicted. For one thing, women are in charge of the military. For another, they're all...

Historian Niall Ferguson warns of contagion, online and off

Monday, 27 April 2020, 09:50 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Historian Niall Ferguson has a knack for timing his TV projects.  He debuted his examination of the global financial system in "The Ascent of Money" just as the 2008 economic crisis was hitting....

'Downton Abbey' creator turns to the beautiful game

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 07:47 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

With global soccer shut down these days, fans desperate for a fix of the beautiful game may find it from a rather unlikely source — the creator of the stately "Downton Abbey." Julian...

Daring sleuth Miss Fisher is back in new Acorn TV movie

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 07:42 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

The intrepid and daring Phryne Fisher, last seen in an internationally popular TV mystery series, is getting the welcome back she deserves in "Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears." In the movie...

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