A CONFESSION: Director Paul Andrew Williams discusses the new fact-based mini-series – Exclusive Interview

A CONFESSION - Season 1 | ©2020 Britbox

A CONFESSION, now streaming on Britbox, is based on real case that happened in Wiltshire, England, spanning 2003-2016. Well-respected police Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, played in the miniseries by Martin Freeman, was so committed to trying to locate a missing woman that he bent the rules. The fallout was catastrophic, affecting a murder case as well as Fulcher’s career. Paul Andrew Williams, whose other work includes THE COTTAGE, THE EICHMANN SHOW, BROADCHURCH, and WHITE DRAGON, directed all six episodes of A CONFESSION. He sits down to discuss his work on the miniseries. ASSIGNMENT X: Was directing all six episodes of […]Read On »

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VERA: Executive producers Kate Bartlett and Phil Hunter give the scoop on Season 10 – Exclusive Interview

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The tenth season of British detective series VERA (along with the previous nine seasons) is now available to U.S. audiences via the Britbox streaming service. Brenda Blethyn, a two-time Oscar nominee for her work in SECRETS AND LIES and LITTLE VOICE) stars as Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, a character taken from a series of mystery novels by Ann Cleeves. Vera’s team is headquartered in Northumberland, but their cases take them to various parts of England, and even Scotland. Vera is somewhat unusual amongst female TV detectives in that she’s not only mature in age – sure, we’ve had Miss Marple […]Read On »

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THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO: Julie Graham on the sequel series – Exclusive Interview

Julie Graham in THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO |©2019 Britbox

THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE was originally produced in 2012 and 2014 by Britain’s ITV, airing on PBS in the U.S. The show was named for Bletchley Park, where a team of female code-breakers worked for the Allies in WWII. The series followed four of the women in their post-war lives in England of the 1950s, where the characters come together to use their skills to solve peacetime murders. THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO is a sequel series that brings two of the original characters, Julie Graham’s Scottish Jean McBrian and Rachael Stirling’s English Millie Harcourt, to the American city. Originally in […]Read On »

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MUM: Lesley Manville talks about her award-winning work on the British comedy series – Exclusive Interview

MUM key art | ©2019 Britbox

In MUM, currently streaming its third and final season on Britbox, Lesley Manville plays Cathy Bradshaw. Cathy is a widowed mother with a grown son, Jason (Sam Swainsbury). Cathy has finally embarked on a new romantic relationship relationship with lifelong friend Michael (Peter Mullan), something that Jason can’t stand. The third season takes place over the course of a week, as Cathy, Peter, Jason, and Jason’s girlfriend Kelly (Lisa McGillis) gather at a country estate to celebrate the birthday of Cathy’s brother Derek (Ross Boatman). Manville has won a Royal Television Society Award and been nominated for a BAFTA for […]Read On »

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THE VICTIM: Kelly Macdonald and STV Productions executive Paul Sheehan discuss the British mini-series – Exclusive Interview

Kelly MacDonald in THE VICTIM | ©2019 Britbox

In Britbox’s four-part drama THE VICTIM, shown earlier this year on the BBC, Kelly Macdonald plays Anna Dean, a married mother in Edinburgh, Scotland. Anna and her husband Lenny (Jamie Sives) have two remaining young children, but Anna has never recovered emotionally from the murder of her elder son. When the boy’s presumed killer is free, Anna is accused of identifying him online, which leads to the man being beaten almost to death. Is he actually the killer? And whether he is or not, are Anna’s actions justified? John Hannah plays the police detective looking into the matter. Macdonald, herself […]Read On »

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BRITBOX: Network President Soumya Sriraman on the U.S. streaming service and more – Exclusive Interview

BRITBOX Network President Soumya Sriraman | courtesy of Britbox

Launched in 2017, Britbox is a streaming service dedicated to bringing the best of BBC and ITV fare to the United States. Soumya Sriraman (first name rhymes with “home ya” and surname is pronounced Sree-rah-man), President of Britbox North America, sits down for an extensive discussion of the company that brings an enormous amount of British television to U.S. viewers. ASSIGNMENT X: What made U.K. TV networks BBC and ITV decide to join hands and create Britbox? SOUMYA SRIRAMAN: It kind of had to be done. The thing that both BBC and ITV have done for a long time is […]Read On »

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THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO – Showrunner Michael MacLennan and director Alexandra La Roche on new series – Exclusive Interview

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In THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO, streaming in its entirety on Britbox, it’s the 1950s. Millie Harcourt (Rachael Stirling) and Jean McBrian (Julie Graham), who worked together as code breakers for the British government during WWII, had already found that their wartime work was useful in solving post-war murders in two seasons of THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE. In THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO, the women find that the murder of a colleague was likely the work of a serial killer who subsequently traveled to America and struck again. After some indecisiveness, Millie and Jean head to San Francisco, where they meet […]Read On »

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THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO: Rachael Stirling on new British series – Exclusive Interview

Rachael Stirling in THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO |©2018 Britbox

THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, originally produced in the U.K. by ITV in 2012 and 2014, aired in the U.S. on PBS. Set in 1950s England, it told the story of four women who had worked together during WWII as code-breakers at the top-secret Bletchley Park facility. After the war ends, the very different characters come together to use their wartime skills to solve murders. Now the streaming service Britbox has joined forces with ITV to bring forth THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO. Original BLETCHLEY CIRCLE characters Millie, played by Rachael Stirling, and Jean, played by Julie Graham, have been out of […]Read On »

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