Two Happy Bits of News about Sarah Lancashire

Sarah Lancashire has two new shows upcoming. They’ve been announced in the UK, but as of yet there’s no word when they’ll reach a distributor in the US. When I hear anything, I’ll mention it on Twitter. Advertisements

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Q&A with Sarah Lancashire for Happy Valley Series 2

The BBC and Red Production Company released a Q&A session with Sarah Lancashire about season 2 of Happy Valley. According to this new press release, Happy Valley begins on BBC One in February. Finally an almost definitive date for the start of series 2!

Fangirling Over Sarah Lancashire

There are many more videos on YouTube featuring Sarah Lancashire than there were only a few months ago. I enjoyed watching a bunch of them, but found these three to be the most interesting. The first one is scenes from Happy Valley. The thing I loved most about Sarah Lancashire’s performance in Happy Valley was … Continue reading “Fangirling Over Sarah Lancashire”

Happy Valley: New Series from Sally Wainwright features Sarah Lancashire

This tweet from Holdsworth House (the hotel in Last Tango in Halifax) caught my eye. Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley showcases Yorkshire: Picture: The IndependentFollowing the utterly brilliant L… http://t.co/Dq20lT3ZrF — Holdsworth House (@HoldsworthHotel) April 30, 2014 The link led to to an article about a new 6 part series from writer Sally Wainwright featuring Sarah … Continue reading “Happy Valley: New Series from Sally Wainwright features Sarah Lancashire”

Sarah Lancashire in Rose and Maloney

I became a dedicated Sarah Lancashire devotee as I watched Last Tango in Halifax. Being an American who rarely gets to see British TV unless it’s broadcast on PBS, I had never heard of her before. It’s surprisingly difficult to learn anything about British actors in America. Europeans don’t have much interest in filling out … Continue reading “Sarah Lancashire in Rose and Maloney”

Review: Yesterday

Yesterday is full of music and love and all the good feelings you’ll ever need. What could be better?

4 Examples of Television’s Most Compelling First Episodes

The opening episode of a TV series is a make or break deal. If it’s a great episode, people come back for more. I’ll share 4 such episodes that I think are outstanding.

So Many Great Foreign Films and TV in English

We love foreign films and TV. How about foreign films and TV in English? Even better! Many foreign films and TV shows from England, Australia and other English speaking countries make their way to US viewers via streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Acorn, YouTube and others. Here’s a summary of the ones I … Continue reading “So Many Great Foreign Films and TV in English”

Review: Kiri

Kiri is a four-part drama out of the UK’s channel 4, now streaming on Hulu as the second season of National Treasure. There were no starring roles in this tightly-drawn cast, but the standout player for me was Sarah Lancashire as Miriam Grayson, a social worker.

Review: Hard Sun

Hulu has been advertising the heck out of Hard Sun, a 6 part series from the BBC and Hulu. I decided to give it a try. It was a mix of good and bad.