Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks are back in the return of "Foyle's War" this weekend (Photo: AP)

‘Foyle’s War’ Returns with Crimes of Espionage

By Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES (AP) — The premise: A small-town policeman goes big time with cloak-and-dagger intrigue, showing the spymasters how it should be done. The change of pace for retired Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle of Hastings, England, comes in Sunday’s return of “Foyle’s War,” which moves the PBS “Masterpiece Mystery!” series from […]

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Rebecca Eaton: 25 Years Mastering ‘Masterpiece’

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – With a name like “Masterpiece,” it has to be good. For a quarter-century, Rebecca Eaton has overseen this weekly British drama showcase whose reputation for excellence is undisputed. But now, with “Masterpiece” marking its 40th year (it first aired in January 1971), the pressures of maintaining […]

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Rising Brit Star Adds Sizzle to ‘Sherlock Holmes’

BY: Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES – Benedict Cumberbatch‘s pals call him Ben. Viewers of his TV performance as a 21st-century Sherlock Holmes tend to favor “brilliant.” The British TV audience went mad this summer for the three-part ‘Sherlock‘ series in which Cumberbatch makes Holmes the very model of a modern private detective, with the character’s […]

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