Ripper Street cut

I was saddened to learn that Ripper Street has been cancelled.

Period crime drama Ripper Street has been axed by the BBC after it failed to pull in a big enough audience.

The occasionally grisly Victorian-era show will end when the second series winds up in just under a fortnight on BBC One.

I can’t help but think that the show could have made it given more time.


Sherlock Holmes -The Illustrious Client

A change of pace for the Holmes fan as Sherlock is tasked to stop a forthcoming marriage. How can Holmes persuade  a woman that her fiance is a philanderer and womanizer?


BBC sci-fi classics show up for free on on YouTube – TV Squad


The BBC’s official YouTube channel is offering free Christmas gifts to sci-fi fans in the form of a classic hero and a field full of deadly plants. The move gives American viewers a great (legal) chance to catch up on quality productions that didn’t (yet?) make their way over to BBC America.
Among the many full episodes of BBC programming now awaiting your computer’s perusal is the creepy 1981 production of Day of the Triffids. Most pop culture and horror buffs know the title from the 1962 monster movie of the same title. But this BBC production was a much more faithful and in-depth production of John Wyndham’s book.
The online series serves as a great lead-in to the new BBC production of Triffids — set to premiere Dec. 28.
The 2005 live production of The Quartermass Experiment is also available. Starring Jason Flemyng (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Primeval) as ambitious scientist Bernard Quartermass, The original 1950s production paved the way for Doctor Who with its alien invasion plot. And, the 2005 remake includes The Doctor himself — or David Tennant at least — as Dr. Briscoe.
Fortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an expiration date on these sci-fi offerings. And there’s plenty of room for more premieres from the BBC’s video archives.

BBC sci-fi classics show up for free on on YouTube – TV Squad

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