Julian Fellowes is the creator/writer of Downton Abbey

After the tumult of the First World War, series three of Downton Abbey finds a whole way of life in the balance, says Julian Fellowes.

“It’s really about that moment after a crash when you feel your body to see how many bones are broken. I think society was going through that in 1919 and 1920 – just how much of the old life was coming back? Were people prepared to do those jobs? How much more money were they going to want and so on? You had some people thinking that the old ways were probably over and others thinking things didn’t seem to be as different as all that.”

History, of course, tells what happened. Continue reading »

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  1. Fair Go: 674,530 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. One News: 659,710 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Is Modern Medicine Killing You: 556,340 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 554,600 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Close Up: 468,490 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

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Silver Ferns vs England (8pm, Sky Sport 1, Prime, 10.40pm)
The Silver Ferns take on England tonight, live (well, live on Sky) from the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in New South Wales.

Cougar Town (TV2, 9pm)
This week, Jules and Grayson need to make some grown-up decisions; and Laurie’s Krazy Kakes business is doing well, so Travis convinces her to make some grown-up decisions of her own.  Continue reading »

Bob’s Burgers renewed
Cartoon comedy Bob’s Burgers has been renewed for a fourth season by Fox. Twenty-two new episodes will be made.

US Olympic swimmer to guest-star on Pretty Little Liars
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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Mentalist: 43570 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Body of Proof: 43060 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Natural World: 32040 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  4. One Born Every Minute: 26290 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  5. What’s Really In Our Food?: 20080 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

The hosts for The X Factor USA have finally been announced ending months of speculation.  Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez have both inked contracts that have added millions of dollars to the already massive budget.

Reality TV star, Kardashian will share the hosting role with former Saved By The Bell actor Lopez and will replace Steve Jones who hosted the series in 2011.

What else can you see?

Most watched

  1. One News: 617,660 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 597,110 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Dog Squad: 583,020 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Coastwatch: 563,570 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 561,760 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Ahead of Thursday’s brand new episode of Downton Abbey, we’re running a series of interviews with the cast and creators.

Brendan Coyle plays Bates

You know your character has made an impact when you start seeing your face on T-shirts.

“A friend in LA was working on a film recently and he sent me a photograph of one of the crew wearing a Free Bates T-shirt. I don’t have one but maybe that’s my Christmas presents sorted out…”

According to Coyle an entire Free Bates campaign is being waged round the world, after the stoic valet was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife.  Continue reading »

Here are the ratings for TV3′s multi Emmy Award winning drama Homeland which they’re screening only a few hours behind the US.

The show debuted with an average audience of 195,600 which dropped to 161,480 in its second week.  Thankfully the decline hasn’t continued and the third week has picked up slightly to 165,790.