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Masterpiece mystery

by Kathleen Costa

The streaming options of Acorn-TV and BritBox are excellent opportunities to enjoy U.K. detective programs, but not everyone has the equipment, and although very reasonable, can’t justify purchasing a membership. For those people, there are still avenues to explore beyond network television.

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by Kathleen Costa

Grantchester, first aired in 2014 (UK) and 2015 (US), is entering its third season, Sunday nights on PBS. Based on The Grantchester Mysteries, a collection of short stories by James Runcie, this detective drama is set in the 1950s.


by Kathleen Costa

Inspector Morse concluded its run in 2000, but not its popularity. “What will the next invasion bring?” Two spin-off dramas crossed to our shores providing a positive nod to the original, yet unique enough to become favorites among the “Morse” fans.


Endeavour: TV Review

IN THE September 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
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by Bobbi A. Chukran

Since it aired on our local PBS station, we’ve enjoyed the Masterpiece Mystery Endeavour crime drama series. A prequel to the Inspector Morse series, also set in Oxford, the series focuses on the detective’s early career and is based on the Colin Dexter novels.


by Deborah Harter Williams

Starting its second season May 6 (PBS) is the BBC’s Sherlock. The three new episodes will be reworks of the classics: “A Scandal in Bohemia” (Irene Adler with nudity and laptops), “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (a 20 year disappearance…a monstrous hound…I wouldn’t have missed this for the world) and “The Final Problem.”

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Sherlock in the 21st Century

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham

“I am not a psychopath, Anderson, I’m a high functioning sociopath. Do your research.” That is a quote from Sherlock Holmes in the new Sherlock series from the BBC currently playing on PBS on Masterpiece mystery.


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