“No, no, no, let them. I’ve never had men fight over me before.” – Margo Durrell (Daisy Waterstone), as her brother Larry moves to break up a rather subdued scuffle between two suitors, The Durrells In Corfu
What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …
Explore the remarkable, two-year, 25,000-mile attempt to retrace Marco Polo’s legendary trek from Venice, Italy to China. Tune in and travel In the Footsteps of Marco Polo – Tuesday night at 8 on the Explorer Channel.
Last week’s Father Brown offered a few guest stars you might know from other shows UNC-TV broadcasts. The episode (“The Curse of Amenhotep”) found the investigatory vicar unmasking a killer amid among Egyptian antiquities. But did you recognize all the guest stars?
David Bamber played Walter Hubble. He’s one of those actors whose name you may not immediately know but whose face you should because he’s popped up in dozens of shows like Brass, Poirot, Murder Most Horrid, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, New Tricks, Doc Martin, just to name a few. However, Bamber has played major roles in some Masterpiece presentations of note. He was P. Frobisher Pilbeam in HeavyWeather, Doctor Forrest in TheRailwayChildren, Antonio in TheMerchantofVenice, Lush in DanielDeronda, Reverend Ford in Pollyanna, Sidney Norris in Collision and the Duke of Sussex on Victoria.
Nicholas Farrell portrayed Egyptologist Sir Raleigh Beresford. Like Bamber, the veteran actor has been in several Masterpiece roles. He was Teddy Bingham on The Jewel in the Crown, David Mycroft in To Play the King, Leo Beckford in The Choir, Jeremy Crawford on The Jury, Mr. Musgrove in Persuasion, Albert Dussel on The Diary of AnneFrank and Guy Pearson in Collision. Along the way, he’s had the requisite beaucoup of guest appearances in everything from Call the Midwife and Death in Paradise to Lovejoy and MI-5. Continue reading →
“Look, you’re incredibly annoying – you could represent England for annoying – but don’t leave. Girlfriends come and go but families are forever.” – Leslie (dispensing brotherly advice to Larry), The Durrells In Corfu
The Durrells In Corfu is the second time Gerald Durrell’s books about his family’s time on the Ionian Sea island has been adapted for Masterpiece. What was the title of the first adaptation that aired on Masterpiece Theatre in 2006? Continue reading →