Tuesday, April 4, 2017

If this is Tuesday, it must be England #60

A quick list of some of my recent and current British telly favorites - thank you, PBS, for bringing them to us

Mr. Selfridge - The story of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, the colorful and visionary founder of Selfridges, London's lavish department store.

Call the Midwife - Season 6 of this fabulous drama, set in London's East End in the 1960s, premiered last weekend.

Home Fires - Inspired by the book Jambusters, Julie Summers' enthralling history of the Women's Institute in World War II, Home Fires follows a group of inspirational women in a rural English community where the shadow of the war casts a dark cloud over their lives.  Season 2 also premiered last weekend.

Indian Summers - Set in a subtropical paradise, Indian Summers explores the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the two sides alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics, and passion.


  1. Enjoyed Call the Midwife this season didn't make me cry so much as last season. A few series I did enjoy if you have not watched them already are - Victoria (about the young Queen Victoria), The Crown (which was on Netflix), The Durrells (which is based on the book series My Family and other Animals) and The Grand. The Grand took a bit of getting into but I enjoyed it towards the end.

  2. I liked the first three, but was not a fan of Indian Summers. I was disappointed after enjoying A Passage to India. I can watch the latest season of Father Brown on Netflix and it hasn't even aired here on PBS.