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Arthur & George on MASTERPIECE: The Game is On

Martin Clunes is at it again, this time as the legendary author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in  the new MASTERPIECE series, Arthur & George.  Adapted from Julian Barnes’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the three-part series tells the true story of the case that inspired the great author to put down his pen and turn detective. 

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries are Dagger-Sharp

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 1

The Season 1 finale of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, "King Memses' Curse" airs on Thursday, August 20, at 10:30 p.m.

Thankfully, Season 2 is only one moon away with its premiere on Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 p.m. To tide us over until then, we offer two videos, with interviews of the cast and a look at the filming locations in gorgeous Melbourne, Australia. Enjoy!

Cast Interviews

Vera Season 4 Encores This Month

Vera, the critically acclaimed crime drama starring award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies; Little Voice) as DCI Vera Stanhope, returns to KCTS 9 with Season 4 of this edge-of-your-seat, crime-solving drama. Based on the best-selling Inspector Stanhope books by Ann Cleeves, this season takes Vera down by the sea to investigate a community’s deep secrets.

“Follow the good work” -- Aidan Turner on Poldark, Acting, and Happiness

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark. Photo: Mammoth Screen Ltd.

Author Pam Stucky was delighted to chat with actor Aidan Turner, Captain Ross Poldark himself in a Q&A about Poldark, acting, and happiness!

Martin Mania: The Many Sides of Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes as Arthur Conan Doyle

Martin Clunes is not only one of Britain’s favorite TV and film stars, but he’s one of Britain’s most versatile and prolific actors, as well. From his beloved Doc Martin series to his role in this summer’s hit The Town—and now his brand-new role in the upcoming Arthur and George—Clunes is showing us that there are many sides to his talent. We can’t seem to get enough of him!

Doc Martin returns to KCTS 9’s prime time lineup with Season 6 on Thursdays nights at 8:00 pm, and encores during Tea Time on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.

The Queen's Diamond Decades + Afternoon Tea 101

It’s time for tea – KCTS 9 will be featuring The Queen’s Diamond Decades in honor of Queen Elizabeth II and the sixty years she’s reigned over England. Travel to England, indulge in the scandals, and relive the journey of her six-decade rule. The six-part series will air starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. 

"One Day At a Time": Q&A With Robin Ellis, the "Original Ross Poldark," on Poldark, Cooking, and Life

Aidan Turner and Robin Ellis. Photo credit: Nick Kenyon

Guest blogger and author Pam Stucky was delighted to chat with actor Robin Ellis, who first played Ross Poldark, in a Q&A about Poldark, cooking, and life!

The Town, a New Three-Part Series

The Town, A New 3-Part Series

Having spent the last ten years building a new life in London, coming home proves difficult for Mark, played by BAFTA winner Andrew Scott (Sherlock). Scott stars alongside an outstanding ensemble cast including Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Julia McKenzie (Miss Marple), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights), and many others.

The Town premieres on Saturday, July 11 at 10pm and parts two and three air Saturdays July 18 and 25, again at 10pm. Read on for a bit more about the series and fun quotes from the cast.

The Most Shocking Moments in Poldark

Surprises in the first two parts of Poldark

Have you seen the latest stunner from MASTERPIECE, Poldark?! We were hooked on this tragic romance from the moment they flashed backed to Ross and Elizabeth frolicking on the cliffs of Cornwall. So much has happened in the first two episodes. We will focus on the moments that made us jump out of our seats. First, a bit of background…

The Women of The Crimson Field

The Women of The Crimson Field

Guest blogger Amie Simon presents a primer on The Crimson Field with profiles of its main characters.

About the series, airing Sundays at 10pm and Tuesdays at 3pm on KCTS 9

In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and homefront, but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions and a new way of thinking.

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