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‘How on earth can Barnaby be sexy?’, asks John Nettles

By Ray Bennett LONDON – John Nettles, who has decided to leave his long-running hit show “Midsomer Murders”, is considerably more colourful than his screen role although that has made little difference to fans of the show in more than 230 territories around … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Sally Hawkins in ITV’s ‘Persuasion’

By Ray Bennett ITV’s excellent new version of “Persuasion” airing Sunday is the best of the U.K. commercial channel’s season of new Jane Austen adaptations. All three were coproductions with WGBH Boston and will be seen in the United States … Continue reading

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Delivering ‘Northanger’ romance at Lismore Castle

By Ray Bennett The daunting edifice in “Northanger Abbey,” ITV’s new version of the Jane Austen novel that aired tonight starring Felicity Jones and JJ Feild (pictured), is actually Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland. Andrew Davies, who wrote the … Continue reading

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Hayley Atwell one to watch in ‘Mansfield Park’

By Ray Bennett Hayley Atwell steals the show as Mary Crawford, the intruder who almost ruins the hopes of poor Fanny Price (Billie Piper), in ITV’s new adaptation of “Mansfield Park”, which airs tonight. Atwell’s sly sensuality and deftly suggestive … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Sean Bean in ‘Sharpe’s Challenge’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Bernard Cornwell’s terrific creation Richard Sharpe, loyal soldier in the battles of the Duke of Wellington, hasn’t been seen in anything new on British television for eight years but he returns in great form Sunday … Continue reading

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