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“Easter From King’s” Now On BritBox — As IF You Would Need More Incentive To Get BritBox.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access “BritBox”.


I raving about the Christmas counterpart. Click to access my post from Christmas.


“Easter from King’s” is new to I, but I am sure it will also be divine.

I grew up with “Christmas from King’s” on the BBC and then PBS. To Christmas was not Christmas without “King’s”.

They have the MOST exquisite of choirs. Trust me on this.

This will be GOOD. That is a given. That is a guarantee.

Just get BritBox for a month, JUST for this. Britbox is an unique collaboration between the BBC & ITV to deliver British shows overseas. Yes, we have a subscription, have had it for nearly a year, love it and use it multiple times a week.

You will THANK ME for this recommendation.


From a prior year, on YouTube, for FREE.


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“The Good Karma Hospital”, ITV Series, Season 2, Now On “Acorn TV”.

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Click to access IMDb.com listing for the ITV Series.



Happened to find it on ‘Acorn TVserendipitously. We hadn’t been to Acorn in a few days, and as such had not seen the ‘banner’ saying Season 2 was here.

Teischan, our British TV aficionado loves this Series, so we had no choice but to watch Episode 1 of Season 2.

It was “OK”. I think it is badly, if not downright poorly, written. Very improbable and contrived storylines. Plus the appearances of the locals confound and confuse me. Most of them do not look Sri Lankan though the series is filmed in Sri Lanka. I do like seeing what today’s Sri Lanka looks like given that I have not been back in 26-years!

But, you, like Teischan, may love it. So, just wanted to make sure you knew that Season 2, which started showing in the U.K. in March 2018, is now available in the U.S. — though not in Canada.


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“The Good Karma Hospital”, ITV Series, Now On “Acorn TV”, Shot In Sri Lanka Though Set In Southern India!

by Anura Guruge


Click to access IMDb.com listing for the ITV Series.



It was one of the new shows available on ‘Acorn TV‘ (i.e., British shows) on the Roku. I was attracted to it just by its title — since it immediately brought to mind ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’. Well it is NOWHERE close to being that funny — BUT to be fair, it is not meant to be. It is more of a (somewhat obvious, predictable and stereotyped) romance-drama. It is OK. Teischan finds it ‘acceptable’ and I found it HOPING that she would like it. “Mrs. Hughes” from ‘Downton Abbey‘ made and appearance and that was a bonus.

Right from the start the scenery, especially the BEACHES, reminded me of CeylonSri Lanka — especially those around Galle that I was extremely conversant with during my 14-years there. But, having also been to India, multiple times, I knew that the southwest coast of Southern India was similar. The catamaran boats shown also reminded me of Sri Lanka ….

Then I checked IMDb.com. It was indeed shot in Sri Lanka! Wow. Now I will have to tell Teischan.

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“Indian Summers” Season 2 This Sunday, September 11, 2016, On PBS, Right After “Churchill’s Secret”.

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Click to access PBS preview of Season 2.


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We watched all of “Indian Summers” Season 1 though we weren’t that impressed with it. It was OK — but it could have been so much better given the setting and material. BUT, we will still record and watch Season 2.

Churchill’s Secret” that precedes it looks to be real good.


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“Churchill’s Secret” (From ITV) Will Air On PBS September 11, 2016.

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Click here to access the original PBS “Masterpiece” page.


This promises to be REALLY, REALLY GOOD. So do try and tape it.

I am looking forward to it. The preview was BRILLIANT.


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PBS’ Fall 2016 “Masterpiece Theatre” Presentation “Churchill’s Secret” (From ITV) Looks Scrumptious!

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Click here to access the original PBS “Masterpiece” page.


There was a long trailer for this show at the end of the v. compelling first episode of “Dancing on the Edge“.

It is no secret that I am a huge and unashamed ‘Winston Churchill‘ devotee (who even had a big Golden named ‘Winston‘). I, having read many biographies of the Great Man (irrespective of what he felt about us brown (half-naked) fakirs), I was aware of this unfortunate episode of his life. The dramatization, focusing, of course, on his recovery, looked excellent. Can’t wait.

I will keep you posted. This is indeed something to look forward to when the Summer is over.


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BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, 4 etc., Live On Roku With “UKTV”.

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Saw this channel in Saturday’s “Roku Guide” and, of course, had to subscribe — and at $1.99/month it is not exorbitant. Yes, it has all the channels listed above.

However, on a Roku, all you get is live streaming. So you have to watch BBC and ITV LIVE (though, in the case of ITV there is a ‘one hour back’ option (as indicated by the +1)). There is no DVR capability or ‘Catch-Up TV’ function to watch anything other than the live feeds. There is also no program guide or info to tell you what you happen to watching on a given UKTV feed. Yes, there is an online listing but that is not available on the Roku,

All that said, for $1.99/month, it is nice to know that you can have ALL the BBC and ITV channels on your Roku. Now if I can find a DVR that lets me RECORD UKTV off the Roku.


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Donald Trump Interview With Buddy Piers Morgan On “Good Morning Britain”.

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Click to access SHORT, extract on YouTube. Full interview has yet to be posted.


The full interview has yet to be posted on YouTube.

Because of Britain’s strict TV licensing laws it is difficult to watch the original “Good Morning Britain” video on an ITV Website — until somebody posts it on YouTube. I will keep an eye. This is a start. I know. SORRT.


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“Downton Abbey” Season 6 Teaser Video By U.K. ITV On YouTube.

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Click image to access 1 minute YouTube video from ITV.

Season 6 of “Downton Abbey” will start in the U.K., on independent ITV, on September 20, 2015. PBS does not plan to show it in the U.S. till Spring 2016. Not sure whether it will be available on YouTube or Acorn — as is the case with the “Great British Bake Off“. We watched Season 6 Episode 4 of the “Bake Off”, aired in Britain on Wednesday, August 26, yesterday. That wasn’t a question of availability, just our schedule. I think they manage to get at least one version up on YouTube within hours. Usually there are at least 2 versions of each episode, one invariably of better quality than the other. Yesterday we switched versions, the first one we tried was of painfully poor quality. So maybe we might get the same thing with “Downton”. If so I worry for dear PBS. We will NOW not be watching the “Bake Off” on PBS. We have seen it. We already know what each episode will be!

Prior episodes of “Downton” are indeed available on YouTube. But I am not sure they have them all.


Here is another “Downton Abbey” YouTube video of recent vintage — i.e., 2 weeks ago.
The quality is poor. So he warned.

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