Today’s Hump Day news edition features three of our favorite UK crime dramas, including an Emmy winner, a BAFTA nominee, and an IFTA nominee.
The game is on! Online, that is.
PBS is bringing Sherlock: Season 3 back to the screen, following the series’ impressive seven (count ’em, seven) wins at the 2014 Emmy Awards on Monday night, including the hat trick (or should I say deerstalker cap trick) of Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Steven Moffat bringing home statues, respectively, for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Writing in a Mini-Series (for the episode “His Last Vow”).
Beginning tonight, 27 August 2014, you can watch all three episodes of Sherlock‘s third season gratis for 30 days at the PBS Masterpiece website, PBS video portal, and video sites of local PBS stations. For those who prefer viewing them on large-screen tellies. you can do so at the PBS channel on Roku and Apple TV.
Remember to check your local listings, too, because PBS stations may air also re-air Sherlock: Season 3 in the coming weeks.
UK fans of the hit detective drama, Scott & Bailey, will be thrilled to know that the fourth series begins airing on Wednesday, 10 September 2014, at 9 PM BST on ITV.
Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, and Amelia Bullmore once again reprise their roles as DC Rachel Bailey, DC Janet Scott, and DCI Gill Murray, respectively, when the series returns with eight new episodes. (Details coming soon.)
For stateside fans, it’s a good bet that Series 4 will make it to the US after it completes its run on the other side of the pond, so stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, check your local listings because the public television stations that premiered Series 1-3 of Scott & Bailey to American audiences may be re-airing them. Or head to Amazon Instant Video or Vudu to stream Series 1 or Hulu/Hulu Plus for Series 1 and 2.
Another of Brit TV’s favorite detective duos is also returning to telly, but not until 2015. According to Radio Times, BBC One has commissioned a seventh series of the popular crime drama George Gently, based initially on the bestselling “Inspector George Gently” novels by Alan Hunter.
Starring Martin Shaw as the titular Detective Chief Inspector and Lee Ingleby as his sidekick DS John Bacchus, the new series will consist of four episodes set in 1969. Filming begins next week, and transmission is slated for next year.
George Gently has proved to be quite popular in the US, so check your local listings to see if the public TV station serving your area is re-airing episodes or head to Acorn TV to watch all 19 episodes from the first six series.