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Masterpiece Mystery connections: Inspector Endeavour Morse

Masterpiece Mystery viewers take note: Season two of Endeavour premieres 6/29, and you can catch up on season one starting Sunday, 6/1, at 9pm. Since the original Inspector Morse series started way back in 1987, we thought we’d review the connections between these incredibly popular shows for current Endeavour (and Morse and Lewis) fans.

Mr. Selfridge S2 Recap: It’s always been all for Rose

NOTE: Our Tea Times blogger Amie Simon crystallizes what went down in the Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge Season 2 finale. (This recap is loaded with spoilers, as all good recaps should be! ICYMI, or want to see it again, watch online before 6/17/2014. Video U.S. only.

The Many Faces of Benedict Cumberbatch

Remember that years-long wait between Sherlock series 2 and 3? Turns out Benedict Cumberbatch was busy. Amie Simon reports on some of his many roles that may or may not be catalogued in his “mind palace.”

Sherlock fans know English actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the devastatingly smart, socially awkward, and very smug modern sleuth solving crimes in 21st century London, but on May 11 they’ll have a chance to see him in a totally different role: as bearded, red-headed painter Vincent Van Gogh.

Changing the World of Retail: The Real Selfridges and "Mr. Selfridge"

This week, Amie Simon takes us through some of the historical changes Harry Selfridge brought to retail, and how they're depicted in Masterpiece's Mr. Selfridge

What mystery will the Bletchley Circle solve next?

New viewers of The Bletchley Circle, we envy you. One of the shortest and most intriguing series about women in England after WWII awaits. In this week's post, Amie Simon catches us up for season 2.

The Men of Selfridges

Season two of Masterpiece Classic’s Mr. Selfridge is under way! As a companion piece to The Women of Selfridges, we thought we’d take a look at where Harry Selfridge and the other men of the series are now—and where they might be going. Amie Simon writes:

(Note: Contains season 1 spoilers, and minor spoilers from the season 2 premiere.)

Mr. Selfridge Season 2: Part One: We Have to Adapt

And we're back! Amie Simon recaps the season premiere of Mr. Selfridge, season 2. As usual, this post contains spoilers.

The Women of Selfridges

This week, blogger Amie Simon helps prepare us for the return of Mr. Selfridge with this *very spoiler-filled* post. Read all about it and watch the preview to get ready for Sunday!

(Video available in U.S. only)

On Set at 221B Baker St

Last spring, Sherlock fan Annaliese Davis was studying abroad in London when she discovered series 3 was shooting on location in the city. Here is her behind-the-scenes report, written during her internship at KCTS 9.

Downton Abbey Season 4 Recap: Let’s drink to romance!

America may have been dry during this season of Downton Abbey, but nothing was dry at Downton. Amie Simon reflects on some key moments and themes. Get your cocktail shakers ready! But never fear. Although it’s nearly 10 months until season five, we’ll continue posting new British drama blogs this spring. And be sure to read all the way through for a rousing roundup of all the new faces of season four. Bottoms up!