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I am wondering why I can no longer watch some shows that were really excellent and all British: Frankie, Scott & Baily, Shetland and DCI Banks...
- Pam O., Cincinnati
Most of these are syndicated series we purchased over and above our considerable PBS dues. As for PBS series, they generally reappear same time a year later. So if, for example, POLDARK aired last June and July, the second installment will likely return this June (accent on “likely”).
If well more than a year passes, then chances are no more episodes were made.
FRANKIE- six part mini-series. No other episodes were made, and its broadcast rights expired.
SCOTT & BAILEY- we bought a few seasons of this, but couldn’t afford the past offering.
SHETLAND- we have one season of 8 episodes and hope the second season can be offered at a similar discount.
DCI BANKS- bought three seasons of it. Not many episodes, and viewer reaction to it wasn’t as good as SCOTT & BAILEY or DALZIEL & PASCOE. The third season was still in rights when we last aired it.
This year, look for two new syndicated series.
Brenda Blethyn stars as VERA. It premiered (1/8/16) on ThinkTV 16.1 (available in Cincinnati on Time Warner channel 16).
Idris Elba stars as LUTHER, with a premiere on 1/28 at 10pm, also on ThinkTV 16.
New episodes of DOC MARTIN and MIDSOMER MURDERS continue Thursdays on ThinkTV 14.
-Jim Wiener, Program Director