It is with great pleasure that I can introduce a new feature to Blogger News Network, an ongoing series about some of the best TV drama series to come out of Britain. Those of you that know me also know that short of being forced at gun point there is no way I would ever move back to England. There are very few things that I miss about the place, Primula Cheese Spread, Twiglets, and Paxo Stuffing about sum it up! (So if any of those manufacturers are reading this article, I’d like to point out that I would be happy to review these products, just drop me a line and I’ll happily supply my mailing address)

Actually there is one more thing, the wonderful dramas that appeared periodically on the TV. For almost 30 years my only opportunity to enjoy them was the occasional series on PBS. Well I have now solved the dilemma. I have found a company dedicated to bringing these great shows to the US audience, Acorn Media (

I am hoping to have Acorn’s Vice-President of Programming Don Klees as a guest on our radio show soon, and I am sure he will have lots to say about some exciting soon to released titles.

Keep tuned to BNN for for some reviews of the very best in British in the upcoming days and weeks. To whet your appetite, the first two reviews are going to be of the classic mini series created out of the John Le Carre cold war classic books, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley’s People.

Although Tinker, Tailor is almost 30 years old, it is as fresh and exciting today as it was when it originally aired. Staring Sir Alec Guinness in the role of George Smiley this is TV at it’s apex.

Simon Barrett

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