Plenty of Drama Yet to Unfold in 2014

With the “Call the Midwife” and “Mr. Selfridge” season finales this coming Sunday, it’s time we take a look at what’s next for drama on Wisconsin Public Television.

You can always find familiar faces on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, but the big news this week is what’s coming to Masterpiece this Summer.

Masterpiece Mystery Summer 2014 features The Escape Artist, Endeavour and Poirot

This summer, “Endeavour” returns for a second season on Masterpiece Mystery! and David Suchet makes his final (so he says) appearance as Hercule Poirot. And, Doctor Who’s David Tennant returns to our airwaves in the two-part mystery, “The Escape Artist.”

Looking further ahead to Fall 2014, “Miss Marple” and “Inspector Lewis” return to the Masterpiece lineup followed by spin-offs of “Pride & Prejudice” and “Page Eight” – visit the Masterpiece site for full details.

But all this pales in comparison to the big news that Masterpiece is bringing back “Poldark” with Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) in the lead. Turner has some big shoes to fill … as one Facebook user put it:

“Oh my goodness how can they possibly improve on the first one – will have to check it out - only one Ross and Demelza for me, but you never know – they did Forsyte Saga again with Damian Lewis and it was awesome”

The reboot of the 1975 series is scheduled to air in 2015. Meantime, let’s enjoy all the great mystery and drama yet to unfold in 2014.

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