We’ve had a number of queries over the years about the 1980 Thames Television version of Love in a Cold Climate, based on Nancy Mitford’s postwar novels, so we’re glad to hear that it is coming to DVD in June. Bringing the chronicles of an extended family of aristocrats to life is a distinguish cast that includes Judi Dench, her late husband, Michael Williams (Elizabeth R, A Fine Romance), Michael Aldridge (Last of the Summer Wine, 1986-90), Vivian Pickles (Elizabeth R, Isadora [Ken Russell at the BBC]) and Anthony Head, seen here in the first stages of his television career.
Viewer Alert: The third season of The Thick of It, starring Peter Capaldi, premieres Saturday night, April 28, at midnight ET. This is the British original that is the basis for HBO’s new series Veep, whose scripts are also written by Thick of It writer-producer Armando Iannucci, the man who brought us I’m Alan Partridge and Knowing Me Knowing You. The Canadian premiere has not yet been announced.