Thought I'd already read your reply Matt (I hadn't read it). Call the Midwife has been vey popular in the UK (gets high ratings for BBC One). A one-off special of it is airing on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, a feature-length episode of Downton Abbey is airing on ITV1 on Christmas Day. Had read recently in a TV listings magazine, a newspaper or on the web, that there will be a fourth series and another Christmas special of Downton Abbey. A few DVD/Blu-ray things (source: Amazon UK): - The first season of Continuum is being released on DVD in the UK on Monday 28th January (being released by Universal) - The second volume of the fifth series of Merlin is being released on DVD in the UK on Monday 21st January, along with a DVD and Blu-ray release of the fifth series (being released by Fremantle Home Entertainment). A couple of new dramas started recently on ITV1: The Town (three-part story) - being released on DVD on Boxing Day (by 2entertain) The Poison Tree (two-part story). Airing on BBC Two on Boxing Day is The Girl, a drama about Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren. This sounds like it could be a highlight of the Christmas TV schedule. It's being released on DVD in the UK on Monday 7th January by Acorn Media. Starting on BBC One on Sunday 30th December is a new eight-part drama called Ripper Street. This is being released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on Monday 18th February. Finally, the first of two new Austrailian dramas starring Guy Pearce started tonight on FX (in the UK), called Jack Irish: Bad Debts, with the second story airing next Friday called Jack Irish: Black Tide. Both stories are being released on DVD by Arrow on Monday 28th January.