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The most famous theme ever continues on CBS Action in February, Bonanza

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 22nd Jan 2017


Bonanza is set around the 1860s, and centres on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe.

The show chronicles the weekly adventures of the Cartwright family headed by the thrice-widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene). He has three sons, each by a different wife: the eldest being the urbane architect Adam Cartwright (Pernell Roberts) who built the ranch house, the second is the warm and lovable giant Eric "Hoss" Cartwright (Dan Blocker), and the youngest is the hot-headed and impetuous Joseph or "Little Joe".

In Season 8, an aging wrangler turns against the Cartwrights after Ben suggests that he retire.

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Ride with us to Dodge City for more Gunsmoke

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 22nd Jan 2017


Ground-breaking, thrilling and gritty, Gunsmoke took the wild west genre to new heights with its emotional storylines and gripping characters. Season 12 will receive its Channel Premier this February.

Marshal Matt Dillon is in charge of Dodge City, a town in the Wild West where people often have no respect for the law. He deals daily with the problems associated with frontier life; cattle rustling, gunfights, brawls, standover tactics, and land fraud. Such situations call for sound judgement and brave actions, of which Marshal Dillon has plenty.

Season 12 sees a man who has made threats toward Marshal Dillon being released from prison.

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Will you choose this mission? Mission: Impossible Season 2 in February

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 22nd Jan 2017


One of the most iconic series' ever made, Mission: Impossible continues throughout February on CBS Action.

This classic show follows the exploits of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF); a small team of secret agents used for covert missions against dictators, evil organisations, and (primarily in later episodes) crime lords. On occasion, the IMF also mounts unsanctioned private missions on behalf of its members.

In Season 2, the IMF team pose as circus performers to rescue a priest who can bring down a Baltic defence minister and recover a hidden relic which contains state secrets. In another episode, the IMF must stop ev... read more

The Doctor will see you just after he's solved this crime! Diagnosis Murder starts in February

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 22nd Jan 2017


Dick Van Dyke swaps his dancing shoes for a lab coat and stethoscope in February as he takes to the wards to help the police in cracking crime in the Channel Premiere of Diagnosis Murder.

Van Dyke is Dr. Mark Sloan, a renowned physician who also works for the police department as a consultant, and can't resist a good mystery.

In Season 1 we see Dr. Sloan investigate a hit-and-run death that involves a priest's confessional and a patient who claims to be an amnesiac. However Sloan's probing of the latter's past leads to a mob boss, and the possibility that she's plotting to murder a hospitalised senator...

Don't miss your appointment weekdays at 7pm from 23rd February.

Saddle up for Gunsmoke Season 11

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Wednesday 4th Jan 2017


Gunsmoke is a landmark adult Western centers on Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City. John Wayne turned down the leading role, suggesting James Arness instead, who remained for its entire run. Originating on radio (with William Conrad as Dillon), it moved to TV in September 1955. Its popularity spawned a number of copycats, but none would enjoy the longevity (20 seasons), and few the consistent quality of this classic. In one dramatic episode this season (number 11!), Marshal Matt Dillion is taken hostage by four convicts fleeing to Mexico, and later comes under fire when trying to protect a wounded outlaw worth $30,000, dead or alive, from two bounty hunters. Gunsmoke - Season 11 begins January 18th.
Ride with CBS Action to the Ponderosa and Season 7 of Bonanza

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017


Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family in the much loved wild west series Bonanza.

Set during and after the Civil War, the series is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant, physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.

In the season opener for Season 7, a young man and his sister offer to work on the Ponderosa for free in order to restore their family’s one respected name. Several... read more

Prepare for NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2 this January

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Wednesday 28th Dec 2016


NCIS: Los Angeles is a spin-off of the globally successful NCIS series.

It stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J (pictured), and focusses on the high-stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP) in Los Angeles.

Special Agent G. Callen (O'Donnell) leads an elite team of undercover operatives as they battle enemies both foreign and domestic under the watchful eye of Operational Manager Henrietta Lange. The team is composed of Agent Kensi Blye, a hand-to-hand combat specialist and forensic whiz; Sam Hanna (LL Cool J), a former Navy Seal; and G's partner and technical analyst, Eric Beale. Over the course of the series, the team is assisted by al... read more

Start 2017 with back-to-back NCIS

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Wednesday 28th Dec 2016


Fans of NCIS are in for a real treat on New Year's Day as we welcome in 2017 with our pick of the very best of from this world dominating series.

The line-up includes:

Season 2 ep 23
The investigation into the murders of two Navy officers leads to the discovery that the killings are part of a bigger plan which includes the assassination of Gibbs. And Gibbs' nemesis, the terrorist Ari (Rudolf Martin), could be the mastermind.

Season 5 ep 1
In the fifth-season opener, the team has a devastating confrontation with La Grenouille (Armand Assante) that turns deadly.

Season 5 ep 2
The team investigates the semi-mumm... read more

Don't Miss The Good Doctor This December

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 27th Nov 2016


Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman is the much-loved family Western series that centres around the adventures of Michaela Quinn (Jane Seymour), a doctor who lives in the post-Civil War frontier town of Colorado Springs. Moving there after her Boston physician father dies, 'Dr Mike' as she is known must win over the trust of her new community, who are not exactly thrilled about having a woman doctor…

In season six, the citizens of Colorado Springs think Byron Sully (Joe Lando) is dead, unaware that Daniel and Dr Mike have found him in the wilderness. Dr Mike keeps him hidden for weeks while trying to nurse him back to health in order to pro... read more

Celebrate the Season with two special tribute features from Star Trek: The Original Series - The Best of the Baddies, and The Best of Spock.

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Saturday 26th Nov 2016


In this, the 50th anniversary year of Star Trek: The Original Series it only seems fitting that we celebrate this legendary show with a day dedicated to its finest moments.

Starting at 9am on Boxing Day, Star Trek: The Original Series – The Best of the Baddies contains Klingons, Romulans, Khan, well, in fact they're all here. We see the best of the baddies in these classic Star Trek episodes, including "The Conscience of the King", "Tomorrow is Yesterday", "The Tholian Web", "Turnabout Intruder", and many more.

The from the same time on the 27th we bring you Star Trek: The Original Series – The Best... read more

The best seasonal episodes from your favourites shows lined up for Christmas Day on CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Saturday 26th Nov 2016


Enjoy a CBS Christmas treat on Christmas Day from noon as we present the very best Christmas episodes from MacGyver, Walker, Texas Ranger, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, JAG, NCIS, and NCIS: Los Angeles. So sit the family down, pull a cracker or two and enjoy the best drama the USA has to offer!

The celebrations start with MacGyver where our hero Angus (Richard Dean Anderson) faces a busy Christmas Eve trying to help three separate people, including a mysterious homeless woman named Carol, whilst also struggling to cope with the lo... read more

Enjoy a Western Christmas with CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Saturday 26th Nov 2016


Turn your tinsel into a lasso this Christmas Eve, as CBS Action presents some of your favorite Westerns back-to-back!

Angel and the Badman at 11.05am is a remake of the John Wayne classic tells the story of notorious gunfighter Quirt Evans (Lou Diamond Phillips) who stumbles near a Quaker family's land whilst on the run. Noticing Quirt is wounded, the family takes him in, and as he regains his health, he falls for their young daughter. As Quirt falls deeper in love and becomes accustomed to the family's peaceful ways, his violent past starts to catch up to him. Eventually he is forced to decide whether it is worth letting go of his turbulent former life for an altog... read more

More From The Wild Wild West In November

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 24th Oct 2016


The Wild Wild West tells the story of two Secret Service agents: the fearless and handsome James West, and Artemus Gordon, a brilliant gadgeteer and master of disguise. Their unending mission is to solve crimes and to protect the President of the United States from all manner of dangerous threats. To do this, the agents travel in luxury aboard their own train, the Wanderer, equipped with everything they could ever need.

In Season 2, while searching for an undercover fellow agent, Jim and Artie arrive at a circus where they find themselves pitted against 'The Eccentrics'; a league of assassins commanded by the vicious Count Manzeppi.

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CBS Action is Hotting Up In November With NCIS: Los Angeles

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 23rd Oct 2016


NCIS: Los Angeles is a spinoff of the globally successful NCIS series. It stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J, and focusses on the high-stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP) in Los Angeles.

Special Agent G. Callen (O'Donnell) leads an elite team of undercover operatives as they battle enemies both foreign and domestic under the watchful eye of Operational Manager Henrietta Lange. The team is composed of Agent Kensi Blye, a hand-to-hand combat specialist and forensic whiz; Sam Hanna (LL Cool J), a former Navy Seal; and G's partner and technical analyst, Eric Beale.

Over the course of the series, the team is assisted by allies from both NCIS and its local c... read more

An Interview with Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols

By CBS Action
Posted in Features, Interviews, Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek at 50, Friday 7th Oct 2016


You’d have to be living under a rock not to realise that Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

With the cause for celebration running riot across the galaxy, we had no option but to ask one of the founding fathers – sorry, mothers – of Star Trek about her tenure on the original series.

Playing Nyota Uhura, Nichelle Nichols became an on-screen icon shortly after the shows debut. Not only due to Uhura’s charismatic and spirited nature, but also due to the fact that Nichols was one of the first black women on US television to hold a prominent leading role in a series.

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Pick of the Week

Bonanza

Saturday 4th March 2017 @ 19:00

NCIS

Tuesday 7th March 2017 @ 21:00

Matlock

Sunday 5th March 2017 @ 20:00

Diagnosis Murder

Tuesday 7th March 2017 @ 19:00