Q&A

Q: I was delighted to see "Doc Martin" come back for another season. Will we have to wait as long for the next one?

Technically no, but that's not the good news it might sound like. In fact, there will be no waiting for an 11th season of "Doc Martin," because there won't be one. The season that premiered in the fall on Acorn TV (and later on Vision in Canada), the show's 10th round, will in fact be its last. Now you might be thinking this is just another fa...

Q: Who plays Diana on "Slow Horses"? She looks so familiar.

It's honestly hard to know where to start with the career of the great Kristin Scott Thomas. She's an incredibly accomplished English actress who received a damehood for her services to drama in her home country — that's the somewhat unhelpful short answer. Any longer answer would have to include "Gosford Park" (2001), the star-studded drawin...

Q: Were the trolls in "Ernest Scared Stupid" done by Jim Henson?

No, but the Chiodo brothers would probably be flattered by your guess. The villainous trolls who terrorize Briarville, Missouri, in "Ernest Scared Stupid" (1991) were designed by Chiodo Brothers Productions, a competing character-design company — as much as anyone can be said to "compete" with the legendary, pioneering Jim Henson's Creature S...