Q: Will the short series "The Missing" continue? The last show seemed to imply that there would be more to the story.
A: The eight-part British series, which aired on Starz, will be back for another eight episodes. The network is calling this a sequel to the first run, with a new case, new characters and a new location.
Q: Can you please tell me if any of the online TV shows/series you mention in your column are captioned?
A: On Netflix, for example, I found it on "Orange Is the New Black," "Grace and Frankie" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Amazon's much-praised "Transparent" has captions as well. So did that service's "Bosch" series and a new pilot, "Sneaky Pete." There were captions on Yahoo's telecasts of "Community," and on Hulu's new series "Difficult People."
The location of the caption command varies from service to service. It may be listed under "options" or as a graphic in an onscreen toolbar.
Downhill for Benny
Q: Years ago "Benny Hill" was on American television. Any chance of the great comedian ever returning to our television programming?
A: English comic Hill was a frequent presence on U.S. television in the '80s, reaching across generations with his combination of physical comedy and sometimes risqué humor, much of it set to the song "Yakety Sax."
When he died in 1992, the New York Times noted his successful run — he was a star in his homeland for decades before his TV show made it to the U.S. — and international appeal. But it added that "critics said his humor too often crossed the line from good fun into sexism," with the latter one reason his show was canceled in 1989.
There are some telecasts on YouTube. Amazon Instant Video and iTunes have episodes available (for a fee). And there have been DVD sets released.
Q: Will Masterpiece's "Poldark" return? The series ended with a cliffhanger.
A: A second set of episodes has been ordered, with production beginning this month. It's expected to air in 2016, but I do not have a specific date.
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