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Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Kelly Macdonald to star in BBC's legal drama The Victim
The Boardwalk Empire alum has climbed aboard the four-part series from The Man In The High Castle writer Rob Williams.
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 10:28PM EST
A streaming service devoted to brainy British quiz shows is launching in the UK
IQTV will offer such brainy game show staples as Mastermind and The Weakest Link. “Intelligent quiz shows represent an attractive, untapped genre for a niche SVOD service," says Rod Henwood, who is overseeing the service. "They have significant and very loyal audiences, their brands are enduring, their hosts are highly recognizable with a strong social media following."
Posted Tuesday 2/27/18 at 12:27AM EST
From Dev Patel to Daniel Kaluuya: For the second year in a row, a Skins alum is nominated for an acting Oscar
Looking back, the British cult teen series was a hotbed of talent. Skins premiered on Channel 4's digital channel E4 in January 2007 with an mission that set it apart from most teen series: it would have teenage writers writing for teenage actors, with the cast turning over every two seasons as the actors aged out of their roles. Get Out star and Best Actor nominee Daniel Kaluuya was 17 years old when he served as a writer and occasional actor on Skins, personally writing two episodes, hosting the show's podcast and playing the role of "Posh Kenneth." Dev Patel, who was nominated for best supporting actor at last year's Oscars for Lion, played horny teen Anwar. Other big names to emerge fromSkins include Game of Thrones stars Hannah Murray and Joe Dempsie, as well as movie stars Nicholas Hoult, Jack O'Connell and Kaya Scodelario.
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 6:26AM EST
Check out Idris Elba as a 1980s dad in the TV comedy inspired by his London childhood
The Wire and Luther vet plays a character inspired by his father on Sky TV's In the Long Run, which he created.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
The Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood deletes his Twitter account after he was accused of buying fake Twitter followers
The reality star was one of several celebrities exposed in Saturday’s New York Times investigation into Devumi, a company that sells fake Twitter followers.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
An emotional Steven Moffat signs off from Doctor Who by calling it “the greatest television show ever made”
“Now I’m leaving I’ll say it – it is actually the greatest television show ever made,'” Moffat said at a special screening of his final episode, this year’s Christmas episode. “It’s not The Wire, it’s not I Claudius or the The Office, it’s not even Blue Planet. It is Doctor Who.”
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
Black Mirror gets a premiere date and full trailer
Netflix says all six stand-alone episodes of the new season will be made available on Dec. 29.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
Black Mirror previews its Star Trek-themed episode
Jesse Plemons is Captain Daly on the “USS Callister” episode.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 6:02PM EST
Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother will launch with an all-female cast in January
Channel 5 wanted to mark the 100th anniversary of women over 30 being given the right to vote in the UK with a “man-free zone,” but men will eventually enter the house during month-long season.
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:12PM EST
Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is too busy to do his annual comedic BBC TV review of the year 2017
For much of the past decade, Brooker has ended the year by presenting a “Wipe” of the previous 12 months. (Here’s the 2016 Wipe, here’s the 2010 Wipe.) But Brooker tweeted on Monday that there won't be a 2017 Wipe due to his heavy workload: “Got some good news and bad news. Bad news is no 2017 Wipe. Was set to do it but ran out of road. Am way behind on scripts / dev elsewhere and contrary to my optimistic delusions it turns out I can’t do 400 things at once.”
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:15AM EST
Amazon unveils the trailer for The Last Post
The BBC’s 1960s-set drama about the Aden Emergency from The Night Of executive producer Peter Moffat debuts on Amazon on Dec. 22.
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 8:49AM EST
Netflix previews Jodie Foster’s Black Mirror episode
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 9:19PM EST
Check out Benedict Cumberbatch as Showtime’s Patrick Melrose
The Sherlock star plays an aristocratic playboy in the upcoming series from Showtime and Sky Atlantic.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
Doctor Who theme co-creator honored posthumously with a PhD
Electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, who died in 2001 after being mostly unrecognized for her contribution to the classic theme song, will be given an honorary PhD from Coventry University. Derbyshire transformed Ron Gainer’s written score into an iconic piece of electronic music, but she wasn’t credited for her contribution.
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Downton Abbey cast members really hope to make a movie
Michelle Dockery hasn’t seen a script, but she would like to return to Downton on the big screen. “I’m hopeful that it would happen at some point, but that’s all I can tell you for now. We’ll see what happens,” she says.