Over the past few weeks I’ve felt like I’ve been constantly writing about crime drama. The past fortnight alone as seen the debut of four dramas based around police investigations – Life of Crime, Murder on the Home Front, The Fall and The Suspcions of Mr Whicher, so the last thing you’d think we needed was yet another crime-based series. Thankfully the latest crime drama on the block is the welcome return of Case Histories, whose first series aired back in 2011. This series will feature three ninety minute instalments, all based around stories by Kate Atkinson, the first of which is entitled – Started Early, Took Dog.
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Tonight, Jason Isaacs reprises his role as complex private detective Jackson Brodie in crime drama Case Histories. In this opening instalment, Jackson returns to Edinburgh after a child-snatching job in Munich. However, Jackson struggles with guilt about whether he returned the child to the right parent or if he was duped.
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Last night was of course one of the biggest nights of the year for the UK’s top soaps as the cast and crew of our top serial dramas attended the glitzy British Soap Awards 2013…
And we have the full list of nominees and winners for you after the jump, however, as coverage of the awards doesn’t air until tonight on ITV, be warned that if you intend to watch it, the list will contain spoilers!
But if you do want to know, and you want to see pics from the glittering event, let’s go… Read more & comment »
Fans of Emmerdale will know that Adam Barton (Adam Thomas) hates Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) primarily because it was his affair with Adam’s mum Moira that set into motion events that ended with the death of Adam’s dad, John Barton…
So it’s no surprise that since Moira (Natalie J Robb) officially announced that she and Cain are an item again earlier this year, Adam has struggled to see his mum with the man he blames for the death of his father.
And now that Cain’s daughter Debbie has kicked him out of her house, and Cain’s taken up residence at Moira’s, Adam’s finding it increasingly difficult to stomach… Read more & comment »
Next week’s episodes of Coronation Street are set to be super dramatic as pregnant Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) goes into labour during a row in the newly reopened Rovers, sending Gary Windass and Izzy Armstrong into a panic as they can only sit and wait for the outcome while wondering if their baby boy is going to live or die…
The drama begins on Monday, May 27 as the Windass family gather at the Rovers along with the rest of the Street’s residents for the pub’s grand re-opening. However, as things become more strained, it’s clear that Tina’s stressed and on edge, which isn’t helped when Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies) prompts a row with his daughter Katy (Georgie May Foote), Ryan Connor (Sol Heras) and Chesney Brown (Sam Aston)… Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will most likely know, Sian Reese-Williams has announced that she’s leaving the show and her role as Gennie Walker, and of course, it was also announced this week that her co-star Rik Makarem, who plays Gennie’s husband Nikhil, is also leaving.
We’ll have more on that in a moment, but first, during a press day at Emmerdale’s studios in Leeds last week, Sian told us, “I always take my contracts year by year, and I’ve really loved being here…
“But my gut was telling me it was time to move on, and I couldn’t really ignore that.
“For me, this is the perfect time to go to be honest because I’ve done everything that I wanted to do… Read more & comment »
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev’s split may have surprised us greatly and left us feeling a little shocked and shaken last week but an insider has claimed that it wasn’t unexpected for those in the know and close to the former couple.
The pair’s breakup was first reported last week, just a month after they both finished filming the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries. After the shooting wrapped Ian headed to Europe alone, while Nina went on a girls holiday with her pal Juliette Hough and a source told E! Online that even then, the pair knew a more permanent separation was on the cards.
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On Friday, I met with Emmerdale star Dominic Power during a press day at the show’s studios in Leeds, and once I’d stopped drooling and picked my bottom jaw up off the floor – he’s even prettier in real life than he is as Cameron Murray – I managed to talk to him about all things Cameron…
Including why he thinks Cameron has become a murderer, but first, I began by asking if he finds it hard to play the twisted side of Cameron’s persona; the murderous, violent Cameron.
He replied, “That’s the easy part if I’m honest. Playing the big emotions of that kind of stuff is actually a lot easier than just being, with nothing by way of actual drama… Read more & comment »
This week, I had the pleasure of meeting Emmerdale star Natalie J Robb – who of course plays the role of Moira Barton – at the show’s studios in Leeds, and over lunch, we had a chat about what lies ahead for her character and her character’s lover, Cain Dingle, who’s played by Jeff Hordley.
First, I asked, “Is there any chance Cain and Moira will be walking down the aisle in the near future?
Natalie replied, “Well I don’t know about it if there is, so I can’t comment on that, but I can tell you there’s some turmoil coming up for them!
“It’s set to hit the screens in the summer and into October, but that’s all I can say for now!” Read more & comment »
Matt Smith has confirmed that he will be returning as the Doctor for the eighth season of Doctor Who, well… unless he’s lying through his teeth, that is!
This evening promises to be an exciting night for all Doctor Who fans out there, as the true identity of the Doctor is set to be unveiled – or so we think.
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Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Emmerdale studios to see first-hand how an episode is made, right through from the writing stage to the finished article…
And each of us journo types attending the day were given a mentor, who showed us how his/her job works, and let us not only shadow them, but also to do some part of their job!
I was mentored by the very lovely James Shaw, who is the show’s 3rd Assistant Director, and for the purposes of the day, we media folks were split into two teams to write and produce a short scene… Read more & comment »
In next week’s episodes of Emmerdale, prescription drug addicted vet Rhona Kirk (Zoe Henry) is set to suffer a collapse as she tries to withdraw from the assorted painkilling medication that she’s been taking for months now…
And it’s her horrified friend Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) who finds Rhona curled up, sweating and barely coherent as her addiction shows itself in a frightening manner.
But worse yet is that as Rhona babbles, it’s clear that she’s been in this awful state while in charge of little Leo on her own! Read more & comment »
Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) is of course currently in turmoil, given that Gary Windass (Mikey North) recently made a pass at her…
Which may not be remarkable or noteworthy ordinarily, but of course, Tina is carrying Gary and Izzy Armstrong’s (Cherylee Houston) baby, so to say things have become awkward would be something of an understatement.
And the situation isn’t being helped by the fact that not only does Tina’s former boyfriend Tommy Duckworth (Chris Fountain) know about Gary’s faux pas, so does Izzy’s sister Katie (Georgia May Foote) who learned about it after her boyfriend Ryan Connor (Sol Heras) overheard Gary and Tina talking about the embarrassing incident. Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will know, angry teen Sean Spencer (Luke Roskell) nearly died last week after he electrocuted himself as he smashed up Brook Cottage, which was of course his family home until Megan Macey (Gaynor Faye) ruthlessly booted the clan…
And despite the fact that Megan in fact helped to keep Sean alive until the emergency services arrived, she need not expect any thanks from Sean’s feisty mum Ali (Kelli Hollis) who in fact blames Megan for the whole thing!
As we saw last week, as Sean was being taken to hospital, Ali promised Megan, “This isn’t over…” and true to her word, in the episode that airs on Monday, we’ll see Ali confronting Megan over the near fatal incident, but to her surprise, Megan breaks down and reveals that Ali has what she’s always wanted; a family who love her. Read more & comment »
In next week’s episodes of Coronation Street, fed up bookie Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoigne) is more livid than ever at the antics of Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) who of course Peter’s girlfriend Carla (Alison King) insisted on installing at the betting shop in order to revive the ailing business…
The drama begins when Rob and his partner in crime/girlfriend Tracy Barlow, who is of course Peter’s step-sister, decide to indulge in a spot of afternoon delight at the bookies.
However, what they fail to notice as they get passionate among the betting slips is that the coffee machine that Rob insisted on putting in the shop is leaking… Read more & comment »