Archive for the ‘Drama’ Category

Mr Selfridge Spoilers: See new series 3 trailer here (VIDEO)

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A new year means new drama on TV, and the return of some of our best loved shows such as Mr Selfridge, and now ITV has released the new trailer advertising just that!

This new promo trailer, which is set to the song Worthy by Jacob Banks, confirms that popular period drama, based on the iconic London department store – the first of its kind – will be back on our screens next month.
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Text Santa breaks records & see George Clooney’s Downton Abbey debut here (VIDEO)

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Last night saw this year’s Text Santa campaign air on ITV, and the annual fundraiser broke its own record when it came to the total amount raised!

Those of you tuning in to the extravaganza would have seen treats such as McBusted taking on a special Bushtucker Trial, just like those which are featured in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, hosted by the delightful Ant & Dec.
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The Fall Finale: Did Paul Spector die? Will there be a third series? Will Jamie Dornan be in it?

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Fans tuning in to the finale of the second series of The Fall would have seen a very gripping, yet somewhat unresolved conclusion to the past 16 episodes of this hit thriller!

The Fall began last year as we watched the incredibly unique and refreshing tale of a murderer and his hunter, with a view to both characters points of view.
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Sherlock’s fake suicide reveal named Most Talked About TV Moment of 2014!

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It is actually hard to remember that we only had our last taste of Sherlock at the beginning of this year – But having waited two whole years for it, it is little wonder that it has been named the Most Talked About TV Moment of 2014!

Of course the moment in question was finally being let in to the secret of how Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) managed to survive jumping from the top of St Bart’s hospital during the series 2 finale.
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Broadchurch spoilers: What did Olivia Colman & David Tennant have to quit whilst filming series one?

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When this year’s surprise hit Broadchurch first hit our ITV screens, nobody could have predicted just how popular it would become, and so quickly – Even those who were part of the show were left a bit gobsmacked!

For weeks fans were glued to their tellyboxes as the murder mystery of an eleven year old boy left the sleepy seaside town where he lived in complete shock, whilst police tried to piece together what had happened to him.
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The Missing CONFIRMED for second series!

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Following last night’s gripping series one finale of The Missing, the BBC has confirmed that there will indeed be a second series!

*CAUTION THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SERIES ONE SPOILERS, DO NOT CONTINUE READING UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE SPOILT*
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The Missing finale review: James Nesbitt shines again as the drama reaches its shock conclusion (Spoilers)

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I’ve always maintained that The Missing wasn’t just about the mystery behind Oliver Hughes’ disappearance but instead the emotional toll it had had on both of his parents. Whilst others were conducting their own theories I was happy not to let the mystery bother me too much primarily as Jack and Harry Williams had made me really care about their cast of emotionally fractured characters. As a result of following them for the past seven weeks; I was hoping that Tony and Emily would receive some sort of positive news however their ultimate discovery was bleaker than even I could imagine.

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ITV announces new drama Beowulf

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ITV has commissioned thirteen-part drama Beowulf, an epic re-imagining of one of literature’s greatest and most enduring heroes.

Created by James Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman, this action-packed series is set in the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures.

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Call The Midwife 2014 Christmas Special: Miranda Hart hints at heartbreaking festive plotline

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There is nothing more heartwarming at Christmas than curling up to watch the super-cute BBC period drama Call The Midwife, and this year’s festive treat will be no exception by the sounds of it!

In fact, one of the show’s main stars, Miranda Hart, has declared that this Christmas Day’s visit to Nonnatus House will be as “delightfully Christmassy as ever!”
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Broadchurch Series 2 trailer: David Tennant’s new secrets! & Start date revealed! (VIDEO)

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The new series of Broadchurch is only a matter of weeks away and now we can officially confirm when it will finally air.

A new trailer released by ITV for the hit drama has revealed a premier date of Monday January 5th, along with the biggest hint yet as to what we can expect.
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Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock’s sexuality, Doctor Who comparisons, awards noms & makes time to snog Reese Witherspoon?

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Sherlock is, arguably, the most talked about and speculated over TV series of recent times, with many burning questions on every fan’s lips, and now Benedict Cumberbatch himself has been hinting at the answers to a few of them.

But of course this is Sherlock, a show which possibly has the best guarded secrets and twists in TV history, and as the main player in it, who’s got mystery down to a fine art, it stands to reason that most things that whatever Cumberbatch says regarding his character’s closet dwelling skeletons should be taken with a pinch of suspicious salt.
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JK Rowling crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling to be adapted for TV by BBC One

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Following the news last week that Harry Potter author, JK Rowling, is to release a string of new stories on her HP site Pottermore in the lead up to Christmas, it has now been revealed that one of her more adult novels looks set to be adapted into a drama series by the BBC.

Rowling’s crime novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, is the best-selling writer’s first book in a series focussed on the adventures of private eye Cormoran Strike, which was a best-seller long before the real identity of its author was revealed.
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The Missing set for second series? But Family Guy among axed shows?

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With The Missing heading for its series one finale next week, talks are already in motion regarding a follow up.

Next Tuesday sees the gripping finale of the most-talked about drama this season, The Missing, which features Cold Feet star James Nesbitt as Tony Hughes, a father on a desperate mission to find his son who was abducted whilst on holiday eight years earlier.
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The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies review: Jason Watkins shines in this superb fact-based drama

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The good thing about fact-based movies or TV shows is that sometimes they touch upon stories that the audience has very little knowledge. Whilst I do remember the news stories about the disappearance and later murder of young landscape gardener Joanna Yates, I had no idea that her landlord had been hounded by the press and was arrested as a key suspect despite there being very little evidence. This is the basis of ITV’s two part drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, which deals with the arrest of the former headmaster, his interrogation by the police and his attempts to fight back against the negative depiction of him in the press.

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Mark Gatiss reveals there will be no new Sherlock!

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One of the only bad things about Sherlock is that there is a shelf life on the stories that co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat can use as the original author of the books that the modern day twist BBC series is based on, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is no longer around to make any more.

Of course Moffat and Gatiss are both incredibly talented and credited writers themselves, with more contributions to the world of TV than anyone else at the moment, so surely they could just write some more, right?
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