Archive for the ‘Drama’ Category

Antony Costa leaving Blue for Casualty / Holby City?

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Blue star Antony Costa is taking a career leap over to TV after landing a guest role in both BBC dramas Casualty and Holby City.

The singer, who can also be seen playing Aladdin in Panto this Christmas at the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth, is set to play the part of a burn victim who sustains really bad facial injuries after stepping in to a football hooligan fight, to stop a young boy from being killed.
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The Missing review: James Nesbitt shines in this promising BBC thriller

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There seems to be a trend at the moment for TV dramas to start their opening episode from a scene that occurs later on in the story. Examples of this non-linear opener have included John Simm’s escape from custody in Prey and David Morrissey’s attempts to outrun the police in The Driver. BBC One’s new drama The Missing takes this narrative device a step further by presenting us with two timelines; one in the present day and one in the summer of 2006. Writers Jack and Harry Williams utilise these two different timelines to demonstrate how their protagonists have been affected in the eight years since the disappearance of five-year-old Oliver Hughes.

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The Missing & James Nesbitt does more than just remind us of Madeline McCann…

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It stands to reason that any drama telling the story of child abduction, especially one which occurs during a family holiday abroad, would draw instant comparisons to the most famous real life example of such an incident in recent times, the disappearance of Madeline McCann.

But does that mean the subject shouldn’t be tackled?
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Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss cast as Peter Mandelson in Channel 4’s Coalition!

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Sherlock writer and star, Mark Gatiss, has been cast to play Peter Mandelson in a new Channel 4 drama.

Coalition is set to focus on the aftermath of the 2010 election through a string of behind-the-scenes dealings as the first ever Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition government was formed, whilst highlighting the twists, turns and frantic moments which lead Nick Clegg to be crowned winner in the Game of Drones.
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Benedict Cumberbatch for Doctor Strange? He plays a better Beyonce! (VIDEO)

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It’s the rumour everyone has been talking about since the dawn of time, will Benedict Cumberbatch ever play a superhero?

Well, if reports out today are anything to go by, the answer is yes – He will play Marvel’s Doctor Strange!
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The Missing: James Nesbitt “ripping his heart out every day” to get in to character!

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Ahead of the gripping new drama, The Missing, James Nesbitt has opened up about the experience of filming such a highly-charged subject.

As we have previously reported, The Missing is a new drama which tells the 8 year long story of a father desperate to find out what happened to his young son after he went missing on a family holiday to France.
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The Fall Series 2 trailer & date: Jamie Dornan, Bronagh Waugh & Gilllian Anderson return in gripping new trailer!

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It is one of the things we have been looking forward most this autumn, confirmation of when The Fall will be back on BBC Two, and now the lovely folks over at the Beeb haven’t just given us a date, but also a trailer to go with it.

Fans were glued to their tellyboxes last autumn watching the clever murder mystery which showed both sides of the story as detective Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) tried to catch Belfast serial killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), who had to juggle his dark secret with normal family life.
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Downton Abbey recap & spoilers: Edith’s gone, Bates ISN’T a murderer & Isabel’s getting married!

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Those of you had settled for the current series of Downton Abbey chugging along nicely ran the risk of getting severe whiplash last night, when the train went runaway, letting drama pour in at every station!

Fans tuning in would have seen dramatic twists in not one, not two, not three but FOUR major storylines as we paid our weekly visit to the Grantham family and their lovely estate on Sunday.

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Downton Abbey: Sue Johnston wants better costumes for Denker!

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Fans tuning in to Downton Abbey last night would have been introduced to Sue Johnston’s character Denker for the first time, and of course, the actress looked rather different than the last time we saw her on our tellyboxes! Read more & comment »

Downton Abbey Spoilers: Has Michael Gregson been found? How will Lady Edith react?

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Poor Lady Edith has had a rotten year of it in Downton Abbey, and on Sunday night things might be about to get incredibly worse!

Fans of the hit ITV period drama will know how Edith (Laura Carmichael) was planning to get married to her editor, Michael Gregson, in the last series after he revealed that he was headed off to Germany to get granted a divorce from his sectioned wife.
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Downton Abbey: Lady Rose’s new man Atticus Aldridge was named at auction!

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It would seem that Game of Thrones author, George RR Martin, has passed his goodwill on to one of Britain’s finest writers, as Julian Fellowes has revealed that the newest Downton Abbey character was named by a fan after a charity auction.

The world went a bit crazy when George RR Martin told fans that they could name a character in his next book in the series of A Song of Ice and Fire to be killed most gruesomely by himself.
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Game of Thrones season 5: MASSIVE spoiler leak! Jaime is where?!

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Despite the very best efforts of the team behind the HBO fantasy series, Game of Thrones, there has been a MASSIVE spoiler leak which seems to have confirmed one of our earlier theories.

*WARNING – EXTREME GAME OF THRONES SERIES 5 SPOILER ALERT*

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Doctor Who: Frank Cottrell-Boyce compares Peter Capaldi to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock!

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Acclaimed children’s author, and Doctor Who writer, Frank Cottrell-Boyce has suggested that two of BBC’s most famous leading men have more in common than fans may have at first realised.

Doctor Who and Sherlock are among the channels’s most popular shows and Frank, whose first Doctor Who contribution, Forest of the Night, is due to hit our BBC screens this Saturday night, has revealed that he thinks with Peter Capaldi in the title role of the iconic BBC family sci-fi series, the two characters have never been more alike.

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SEXY! Benedict Cumberbatch’s Madame Tussauds is revealed! (PICTURES)

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It’s the moment we have all been waiting for – Benedict Cumberbatch has been immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds!

As we have previously reported, the Sherlock star had been popping down to the iconic waxwork museum in London to get measured and snapped for his latest stand-in role, with every last detail being noted, carved and modelled.
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Byker Grove cast to reunite for 25th anniversary! Will Ant & Dec be there?

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If your best memory of Ant & Dec is of them getting ready to rumble, then chances are you were a fan of the kid’s drama that launched their careers, Byker Grove.

If that is the case then we are extremely sorry for how old we are about to make you feel, as the show is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary!
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