Archive for the ‘Drama’ Category

Call The Midwife Spoilers: Ben Caplan reveals “big changes” for show!

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Call The Midwife star, Ben Caplan, has revealed that there are to be “big changes” in the fourth series of the hit BBC period drama.

Caplan, who plays PC Peter Noakes in the show, has revealed to Digital Spy how the drama from the last series, which saw the likes of Nurse Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) depart from the show, will mean that the new series will be brought into a new era.
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Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch to play Richard III in BBC adaptation!

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Following the news that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to play Hamlet in London later this year, it has now been revealed that he is also going play Richard III for BBC2!

The actor, who has gained global fame and admiration since taking the lead role in the hit BBC detective series, is reported by The Mirror newspaper as being very excited to play the highly acclaimed role, with the paper saying that he ‘can’t wait to bring this complex, funny and dangerous character to life’.
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Undeniable Review: Pippa Haywood shines in this intriguing psychological drama (Spoilers)

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Over the years, writer Chris Lang has created some memorable psychological dramas for ITV. Two-part dramas such as A Mother’s Son and The Reckoning have struck a chord with viewers primarily as they pose significant moral dilemmas. Lang’s characters are often real people that the audience can relate to and who are faced with a problem that most of us would struggle to deal with. In the past his dramas have posed questions about whether you would kill someone if they really deserved it and whether you would cover up a murder to protect a loved one.

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Game of Thrones- Two Swords: Season Four gets off to an enjoyable start with this place-setting instalment (Spoilers)

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I don’t think anybody can quite explain why Game of Thrones has become as popular as it has. Despite seeming like a geeky fantasy drama, the HBO series has amassed a hefty fanbase on both sides of the Atlantic. Due to this fact, Sky Atlantic made the decision to simulcast episode one of season four with the US broadcast. Although I enjoy the show, I’m one of the sane people who didn’t stay up to watch and instead caught episode one at a reasonable hour.

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BAFTA nominations revealed including Broadchurch, The Fall and The Great Train Robbery!

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This year’s BAFTA nominations have been revealed, and there are nods going out to the likes of Broadchurch, The Fall and The Great Train robbery!

The award’s, which this year will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on Sunday 18 May, also has a whopping four nominations for Southcliffe – Leading Actor for Sean Harris, Supporting Actor for Rory Kinnear and Supporting Actress for Shirley Henderson and for best mini-series!
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The Crimson Field: Hermione Norris shines in BBC1′s new period medical drama

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Now it’s in third series, and still as popular as ever, Call the Midwife is one of BBC One’s biggest drama series of recent years. Looking to capitalise on this success, the channel has commissioned another period medical drama and has incorporated it into its World War One season. Set in 1915, The Crimson Field follows three volunteer nurses as they arrive at a small army hospital in Boulounge. The drama sees the trio face problems both with patients and with the other members of staff some of whom look down their noses at these girls who’ve had very little training.

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Endeavour- Episode Two Review: Shaun Evans continues to shine in tonight’s spooky instalment

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One of the things I like most about Endeavour is how its 1960s setting never overwhelms the rest of the story. Setting tonight’s second episode during July of 1966 obviously means that writer Russell Lewis is forced to incorporate the World Cup somehow. Tonight we see that the majority of the police station is gripped with World Cup fever that is apart from Morse who is oblivious to the whole tournament. Indeed, when Morse does try and engage Thursday in football talk it doesn’t go down too well leading his partner to observe that discussing the beautiful game with Morse is like showing a dog the three card trick.

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The Americans- A Little Night Music: Margo Martindale returns in another accomplished instalment (Spoilers)

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One of the best things about The Americans is the fact that Philip and Elizabeth could be rumbled at any times. Though their cavalcade of wigs and costumes may seem amusing, their purpose is a serious one, namely hiding the identities of our two protagonists. The fact that they could be easily exposed was a recurring theme of tonight’s episode as the ending set up two possible scenarios in which that could happen. Whilst one involves a fairly risky mission the other involves a seemingly innocent job application form.

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Game of Thrones 2014 Spoiler Preview: What can we expect from Season 4?

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‘Game Of Thrones’ is finally making it’s return this weekend! The hugely popular HBO show will begin airing it’s fourth season in the UK at the same time it airs in the US.

This means that fans in the US and UK can catch the season four premiere at the same time (though it will still air at 9pm on Sky Atlantic on Monday the 7th of April).

What can we expect though? There’s been an incredible amount of news this week relating to the new season so spoilers ahoy!

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Benedict Cumberbatch admits to seeing a shrink because of Sherlock intensity

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Benedict Cumberbatch has admitted to seeing a shrink because of the intense roles and characters he’s taken on during his acting career.

The Sherlock star is well known for his brooding good looks and dark humour and has become one of the most sought after British actors for both small and large screen projects in recent years.

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Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch says he likes “living on the edge”

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Following his stint at interviewing at last weekend’s Grand Prix, Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he likes living on the edge!

Cumberbatch, who has also starred in blockbuster films such as Star Trek: Into Darkness and 12 Years a Slave, showed how versatile he can be at last weekend’s Gran Prix when he became the interviewer, rather than the interviewed.
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Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi to make uncredited cameo in Shetland & Matt Smith does the washing up! (PICTURE)

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Peter Capaldi seems to be everywhere at the moment, and he is just about to make another cameo, in the most obscure way to date!

When Peter Capaldi was announced as being the replacement for Matt Smith in Doctor Who back in September last year, the world’s eyes turned to him, and have remained on him ever since.

And he certainly hasn’t made any of his onlookers bored, that is for sure!
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Fans devastated as Waterloo Road is cancelled! Axed by BBC bosses!

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It’s official people, Waterloo Road is no more.

After ten successful series’ BBC have confirmed that they’ve cancelled the long running drama and there will be no 11th run.

The news broke on Twitter this morning and if it had been yesterday, we would have been convinced it was all one big April Fool’s joke. However the official BBC One Twitter account posted saying:

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My Mad Fat Diary: Sharon Rooney is brilliant in the final episode of the series (Spoilers)

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Whilst watching the final episode of this series of My Mad Fat Diary I was left wondering if there would be a series three. I’m certainly sure that fans of the programme, including myself, would be up for another run of this thoroughly enjoyable comedy drama. At the same time though I don’t know how much scope there is left for a new series seeing as how tonight’s finale resolved most of the major issues in the series. Whilst I’d like to see the programme return I was left with the overwhelming feeling that this might be it.

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Former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens plays a cross-dresser in web series High Maintenance

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Former Downton Abbey star, Dan Stevens, has appeared as a cross-dresser for the online web series High Maintenance.

High Maintenance is a hugely popular, and critically acclaimed US internet series which follows a nameless cannabis dealer, who is played by Ben Sinclair who created the series with his wife Katja Blichfield, who makes deliveries to different people in New York each episode.
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