Archive for the ‘Drama’ Category

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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The Missing: James Nesbitt reveals child abduction plot left him “drained”

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Irish actor James Nesbitt has revealed the emotional drain he endured whilst filming for his latest thriller, The Missing.

The missing follows the story of Nesbitt’s character, Tony, whose young son Oliver is abducted whilst his family are holidaying in France.
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Downton Abbey spoilers: George Clooney joining full time?

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It would seem that the appearance of a very famous face on Downton Abbey has got everyone in the cast and crew so excited that the show’s writer has offered them a full time role.

Unfortunately for one person in particular this isn’t great news, as the role he has suggested for this Hollywood A-lister is currently held by none other than Dame Maggie Smith.
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Downton Abbey Review: Inappropriate advances, propositions & punches!

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Last night saw the latest gripping instalment of Downton Abbey which left more than a few questions hanging in the air.

First of all Simon Bricker (Richard E Grant) found yet another reason to visit Lady Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) who, curiously, arranged for him to come when her husband Robert (Hugh Bonneville) was away at a ceremony for the night.
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Downton Abbey Spoilers: Thomas Barrow trying to cure homosexuality & Simon Callow to join cast?

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For the past few weeks in Downton Abbey we have seen Thomas Barrow being very secretive about something… but what?

Fans of the hit ITV period drama will know that after a string of phone calls to a ‘life choice’ advert the Under Butler saw in a paper, he told the staff that his father was ill and that he had to go and care for his parent.
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BBC’s Our Girl returning for second series? Lacey Turner could be back!

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Last night saw the series finale of BBC drama Our Girl airing on BBC One and many fans have taken to Twitter to plead with bosses to renew the show for a second run.

The show stars Eastenders actress Lacey Turner in the lead role of Molly Dawes, a young woman who joins the British Army in a bid to turn her life around. The shoe began with a one off special last year, which was so well received that a full five part series was commissioned and began airing in September 2014.

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Our Girl finale review: Lacey Turner excels as Molly decides her next move (Spoilers)

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READ: BBC’s Our Girl returning for second series? Lacey Turner could be back!

Over the last two weeks, I feel as though I’ve written the same thing about Our Girl; namely that two strong episodes have been let down by ludicrous moments in their final scenes. However, I have to report the opposite about this final instalment as I didn’t care too much for the first ten minutes or so, but then I felt it started to get going… Read more & comment »

Downton Abbey’s Sophie McShera for Game of Thrones?

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With talk of hers, and all her co-stars futures in Downton Abbey being questioned both on, and off screen at the moment, it is no wonder that Sophie McShera has been considering her options.

Fans of the hit ITV period drama will know how, after the dawn of Britain’s first ever labour government this series, everyone in the great house is worried about what the future holds for them.
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Sherlock Spoilers: Series 4 to feature a love triangle? With who?

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Could series 4 of Sherlock see not one, but two women fighting for the affections of Benedict Cumberbatch’s title character?

Fans will know that from the very start of series one of the hit BBC detective show, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) has been the apple of his lab assistant, Molly’ (Louise Brealey) eye, whilst managing to remain completely none-the-wiser.
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What secret project is Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch filming for the BBC?

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Benedict Cumberbatch is arguably one of the most popular and busiest actors on the planet right now, so it does seem quite unlikely that anything he does could remain a complete secret.

However, the BBC have revealed that the Sherlock star – whose new film The Imitation Game is tipped to be the next big Oscar winner – is currently working on a secret filming project for them, right now!
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Downton Abbey: The Queen honours Dame Maggie Smith (again) and Michelle Dockery says Mary is a Soprano!

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We all love Dame Maggie Smith, but it has (arguably) been her role in Downton Abbey which has seen her become admired by pretty much the entire planet, so no wonder the Queen wants to honour her – again!

The Dame part of her name gives away the fact that this is not the first time Maggie has been given the royal nod from Her Majesty, and she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts.
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The Great Fire: Andrew Buchan on “terrifying” real flames!

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Last night saw the first episode of the new four-part ITV drama The Great fire, which tells the story of the Fire of London that destroyed almost all the city back in 1666.

We were already expecting pretty huge things with this drama, after all the main cast alone make up some of the biggest shows on the planet right now, with Game of Thrones stars Rose Leslie and Charles Dance joining forces with Mrs Biggs star Daniel Mays and Broadchurch’s Andrew Buchan, to name but a few.
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The Great Fire spoilers: Daniel Mays compares Samuel Pepys to Ronnie Biggs!

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Last night ITV welcomed one of this season’s big new dramas, The Great Fire, boasting a ridiculously impressive cast to say the least.

Between the main stars alone they have just about every award going at the moment, with cast members such as Game of Thrones stars Rose Leslie and Charles Dance, Broadchurch star Andrew Buchan and Mrs Biggs star Daniel Mays to name but a few.
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BBC’s London Spy with Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Edward Holcroft & Ben Whishaw

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We just love autumn and winter here at Unreality TV, as it mean an abundance of fantastic new TV dramas to keep us warm and cosy whilst the bad weather beats down and now the BBC have released details on a new show for us to get excited about!

London Spy is a thriller being produced by Working Title Television and directed by Jakob Verbruggen, the man behind the first series of The Fall, and will feature the Oscar winning actor, Jim Broadbent.
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The Great Fire review: Andrew Buchan & Rose Leslie shine in this patchy historical drama (Spoilers)

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Over the past few weeks I’ve become increasingly disenfranchised with the amount of crime drama that ITV have produced. From the tiresome Lewis and predictable Grantchester to the reliable Scott and Bailey; I feel that the channel’s drama output should give us more than just a cavalcade of police procedurals. That’s why I was excited to see something a different drama on ITV in the form of The Great Fire, a dramatisation of the blaze that engulfed London in 1666.

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