The US remake of the Chris Chibnall blockbuster drama Broadchurch is heading over to the UK, The Daily Star newspaper reports!
US network giants FOX picked up the rights to remake Broadchurch, along with its writer and main star David Tennant, and put together Gracepoint which, apart from a few accent related issues, has been the buzz of excitement over the pond.
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There’s great news for fans of hit ITV drama Mr Selfridge as it’s been announced today that a third series of the show is now in production, and that new members of the cast will include veteran actress Zoë Wanamaker.
The show’s third run will feature a total of ten episodes, and filming will begin this week on location in London, which is where Zoë will join Emmy award-winning star Jeremy Piven – who of course plays the role of charming American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge – and an entourage cast which includes former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon and her sister Hannah.
The period drama’s new run will focus on events in and around the iconic London store in 1919, just as World War I ends… Read more & comment »
If there’s one thing you can say about BBC Three it is that they always try to pitch their programmes at their target audience. This has been seen most recently in their excellent documentary Growing Up Poor and their enjoyable docusoap People Like Us. Now they attempt to do this again with new drama documentary The Crash which is said to have been inspired by true events. Though those true events are never revealed the drama itself revolves around a group of friends who are involved in a car crash during the Christmas period. The Crash takes us back and forth in time to let us know more about these characters and what impact the events of the car crash will have on their various relationships.
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As fans of Corrie will know, lesbian teens Sophie Webster and Sian Powers plan to get married soon, however, there’s to be a rather large spanner in their nuptial works in the form of Amber (Nikki Patel) who Sophie has fallen for.
Sophie is of course played by Brooke Vincent, and Sian is portrayed by Sacha Parkinson, who is leaving the show following Sophie and Sian’s break up.
Of the storyline, Brooke told Soaplife that as devout Christian Sophie and Sian are at the altar, Sophie just cannot bring herself to make the vows to Sian that in her heart, she doesn’t mean.
Brooke said, “She thinks that as soon as she’s said ‘I do’ and she’s married it will all be OK.”
But it’s far from OK, particularly given that Amber’s one of the couple’s bridesmaids… Read more & comment »
There are busy times ahead for the Websters as we move ever nearer to Christmas, but their festive season is set to be marred by sadness and anger…
The anger will come to a head when, on the day of her wedding to Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson) Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) breaks down and reveals that she’s in love with Amber Kalirai (Nikki Patel).
Unsurprisingly, Sian isn’t terribly impressed with this news, or with being ditched at the altar, and she’ll flee Weatherfield a heartbroken girl.
However, when Sophie goes to see Amber to tell her that she’s in love with her, a horrified Amber will tell her that their kiss and recent closeness means nothing more to her than “a laugh”, which understandably cuts Sophie to the quick… Read more & comment »
News from Weatherfield today is that scheming Tracy Luv Barlow is going to lose her unborn twins at Christmas, and she’ll blame Becky McDonald for causing the miscarriage.
However, as always, there’s dastardliness afoot, because the miscarriage is nothing to do with Becky!
More on that in a moment!
But first, Sacha Parkinson has apparently invoked the wrath of the show’s bosses by tweeting a picture of the Street covered in snow.
She apparently took the picture on one of her last days of filming for her role as Sian Powers.
She tweeted, “Look how beautiful the street looks” and attached this picture to her comment…
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It’s been reported today that Corrie lesbians Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson) and Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) are to tie the knot later this year, resplendent in matching white gowns.
However, Sian will ditch Sophie at the altar after finding out she’s been unfaithful.
The Sun reports that Sian will find out that Sophie has been hopping on the good foot and doing the bad thing with Amber (Nikki Patel), and not unreasonably, she decides marriage is not the best way forward. So she legs it.
But o man, when will soap writers get bored of this plotline??
Now, I love a soapy wedding as much as the next man – or woman, in my case – and of course, I love it when it all goes horribly wrong. There’s nothing quite as much fun as having an ensemble of any character’s nearest and dearest dressed in their best, and donning shocked expressions when some worm or another gets out of its can… Read more & comment »