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Successful scripted comedy is, for the most part, built on firmly established characters that an audience grows to loathe, love or basically care one jot about. Which is why Inside No 9 is such a wonderful anomaly.
The BBC Two anthology series – written by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith – invites the audience into six standalone and terrifyingly bonkers worlds where the only constant is the number on the door of the house / booth / train carriage.
The first episode in the returning series, which begins tonight, is every bit as farcical, dark and hilarious as the comedy we've come to expect from Pemberton and Shearsmith.
'La Couchette' sees irritable Dr Maxwell (Shearsmith) trying and failing to fall asleep on an overnight train from Paris to Bourg St Maurice. He has an important job interview the following morning at the World Health Organisation.
Any chance of actually getting to sleep is thwarted by »
The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.
But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?
Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.
After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.
Inside No. 9 returns to BBC Two on Thursday the 26th of March for six more ingenious genre slices of horror, suspense and psychology. Those who were rattled and gripped by the first round of half-hour plays from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith know to expect to be skilfully sucker-punched with sharp, tricksy writing and well-drawn characters.
Viewers engrossed by the psychological character focus of series one’s Tom & Gerri, the jump scares of series finale The Harrowing, and the unexpected emotional sting of opener Sardines have lots to look forward to from the second series’ first brace of episodes. La Couchette and The 12 Days Of Christine tell the respective stories of a fraught overnight train journey and a woman plagued by a mysterious visitor, featuring guest roles from Mark Benton, »
Inside No 9 will return to BBC Two later this month.
A new series of twists and turns from @ReeceShearsmith and Steve Pemberton, #InsideNo9 returns Thursday 26 March. pic.twitter.com/2e2wQdvYFT
— BBC Two (@BBCTwo) March 11, 2015
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The first series of Inside No 9 ran for »
Back in 2010, Disney released "Tron Legacy," hoping to give new life to an old franchise. The film earned $400 million worldwide on a budget of $170 million. Unfortunately, that was lower than what was needed to break even, which is why the studio abandoned all plans to move forward with a sequel. But now comes word that Disney reconsidered and will begin shooting the "Tron Legacy" sequel on October 5th in Vancouver. VanCity Buzz learned that Garrett Hedlund will reprise his role as Sam Flynn. It's not mentioned, however, whether Olivia Wilde will return as Quorra. "Joseph Kosinski," who directed "Tron Legacy," will return for "Tron 3." He previously spoke about where he would like to take the story, stating that Dillinger's son (Cillian Murphy) may have a bigger role in the third film. "Dillinger (David Warner) was a really important part of the first film and felt like an easy way to »
Alice Lowe, Alison Steadman, Claire Skinner, David Warner, Jane Horrocks, Jim Howick, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Mark Benton, Michele Dotrice, Paul Kaye and Tom Riley will also feature throughout the series.
Each story in the series will be set in a different location with new characters, including a sleeping car on a French train, a 17th century village and a volunteer call centre.
Making their joint directorial debut on two episodes of the series, Pemberton and Shearsmith said: "We are delighted to be handing over the keys to six new No. 9's, we hope they will amuse, shock, horrify and surprise... but not necessarily in that order.
"Once again we have »
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