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These are the 7 TV shows you cannot miss this week

10 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy recommends the very best in television - these are the seven most exciting shows airing this week, from the return of Bake Off to a surprising upturn for True Detective.

Monday - True Detective, Sky Atlantic at 9pm

True Detective has come in for plenty of flak in its second season, but is the whole thing just one massive slow burn? That's what overnight reviews from the Us seem to be suggesting.

After steadily improving in recent weeks, the moody HBO drama's latest outing 'Black Maps and Motel Rooms' seems to have won over critics - maybe it's time to tune back in?

Tuesday - New Tricks, BBC One at 9pm

It's the end of an era as BBC One's long-running Golden Oldie crime drama is finally being pensioned off - though not before one last 10-part series.

Series 12 begins with the first of a two-parter in »

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How to spot whodunnit: academics crack Agatha Christie's code

22 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

To mark 125 years since the Queen of Crime’s birth, experts analysed the methods, motives and locations in her detective stories to find out how to deduce the killer

For almost 100 years, Agatha Christie has beguiled readers with her much-loved mysteries. But now a panel of experts claims to have worked out how to answer the perennial question: whodunnit?

Related: No one should condescend to Agatha Christie – she's a genius

Related: Poldark's Aidan Turner back on BBC1 in Agatha Christie adaptation

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- Haroon Siddique

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Partners in Crime recap: episode 1 – Sunday night escapism with Tommy and Tuppence

26 July 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Jessica Raine and David Walliams (just about keeping a lid on his inner Frankie Howerd) star in BBC1’s Agatha Christie mystery – with furniture to die for

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for those watching series one of Partners in Crime. Don’t read on if you haven’t seen episode one.

David Walliams and Jessica Raine star as Tommy and Tuppence Beresford in this stylish Agatha Christie mystery romp, which was once before adapted in the early 80s with Francesca Annis and James Warwick in the title roles.

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- Julia Raeside

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Experimental, Humans

26 July 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Experimental: Channel 4, 8pm

Tim Shaw is joined by his daredevil mate Buddy Munro as they travel around the world to recreate some of the most dangerous viral videos.

The pair take some breathtaking risks as they try to discover the scientific truth behind a host of challenges - from Novak Djokovic playing tennis on the wing of a plane to dropping 7,000 mints into 1,000 litres of cola.

Partners in Crime: BBC One, 9pm

David Walliams and Jessica Raine star in this new six-part crime drama based on the classic novels by Agatha Christie.

Set in 1952, it follows married couple Tommy and Tuppence as they are suddenly thrown into an espionage plot while on their way back from Paris.

Humans: Channel 4, 9pm

The penultimate episode of the critically-acclaimed drama airs tonight, with Karen seeking out George as they attempt to find Niska.

Meanwhile, Pete attempts to find out who his ex-partner really is, »

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David Walliams plays it straight in BBC One drama Partners in Crime: 'It's not parody'

25 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Walliams is playing it straight in new BBC One drama Partners in Crime - and admits he had to resist his comic instincts on the job.

The funnyman, who plays Agatha Christie's amateur detective Tommy Beresford, explained at a press screening that he wanted to avoid "winking to the audience".

"The drama and the jeopardy has to be real - we weren't going down a route of parodying Agatha Christie," said the Britain's Got Talent judge.

"I think that would be quite painful - so the bad guys really are bad, and people do get killed, but there's some humour within it. I wanted to enjoy the comic parts but they should come from character and from a place of truth."

Walliams described the tone of the six-part series as "playful and not too heavy" - "...and that goes along with the rest of Christie's work. It shouldn't be too heavy, »

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It's hard to find heroines who aren't victims, says BBC drama director

24 July 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The director of a high-profile new BBC drama series has argued that too many female characters on television are portrayed as victims.

Edward Hall has helmed all six episodes of BBC One's new serial Partners in Crime, which stars Jessica Raine as Agatha Christie's heroine Tuppence Beresford.

"It's very hard to find heroines in television drama who are heroines for any reason other than overcoming some kind of physical violence, or sexual violence, or something that makes them a victim," Hall said at a recent press screening.

"You very rarely see women coming in as heroes and saving the day - [intervening] in someone else's crisis. I thought that was a particularly good thing about this project."

Call the Midwife and Fortitude actress Raine agreed, adding that her character's heroism and forthright nature had "a massive appeal".

"It was so nice to play someone - a woman - who »

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Cruise Classic: Minority Report

24 July 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Regular readers of the site will know that earlier this year we ran a series looking at the classic films of Keanu Reeves. This was to co-inside with the release of the fantastic John Wick; now we turn our attention to another big name from the nineties, Tom Cruise. Each week from now until the release of the highly anticipated fifth Mission Impossible film, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the films that we feel are his classics. This week’s pick is Minority Report.

Minority Report takes place in 2054 where all crime is predicted and controlled by the PreCrime task force. Trouble brews when one of their best agents, Anderton, finds his name on this list and gets hunted down before he can commit the pre-destined murder.

The film directed by Steven Spielberg is based on novel ‘The Minority Report’ by Philip K Dick. »

- Kat Smith

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Perfect partners in crime: Tommy and Tuppence

20 July 2015 2:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Did being married help women take starring roles in crime fiction? A new TV version of Agatha Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence novels offers a reminder of other classic sleuthing couples

• How well do you know your detective duos? - quiz

They were never as famous or popular as Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple. But Agatha Christie was very fond of her detecting duo Tommy and Tuppence. She introduced them to the world in 1922 in The Secret Adversary, her second published novel, and returned to the characters in her final book, Postern of Fate, in 1973.

In the course of five novels and many short stories in the interim, they got married, had children and continued to investigate even as grandparents. Age never dimmed that essential thirst for adventure that first made them place a newspaper advertisement offering their services to the world at large. “No unreasonable offer refused – if pay is good! »

- Sarah Crompton

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Niche Streaming Site Acorn Lands Emmy Nomination for 'Poirot'

17 July 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Emmy nomination of “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case” was not simply an odd surprise.  It was the first Primetime Emmy nomination for a niche streaming service. Netflix (“House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black” and now “Bloodline” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Amazon (“Transparent”) are the blue whales of internet streaming. Acorn TV, which submitted “Poirot” for an Emmy, is a little fish.  But little fish can swim fast, and Acorn may well be the harbinger of a future full of successful niche streaming services as viewers cut their cable cords and move online. Acorn TV, with its vast supply of classic and new British mysteries available for a subscription fee of $4.99 a month, proves that a narrowly focused streaming services can compete. Until 2012, Acorn Media, now owned by Rlj Entertainment, was a distributor of British mysteries on DVD.  Acorn took the leap into production when ITV, »

- Aljean Harmetz

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Niche Streaming Site Acorn Lands Emmy Nomination for 'Poirot'

17 July 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Emmy nomination of “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case” was not simply an odd surprise.  It was the first Primetime Emmy nomination for a niche streaming service. Netflix (“House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black” and now “Bloodline” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Amazon (“Transparent”) are the blue whales of internet streaming. Acorn TV, which submitted “Poirot” for an Emmy, is a little fish.  But little fish can swim fast, and Acorn may well be the harbinger of a future full of successful niche streaming services as viewers cut their cable cords and move online. Acorn TV, with its vast supply of classic and new British mysteries available for a subscription fee of $4.99 a month, proves that a narrowly focused streaming services can compete. Until 2012, Acorn Media, now owned by Rlj Entertainment, was a distributor of British mysteries on DVD.  Acorn took the leap into production when ITV, »

- Aljean Harmetz

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Image Entertainment Acquires A Christmas Horror Story

17 July 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its premiere next week at the Fantasia International Film Festival, it has been announced that Image Entertainment has acquired Us rights to release A Christmas Horror Story:

"Los Angeles, July 17, 2015 - Rlj Entertainment, (Nasdaq: Rlje), under its Image Entertainment brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the highly anticipated horror film, A Christmas Horror Story. Directed by Steven Hoban (Darknet), Grant Harvey (She Made Me Do It) and Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed), the film stars William Shatner (Star Trek) and George Buza (X-Men). The film will premiere on July 20, 2015 at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival. Mark Ward, Rlj Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today.

A Christmas Horror Story brings a scary twist to the traditional Christmas tale,” said Ward. “With the legendary William Shatner and horribly fantastic creatures, genre fans will never see this happy holiday the same way again. »

- Jonathan James

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Emmy nominations 2015 - as it happened

16 July 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Mad Men and Game of Thrones were the big nominees

British shows and actors did well with nods for Downton Abbey and DerekTransparent and Jeffrey Tambor were also recognised

3.47pm Et

We’re bowing out with a final piece that wraps up Hannah Ellis-Petersen’s piece about the UK success at the Emmy nominations, and Brian Moylan’s piece:

Once again, Downton Abbey received the most nominations of any British drama, continuing the series’ long-running awards success in the Us. The fourth series saw nominations for Jim Carter for best supporting actor and Joanne Froggatt for best supporting actress.

The ITV show, which has earned the most Emmy nominations of any non-us show in history, will again compete against glossy American dramas such as House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Mad Men for the accolade of outstanding drama series.

The biggest surprise at the announcement of the 2015 Emmy »

- Lanre Bakare and Brian Moylan in New York

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‘Grace Of Monaco’ gets Emmy nod

16 July 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

After a brief and tumultuous career as a feature film the Nicole Kidman starrer earned a nomination on Thursday for best television movie.

Grace Of Monaco, which opened Cannes last year, will vie for the Emmy with Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case, Bessie, Hello Ladies: The Movie, Killing Jesus and Nightingale.

Critics branded the Grace Kelly biopic a flop when it debuted on the Croisette in May 2014. By that time Us distributor The Weinstein Company had postponed the release twice – no doubt aware the film had a shot at Cannes – and were mired in an ongoing spat with director Olivier Dahan.

Back in October 2013 the Frenchman had railed publicly to national newspaper Liberation about his displeasure over the fact that there were two versions of the film – his cut and the Weinsteins’ cut. Lotus Entertainment handled international sales.

Earlier this year it emerged that Grace Of Monaco would not get a Us theatrical »

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2015 Emmy Nominations: The Complete List

16 July 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Emmys Awards: Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is The New Black   Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks & Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime American Horror Story: Freak Show Olive Kitteridge The Honorable Woman Wolf Hall Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatania Maslany, Orphan Black Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Robin Wright, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Adrien Brody, Houdini Ricky Gervais, Derek Timothy Hutton, American Crime Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge David Oyelowo, »

- Richard Rushfield

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Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones’ Soars with 24 Nominations

16 July 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” leading the pack with 24 nominations — including one for outstanding drama series.

Limited series “American Horror: Freak Show” and “Olive Kitteridge” were the second- and third-highest nominees with 19 and 13 nominations, respectively.

Also competing in the drama series category alongside “Game of Thrones” are Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” AMC’s “Mad Men” and “Better Call Saul,” Showtime’s “Homeland” and PBS’ “Downton Abbey.”

Comedy series nominees include “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Silicon Valley,” “Veep,” “”Transparent” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Thanks to “Game of Thrones’” haul, HBO set a new Emmy best by raking in 126 noms in total, topping its previous high of 124 set in 2004.

ABC was a distant second with 42, followed by NBC and CBS with 41 apiece. FX Networks claimed 38 and Fox grabbed 35. Netflix was »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Emmy Award Nominations: Full List of 2015 Emmy Nominees

16 July 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.

Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The nominees are below:

Outstanding Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mad Men

Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series

Louie

Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

Lead Actor, Drama

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan

Lead Actress, Drama

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Claire Danes, “Homeland

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men

Robin Wright, “House of Cards

Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie

Timothy Hutton, »

- Variety Staff

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Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones, Freak Show Lead Pack; Davis, Henson, Maslany Among Best Actress Hopefuls

16 July 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), and HBO led the pack with 126 total nods. ABC (with 42 contenders), NBC and CBS (41 each) and FX (38) rounded out the Top 5.

Program-by-program, HBO’s Game of Thrones reigned with 24 total nominations, followed by FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (19), HBO’s Olive Kitteridge (13) and HBO’s Bessie (12), Tying for fifth place, Netflix’s House of Cards, the final season of AMC’s Mad Men and Amazon’s Transparent each amassed 11 nods. »

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2015 Emmy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

16 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Give the Emmys credit for at least trying to keep up with the current explosion of quality television.

This year, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences expanded the Best Comedy and Drama Series categories to seven slots each, and they made other minor changes (online voting!) meant to bring the awards into the 21st century. Still, there's more good TV now than even the Academy can keep up with, so the outrage and shock over the snubs and surprises in this morning's Emmy nominations is inevitable. Here are some of the most astonishing omissions and inclusions.

Best Drama Series

The biggest shocker here is the snub of "Empire," the season's breakout hit. Was it too soapy or guilty-pleasure-ish for the Academy to take seriously? Fellow newbie/Twitter sensation "How to Get Away With Murder" was also snubbed. Golden Globe fave "The Affair" got no love, here or in other major categories. »

- Gary Susman

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2015 Emmy Nominations: 'Mad Men,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Rack Up Honors

16 July 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Happy Emmys Day! With a total of 24 nominations, "Game of Thrones" dominated this morning's announcement, but there were a number of other big victories for underdogs, including major recognition for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and the first-ever nomination for "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany. Check out the list below, or the Academy's full list on their official site (in Pdf form).  Outstanding Comedy Series "Louie" "Modern Family" "Parks and Recreation" "Silicon Valley" "Transparent" "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" "Veep" Outstanding Drama Series "Better Call Saul" "Downton Abbey" "Game of Thrones" "Homeland" "House of Cards" "Mad Men" "Orange is the New Black" Outstanding Television Movie Agatha Christie's "Poirot" "Bessie" "Grace of Monaco" "Hello, Ladies:...

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- Liz Shannon Miller

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2015 Emmy Nominations: 'Mad Men,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Rack Up Honors

16 July 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Happy Emmys Day! With a total of 24 nominations, "Game of Thrones" dominated this morning's announcement, but there were a number of other big victories for underdogs, including major recognition for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and the first-ever nomination for "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany. Check out the list below, or the Academy's full list on their official site (in Pdf form).  Outstanding Comedy Series "Louie" "Modern Family" "Parks and Recreation" "Silicon Valley" "Transparent" "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" "Veep" Outstanding Drama Series "Better Call Saul" "Downton Abbey" "Game of Thrones" "Homeland" "House of Cards" "Mad Men" "Orange is the New Black" Outstanding Television Movie Agatha Christie's "Poirot" "Bessie" "Grace of Monaco" "Hello, Ladies: »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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