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Pete Dillon-Trenchard Dec 28, 2016
This year's Jonathan Creek Christmas Special proves that there's life in the old duffel coat yet. Here's our spoilery review...
Warning: this review contains spoilers.
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The last full series of Jonathan Creek, back in 2014, divided critics and audience; at the time our own reviewer complained that the central mysteries lacked the intricacy and peril of previous instalments, and there was a feeling that the spark had gone out of the show ever since Creek put away his duffel coat and moved out of the windmill.
The signs are there from the outset that this is going to be a more exciting affair: a big spooky house, a mystery involving several deaths and a Satanic ritual, »
Louisa Mellor Dec 12, 2016
We’ve taken a pen to the UK Christmas TV and radio schedules and circled the shows we’re looking forward to. Add yours below!
Amid the cosy repeats, big movies and inescapable cranberry-stuffed cookery shows on TV this month are a few original gems. Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s Inside No. 9 festive special The Devil Of Christmas (Tuesday the 27th of December, 10pm, BBC Two) is top of our must-watch list. Hot on its heels is Yonderland’s family friendly Yonder Yuletide (Saturday the 24th of December, 6.30pm, Sky One). Another for families on Sky is the Christmas Day Jasper Fforde adaptation The Last Dragonslayer, while Channel 4 has the non-festive-but-essential-for-fans-of smart-sci-fi Humans series two finale (Sunday the 18th of December, 9pm).
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Rob Leane Nov 25, 2016
We learned back in August that Jonathan Creek is set to return to our screens soon.
Today, the BBC has backed that announcement up by releasing the first image from the show's upcoming special, Daemon's Roost. Here it is, courtesy of CultBox...
Back in August, the BBC broke the news of Jonathan Creek's return in interesting fashion, by emailing us this case file stuffed with exciting details...
There's a lot to deduce there: we'll be getting a 90-minute special entitled Daemon's Roost, which has already started shooting. Alan Davies will return as the eponymous investigator, »
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UKTV has commissioned a second series of the Marley's Ghosts TV programme for its Gold comedy channel. Translation: UKTV has renewed its Marley's Ghosts TV series for a second season on Gold. Marley's Ghosts, season two, will contain six 40-minutes episodes, including a Christmas special.
The cast of Marley's Ghosts include John Hannah, Sarah Alexander, Jo Joyner, and Nicholas Burns. The comedy is co-produced by Objective Fiction, part of Objective Media Group, and John Stanley Productions. Daniel Peacock writes Marley's Ghosts, with James Dean series producing and Jonathan Gershfield directing. Executive Producers are Simon Lupton for UKTV, Objective Fiction's Ben Farrell, and Objective Media Group's Layla Smith.
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5 items from 2016
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