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2 items from 2009

BBC plans film on MPs' expenses row

31 October 2009 9:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A film probing the MPs' expenses row is being planned by BBC Four, the corporation has announced. The "humorous drama" will be directed by Simon Cellan-Jones and written by Tony Saint, who was also behind Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk To Finchley and Micro Men. Channel controller Richard Kein said: "This drama seeks to understand the story behind a serious subject by way of a witty interpretation of events. "To that end I am delighted that Tony Saint is bringing his dry and (more) »

- By Sarah Rollo

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Behind the scenes of BBC's upcoming sci-fi series Paradox

16 October 2009 7:21 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Visions of the future are obviously the hottest new trend in television drama. There's been Lost, FlashForward and now the BBC's upcoming new sci-fi thriller Paradox.

Produced by Clerkenwell Films for BBC Northern Ireland, the series - to run as five one-hour episodes - stars Tamzin Outhwaite (The Fixer, Hotel Babylon) as Detective Inspector Rebecca Flint, who teams up with scientist Dr Christian King (Emun Elliott) when a series of images are transmitted from space into his laboratory.

The fragmented images appear to be of a major incident but suggest it is yet to happen.

Christian, Rebecca and her team, DS Ben Holt (Mark Bonnar) and DC Callum Gada (Chiké Okonkwo), face a race against time as they only have 18 hours to put together the clues and try to prevent tragedy.

How and why these images are being transmitted to them is a mystery. Forced to intervene in the course of destiny, »

- David Bentley

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