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British TV Classics "Doc Martin" And "George Gently" New Releases Through Acorn Video And Acorn TV

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Acorn Media.

The new season of the smash hit U.K. dramedy, plus over 1.5 hours of bonus content;

Starring Martin Clunes (Arthur & George) and Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly)

with guest stars Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar), Art Malik (True Lies, Homeland),

Doc Martin, Series 8

DVD and Blu-ray Debut from Acorn on December 12, 2017

“A smart, gentle comedy with loads of wit and zest” —The Globe and Mail

“Sweet, stirring, and completely addictive” —Slate

“Delightfully quirky” —Los Angeles Times

“Absolutely bloody hilarious” —London Evening Standard

Widely considered one of the most successful British series in the U.S., U.K. and worldwide, Doc Martin, Series 8 makes its DVD/Blu-ray debut on December 12, 2017 from Acorn TV, an Rlj Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand. Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) returns as Dr. Martin Ellingham in the eighth series of this smash-hit British comedy. In these all-new episodes,
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The Heart Guy TV Review (aka ‘Doctor Doctor’)

A little bit Northern Exposure and a little bit Doc Martin, The Heart Guy (Doctor Doctor in its native Australia) is another entrant in the “talented Doctor forced to tend to small town rubes” genre. Much as it may seem that we wouldn’t need another run at such a pinpoint premise, it turns out that we may need a few more, because it apparently can’t miss.

The uniqueness to the spin here is that our Australian heart surgeon, Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser), is put on the Impaired Registrants List after his party lifestyle takes an ugly turn, and he has to serve a year as a Gp in a rural area as his punishment. The kicker is that he is assigned to his own hometown, which means he gets to see a lot of his parents and his ex-girlfriend, Charlie (Nicole de Silva), who is now married to his brother,
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Aidc 2017: It’s time to think big, and think business, says Graeme Mason

Graeme Mason..

The message of Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason.s keynote address to the Australian International Documentary Conference (Aidc) was simple: adapt or die..

Despite significant budget cuts, Mason said Screen Australia had tried its best so far to insulate on-screen funding by trimming costs and staff..

However this financial year will see the agency.s direct on-screen funding drop around 6 per cent across the board. Mason said Screen Australia will, as a result, have to start saying no to projects it perhaps would have backed in the past. In response, filmmakers need to consider what that means for their businesses..

.If your funding model for your project, or worse, your entire business, relies majorly on federal and state funding, then you are not coming from a position of strength, or in most cases, logic,. he said..

.We do know that times are tricky elsewhere here in Australia. The
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Doc Martin: ITV Series Ending with Season Nine in 2018

Doc Martin is hanging up the stethoscope. In a recent interview with Radio Times, star Martin Clunes revealed the ITV series will end with season nine.Created by Dominic Minghella, the long-running UK medical dramedy stars Clunes as the only doctor in a small Cornish village. The cast also includes Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, John Marquez, and Selina Cadell.Read More…
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25 underrated political dramas

Rebecca Clough Jan 20, 2017

As America gets its new President, we look at some excellent political drama films that may have slipped under your radar...

Political dramas can be entertaining, informative and even educational, opening up debates and offering new points of view. (When experiencing a year of tumultuous change like the one we’ve just had, they can also be a comforting reminder that, no matter what your situation, it could always be worse...) With the full whack of corruption, war, and conspiracy, here are 25 political dramas which deserve to be better known.

See related 25 underrated political thrillers 17 new TV shows to watch in 2017 Taboo episode 3 review The Girl On The Train review 25. The Marchers/La Marche (2013)

When teenager Mohamed (Tewfik Jallab) is shot by police, his friends want revenge, but he has a better idea: peaceful protest. Marching from Marseille to Paris, they band together with quite an assortment of characters along the way.
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Screen Australia allocates over $1.4 million to four documentary projects

Media Stockade's 2015 documentary The Surgery Ship.

Screen Australia has allocated more than $1.4 million to four projects under its Documentary Broadcast Program..

.We.re really pleased to support this strong slate of projects from high quality Australian story tellers,. said Screen Australia's Senior Manager for Documentary Liz Stevens.

.Most of these documentaries come with solid international finance attached which gives both Australian and international audiences a chance to broaden their understanding of the world through this diverse group of programs..

Funded projects include Media Stockade.s The Surgery Ship Series, an eight-parter for National Geographic and Sbs, based on Media Stockade founder Madeleine Hetherton's 2015 doc The Surgery Ship.

Also for National Geographic is Jade.s Quest from Jade Productions and executive producer Daryl Talbot, a journey to the top of the world with a 14-year-old who sets out to inspire young girls to chase their dreams.

Northern Pictures. Outback is
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Oh no! It’s the new Churchill advert

In these times of austerity the first thing to go is the showbiz razzle-dazzle and poor Churchy’s been left with an animated tyre

A British bulldog with a name that’s shorthand for wartime stoicism, Churchill is a solid mascot with a hint of stock nationalism thrown in for good measure. Despite looking like an entry to a Ukip junior colouring competition, he has long brought home and car insurance to the masses, minus any questionable politics. And with a vocabulary limited to “Oh yes” and “Oh no” he tends to leave those around him to do the heavy lifting when it comes to conversation.

In the past that’s meant cameos from telly personalities such as Vic Reeves, Martin Clunes and Dawn French. In these austerity-hit times, however, his companions have been replaced by cartoon thingamajigs: a plummy cat-scratching post; a paranoid jewellery box; and even a pair
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Doc Martin's Martin Clunes visits Australia's islands in new documentary series

Martin Clunes in Doc Martin.

In news sure to warm the cockles of ABC-watching Doc Martin fans across the country, English actor Martin Clunes will voyage around Australia.s islands for a new documentary series produced by Prospero Productions and Buffalo Pictures for Seven..

Martin Clunes: Islands of Oz "turns the spotlight on the world.s biggest island, Australia, which is surrounded by its own vast ring of islands - more than 8,000 of them", according to a statement..

The series promises to be "a voyage around the adventure playgrounds, the best-kept secrets and the astonishing surprises of the islands of Australia"..

.I.ve always been fascinated by islands, each one a microcosm that tells us something different about our world, and Australia.s islands have it all,. said Clunes..

.Exotic creatures, spectacular marine life and of course the different people who inhabit them — their sheer diversity is truly amazing.
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Doc Martin set for one final series

'Doc Martin' is set to return for one final series. The medical comedy drama - which sees Martin Clunes starring in the title role - has been given the go-ahead for series eight following the success of last year's ratings. Ian McNeice, who plays larger-than-life Bert Large in the show, has confirmed fans will be able to see the adventures of the highly-strung doctor early next year. Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, he said: ''We were invited by ITV to a dinner to thank us for the ratings we had in October and November. They were the best we have had
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Just Earned a 2016 Critics' Choice Award Nomination!

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Nominations for the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards were announced earlier this month, but there's been a last-minute addition: Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been added as a contender for best picture. While the film missed the deadline to be nominated, Bfca voters convened this week and decided it would be allowed to compete in the most coveted category. Traditionally, there have been two Critics' Choice Awards shows per year, but this year, the movie and TV ceremonies will take place together in a three-hour show on Jan. 17. Mad Max: Fury Road is dominating with 13 total nods, including one for Charlize Theron. Carol, The Martian, and The Revenant also scored nine nominations each, but we're rooting for Brooklyn! Meanwhile, Fargo is leading the TV categories, with eight nominations. Take a look below to see all the nominations! Movies Best Picture Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Big Short Bridge of Spies
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2016 Critics’ Choice Awards: And the Nominees Are…

Awards show season is off and running, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association just announced their nominees for the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards.

On top of the film heap with a whopping 13 nods is “Mad Max: Fury Road,” while the television leader, “Fargo,” has an impressive eight mentions overall.

The 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards is slated to air on the A&E Network on January 17th. Here’s the complete list of nominees-

Movies

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Sicario

Spotlight

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Johnny Depp, Black Mass

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano,
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Nominations for Nearly Everyone Who Worked in Hollywood This Past Year: Critics Choice Awards

Critics Choice Awards Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett in 'Carol.' Television Best Reality Show, Competition Chopped. Face Off. MasterChef Junior. Survivor. The Amazing Race. The Voice. Best Reality Show Host Ted Allen, Chopped. Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race. James Lipton, Inside the Actors Studio. Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night. Jeff Probst, Survivor. Gordon Ramsay, Hell's Kitchen. Best Structured Reality Show Antiques Roadshow. Inside The Actors Studio. MythBusters. Project Greenlight. Shark Tank. Undercover Boss. Best Talk Show Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Graham Norton Show. The Late Late Show with James Corden. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Best Unstructured Reality Show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Cops. Deadliest Catch. Intervention. Naked and Afraid. Pawn Stars. Best Actor In A Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, Black-ish. Aziz Ansari, Master of None. Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth. Randall Park,
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"Mad Max: Fury Road" Tops Critics' Choice Awards Nominations! See Complete List!

The Broadcast Film Critics Association, of which I'm a proud voting member, has announced the nominations for the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards. We're doing something different this year, we're combining both the movie and TV categories for one spectacular night of celebrating the visual art -- cinema and television. And we're going back to our original name and simply presenting the 21st annual Critics. Choice Awards gala.

This year, and after racking our brains trying to figure out who to nominate (our deadline was last Friday at 11 p.m.), George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" led the movie pack with 13 nominations including best picture!

I'll be attending our gala on January 17th and I'll make sure to keep you posted on the winners! For now, here is the full list of nominees for the 21st Critics' Choice Awards:

Movie

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn
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Check Out the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards Nominations

Now we're talking! Forget the Golden Globe Awards and its category randomness. ("The Martian" is a musical or comedy? Ok then.) The 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards nominations were just revealed -- including both TV and film categories -- and they added a lot of new players to the game. Some welcome players, too. (Nice to see you, "The Leftovers" and "UnREAL.") And maybe some not-so welcome players. (Tom Hardy gets an action star nod for "Mad Max: Fury Road"? He was barely in it.)

The winners will be named January 17 and the ceremony will air live on A&E, hosted by T.J. Miller.

Here are the film and TV nominees (via Gold Derby):

Movies

Best Picture

"The Big Short"

"Bridge of Spies"

"Brooklyn"

"Carol"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

"Room"

"Sicario"

"Spotlight"

Best Director

Todd Haynes, "Carol"

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "The Revenant"

Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

George Miller,
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Mad Max: Fury Road and Fargo lead Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 nominations

The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association have announced the nominations for the Critics’ Choice Awards 2016.

On the movie front, Mad Max: Fury Road leads the pack with thirteen nominations, while FX’s Fargo racked up the most small screen nods with eight. Here’s a full list of all the nominations…

Film Nominations:

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Sicario

Spotlight

Best Director

Todd HaynesCarol

Alejandro González IñárrituThe Revenant

Tom McCarthySpotlight

George MillerMad Max: Fury Road

Ridley ScottThe Martian

Steven SpielbergBridge of Spies

Best Actor

Bryan CranstonTrumbo

Matt DamonThe Martian

Johnny DeppBlack Mass

Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant

Michael FassbenderSteve Jobs

Eddie RedmayneThe Danish Girl

Best Actress

Cate BlanchettCarol

Brie LarsonRoom

Jennifer LawrenceJoy

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Saoirse RonanBrooklyn

Charlize Theron
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Leftovers, Fargo, Transparent, black-ish, Penny Dreadful, Mr. Robot Lead the 2016 Critics Choice Nominations

Leftovers, Fargo, Transparent, black-ish, Penny Dreadful, Mr. Robot Lead the 2016 Critics Choice Nominations
HBO’s The Leftovers is making a sudden arrival in awards season.

Nominations for the 2016 Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced early Monday and Damon Lindelof’s dark dissertation on loss and grief led the drama field with an impressive six nominations, including best series, lead actor (for Justin Theroux), lead actress (for Carrie Coon), supporting actor (for Christopher Eccleston) and supporting actress (for Ann Dowd and Regina King).

The Leftovers‘ strong showing comes less than a week after HBO renewed the show for a third and final season (and just days after the series’ Golden Globe nomination shutout).

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Critics’ Choice Award Nominations: Complete List

Critics’ Choice Award Nominations: Complete List
The Critics’ Choice Awards announced nominations for the 2016 ceremony on Monday, with “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Fargo” leading the way.

Hosted by T.J. Miller, the awards will be held on Jan. 17 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. It will air simultaneously on A&E, Lifetime and Lmn.

Here are the nominations for the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards:

Movie

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Sicario

Spotlight

Actor

Bryan CranstonTrumbo

Matt DamonThe Martian

Johnny DeppBlack Mass

Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant

Michael FassbenderSteve Jobs

Eddie RedmayneThe Danish Girl

Actress

Cate BlanchettCarol

Brie LarsonRoom

Jennifer LawrenceJoy

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Saoirse RonanBrooklyn

Charlize TheronMad Max: Fury Road

Supporting Actor

Paul DanoLove & Mercy

Tom HardyThe Revenant

Mark RuffaloSpotlight

Mark RylanceBridge of Spies

Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
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Critics’ Choice Award Nominations Led by ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Fargo’

Critics’ Choice Award Nominations Led by ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Fargo’
The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards announced nominations for the combined 2016 ceremony on Monday and Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max: Fury Road” paced the film race with 13 nominations, while FX’s “Fargo” led TV series noms with eight.

Weinstein Co.’s “Carol,” and two big Fox pics, “The Martian” and “The Revenant,” scored nine noms apiece in voting by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.

Open Road’s “Spotlight” tallied eight; Paramount’s “The Big Short,” seven; TWC’s “The Hateful Eight,” six; Disney-DreamWorks’ “Bridge of Spies,” Fox Searchlight’s “Brooklyn,” Focus Features’ “The Danish Girl,” Universal’s “Jurassic World,” and Lionsgate’s “Sicario” each earned five; and A24’s “Room” nabbed four.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association is returning to the Critics’ Choice name after splitting the awards into two ceremonies in 2010, and adding movie and TV to the shows’ titles.

Especially in an unpredictable year, pre-Oscar awards are watched closely.
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UK TV ratings: Doc Martin finale attracts 5.8m on Monday night

UK TV ratings round-up - data supplied by Barb

Doc Martin was once again top of the Monday night ratings, as its finale episode brought in over 5 and a half million viewers.

The ITV Martin Clunes drama was seen by an average overnight audience of 5.88m (26.6%) at 9pm (346,000/2.3%), down around 100k from last week.

On BBC One, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's War on Waste intrigued 3.36m (15.2%) at 9pm.

BBC Two's busy night started with Only Connect with 1.65m (7.8%) in an earlier timeslot of 7.30pm, followed by University Challenge with 2.73m (12.4%) at 8pm. Simply Nigella appealed to 2.34m (10.6%) at 8.30pm, while Autumnwatch was seen by 1.74m (7.8%) at 9pm. Mock the Week amused 1.25m (7.3%) at 10pm.

On Channel 4, Sas: Who Dares Wins interested 1.31m (5.9%) at 9pm (238k/1.6%), followed by Fargo with 489k (3.4%) at 10pm.

Channel 5's Police Interceptors attracted 1.01m (4.6%) at 8pm, and On Benefits amazed 971k (4.4%) at 9pm (124k/0.8%).

On
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Noah Wyle’s favourite TV: 'Mr Robot is sucking me in'

The Librarians, Falling Skies and ER star on how he never misses an episode of Doc Martin and how he’d bring back Deadwood

Who watches anything live any more? I’m looking forward to Better Call Saul’s return. I really enjoyed last season. I’m watching Mr Robot. I thought it was a little style-conscious for my tastes but now it’s really sucking me in. I find it really disturbing. Also Doc Martin, that show with Martin Clunes playing a country doctor. My grandfather got me hooked!

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