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10 items from 2014


Dr Who: films of Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

15 April 2014 2:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Alex Westthorp 16 Apr 2014 - 07:00

Alex's trek through the film roles of actors who've played the Doctor reaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy...

Read the previous part in this series, Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker, here.

In March 1981, as he made his Doctor Who debut, Peter Davison was already one the best known faces on British television. Not only was he the star of both a BBC and an ITV sitcom - Sink Or Swim and Holding The Fort - but as the young and slightly reckless Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small, about the often humorous cases of Yorkshire vet James Herriot and his colleagues, he had cemented his stardom. The part led, indirectly, to his casting as the venerable Time Lord.

The recently installed Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner, had been the Production Unit Manager on »

- louisamellor

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'House of Cards' Season 2 Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD June 17th

14 April 2014 10:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The highly anticipated and critically acclaimed political drama, House of Cards: The Complete Second Season, produced by Media Rights Capital, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The series returns with two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1999; The Usual Suspects, Best Actor in a Supporting Role; 1995) as the newly appointed Vice President of the United States, along with Robin Wright, this year's Golden Globe winner for her role as his wife, Claire Underwood (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama). This series continues to sizzle with intensity as the ruthless Underwoods stop at nothing to climb the political food chain.

All 13 episodes will be available on the four-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD sets for House of Cards: The Complete Second Season with stunning collectible packaging on both releases, along with five bonus featurettes. »

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John David Coles Joins ‘House Of Cards’ As Executive Producer

2 April 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After directing three episodes of the second season of House Of Cards, director-producer John David Coles (The West Wing) is joining the Netflix drama series full time for Season 3 as executive producer/director. Coles previously was co-executive producer/director on CBS’ Elementary and executive producer/director on NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He most recently helmed episodes of A&E’s Bates Motel and Starz’s upcoming drama series Power. On Mrc-produced House Of Cards, Coles — repped by UTA and Rain Management Group — will serve as an Ep alongside star Kevin Spacey, director David Fincher and writer Beau Willimon as well as Josh Donen, Eric Roth, Dana Brunetti, Lord Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies. Related: Maryland House Fights Back Over ‘House Of Cards’ Tax Break Threat »

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Now it's The Walking Dead for kids – must we all be teenage zombies? | Michael Moran

25 March 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

I can't think of many popular TV dramas this year that weren't focused on the Key Stage 3 set. Our society is becoming juvenile

Fox has just announced that one of its big hit series – The Walking Dead – is getting a family-friendly edited version to be broadcast earlier in the evening. Leaving aside the obvious gags about how the bowdlerised version of a bloodthirsty action drama set after a zombie-driven collapse of civilisation might make for a tidy five minutes of airtime, why?

There really is no shortage of "young adult" fiction, either on the page or on the screen, sloshing around our collective culture right now. Teen drama is omnipresent. If it didn't start with Harry Potter, the tales of the boy wizard were at least a tipping point.

Right now, the big Tumblr-friendly fantasy drama is Divergent. It's a sort of Brave New World knockoff that owes a substantial »

- Michael Moran

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Mr Selfridge to return for a third series on ITV

19 February 2014 9:22 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Mr Selfridge is to return for a third series.

The period drama, fronted by Jeremy Piven, has been recommissioned by ITV, says Radio Times.

A second series is currently airing on Sunday nights at 9pm opposite BBC One's The Musketeers, which has also been picked up for another series.

Mr Selfridge returned to ITV in January, with 6.76m viewers tuning in for series two's opener.

The most recent episode pulled in an overnight average of 4.59m on February 16.

Frances O'Connor, Katherine Kelly and Grégory Fitoussi also star in the historical drama, from writer Andrew Davies.

Mr Selfridge: Alfie Boe sings in new clip - watch »

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Rewind TV: House of Cards; Babylon; Line of Duty – review

15 February 2014 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The vindictive Claire came into her own in the first episode of the returning House of Cards, while Babylon searched for laughs in New Scotland Yard

House of Cards (Netflix)

Babylon (C4) | 4oD

Line of Duty (BBC2) | iPlayer

House of Cards, the four-part 1990 TV series adapted by Andrew Davies from Michael Dobbs's novel, was a fabulous hybrid of political satire and human drama. By turns gleefully astute and magisterially arch, the show revelled in a theatrical duplicity that was neatly distilled in the hero-villain's memorable catchphrase: "You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment."

One of the reasons it was so enjoyable was because all the serpentine machinations were indulgently native. It seemed like a story that simply couldn't exist without the history and histrionics of real-life Westminster. The culture of PMQs was Hoc's Usp, as British as Vat. Qed BBC. But then, more than 20 years later, the »

- Andrew Anthony

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Rewind TV: House of Cards; Babylon; Line of Duty – review

15 February 2014 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The vindictive Claire came into her own in the first episode of the returning House of Cards, while Babylon searched for laughs in New Scotland Yard

House of Cards (Netflix)

Babylon (C4) | 4oD

Line of Duty (BBC2) | iPlayer

House of Cards, the four-part 1990 TV series adapted by Andrew Davies from Michael Dobbs's novel, was a fabulous hybrid of political satire and human drama. By turns gleefully astute and magisterially arch, the show revelled in a theatrical duplicity that was neatly distilled in the hero-villain's memorable catchphrase: "You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment."

One of the reasons it was so enjoyable was because all the serpentine machinations were indulgently native. It seemed like a story that simply couldn't exist without the history and histrionics of real-life Westminster. The culture of PMQs was Hoc's Usp, as British as Vat. Qed BBC. But then, more than 20 years later, the »

- Andrew Anthony

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 30-21

26 January 2014 9:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We’ve reached the near mid-point of this Definitive List; 20 down, 30 to go. As we move forward, the story of “boy meets girl” becomes more complicated, as plenty of stumbling blocks stand in the way: lack of experience, insecurity, unsupportive parents, and, as in most cases, ego. So, when we watch all these films, what do we learn? Hundreds of romantic comedies end happily, but none end in the same way. Perhaps there’s a method to the madness, but the more we tread through these highlights, the more it’s clear that to make an impact, you have to change the game or perfect the existing one.

#30. Bull Durham (1988)

Baseball movies had worn out their welcome a bit in the mid-80s and audiences weren’t clamoring for a romantic comedy based around the national pastime. Enter writer/director Ron Shelton, who decided to write a film based on »

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007 Creator Drama ‘Fleming’ Spies Sales with BBC Worldwide

20 January 2014 8:55 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — BBC Worldwide, the distribution arm of the U.K. broadcaster, has pre-sold British dramas “Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond” and “Quirke” to a raft of broadcasters around the world ahead of their transmission in the U.K.

Fleming,” which is a four-part spy drama miniseries starring Dominic Cooper and Lara Pulver, has been pre-sold to 12 territories, including France (Arte), Australia (ABC), Canada (Showcase and BBC Canada), Portugal (Zon), Pan Nordics (HBO), Sweden (TV4), Denmark (Dr), Norway (TV2), Belgium (Vrt), Turkey (Sinema TV), Africa (BBC Africa) and Japan (Wowow). The miniseries premieres in the U.S. on BBC America on Jan. 29.

Quirke,” which is a three-part crime drama miniseries adapted by screenwriters Andrew Davies and Conor McPherson, has been licensed to five international broadcasters. It will air in Germany (Degeto), Croatia (Hrt), Denmark (Danmarks Radio), Iceland (Ruv) and Slovenia (Rtv).

Fleming” is an Ecosse Films production, commissioned »

- Leo Barraclough

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Conor McPherson: 'TV is where the creative work happens now'

11 January 2014 5:20 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Playwright fears celebrity culture of the West End and explains why he is now embracing a 'new artform'

There can be few playwrights as devoted to the magic of live theatre as Ireland's garlanded Conor McPherson, author of acclaimed plays such as The Weir, Port Authority and Shining City. So it is a surprise to learn how strong a pull television now has on the writer.

On the eve of the transfer of the Donmar Theatre's triumphant revival of The Weir to a large West End venue, and following the feted Broadway opening of his latest play, The Night Alive, it is the prospect of writing adaptations for television that is now engaging arguably Ireland's greatest living playwright.

"More and more it seems like television is where all the creative work is happening," he told the Observer. "I am increasingly asked to write for TV, in fact. Years ago it would have been small movies, »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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