6 items from 2016
The road between Westeros and Channel 4’s Horseferry Road headquarters is a well-travelled one. Sean Bean will play a thinly-veiled version of his Game of Thrones role, Ned Stark, in E4’s bong shop comedy, Wasted, while Kevin Eldon, who played a comedy Ned in the HBO series’ play within a TV show, will co-star in Jo Brand’s Channel 4 social worker sitcom, Damned. Coming soon: Jaime and Cersei Lannister on the Gogglebox sofa.
For Bean it is a rare venture into a comic role. For Channel 4, says its head of comedy Phil Clarke, it is quite a coup. “Sean Bean, in his Ned Stark, Game of Thrones persona, is the spirit guide to one of the characters and appears whenever he passes out,” says Clarke. “Sean was brilliant by all accounts, »
- John Plunkett
Cbbc’s Danger Mouse revamp has been renewed for a second series. You’d expect the show’s impressive voice cast – including Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Dave Lamb, Stephen Fry and Lena Headey – to assemble once again.
Alexander Armstrong is definitely coming back, and he had this to say about the renewal:
“I have had enormous fun playing Danger Mouse, whose style, bravery and wit I greatly admire. I am almost unbearably excited about what new magnificent missions and terrifying situations the writing team will come up with for Danger Mouse and Penfold in series two!”
Penfold himself, Mr Kevin Eldon, added this:
“It’s a funny old world. You get no series of Danger Mouse for 23 years and then two come along at once. All right, there’s been 18 months between them, »
Directed by Jack Bender
If there’s one thing I love in any fiction, it’s time travel. If there’s one thing I love even more, it’s when time travel is used to deliver a payoff you’ve spent years waiting for, and boy does Game of Thrones deliver on that front in this episode. It’s actually a payoff you never probably imagined might exist until this season, when David Benioff & D.B. Weiss threw the open question out there from Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) – how did Hodor (Kristian Nairn) become Hodor exactly? The answer has always been assumed to simply be learning difficulties, but the truth is as surprising as it is devastating – as theorised in my article wondering about Bran’s exploits through history, it was Bran who made Hodor into Hodor, thanks to some much needed »
- Tony Black
We delve in to the mysteries revealed in the latest Game Of Thrones episode: The Door. Major spoilers ahead...
Warning: contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 6 episode 5 episode, The Door.
I never thought that having read A Song Of Ice And Fire affected my enjoyment of watching Game Of Thrones. Why should it? There was still miles of spectacle, diverting dialogue and violence to enjoy. Seeing how events were rendered was almost as good as finding out how they unfurled in the first place. Surprise, I reasoned, wasn’t everything.
More fool me. Watching Game Of Thrones without having a rough idea of where the big surprises are coming from is a much better time. There’s no more of the ongoing internal stock-take comparison of what’s stayed true to the source material and what’s changed, no more thinking ‘he’s seconds from getting »
With a month to go before the premiere, AMC's TV series adaptation of the acclaimed "Preacher" comics has released multiple photos and launched a new promo counting down to the start of what will hopefully be an acclaimed run. Ruth Negga can be seen in the clip in her role as ex-girlfriend Tulip O'Hare, one of three major roles which also include Dominic Cooper as the preacher himself Jesse Custer, and Joe Gilgun as his hard-drinking Irish vampire buddy Cassidy.
"Happy Endings" creator David Caspe, "Horrible Bosses" director Seth Gordon, Black List writer Jordan Cahan and "Life In Pieces" executive producer Aaron Kaplan are all teaming for the half-hour buddy action comedy series "Manhunt" at Showtime. Specifics of the plot are under wraps. Caspe and Cahan penned the project, Gordon will direct while all four will executive produce. [Source: Deadline]
Wgn America's breakout original drama series "Underground" has been »
- Garth Franklin
The author, comedian and Peep Show star joined us to answer your questions in a live webchat – from comedy to food via why she’d love to star in Batman, catch up with her answers here
Huge thanks to Isy and to everyone who submitted questions. Until next time!
Thanks for all your questions, especially the one that suggests I could have a role in Batman. If you need touring and book information, go to isysuttie.com. I'm off to eat some Thai green chicken curry.
If you got a dozen top lads from Matlock and I rounded up a dozen “faces” from Darley Dale, who’d win the resultant “off”?
I guess it would have to take place on Bakewell Road, halfway between Darley Dale and Matlock. And I'm going to say Matlock would win, because it's the best place in the universe. »
- Guardian Staff
6 items from 2016
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