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9 items from 2016


French & Saunders: watch their best movie spoofs here

25 November 2016 1:07 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Louisa Mellor Nov 25, 2016

As Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness announce their own TV show of movie spoofs, we celebrate the work of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

The news today that Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness are joining forces for a new primetime ITV series of movie spoofs has, well, not been particularly well received (we're sticking vehemently to our rule of not judging something until we've seen it. Even on a project like, say, this one). Their new show, The Keith And Paddy Picture Show, will arrive on Saturday nights at some point in 2017. But the pair will have a high bar to aim for.

For it can’t just be us that holds in high regard the exemplary movie parody sketches of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. The pair gradually began to get higher and higher budgets from the BBC to make their spoofs and parodies »

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Keith Lemon, Paddy McGuinness to launch new movie parody show

24 November 2016 10:43 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Nov 25, 2016

Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness - with a few celebrities - will be spoofing some of their favourite films for ITV...

ITV has commissioned a brand new series, where Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness pay tribute to some of their favourite movies.

The programme, which goes by the name of The Keith And Paddy Picture Show, will run for five half hour episodes, and it’s billed as “an affectionate and humorous tribute to some of Keith and Paddy's favourite movies of all time”. The idea is that in each episode, the pair will recreate a famous film, with the help of a celebrity cast.

You’ll get to see not only the finished recreation, but also behind the scenes material as Lemon and McGuinness try and pull each film spoof together.

The Keith And Paddy Picture Show is being earmarked for a Saturday night slot at »

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Tuesday’s best TV: National Treasure; Alex Jones: Fertility and Me; Bricks!

19 September 2016 10:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A timely drama follows Robbie Coltrane as a beloved old-guard comedian accused of rape; Alex Jones ponders motherhood at 38. Plus, how the ‘but is it art?’ debate was born in the 70s

Si and Dave enjoy an interesting double life as both the stars of their fairly pedestrian cooking/lifestyle shows, and the subject of endless parodies by Leigh Francis and John Thomson. If only they were as exciting as their sweary counterparts on Celebrity Juice: in this not-misleadingly titled series, they attempt recipes based solely on poultry. Could a trip to cook lemon tagine with rebel Berbers in north Morocco spice things up at all? John Robinson

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- John Robinson, Rachel Aroesti, Jack Seale, Phil Harrison, David Stubbs, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

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Saturday's best TV: All Together Now - The Great Orchestra Challenge; Newzoids

16 September 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The nation’s best amateur orchestra is unveiled, and Newzoids pokes fun at ITV favourites including Keith Lemon

8pm, BBC2

Katie Derham presents the finale of the show in which amateur orchestras compete for a place to perform at the Proms in Hyde Park. As much as this is a celebration of music, under the gaze of judge Paul Daniel and the personable mentoring of Chi-chi Nwanoku the show does best with characters discovered within the ranks of musicians. How will they balance their commitments and their personal lives as the pressure mounts? John Robinson

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- John Robinson, Andrew Mueller, Hannah J Davies, Graeme Virtue, Jonathan Wright, Ali Catterall, Ben Arnold, Paul Howlett

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Full list of winners from the BAFTA TV Awards 2016

9 May 2016 4:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The BAFTA Television Awards took place in London last night, with Wolf Hall taking home two honours in Best Drama Series and Best Leading Actor (Mark Rylance). This Is England ’90 also scooped two awards in Best Miniseries and Best Supporting Actress (Chanel Cresswell), while there were also wins for Don’t Take My Baby (Best Single Drama), Transparent (Best International Series), EastEnders (Best Soap), Suranne Jones (Best Leading Actress, Doctor Foster) and Tom Courtenay (Best Supporting Actor, Unforgotten). Check out a full list of the winners here, highlighted in red…

Leading actor

Idris Elba, Luther

Stephen Graham, This is England ’90

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Ben Whishaw, London Spy

Leading actress

Claire Foy, Wolf Hall

Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster

Ruth Madeley, Don’t Take My Baby

Sheridan Smith, The C-Word

Supporting actor

Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten

Anton Lesser, Wolf Hall

Ian McKellen, The Dresser

Cyril Nri, Cucumber

Supporting actress

Chanel Cresswell, This is England ’90

Michelle Gomez, »

- Gary Collinson

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BAFTA TV Awards Winners: Complete List

8 May 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — In another strong year for British television, historical drama “Wolf Hall,” Shane Meadows’ “This Is England ‘90” and “Peter Kay’s Car Share” came up trumps at the BAFTA Television Awards, which unspooled on May 8 in London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The ceremony, which was hosted by Graham Norton, saw BBC2’s “Wolf Hall” win best drama series as well as leading actor for Mark Rylance’s depiction of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power through Henry VIII’s royal court.

Upon receiving the award for best drama series, helmer Peter Kosminsky attacked the U.K. government’s treatment of the BBC, warning that its future was “under threat, make no mistake about that.”

On May 12, Blighty’s government is due to publish its white paper on the future of the Beeb, with the scope and funding of the corporation under threat. Kosminsky noted that government proposals that threatened the »

- Diana Lodderhose

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Mark Rylance, ‘Wolf Hall’ Win BAFTA TV Awards

8 May 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oscar winner Mark Rylance won another award at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards on Sunday, where he was named the best actor in a dramatic television series for “Wolf Hall.” “Wolf Hall” was also named the best drama series, “Peter Kay’s Car Share” won for scripted comedy series and “This Is England ’90” won for best miniseries. Acting awards went to Rylance, Suranne Jones for “Doctor Foster,” Tom Courtenay for “Unforgotten,” Chanel Cresswell for “This is England ’90,” Peter Kay for “Peter Kay’s Car Share,” Michaela Coel for “Chewing Gum”and Leigh Francis for “Celebrity Juice.” “Wolf Hall” went into. »

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Full list of nominations for the BAFTA TV Awards 2016

30 March 2016 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

BAFTA has today announced the nominations for the 2016 BAFTA TV Awards, with the BBC’s Wolf Hall leading the field with four nods, followed by Peter Kay’s Car Share and Shane Meadows’ This Is England ’90 with three apiece. Check out a full list of the nominations here…

Leading actor

Idris Elba, Luther

Stephen Graham, This is England ’90

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Ben Whishaw, London Spy

Leading actress

Claire Foy, Wolf Hall

Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster

Ruth Madeley, Don’t Take My Baby

Sheridan Smith, The C-Word

Supporting actor

Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten

Anton Lesser, Wolf Hall

Ian McKellen, The Dresser

Cyril Nri, Cucumber

Supporting actress

Chanel Cresswell, This is England ’90

Michelle Gomez, Doctor Who

Lesley Manville, River

Eleanor Worthington-Cox, The Enfield Haunting

Entertainment performance

Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice

Stephen Fry, Qi

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Romesh Ranganathan, Asian Provocateur

Male performance in a comedy programme

Hugh Bonneville, W1A

Toby Jones, »

- Gary Collinson

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This week in TV: The Mad World of Donald Trump; The Good Wife; The Real Marigold Hotel; James May’s Cars of the People

30 January 2016 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A profile of Donald Trump revealed the inconceivable – he’s worse than imagined. And make the most of The Good Wife

The Mad World of Donald Trump | C4

The Good Wife | More 4

The Real Marigold Hotel | BBC2

James May’s Cars of the People | BBC2

It is possible I’m not alone among Observer readers in not being Donald John Trump’s most avid fan. Leaving aside the resentment at his daring to share a first name with my dear brother, he can generally be relied upon to fill any competitive slot, even with late entries from Keith Lemon and the Alans Titchmarsh and Sugar, for worst sight of last or any other week.

As the first post-Nuremberg historians surely sighed about Adolf Hitler, the more you learn, the less there is to love

Darts star Bobby George looked as if he could and might just eat Wayne Sleep for breakfast

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- Euan Ferguson

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