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5 items from 2014


What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - House of Cards, T in the Park

12 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

House of Cards: Drama, 7pm

The 1990 political miniseries, set after the end of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as Prime Minister, is repeated tonight.

The original BBC adaptation features the underhand scheming of chief whip Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) as he struggles for promotion. It also stars Susannah Harker.

T in the Park: BBC Three, 8pm

Greg James and Jen Long introduce live coverage of performances at the Scottish music festival.

Tonight's show features music from soulful singer John Newman and singer-songwriter Katy B.

Big Brother: Channel 5, 9pm

Marcus Bentley narrates the highlights of the last 24 hours in the house.

Viewers will be privy to all of the latest drama, as the contestants react to the latest evictee.

The Trial of Gillian Taylforth: Channel 5, 10pm

Dramatic reconstruction of Gillian Taylforth's libel trial against The Sun newspaper, based on court transcripts and interviews from witnesses and legal experts. »

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House of Cards: The UK classic vs Netflix Us revamp

7 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

House of Cards will air on UKTV's Drama from Saturday (July 12) - but the star of this four-part serial is not Kevin Spacey's ruthless Us official Frank Underwood, but rather Tory chief whip Francis Urquhart, played with charming malevolence by Ian Richardson.

Adapted by Andrew Davies - writer of Mr Selfridge, Pride and Prejudice and many more - from Michael Dobbs's original novel, the UK iteration of House of Cards was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Scoring BAFTA and Emmy wins in the early '90s, it went on to inspire the acclaimed Netflix series.

"I feel flattered that Netflix chose to reconstruct it," says Davies. "And I'm delighted that ours has been rediscovered, and that it's going to be shown again on Drama."

Francis vs. Frank

But how does the original House of Cards compare to its modern counterpart? Though in many ways a »

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Lisa Daniely obituary

25 February 2014 3:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

My friend Lisa Daniely, who has died aged 84, was a familiar face in the films of the 1950s and 60s. She also appeared on stage and continued working as an actor well into her late 70s.

She was born Elizabeth Bodington in Reading, Berkshire, to an English solicitor father and a French mother. She was educated in Paris, where she trained at the Sarah Bernhardt theatre, and made her film debut in 1950 at the age of 21 in the title role of Lilli Marlene. Her film-star looks were on the cover of Picturegoer the following year. Her notable films included High Jump (1959) with Richard Wyler (who also acted under the name Richard Stapley), The Lamp in Assassin Mews (1962) with Francis Matthews, Stranger in the House (1967) with James Mason and Geraldine Chaplin, and, perhaps most famously, Hindle Wakes (1952) with Leslie Dwyer.

On the stage she played Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, »

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Lisa Daniely obituary

25 February 2014 3:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

My friend Lisa Daniely, who has died aged 84, was a familiar face in the films of the 1950s and 60s. She also appeared on stage and continued working as an actor well into her late 70s.

She was born Elizabeth Bodington in Reading, Berkshire, to an English solicitor father and a French mother. She was educated in Paris, where she trained at the Sarah Bernhardt theatre, and made her film debut in 1950 at the age of 21 in the title role of Lilli Marlene. Her film-star looks were on the cover of Picturegoer the following year. Her notable films included High Jump (1959) with Richard Wyler (who also acted under the name Richard Stapley), The Lamp in Assassin Mews (1962) with Francis Matthews, Stranger in the House (1967) with James Mason and Geraldine Chaplin, and, perhaps most famously, Hindle Wakes (1952) with Leslie Dwyer.

On the stage she played Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, »

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Why We Should Have Seen Zoe's Shocking Scene Coming

19 February 2014 1:09 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

House of Cards' second season got off to a shocking start with a big scene that involves Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara). While we're still reeling from the event, we can't help but think back to some hints that this was coming. If you haven't seen the first episode of the second season, turn back now, but if you have, keep reading. Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) kills Zoe in the second season by pushing her in front of a moving train during a secret meeting at a train station. At this point, the pair's relationship is strained, but Zoe is attempting to show Francis that she is willing to work with him again, despite turning against him in the first season. While everyone watching the episode must have let out a collective gasp at the unexpected turn of events, there were clues as to what was happening even from the first episode of the series. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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