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7 items from 2014


Still Game duo team up with River City for Children in Need sketch

30 October 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The cast of River City will team up with Still Game's stars to film an exclusive sketch for this year's BBC Children in Need appeal.

The sketch will see Jack (Ford Kiernan) and Victor (Greg Hemphill) arrive in Shieldinch after winning a competition to watch filming at River City.

Viewers can expect to see some comedy moments as the pensioners interact with several members of the cast and assist with the directors.

Kiernan said: "We're obviously delighted that the two worlds of Still Game and River City are going to collide for BBC's Children in Need. It'll be a strange experience for Jack and Victor to leave a real place like Craiglang for a made-up BBC place like Shieldinch.

"We don't want to give too much away because the element of surprise is everything after all!"

Mary Duffy, National Head of BBC Children in Need, said: "This is the »

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Still Game Live review theatre on an extraordinary scale

22 September 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sse Hydro, Glasgow

Even in the posh seats, it feels more like being at a rally, but Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill transform the energy in this vast room into something special

The last time I saw Still Game on stage was at the Brunton in Musselburgh, a theatre with a capacity of 300. That was in the late 1990s and now, after six television series, sundry seasonal specials and a seven-year hiatus, Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill have built up the pulling power to play a 21-night run at the Hydro in front of 12,000 people a time.

This is theatre on a scale I have never seen. Its so big, Im not even sure theatre is the right word for it. The stage is dominated by three giant screens showing a sophisticated live edit of the sitcom action below. Even in the posh seats, it feels more like being a studio audience. »

- Mark Fisher

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Falling Skies, Hannibal

15 July 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Falling Skies: Fox, 9pm

Steven Spielberg's post-apocalyptic drama returns for a fourth season.

The Masons and the 2nd Mass are attacked by a new Espheni war machine. Starring Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy and Connor Jessup.

Glasgow Girls: BBC Three, 10pm

A musical drama telling the true story of a group of schoolgirls in Scotland whose petition to save their friend from deportation helped change immigration laws.

As 15-year-old Agnesa Murselaj (Olivia Popica) is taken by immigration officers, her friends campaign for her release, lobbying the Home Office, challenging the First Minister of Scotland (Greg Hemphill) and winning the support of their community. Also starring Gary Lewis, Kirstie Steele and Erin Armstrong.

Ray Donovan: Sky Atlantic, 10pm

In the second season premiere, Ray (Liev Schreiber) is ordered by the FBI to bring in Mickey (Jon Voight) over Sully Sullivan's killing. Mickey, however, proves difficult to find. »

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Interview: Gianni Capaldi talks Puncture Wounds, a.k.a. A Certain Justice

9 July 2014 2:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe chats with Gianni Capaldi about his latest film Puncture Wounds, a.k.a. A Certain Justice

Having started as a businessman in Glasgow, and then moving to L.A, Motherwell born Gianni Capaldi has forged himself a career as an actor and producer and has been working steadily for the last few years, mixing it with a plethora of big name stars.

Coming on August 4th is Puncture Wounds (also known as A Certain Justice) the third of three films which sees Capaldi starring opposite Dolph Lundgren and Vinnie Jones. The previous two, Hard Rush and Blood Of Redemption came out last year.

Puncture Wounds sees former Ufc fighter Cung Le as a former soldier suffering from Ptsd, who intervenes when gang members are assaulting a woman. This brings him to the attention of the gang leader, played by Dolph Lundgren and carnage ensues.

Gianni took time out »

- Gary Collinson

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Frankie Boyle makes film debut as recovering alcoholic in Gasping

5 July 2014 2:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Frankie Boyle will play a recovering alcoholic in an upcoming short film.

Gasping - Boyle's debut film - mirrors the Mock the Week star's battle with alcoholism. Boyle stopped drinking at the age of 26, and is now teetotal.

Boyle stars alongside Still Game's Gavin Mitchell, who plays a fellow attendee of Alcoholics Anonymous, and Gianni Capaldi, who plays his best friend.

Capaldi told film website Action Elite: "[Frankie's character] gives up drinking in this flick and he loses his job because he had a drink problem, so I offer him a job to work at a distillery I owned.

"So all I'm doing is reminiscing about the days when we used to party and drink. We went to Japan and everywhere else in the world and I'm trying to get him back on the drink. I'm that obnoxious, annoying friend who is continuously trying."

Director Greg Hemphill told The Scotsman that »

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Glasgow Girls casting news

25 June 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Back in March open auditions, advertised on Screenterrier, were held in London and Glasgow for a new BBC drama Glasgow Girls.

Now the cast of the 60-minute factual and musical drama has been announced.

Waterloo Road star Kirstie Steele plays Jennifer, and Shetland star Erin Armstrong plays Emma, two of the local Glasgow teenagers, Roma refugee Agnesa is played by Identity Agency's Olivia Popica, Amal by My Brother The Devil's Letitia Wright, Aruhan Galieva (represented by Sally Hope Associates), a talented singer and musician plays Roza, Ewelina and Toni-Lee are played by newcomers Effie Scott and Kirsty Pickering.

The drama is based on the  inspirational true story of a group of schoolgirls whose petition to save their friend from deportation inspired a movement, which would eventually help change immigration practices in Scotland.

When 15-year-old Agnesa Murselaj, a Roma from Kosovo, and pupil at Glasgow’s Drumchapel High, was taken »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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BBC Three commissions fact-based musical drama Glasgow Girls

25 June 2014 5:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC Three is to air a fact-based musical drama.

Glasgow Girls will tell the true story of a group of schoolgirls who campaigned to save their friend from deportation, and started a movement that led to a change in immigration laws in Scotland.

The 60-minute drama stars Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot) and Greg Hemphill (Still Game), as well as Kirstie Steele, Erin Armstrong, Letitia Wright, Aruhan Galieva and Olivia Popica.

Brian Welsh (The Escape Artist) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Joe Barton. The drama has been commissioned by the BBC to coincide with its Commonwealth Games programming this summer.

Zai Bennett, Former Controller for BBC Three, said: "Glasgow Girls is a thrilling blend of true story, high drama and musical storytelling. Only a channel like BBC Three would attempt to re-tell a hard hitting immigration story in this way."

Executive producer Colin Barr said: "This true story »

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