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Dangerous Visions: new sci-fi season launches on BBC Radio 4

18 May 2016 2:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A heads-up for sci-fi fans. BBC Radio 4’s Dangerous Visions season is back for 3 weeks, starting this Sunday the 22nd of May…

Since Buck Rogers hit the airwaves in 1930s America and Orson Welles put the willies up listeners with his chill retelling of The War Of The Worlds, radio has long been a friend to science-fiction.

Happily, BBC Radio 4 continues that fine tradition with a new season of sci-fi programming over the next few weeks, including new commissions as well as dramatisations and readings of work by Aldous Huxley, John Wyndham and Kazuo Ishiguro.  

Dangerous Visions, so named for the celebrated 1960s Harlan Ellison-edited sci-fi anthology, returns on Sunday the 22nd of May with Huxley’s Brave New World, with Anton Lesser. Then it’s an invasion classic with a dramatisation of Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakes featuring Tamsin Grieg, with versions of William Morris' News From Nowhere, »

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Game of Thrones Season 6 – Episode 3 Review – ‘Oathbreaker’

9 May 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews the third episode of Game of Thrones season 6…

Oathbreaker

Directed by Daniel Sackheim

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Jon

He may have died and been resurrected by Melisandre’s (Carice van Houten) weird magic, but Jon Snow (Kit Harington) still knows nothing. Worryingly he seems to suggest the Gods everyone in Westeros and beyond believe in may well be false given he seemed to see nothing ‘beyond the Wall’ so to speak, certainly not Mel’s God R’hllor. That doesn’t stop her, mind you, planting the seed almost immediately that Jon may be ‘The Prince That Was Promised’, even before he’s properly had a stiff tumbler of mead and Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) has stopped exclaiming in shock all over the place. The big question is whether or not Jon *is* Jon anymore and though Eddison Tollet (Ben Crompton) suggests this in jest, »

- Tony Black

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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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Game of Thrones Episode 6.3 Recap - Even More Resurface

9 May 2016 12:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The latest episode of Game of Thrones, entitled "Oathbreaker", is the first episode of season 6 that fails under the weight of mammoth exposition. That's pretty disappointing, especially after the long awaited resurrection of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) last week. His oddly boring return isn't the only one. Osha (Natalia Tena) and Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson) are brought back into the fray under the most unfortunate circumstances. They are captured and served up as tribute to the sadistic Ramsey Bolton (Iwan Rheon). You'd think that would be a riveting scene, but is played like a mundane afterthought. I understand that groundwork is being laid for epic confrontations, but there was some sorely needed sizzle missing here.

The episode begins with Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) helping Jon Snow to his feet. Jon is bewildered by his return to life. Melisandre (Carice van Houten) asks what he saw in the afterlife - nothing. »

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Game of Thrones: What's the Deal With Qyburn?

8 May 2016 9:25 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

With Varys out of the picture on Game of Thrones (at least as far as King's Landing is concerned), it seems we have a usurper of the title "Master of Whisperers": Qyburn (Anton Lesser). In the third episode of season six, we see Qyburn helping out some children, asking them questions and offering them sweets (candied plums), as Varys used to do. These children are revealed to be the spies that Varys used to use to gather information, or what he called his "little birds." When Cersei joins them, Qyburn tells her that they are her little birds now. She fully embraces this concept and tells him to have these little birds listening everywhere. Qyburn, it seems, is fully in her confidence. But what do we actually know of Qyburn? He had been kicked out of the Citadel. After expressing discontent over learning about the living by studying the dead, »

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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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Endeavour: PBS Series Returning for Season Three; Season Four Next?

6 May 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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We have spoilers for the third season of Masterpiece Mystery's Endeavour TV show, premiering on PBS, Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. The UK audience does not have have to worry about Endeavour being cancelled too soon, ITV renewed the drama for a fourth season. Will PBS follow suit and pick up Endeavour, season four? When we know, you will.

A prequel to the Inspector Morse series which starred John Thaw in the title role, Endeavour stars Shaun Evans as the young Endeavor Morse. Roger Allam also stars, as Di Thursday. The Endeavour cast also includes: Anton Lesser, Jack Laskey, Sean Rigby, James Bradshaw, Caroline O'Neill, and Abigail Thaw (daughter the Inspector Morse star).

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First Photos from Game of Thrones Episode 6.3 Oathbreaker

4 May 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After last week's shocking Game of Thrones episode, fans are counting down the days until this weekend's Oathbreaker airs on Sunday May at at 9 Pm Et on HBO. It isn't known if the network plans on releasing any more footage, aside from the brief preview that debuted on Sunday night, but today we have seven new photos from the episode. Unfortunately, these images don't shed new light on the big reveal in last week's Home, but do offer some intriguing tidbits. There will be Spoilers below if you haven't seen Home yet, so read on at your own risk.

The shocking turn of events in Home was, of course, the resurrection of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who was brought back to life through the magical abilities of the red priestess Melisandre (Carice Van Houten). While we don't see either Jon Snow or Melisandre in these images, we do get a »

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Watch the trailer for The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III

19 April 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The BBC has released a trailer for the second cycle of its historical drama series The Hollow Crown, subtitled The Wars of the Roses. An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Richard III and Henry VI Parts I, II and III, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as King Richard III alongside Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, Sophie Okonedo, Andrew Scott, Michael Gambon, Anton Lesser, Keeley Hawes, Sally Hawkins and Tom Sturridge; take a look below…

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses is set to premiere on May 7th.

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- Amie Cranswick

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BAFTA TV Awards 2016: Complete list of nominations

30 March 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The BAFTA TV Awards, honoring the best of British television in 2015, will be handed out April 24 at London's Theater Royal, Drury Lane. The kudocast will air that night on the BBC. Best Drama Series Humans The Last Panthers No Offence Wolf Hall -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions Best Mini-series Doctor Foster The Enfield Haunting London Spy This Is England '90 Best Single Drama The C-Word Cyberbully Don’t Take My Baby The Go-Between Best Drama Actor Ben WhishawLondon Spy Idris ElbaLuther Mark RylanceWolf Hall Stephen Graham – This Is England ’90 Best Drama Actress Claire FoyWolf Hall Ruth Madeley – Don’t Take My Baby Sheridan Smith – The C-Word Suranne JonesDoctor Foster Best Drama Supporting Actor Anton LesserWolf Hall Cyril Nri – Cucumb »

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BAFTA TV Awards nominations: 'Wolf Hall' leads, 'Downton Abbey' snubbed again

30 March 2016 4:56 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The historical drama "Wolf Hall," which was swept aside by "Olive Kitteridge" at last year's Emmys, leads the nominees for this year's BAFTA television awards with four bids including Best Drama Series. Recent Oscar champ Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies") contends for his leading performance as Thomas Cromwell, adviser to Henry VIII. Claire Foy is up for Best Drama Actress for her portrayal of the doomed Anne Boleyn and Anton Lesser is cited for his featured turn as Thomas More. -Break- "Wolf Hall," which contended at the Emmys as a limited series, is classifed as a drama series by BAFTA as its six episodes just cross that threshold which goes up to 19 installments. It vies for that prize against "Humans," "The Last Panthers" and "No Offense."  Missing from that line-up is "Downton Abbey," which has not contended in any BAFTA categories (including the craf »

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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, »

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‘Wolf Hall’ Leads BAFTA TV Nominations

30 March 2016 12:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The drama series “Wolf Hall,” starring recent Oscar Best Supporting Actor winner Mark Rylance, led all television series with four nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, whose BAFTA TV Awards will be handed out on April 24 in London. “Wolf Hall” was nominated for Drama Series, Leading Actor (Rylance), Leading Actress (Claire Foy) and Supporting Actor (Anton Lesser), following its six nominations in the BAFTA craft categories, which were announced on March 22. Other programs with multiple nominations include the drama “This Is England ’90” and the comedies “Chewing Gum” and “Peter Kay’s Car Share.” Also Read: 'The. »

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2016 BAFTA TV Awards nominations announced

30 March 2016 12:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Wolf Hall leads the nominations for this year’s BAFTA TV Awards after dominating the Craft Awards nominations which were announced yesterday. Also in the top best drama series category are Humans, The Last Panthers, and No Offence.

In the best actor category, Luther’s Idris Elba will face off against Wolf Hall‘s Mark Rylance, alongside Ben Whishaw for London Spy and Stephen Graham for This Is England ’90.

In the actress category, Claire Foy is nominated for her work in Wolf Hall, alongside  Sheridan Smith (The C-Word), Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) and Ruth Madeley (Don’t Take My Baby).

The awards will be dished out on the 8th May at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Here are the main nominations in full.

Drama Series

Humans Production Team – Kudos Film and Television/Channel 4

The Last Panthers Jack Thorne, Johan Renck, Peter Carlton, Caroline BenjoHaut et Court TV and »

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'Wolf Hall' Leads BAFTA TV Nominations

29 March 2016 11:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Wolf Hall has emerged as the frontrunner in the race for this year's BAFTA TV Awards. The acclaimed BBC miniseries came away with four nominations at an announcement made on Wednesday, including drama series, leading actor for recent Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, leading actress for Claire Foy, soon to be seen as Queen Elizabeth in Netflix's The Crown, and supporting actor for Anton Lesser. The period drama — which aired on PBS in the U.S. — was followed by Shane Meadows' gritty four-part comedy-drama This is England '90, with three nominations. "You couldn't have two more different

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Takes Cersei and Jamie Relationship to a Weird Level

22 March 2016 4:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, HBO finally released the first footage from Season 6 of Game of Thrones in a new trailer, which revealed a number of important details. One of the trailer's first scenes showed Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) returning from Dorne, with his dead daughter Myrcella (Nell Tiger Free) in tow, and his reunion with sister/lover Cersei (Lena Headey). Both of these siblings went through quite a lot in Season 5, and the trailer hints that they plan on getting back everything that was taken from them as Season 6 kicks off. Entertainment Weekly caught up with Lena Headey, who says that Season 6 will take Cersei and Jamie's relationship to some weird and dark places.

"It's probably her most interesting season. She really has nothing to lose and she has everything to gain from a horrible position she finds herself in. Her relationship with Jaime is at an all-time weird level. It's juicy, »

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Fan Theory Confirmed by Ian McShane?

3 March 2016 2:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As with any beloved show such as Game of Thrones, there is always a certain level of secrecy involved, especially leading into the start of a new season. This year, though, HBO has revealed next to nothing about the show, and aside from a few photos and brief trailers, there's practically nothing we know about what's to come. Despite several casting reports while production was under way, the network hasn't even confirmed any new cast members, but one of the new additions is Ian McShane, who revealed some very interesting details on BBC Morning Talk. While he doesn't offer any specific spoilers, or reveal his character name, he may have confirmed a long-held fan theory. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

"My character is an ex-warrior who has become a peacenik. So I have this group of peaceful... sort of a cult, a peaceful tribe. »

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Endeavour series 3 episode 4 review: Coda

25 January 2016 11:55 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Endeavour series 3 comes to a moribund end with its final episode, Coda...

This review contains spoilers.

3.4 Coda

The final episode of Endeavour’s third series opens with a funeral. It’s far from unexpected, given that we’ve been noting disturbing hints of impending tragedy ever since we first learnt of Thursday’s failing health. However, the cortege belongs to someone else entirely: local villain Harry Rose, whose mourners are under the surveillance of none other than Thursday and Strange. The scene neatly encapsulates two of the major characteristics of the show in general, and this series in particular. Its melancholy points to sad events yet to come, while highlighting writer Russell Lewis’ taste for allusions to scenes and characters familiar to fans of Inspector Morse. The gangland funeral in Kensal Green cemetery is a direct reference to a scene in the 1991 episode, Promised Land, and the »

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Endeavour series 3 episode 3 review: Prey

18 January 2016 12:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Endeavour delivers its most unusual case yet, in an emotionally satisfying episode that's rewarding for long-time Morse viewers...

This review contains spoilers.

3.3 Prey

When Ingrid Hjort (Eleanor Williams) goes missing after an evening out, the police can find no trace of the Danish au pair. Her employer, widowed scientist Dr Hector Lorenz (Milo Twomey) claims to know nothing about her disappearance, while her fellow students at the night school she attended are similarly clueless. Thursday’s convinced that the presumed murder is linked to the vicious attack in 1963 that left another young woman in a coma, but in the absence of Ingrid’s body, nothing can be proved.

The investigation soon takes a turn for the macabre when a man’s severed arm is retrieved from the river. The victim, Ricky Parker (David Burnett) was having fun on the riverbank at night with friends when he disappeared without a trace. »

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Endeavour series 3 episode 2 review: Arcadia

11 January 2016 12:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Thursday's team gains a new member in this week's Endeavour, which marks a return to the show's characteristic suburban drama...

This review contains spoilers.

3.2 Arcadia

With Morse back at work after the dramatic events of the series three opener, it’s business as usual for Oxford’s sharpest detective. When artist Simon Hallward is killed in a terrible fire at his flat, the police initially assume that his death is nothing more than an accident. However, Morse’s attention is drawn to a Teasmaid next to the dead man’s bed that appears to have been the seat of the fire. Further investigation reveals that Hallward was responsible for poisoning food supplied to local supermarket, Richardson’s. This turns out to have been the cause of a mysterious recent ‘tummy bug’ which caused the death of a local woman. Hallward’s links with a nearby commune run »

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