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Robert Lindsay is making a comedy comeback in a new show on Gold later this year.
The My Family actor will be joined by Maureen Lipman in Bull, a new three-part sitcom from writers Gareth Gwynn and John-Luke Roberts.
The studio comedy is centred around Rupert Bull (Lindsay), a man who runs a struggling antiques shop alongside his inept staff.
UKTV's Simon Lupton said of the show: "What could possibly go wrong in a quintessentially English antiques shop managed by an energetic eccentric and staffed by a bizarre bunch of characters?
The answer is quite a lot – and that is the premise for this fast-paced, contemporary sitcom, written with verve by a new writing partnership. Robert Lindsay is one of our most versatile and funny actors, »
Glenda Jackson: Actress and former Labour MP. Two-time Oscar winner and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson returns to acting Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson set aside her acting career after becoming a Labour Party MP in 1992. Four years ago, Jackson, who represented the Greater London constituency of Hampstead and Highgate, announced that she would stand down the 2015 general election – which, somewhat controversially, was won by right-wing prime minister David Cameron's Conservative party. The silver lining: following a two-decade-plus break, Glenda Jackson is returning to acting. Now, Jackson isn't – for the time being – returning to acting in front of the camera. The 79-year-old is to be featured in the Radio 4 series Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, described on their website as a “mash-up” adaptation of 20 Emile Zola novels collectively known as "Les Rougon-Macquart." Part 1 of the three-part Radio 4 series will be broadcast daily during an »
- Andre Soares
Former film star and Labour MP to take first screen role in more than 20 years with ‘mash-up’ of novel cycle also starring Robert Lindsay
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Jason is torn between good and evil as Atlantis gears up to its final confrontation...
This review contains spoilers.
In this week's episode, a frustrated Pasiphae is awaiting news of the fugitives, still intent on killing Jason, though Medea warns that Jason may be the perfect ally - his heart has been darkened by the truth, and she feels he’s ready to be brought across to their way of thinking and all that may entail.
Meanwhile, Hercules, Pythagoras, Ariadne and Aeson, Jason’s father, are hunting for the lost - both geographically and emotionally - hero. Hercules realises that he’s abandoned his friend when he needed her most and vows to correct this.
Thankfully, Pasiphae has the perfect thing planned to take her mind off events - a gladiatorial spectacle. It's a lesson for Medea, as Pasiphae explains that the event will placate the people and remind »
This week's Atlantis episode, The Gorgon's Gaze, leaves the viewer wanting more thanks to its collection of great performances...
This review contains spoilers.
2.9 The Gorgon's Gaze
Let's start, as ever, with a recap of this week's action.
With Pasiphae now in a position of power, the Gods have warned that they are angry and have spoken through new Oracle, Cassandra. Unhappy with the condemnation of her actions, Pasiphae is advised that the solution is clear - get Ariadne to pass on the crown and kill the young queen.
There's little joy in the heroes' camp, either, as Jason, Pythagoras and Medusa fight inner turmoil as they realise the insurmountable task they face if they wish to save Ariadne and the fate of Atlantis.
Refusing to break under pressure, Ariadne fears for her life as Pasiphae threatens her body, then her life, with Medea using her knowledge of the dark arts to torture the queen, »
Michael Palin Cbe has achieved that rare feat of being not only a man of multiple trades - actor, comedian, writer, presenter and political campaigner - but a master of them all.
Best known for being one sixth of iconic comedy group Monty Python, Palin has carved a hugely successful and varied career in showbusiness.
His achievements range from winning the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in 1989 for his role in A Fish Called Wanda, to travelling across the world in 80 days, to reuniting with his fellow Pythons for a hugely anticipated series of live Monty Python shows last year.
In the name of getting to know one of Britain's most famous men a little better, we headed to BAFTA HQ on Tuesday night (March 17) for the latest in BAFTA's live strand A Life in Television. Host David Walliams certainly extracted a host of fascinating facts about Palin's life (and »
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