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Brief Encounters: ITV Series Cancelled; No Season Two

Well, that was brief indeed. Radio Times reports ITV has cancelled the UK TV series Brief Encounters after only one season.Created by Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling, the 1980s-set drama "charted the early years of retail company Ann Summers through the prism of four women who find fulfilment from selling lingerie and sex toys to customers within the privacy of their own homes." The cast included Penelope Wilton, Sharon Rooney, Angela Griffin, Sophie Rundle, and Chloe Pirrie.Read More…
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ITV Orders ‘Brief Encounters’ About Sex Toys & Undies Seller Ann Summers

ITV has ordered six-part drama Brief Encounters with filming to begin in February. The 1980s-set story of four unlikely female entrepreneurs is inspired by the early days of the Ann Summers Party Plan business, a concept hatched at the UK retailer specializing in sex toys and lingerie. The women-only parties were designed to introduce the goods at private homes. The shops today remain a fixture on UK high streets. Created and written by Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina (Gree…
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'Me & Mrs Jones' dropped after one series by BBC One

BBC One comedy Me & Mrs Jones will not return for a second series. Writer Oriane Messina confirmed the show's axe on Twitter, blaming the cancellation on disappointing audience numbers. "We just didn't get the ratings we needed," Messina wrote. "Tough time slot didn't help but we know lots of you loved it." Me & Mrs Jones starred Sarah Alexander as single mother Gemma Jones, with Neil Morrissey, Nathaniel Parker and Robert Sheehan playing the three men in her life. In a message to the show's fans, Messina added: "Your support has been amazing, making the show trend and being so loyal, thank you. BBC One is a tough nut to crack." The series debuted with 3.13m viewers in October, but (more)
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Robert Sheehan to Star Alongside Neil Morrissey in BBC Sitcom

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Irish actor Robert Sheehan has landed a role on new BBC One sitcom 'Me & Mrs Jones'. The 'Love/Hate' star will join Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly) and Sarah Alexander (Smack the Pony) in the Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling-penned comedy. The former 'Green Wing' writers will work alongside director Nick Hurran (Doctor Who), producer Serena Cullen (Push) and Beryl Vertue who will executive produce for Hartswood Films.
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Sarah Alexander to star in new BBC sitcom

Sarah Alexander and Neil Morrissey are to star in new BBC One sitcom 'Me and Mrs. Jones'. The six-episode series will see the 'Coupling' actress portray complex character Mrs. Jones, who is having to juggle love, affection, sex and motherhood between her ex-husband, one grown-up son, two young daughters and male admirers with a 20-year age gap. Hartswood Films - the production company behind BBC's 'Sherlock' series - has been commissioned to create the comedy TV season, which will also star 'Misfits' actor Robert Sheehan and 'Merlin's Nathaniel Parker. 'Me and Mrs. Jones' is created and written by Oriane Messina
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Neil Morrissey, Sarah Alexander for BBC One comedy 'Me & Mrs Jones'

Neil Morrissey, Sarah Alexander for BBC One comedy 'Me & Mrs Jones'
Neil Morrissey and Sarah Alexander have signed up to star in a new BBC One sitcom. Me & Mrs Jones is written by Green Wing's Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling, and directed by Doctor Who's Nick Hurran. Rules of Love's Serena Cullen will produce. The comedy centres around Mrs Jones (Alexander) as she juggles motherhood and her love life. She has an ex-husband, a grown-up son, two young daughters and many young male admirers. Merlin actor Nathaniel Parker and Misfits star Robert Sheehan will also star in the show. BBC One's Controller of Comedy Cheryl Taylor said: "If there has been any anxiety recently about the number of funny women working in comedy here we have the perfect antidote with the wonderful Sarah Alexander (more)
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Katie Price to leave Living

Sarah Alexander and Neil Morrissey are to star in new BBC One sitcom 'Me and Mrs. Jones'. The six-episode series will see the 'Coupling' actress portray complex character Mrs. Jones, who is having to juggle love, affection, sex and motherhood between her ex-husband, one grown-up son, two young daughters and male admirers with a 20-year age gap. Hartswood Films - the production company behind BBC's 'Sherlock' series - has been commissioned to create the comedy TV season, which will also star 'Misfits' actor Robert Sheehan and 'Merlin's Nathaniel Parker. 'Me and Mrs. Jones' is created and written by Oriane Messina
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TV Review: Campus, 1.1 – “Publication, Publication, Publication”

I wasn’t a fan of Green Wing, the semi-improved comedy based on scripts that were a hodgepodge of jokes, sketches and sight gags gathered from a hive-mind of writers. It was an interesting way to produce a single-camera sitcom, and one that clearly found an audience, but I found its scattergun approach quite tiring. Many of Green Wing‘s writers are behind Channel 4′s new comedy offering Campus, which won’t escape “Green Wing in a university” branding, because that’s exactly what it is. The uni’s motto is even “with wings”.

“Publication, Publication, Publication” was a 70-minute extension of the half-hour Comedy Showcase pilot from 2009 (including adverts), which basically means there was an awful lot of filler. But this filler is exactly what Campus thrives on, as it’s really just an extended sequence of sketches and non sequiturs. Jonty De Wolfe (Andy Nyman) is the
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