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8 items from 2015


Call the Midwife

31 August 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: PBS

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: September 30, 2012 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, Cliff Parisi, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, Victoria Yeates, Linda Bassett, Charlotte Ritchie, and Vanessa Redgrave (voice only).

TV show description:      

Based on memoirs by Jennifer Worth, this period drama series takes place in the 50s and 60s and revolves around a group of nurse midwives in the Poplar district of London's poor East End.

Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) is a new midwife who, thinking she’s taking a midwife job at a small hospital, is shocked to learn she is actually working for the Nonnatus House convent. Having had a privileged childhood, she soon »

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The Game: UK TV Series Cancelled, No Season Two

27 July 2015 6:33 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There won't be a second season for historical drama The Game. The UK TV show has been cancelled after a short season of six episodes.

Set in the 1970s, The Game revolves around the complex invisible war waged by the MI5 to protect the country from Cold War threats. The cast includes Tom Hughes, Brian Cox, Paul Ritter, Shaun Dooley, Chloe Pirrie, Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Aris, and Judy Parfitt.

The Game aired on BBC Two in the UK. Here in the United States, BBC America ran the six episodes in November and December 2014.

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Time Machine: Sensational Scarlett J. in Purple

7 May 2015 8:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scarlett Johansson Oscar dress Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars Looking great in a long purple dress, Scarlett Johansson displays her tight-fitting costume and bare back at the 83rd Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar 2011 co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco (for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours) thus introduced Johansson and fellow Oscar presenter Matthew McConaughey: "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." Well, if you're lucky. Some have remarked that Franco was a more effective Oscar host online, where he tweeted some of the evening's to-dos, than on the stage of the Kodak Theatre. His fellow equally panned Oscarcast host was actress Anne Hathaway. Scarlett Johansson movies Scarlett Johansson has been featured in more than 40 films since her debut at age 10 in Rob Reiner's North, back in 1994. Johansson, in fact, »

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Jessica Hynes comedy Up the Women axed by BBC Two

31 March 2015 12:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jessica Hynes comedy Up the Women will not return for a third series.

The BBC has confirmed that it has called time on the suffragette sitcom in order to work on new comedy projects, the Radio Times reports.

A BBC spokesperson commented: "After two great series, sadly there won't be any more Up the Women on BBC Two as the channel looks to bring new comedy shows through.

"Huge thanks to the incredibly talented Jessica Hynes, and all involved in the making of the show."

Vicki Pepperdine, Adrian Scarborough and Judy Parfitt also starred in the series, which was co-written by Hynes, Morwenna Banks and Barunka O'Shaughnessy.

Up the Women - which focused on activist Margaret (Hynes) - originally launched on BBC Four, before transferring to BBC Two for its second run. »

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Call The Midwife Returns To PBS March 29th With Season 4 – Review – Preview

27 March 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Call the Midwife ended the third season by putting itself in a very tricky position, although it at least managed to get people very interested in how things were going to continue.

The last season ends with Jenny getting a new perspective on life when Chummy’s mother dies, and the result is that Jenny decides to leave Nonnatus House. There’s something both fantastic, and completely insane, about the move, especially considering that it’s supposed to be her story, and it’s her voice-over walking us through everything. It actually becomes a little unnerving to continue listening to Vanessa Redgrave talking about what’s going on as the fourth season plays out.

You have to expect big things to kick off the season, which is hard to put into perspective, because the show is nothing if not subdued in its overall progression.

For a show like Call the Midwife, »

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Up the Women review – could it be the Dad’s Army of the suffragette movement?

21 January 2015 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Strong characters, dialogue peppered with frequent little joys of unforeseen silliness and some of the funniest females in the country – what’s not to like?

The women of the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle (Politely Demands Women’s Suffrage) are on hunger strike in support of their suffragette sisters languishing in prison. But the temptations of the flesh prove too much in Jessica Hynes’s hugely enjoyable Up the Women (BBC2). With an impressive female cast, including Judy Parfitt, Emma Pierson and Vicki Pepperdine, the comedy, set in 1910, also features a typically commanding turn from Rebecca Front as iron-knickered, stick-in-the-mud Helen – the only suffrage naysayer among the women who meet regularly to eat cake, do their samplers and discuss the fight for equality. They are led by Margaret (Hynes), a passionate blue-stocking whose dreams of joining the movement are frustrated by adherence to social convention and, more often, cowardice.

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- Julia Raeside

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Watch Miranda in the new Call the Midwife series 4 trailer

7 January 2015 9:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A trailer for the fourth series of Call the Midwife has been revealed.

A new character joins Nonnatus House and there's news of engagements and infidelity in the clip.

Post by BBC One.

New pictures from the fourth series of the BBC One drama were also recently released.

Jenny Agutter, Helen George and Miranda Hart are all returning as their characters for the new series, as are Ben Caplan, Laura Main and Stephen McGann.

Emerald Fennell will also return as her character of Patsy, while Judy Parfitt reprises her role of Sister Monica Joan.

Joining the cast for series four are Fresh Meat actress Charlotte Ritchie and Lark Rise to Candleford's Linda Bassett, who will play nurses Barbara Gilbert and Phyllis Crane.

The fourth series of the drama will see Nonnatus House facing new challenges in 1960.

Call the Midwife has been recommissioned for a fifth series, returning for a »

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Call the Midwife series 4: See new pictures from BBC's hit nursing drama

6 January 2015 7:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

New pictures from the fourth series of Call the Midwife have been released.

The images show both new and returning characters in BBC One's drama, which follows the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House.

Jenny Agutter, Helen George and Miranda Hart are all returning as their characters, as well as Ben Caplan, Laura Main and Stephen McGann.

Emerald Fennell will also return as her character of Patsy, while Judy Parfitt reprises her role of Sister Monica Joan.

Joining the cast for series four is Fresh Meat actress Charlotte Ritchie and Lark Rise to Candleford's Linda Bassett, who will play Nurses Barbara Gilbert and Phyllis Crane.

The fourth series of the drama will see Nonnatus House facing new challenges in 1960.

Call the Midwife has been recommissioned for a fifth series, returning for a Christmas special in 2015 as well as eight hour-long episodes in 2016.

The fourth series will air in »

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