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In 1846, two men named John Swindall and James Osborne engaged in a cart race on a public road that caused the death of a pedestrian. Only one vehicle had killed the victim, but as both had encouraged the other to drive dangerously, Swindall and Osborne were judged to be acting on a common intention and were both charged with manslaughter. The case ushered in the Joint Enterprise doctrine in English law, whereby two or more people who agree to commit a crime together are liable for the criminal actions of other members of their group.
Joint Enterprise. It sounds like a judicious scheme. Why should members of a group who set out with the common goal of murder evade justice only because they didn’t - or it couldn’t be »
Due to air on BBC One on Sunday the 6th of July, the ninety-minute film tells the story of a teenager dragged into a murder investigation that threatens to upturn his entire life. The cast, as McGovern's casts tend to be, has no weak links, from Game Of Thrones' Michelle Fairley and Robert Pugh to Susan Lynch, Daniel Mays, Jodhi May and relative newcomer Nico Mirallegro.
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Production has begun on the second season of BBC America's Atlantis series. It's unclear how many installments have been ordered this time but the first season had 13 episodes. Season two is expected to start airing next year.
Here's the press release:
New York - April 3, 2014 - BBC America's fantasy co-production, Atlantis, from the creators of Merlin and Misfits, has begun production on season two. The series follows the adventures of Jason (Jack Donnelly, Dancing on the Edge), Hercules (Mark Addy, Game of Thrones) and Pythagoras (Robert Emms, War Horse) who battle against some of the most famous names of Greek legend, often in unexpected guises. Jack Donnelly, Mark »
The cast of the family fantasy show have reunited to start shooting the next run in Chepstow, Wales.
Aiysha Hart, who appears as Ariadne, and Juliet Stevenson, who plays The Oracle, are among the old faces to return, while series two will also welcome new additions Vincent Regan (300) as Dion and Amy Manson (Being Human) as Medea.
"We have some exciting new additions joining our exceptional cast and some surprises up our sleeve that »
4 items from 2014
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