5 items from 2015
Jokers, circus masters and demonic dolls. Which TV characters terrify you? Den Of Geek asked its writers that very question…
The subconscious is a terrible place; dark, mysterious and peopled by spectres from the past. As a bit of a laugh then, we sent our writers journeying into theirs and asked them to drag out any TV terrors they found lurking in the shadows.
Some television fears had been ensconced there since childhood, others were more recent tenants. Some were morally terrifying; human beings with icy hearts capable of atrocities, others were simply… atrocities.
Join us as we count down in order of terror from the sort-of-creepy to the downright terrifying, the 50 TV characters that, for whatever reason, give our writers chills. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, so feel free to fill in gaps by adding your own peculiar television nightmares below…
50. Charn - »
"Cuffs" is a new fast-paced cop show commissioned by BBC One, with a cast that's fronted by Ashley Walters ("Top Boy," "Small Island"), along with Peter Sullivan ("The Borgias," "State Of Play"), Amanda Abbington ("Sherlock," "Mr Selfridge"), Shaun Dooley ("Exile," "The Game"), Paul Ready ("Utopia," "Ripper Street"), Eleanor Matsuura ("Utopia," "Vexed") and Alex Carter ("Hollyoaks," "Emmerdale"). The character-led drama, as well as a police procedural, takes the audience on an "exhilarating" ride through the challenges of front-line policing: "Adrenalized and vibrant, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. From a booby trapped cannabis farm in a suburban semi to an elderly farmer’s wife with a shotgun, the stories are surprising and exciting. There will be more absurd...
- Tambay A. Obenson
"Cuffs" is a new fast-paced cop show commissioned by BBC One, with a cast that's fronted by Ashley Walters ("Top Boy," "Small Island"), along with Peter Sullivan ("The Borgias," "State Of Play"), Amanda Abbington ("Sherlock," "Mr Selfridge"), Shaun Dooley ("Exile," "The Game"), Paul Ready ("Utopia," "Ripper Street"), Eleanor Matsuura ("Utopia," "Vexed") and Alex Carter ("Hollyoaks," "Emmerdale"). The character-led drama, as well as a police procedural, takes the audience on an "exhilarating" ride through the challenges of »
- Tambay A. Obenson
We’ve just heard some exciting casting news about tomorrow’s durational reading of The Iliad at The Almeida Theatre. A company of more than 60 artists will bring The Iliad to life in a durational reading on Friday 14 August. The reading will begin at the British Museum and culminate on the Almeida stage. The marathon reading is the latest event in the theatre’s Almeida Greeks Festival.
Homer’s The Iliad is the source myth of Greek drama and the greatest story of heroism, betrayal and war in literature. Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold and Associate Director Robert Icke, the marathon event’s 60 strong cast will include Nikki Amuka-Bird, Adjoa Andoh, Pippa Benett-Warner, Katie Brayben, Lorna Brown, Simon Callow, Bertie Carvel, Oliver Chris, Simon Coates, Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack, Joe Dixon, Monica Dolan, Amanda Drew, Noma Dumezweni, Tim Dutton, Lisa Dwan, Caroline Faber, Will Featherstone, Stephen Fewell, Susannah Fielding, »
- Paul Heath
The pair will star in the new show, which focuses on the lives of police officers on the frontline.
Cuffs is written by Julie Gearey (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and also boasts an ensemble cast featuring Peter Sullivan (The Borgias), Shaun Dooley (Exile), Utopia's Paul Ready and Eleanor Matsuura, plus Alex Carter (Hollyoaks).
Tiger Aspect's Head of Drama Will Gould said: "With her incredible wit, authenticity and balls-out storytelling - Julie Gearey is taking the cop show genre back to basics to create a fresh and bold series, bang up to date for 2015.
"And we can't wait for her vision to be brought to life by director Anthony Philipson and our extraordinarily talented and diverse cast. »
5 items from 2015
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