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Raindance Film Festival to open with 'Newcomer'

25 August 2015 5:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

World premiere of Us spy thriller to open independent film festival.

Raindance Film Festival (Sept 23 - Oct 4) has unveiled the programme for its 23rd edition, with 90 features and nearly 200 short from 48 countries set to screen at London’s Vue Piccadilly.

The festival will open with the world premiere of Us spy thriller, Newcomer, starring Screen Star of Tomorrow James Floyd (My Brother The Devil) and Anthony Lapaglia, directed by Kai Barry.

Raindance’s international programme this year includes the world premiere of Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire, a portrait of the poet-musician and rock star; the UK premiere of Mexican film Alice in Marialand, starring new Bond girl Stephanie Sigman; and new titles from upcoming British filmmaking talent.

Films dealing with the digital age feature prominently throughout the programme, with highlights including Alex Winter’s Deep Web, narrated by Keanu Reeves; Digital Dissisents, a documentary looking at the “warriors of the digital age” featuring »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘Babel’ Writer Guillermo Arriaga to Deliver Raindance Master Class

24 August 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — London’s Raindance Film Festival, which runs Sept. 23-Oct. 4, will include a master class by Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga, who was Oscar nominated for “Babel.” The festival will open with the world premiere of Kai Barry’s spy thriller “Newcomer.”

Mexico-born Arriaga, whose credits include “Amores Perros” and “21 Grams,” will discuss his craft during two sessions on Oct. 3 and 4. The master class ties in with the festival’s Co-Production Forum, which focuses this year on Mexico.

On Sept. 30 Arriaga will join Guadalajara Film Festival director Ivan Trujillo and Raindance chief Elliot Grove in an onstage talk about the opportunities to co-produce with Mexico.

Newcomer” stars James Floyd, who won best newcomer at the 2013 British Independent Film Awards, and Anthony Lapaglia, who won a Golden Globe for his role as FBI agent Jack Malone in “Without a Trace.”

The movie follows rookie spy Alex, who becomes the subject of an »

- Leo Barraclough

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A Us remake of Channel 4's Dates is happening at The CW

12 August 2015 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A Us remake of Channel 4's Dates is coming to The CW.

The network has commissioned series creator Bryan Elsley (Skins) to pen and executive produce the adaptation, according to Deadline.

However, the Us version of the comedy will feature hour-long episodes, rather than following the half-hour format of the UK original.

Each episode of Dates focuses on a first date between two people who have met via online dating.

The first series of the original - which aired in the UK back in 2013 - has aired to lacklustre ratings on The CW this summer, but that hasn't stopped network president Mark Pedowitz from moving forward with the adaptation.

He said: "I like the format. I wish it performed better, but in summer you take shots. I'm very proud of it, and it was great getting Ben Chaplin on our air."

Ben starred in the UK series alongside the likes of Oona Chaplin, »

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Paul O'Grady will pay tribute to Cilla Black on his BBC Radio 2 show this weekend

6 August 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has announced how it will pay tribute to the late Cilla Black.

The much loved entertainer - who passed away on Saturday (August 1) - kickstarted her TV career on the BBC back in 1968.

Cilla Black 1943-2015: Her life in pictures, from musical stardom to TV icon

Black's close friend Paul O'Grady will dedicate the second hour of his BBC Radio 2 show on Sunday (August 9) to remembering her life and career.

He will share some of his personal memories of their friendship, while revisiting some of her biggest hits and favourite songs, between 6pm and 7pm.

Special documentary Cilla at the BBC will air on Sunday, August 16 on BBC Four.

Cilla Black 1943-2015: 12 of her best songs

The programme will celebrate Black's best moments on the BBC, from her performances on Top of the Pops and The Royal Variety Performance to her self-titled television series, »

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Cilla Black soars into top 40 as millions watch ITV tribute

5 August 2015 5:52 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Anyone Who Had a Heart on course to become late singer’s first hit in 41 years, with repeats of documentary and Sheridan Smith drama lifting sales

Cilla Black has made it into the Top 40 for the first time since 1974, as fans rush to snap up copies of her hit Anyone Who Had a Heart.

The single, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, has soared to No 39 in the Official Chart, according to a snapshot of sales figures for the period to midnight on Tuesday.

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UK TV ratings: ITV's moving tribute to Cilla Black brings in 3.4m on Tuesday

5 August 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

UKTV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb

A total of 3.35 million viewers paid tribute to Cilla Black on Tuesday night (August 4), according to overnight data.

ITV's hour-long tribute The One and Only Cilla Black, which featured an introduction from her close friend Paul O'Grady, attracted a 15.8% audience share at 9pm, and was watched by a further 249k (1.6%) on +1.

Elsewhere, Love Your Garden appealed to 3.16m (16.2%) at 8pm (186k/0.9% on +1), and a repeat of Sheridan Smith's drama Cilla gathered 1.23m (11.7%) at 10.40pm (106k/2.0%).

BBC One's New Tricks topped the ratings outside of the soaps with an impressive 5.37m (25.5%) at 9pm. Earlier, Rip Off Britain intrigued 3.60m (20.2%) at 7pm.

BBC Two's Great British Menu continued with 1.73m (8.4%) at 7.30pm, before The House That £100k Built interested 1.70m (8.7%) at 8pm, and Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School fascinated 1.82m (8.6%) at 9pm.

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ITV is airing a special tribute to Cilla Black on Tuesday night

3 August 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV is airing a special tribute to the late Cilla Black on Tuesday night (August 4).

Special documentary The One and Only Cilla Black, which aired two years ago to mark her 50th year in entertainment, will be adapted following her death.

Cilla Black dies at the age of 72: 12 of her best songs

The one-hour documentary will celebrate Black's life and career, and will open with a new tribute from her long-time friend Paul O'Grady.

ITV will also repeat Sheridan Smith's three-part series Cilla on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 10.40pm.

The singer and television presenter died at her Spanish home over the weekend. Local police have said that they believe she died from natural causes.

Paul O'Grady reacts to good friend Cilla Black's death: "She's like my sister"

Fans and friends have remembered Black with a variety of touching tributes since the news of her death »

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Bruce Forsyth pays touching tribute to Cilla Black: 'She had a common touch'

2 August 2015 7:53 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sir Bruce Forsyth is the latest celebrity to remember Cilla Black, following news of the singer-turned-tv star's death.

The former Strictly Come Dancing host praised the late Blind Date presenter for having a "common touch" that made her relatable to the public.

Cilla Black 1943-2015: Her life in pictures, from musical stardom to TV icon

"72 is no age to leave us all, so many people are going to be so upset," he told ITV News.

"She had such a following, everybody loved her with all the shows she did. She had that - as we say, what people always say about me - that common touch."

The 87-year-old said he would miss Black, adding: "I still can't believe it. I didn't see much of her in the last few months at all, but whenever I did see her she always had a laugh.

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TV presenter and singer Cilla Black dies at the age of 72

2 August 2015 4:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cilla Black has died at her Spanish home at the age of 72.

Spanish police in Marbella confirmed the much-loved singer, TV presenter and entertainer's passing to The Telegraph.

Cilla Black: 12 of her best songs

"I can confirm the death of British national Priscilla White, aged 72," said a police spokesperson.

"We are still awaiting autopsy results, but everything at this stage is pointing towards her death being the result of natural causes."

"It is with deep sorrow that I confirm today the passing of singer & TV personality Cilla Black," added the entertainer's agent.

"Details of her death will be announced following the coroner's report. Her family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time."

Stars across the entertainment industry - from Joan Collins to Holly Willoughby - were quick to unite with leading politicians in heartfelt tribute to the showbiz icon on Sunday afternoon.

Collins hailed Black's »

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Sheridan Smith is so good that ITV has announced an entire season dedicated to her

27 July 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sheridan Smith is so good that ITV has decided to dedicate an entire season to her talents.

The best of her work will air next month on ITV Encore, so if you missed any of her acclaimed dramas, now is the time to do something about it.

The channel will be broadcasting dramas like Cilla, The Widower, The Scapegoat and Mrs Biggs from Saturday (August 1).

ITV's recent drama Black Work, which saw Smith star as a police officer searching for answers about her husband's death, will also be repeated as part of the season.

Earlier this year, the 34-year-old triumphed at the National Television Awards, winning the prize for Best Drama Performance for her performance in Cilla.

Meanwhile, Smith recently confirmed that she will play Fanny Brice in a new West End production of Funny Girl. »

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Dates: Season One Ratings

10 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A TV series from the UK, Dates ran for one season of nine episodes in 2013. While it seems unlikely that there will be a second season, The CW resurrected another UK series, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and put it back into production several years after it was cancelled overseas. Will the ratings be good enough for the network to want a second season? Stay tuned.

Set in London, Dates revolves around the first dates between two people who have met via an online dating service. Each episode revolves around a different couple. The cast includes Will Mellor, Oona Chaplin, Neil Maskell, Sheridan Smith, Ben Chaplin, Andrew Scott, Greg McHugh, Katie McGrath, Gemma Chan, Montanna Thompson, and Sian Breckin.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Dates

9 July 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: The CW

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 9, 2015 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Will Mellor, Oona Chaplin, Neil Maskell, Sheridan Smith, Ben Chaplin, Andrew Scott, Greg McHugh, Katie McGrath, Gemma Chan, Montanna Thompson, and Sian Breckin.

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A romantic drama, this TV show is set in modern-day London. It revolves around the first dates between two people who have met on an online dating service.

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UK TV ratings: Sheridan Smith's Black Work concludes with 5.1m on ITV

6 July 2015 2:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

UK TV ratings round-up - data supplied by Barb

Sheridan Smith's Black Work concluded with strong ratings on Sunday (July 5), according to overnight data.

ITV's crime drama wrapped up its three-episode arc with 5.14m (23.5%) at 9pm, while a further 313k (1.9%) tuned in on +1. The series lost just short of 700,000 viewers from its first to its last episode.

Earlier, Catchphrase entertained 2.44m (13.5%) at 7.15pm (125k/0.6% on +1), while Surprise Surprise averaged 3.36m (17.0%) at 8pm (123k/0.6%).

However, it was BBC One's Countryfile that was Sunday night's most-watched programme, bringing in 5.48m (30.7%) at 7pm. Fake or Fortune? interested 4.85m (24.5%) at 8pm, while 7/7 drama A Song for Jenny moved 3.12m (14.8%) at 9pm.

On BBC Two, John Carter gathered 1.41m (8.6%) at 6pm, before a repeat of Top Gear was watched by 1.86m (9.4%) at 8pm, and Odyssey appealed to 1.09m (5.0%) at 9pm.

Channel 4's Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year continued with 1.29m (6.5%) at »

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UK TV ratings: Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear tenure ends with 5.4m

29 June 2015 2:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

UK TV ratings roundup – data supplied by Barb

Jeremy Clarkson's final episode of Top Gear topped the primetime ratings on Sunday (June 28), according to overnight data.

The episode brought in 5.36m (23.2%) for BBC Two at 8pm, up slightly on the show's previous outing in March.

The channel's coverage of acts including Lionel Richie at Glastonbury 2015 entertained 1.71m (9.9%) between 6.15pm and 8pm, while Odyssey appealed to 1.77m (8.8%) at 9.15pm.

On BBC One, Countryfile and Antiques Roadshow continued with 5.09m (27.3%) at 8pm and 4.44m (19.6%) at 9pm respectively. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell followed with 1.71m (7.6%) at 9pm.

ITV's Catchphrase entertained 2.16m (11.4%) at 7.15pm (116k/0.5% on +1), before Surprise Surprise warmed the hearts of 2.77m (12.2%) at 8pm (256k/1.1%). The second episode of Sheridan Smith's Black Work dipped to 5.23m (23.1%) at 9pm (315k/1.9%).

Channel 4's Humans dropped to 2.06m (9.1%) for its third episode at 9pm (475k/2.9%), while Amazing Spaces: Shed of the »

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Black Work review: ‘pacy, tight and intriguing, but it’s no Line of Duty’

21 June 2015 11:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Even the amazing Sheridan Smith can’t turn this tale of a murdered undercover cop into brilliant drama

Sheridan Smith! Everyone’s favourite actor, doing her mascara in the morning. Well, pretty much my favourite actor anyway – after her performances as Lisa Lynch, and Cilla, and Mrs Biggs. Now she’s in Black Work (ITV, Sunday).

An admirably quickly put together drama about the Rachel Dolezal affair, and the mascara is the final touch to a longer, more controversial process? You (I) wish. When that does happen though, I think Smith would make an excellent Dolezal, with both the acting talent and the parentage for it. No, here she’s a copper, PC Jo Gillespie, in an unspecified Yorkshire city. Domestically, she’s just about still married to Ryan, another police officer, who is … oh, sadly, dead. He’s been shot through the chest at a disused warehouse (where else? »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Surprise Surprise, Black Work, Humans

21 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Surprise Surprise: ITV, 8pm

More unknowing people are in for a shock, as Holly Willoughby and Surprise Surprise return for a new series.

In the first episode, Lionel Richie surprises one of his most devoted fans, a family has an unexpected reunion, and a couple of rugby fans enjoy the perfect sporting day out.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: BBC One, 9pm

It's the penultimate episode, and desperate to resurrect his dead wife Arabella, Strange has fled to Venice.

Unfortunately, Strange may have unleashed a greater terror when he meddles with fairy magic, while Norrell's attempts to control the magic in England backfire.

Black Work: ITV, 9pm

In this new detective series starring Sheridan Smith, PC Jo Gillespie's husband is shot and subsequently murdered while working undercover at a warehouse.

As her life is turned upside down, Jo (Smith) finds it difficult to trust those around her and sets herself »

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Sheridan Smith left heartbroken by new drama

10 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Sheridan Smith felt heartbroken after filming dramatic scenes for new ITV drama 'Black Work'. The 33-year-old actress was emotionally distraught from acting in the series in which she plays mother and police widow Jo Gillespie, whose husband is shot dead in mysterious circumstances leaving her to break the news to their two children. She said: ''You get so involved in it all. The scene where she has to tell them their father is dead broke my heart and I couldn't imagine what it would be like for a real family.'' Sheridan particularly got close to her on-screen kids, played by youngsters »

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Prince William Reveals Which Romantic Sitcom He Loves to Watch During Second Post-Baby Public Appearance

21 May 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Princess Charlotte's crying might be keeping dad up late at night, but that doesn't mean Prince William is too tired to perform his royal duties! On Thursday, Kate Middleton's handsome hubby made his second post-baby public appearance at Buckingham Palace, where he presided over an investiture. As he presented actress Sheridan Smith with her Order of the British Empire (OBE), he revealed he's a fan of the BBC romantic sitcom Gavin & Stacey! "He said he'd seen some of my work, which is amazing, and was a fan of Gavin & Stacey," said Smith, 33, according to multiple reports. James Corden was the star and driving force behind the beloved program, which aired 20 episodes between 2007 »

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Prince William Makes Second Post-Baby Appearance, Admits He's a Fan of Romantic Sitcom Gavin and Stacey!

21 May 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Who knew?! Prince William, who recently became a dad of two after Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton welcomed their daughter Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, is a romantic sitcom fan! The royal reportedly made his confession during his second post-baby work appearance on Thursday, May 21, while presenting actress Sheridan Smith with her Order of the British Empire. "He said he'd seen some of my work, which is amazing, and was a fan of Gavin & Stacey," the British actress said of meeting Middleton’s husband and the BBC [...] »

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Bafta winner Georgina Campbell: ‘We wanted it to be truthful and real'

13 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The star of BBC3’s Murdered by My Boyfriend triumphed over Sheridan Smith and Keeley Hawes, and still can’t believe that she was spotted on the street

“What a drama queen!” Georgina Campbell says when reminded of how she reacted to her Bafta success on Sunday night. Her open-mouthed astonishment was caught on camera and now her friends are bombarding her with screen-grabs of her face “looking like a fish”.

It’s a few days since the 22-year-old was named best actress at the TV awards and her excitement is still infectious. Pitted against a trio of critically acclaimed household names – Sheridan Smith, Sarah Lancashire and Keeley Hawes – Campbell didn’t expect to win. She hadn’t even bothered to write an acceptance speech.

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- Homa Khaleeli

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