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Drama written, directed by team behind controversial BBC documentary Ghostwatch.
Kebbell plays twin brothers who are recruited for a top-secret experiment by Soviet Russia to test the power of telepathic communication.
Harry Gregson Williams (The Martian, Prometheus) will write the score. Produced by Debbie Gray (Northern Soul) and Myf Hopkins, former head of production at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Extrasensory has been developed with and is supported by Film Cymru Wales.
Shooting will commence in late October 2017.
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Funny Girl theatre review // Image: Paul Coltas
Following a stunning revival in 2016 at London’s Savoy theatre, Funny Girl takes to the road in 2017 taking in 22 venues along the way. Touring until August, the show features two actresses stepping into the role of Fanny Brice, Sheridan Smith and Natasha J. Barnes, the latter of which takes centre stage for its current run at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking, which we caught on Tuesday evening.
Originally staged on Broadway in 1964 before moving onto the West End just two years later, Funny Girl is based on a remarkable true story, revolving around New York stage star Fanny Brice, originally played by screen and theatre legend Barbra Streisand both on Broadway »
- Paul Heath
Pete Dillon-Trenchard Apr 22, 2017
This article contains lots of spoilers.
Smile, folks - it’s that time of the week again where we take tonight’s episode of Doctor Who and shake it repeatedly until all of its hidden secrets fall out of its pockets - as well as callbacks and generally interesting observations. And if you think we’ve missed something, let us know in the comments below!
Happiness Will Prevail
If you’re reading this, you’re likely to fit into one of two categories – those of you who love and understand emojis and those of you (myself included) who have resigned »
This week sees the release of British action sequel We Still Steal The Old Way on digital download, with DVD and Blu-ray following on 17th April. The film is a follow-up to the 2014 crime drama We Still Kill The Old Way and sees the return of the old-school Archer gang, led by the charismatic Richie Archer, who this time hatches a plan to pull off an audacious robbery. Halfway through the heist, the gang get caught, and they’re sent down. So far, so good – now they’re in prison they can put into motion their plot to spring fellow inmate George, who desperately needs to get out before his wife dies. Trouble arises when Richie’s arch enemy Vic Farrow gets himself transferred into the prison, wanting to settle some old scores.
We caught up with the film’s producer Jonathan Sothcott to talk about his new film, reuniting the cast, »
- Paul Heath
Network: The CWEpisodes: Nine (half-hour)Seasons: OneTV show dates: July 9, 2015 -- August 6, 2015Series status: Cancelled/EndedPerformers include: Will Mellor, Oona Chaplin, Neil Maskell, Sheridan Smith, Ben Chaplin, Andrew Scott, Greg McHugh, Katie McGrath, Gemma Chan, Montanna Thompson, and Sian Breckin.TV show description: 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.Read More… »
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Karen Matthews was presented with a “good parent certificate” from her local Dewsbury council, which perhaps tells us all we need to know about such good-citizenry guff, an unsavoury melange of censorious preaching and all-must-have-tickboxes acclaim for low achievement. Karen Matthews, as we all now must know, was the mother who hoaxed the kidnapping of her nine-year-old daughter, Shannon. For three weeks in 2008, Shannon lay drugged and hidden in the base of a divan bed in the nearby home of Karen’s dreadful boyfriend’s dreadful uncle, while the Sun ramped the reward money up to £50,000.
Roots is angry and beautiful, shameful and shaming, bloody and leathery and viciously vital »
- Euan Ferguson
New media is blamed, but mainstream dramas on the underclass are creating fervid, rightwing views
The Moorside, a drama billed by the BBC as the untold story behind the Shannon Matthews mystery, has its detractors, not least Shannon’s grandparents. They feel that, to a young woman who has been voluntarily under the care of a local authority since 2008, who has quite literally lost her identity and is having to navigate her teenage years with a false one, this raking over of the coals – her deliberate kidnapping by her mother and a male accomplice, in the hope of tabloid reward money – might have a deleterious effect.
The first episode aired on Tuesday night. The producers, I’m sure, would argue that their consciences were clear. They showed a community that was, in the words of the local reverend, Kathy Robertson (speaking on the Today programme), “quite resilient, quite compassionate, coming »
- Zoe Williams
Admission comes as cousin of kidnapped schoolgirl’s mother says The Moorside should not have been broadcast
The BBC has admitted that some of the real-life characters depicted in a controversial dramatisation of the fake abduction of the schoolgirl Shannon Matthews were paid for their cooperation.
Related: BBC defends TV drama about search for Shannon Matthews
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With the new year’s gym crowds dwindling by the second, the ever-enthusiastic Anna Richardson and Amar Latif – a blind entrepreneur-turned-tv personality who will be a familiar figure to viewers of The Last Leg – present this introduction to all of the exciting forms of exercise you could be doing in 2017. A nice idea, although obviously the pair can’t provide the motivation to get off your sofa and go and do it all. Hannah J Davies
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- Hannah J Davies, John Robinson, Jack Seale, Mark Gibbings-Jones, David Stubbs, Ben Arnold, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett
The only boring thing about The Moorside, a BBC drama that will surely already have TV awards judges twitching, is its title.
It’s easy to imagine other networks opting for something like 24 Days in Captivity: the Kidnapping of Shannon Matthews – immediately reminding potential viewers of a major UK news story from 2008, when a nine-year-old from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire was reported missing by her mother, Karen.
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- Mark Lawson
Earlier in the week Peter Capaldi announced that he will be calling time on his stint as the Doctor in this year’s Christmas Special, and now bookmakers William Hill has released its odds for the thirteenth incarnation of the Time Lord in Doctor Who, with Broadchurch star Olivia Colman leading the pack with odds of 8/1.
Should the BBC opt for Colman, it would be the first time a female has portrayed the character – something long overdue in the eyes of many fans. Other actresses in the betting including Phoebe Waller-Bridge (14/1), Hayley Atwell (20/1), Sheridan Smith (20/1), Vicky McClure (20/1), Gemma Arterton (25/1), Helena Bonham Carter (25/1), Tilda Swinton (33/1) and former companions Billie Piper (33/1) and Catherine Tate (33/1).
Other candidates who the bookies seem to think have a chance include James Norton (10/1), Reece Shearsmith (10/1), Richard Ayoade (10/1), Rory Kinnear (12/1) and Andrew Scott (16/1). And if you want to waste some cash, you can also back the likes of »
- Gary Collinson
Brit actress Sheridan Smith is set to star in new six-part drama series Clean Break for ITV. The drama, which is produced by Sister Pictures, focusses on an ordinary working class woman who is caught between two worlds – the everyday life of a devoted and loving mother and the darker, dangerous world of insider trading. Smith plays office cleaner Sam, one of an invisible army of cleaners on a zero-hours contract who clean in the early hours. She struggles with an online… »
12 items from 2017
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