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Lovejoy remake in the works from Hustle creator Tony Jordan?

A reboot of BBC antique comedy Lovejoy could be in the works.

Radio Times reports that Tony Jordan, who created Hustle and Life on Mars, is in the early stages of developing the remake.

It's believed that Jordan is using the original Lovejoy novels as source material and that the series, if picked up, is likely to be a co-production with his company Red Planet Pictures.

Lovejoy aired on BBC One for six series between 1986 and 1994. It starred Ian McShane as the swindling antiques dealer.

Downton Abbey's Phyllis Logan appeared as love interest Lady Jane, while Dudley Sutton played Lovejoy's friend Tinker and Chris Jury his assistant Eric Catchpole.

Malcolm Tierney, who died at the age of 75 in 2014, played rival antiques dealer Charlie Gimbert.

Watch a clip from Lovejoy below:
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Acorn January DVD Releases: Lovejoy Returns

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The lovable East Anglian rogue returns for another go-around in Acorn Media’s latest DVD release: Lovejoy series 4. Starring Deadwood’s Ian McShane, the series is centered around a slippery antiques dealer who occupies a moral grey zone and struggles to stay on the right side of the law.

As ever, Lovejoy is closely followed by his loyal sidekicks: the dim-witted Eric, and the “barker” Tinker Dill. Also returning this series is Lovejoy’s nemesis, Charlie Gimbert (Malcolm Tierney). Gimbert is to Lovejoy as that French chap was to Indiana Jones. Let’s just say that when grown men are fighting over antiques, there’s no such such thing as foul play!

The artefacts in this show are rather more exciting than the knick-knacks people wheel out at the Antiques Roadshow. In season 4, Lovejoy gets his hands on a commode that reportedly once belonged to Napoleon. He discovers a Billiards
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Malcolm Tierney obituary

Stage and screen actor who excelled in playing authority figures and appeared in TV shows such as Brookside and Lovejoy

Malcolm Tierney, who has died aged 75 of pulmonary fibrosis, was a reliable and versatile supporting actor for 50 years, familiar to television audiences as the cigar-smoking, bullying villain Tommy McArdle in Brookside, nasty Charlie Gimbert in Lovejoy and smoothie Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe in David Nobbs's A Bit of a Do, a Yorkshire small-town comedy chronicle starring David Jason and Gwen Taylor.

Always serious and quietly spoken offstage, with glinting blue eyes and a steady, cruel gaze that served him well as authority figures on screen, Tierney was a working-class Mancunian who became a core member of the Workers' Revolutionary party in the 1970s. He never wavered in his socialist beliefs, even when the Wrp imploded ("That's all in my past now," he said), and always opposed restricted entry to the actors' union,
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Malcolm Tierney obituary

Stage and screen actor who excelled in playing authority figures and appeared in TV shows such as Brookside and Lovejoy

Malcolm Tierney, who has died aged 75 of pulmonary fibrosis, was a reliable and versatile supporting actor for 50 years, familiar to television audiences as the cigar-smoking, bullying villain Tommy McArdle in Brookside, nasty Charlie Gimbert in Lovejoy and smoothie Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe in David Nobbs's A Bit of a Do, a Yorkshire small-town comedy chronicle starring David Jason and Gwen Taylor.

Always serious and quietly spoken offstage, with glinting blue eyes and a steady, cruel gaze that served him well as authority figures on screen, Tierney was a working-class Mancunian who became a core member of the Workers' Revolutionary party in the 1970s. He never wavered in his socialist beliefs, even when the Wrp imploded ("That's all in my past now," he said), and always opposed restricted entry to the actors' union,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Lovejoy, Brookside actor Malcolm Tierney dies, aged 75

Lovejoy, Brookside actor Malcolm Tierney dies, aged 75
Actor Malcolm Tierney has died, aged 75.

The British actor was known for his variety of roles in TV, film and theatre, including Braveheart and Lovejoy.

Tierney played Tommy McArdle in the Channel 4 soap Brookside from 1983 to 1987, and was also known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company back in the 1970s.

In 2012, he starred as Sorin in Chekhov's The Seagull at London's Southwark Playhouse.

Tierney was perhaps best known for playing Lovejoy's antique dealer rival Charlie Gimbert in the BBC drama.

He also had roles in Doctor Who's 'The Trial of a Time Lord' in 1986, and Star Wars in 1977.

Tierney also played the English sheriff who executes the wife of William Wallace in Mel Gibson's Braveheart in 1995.

Further appearances included A Bit of a Do, the original House of Cards series and Dalziel and Pascoe.

Several actors have paid tribute to the late star, with
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Lovejoy, Brookside actor Malcolm Tierney dies, aged 75

Actor Malcolm Tierney has died, aged 75.

The British actor was known for his variety of roles in TV, film and theatre, including Braveheart and Lovejoy.

Tierney played Tommy McArdle in the Channel 4 soap Brookside from 1983 to 1987, and was also known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company back in the 1970s.

In 2012, he starred as Sorin in Chekhov's The Seagull at London's Southwark Playhouse.

Tierney was perhaps best known for playing Lovejoy's antique dealer rival Charlie Gimbert in the BBC drama.

He also had roles in Doctor Who's 'The Trial of a Time Lord' in 1986, and Star Wars in 1977.

Tierney also played the English sheriff who executes the wife of William Wallace in Mel Gibson's Braveheart in 1995.

Further appearances included A Bit of a Do, the original House of Cards series and Dalziel and Pascoe.

Several actors have paid tribute to the late star, with
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Blu-Ray Releases: Feb. 3 – Feb. 9

Welcome to another weekly preview of upcoming Blu-Ray releases! In this week’s edition, Flight makes a good case for taking the train to your next vacation destination, Here Comes the Boom hits store shelves with a – well with a boom I guess, and a beloved family classic finally gets a Blu-Ray release.

Ready for this week’s Blu-Ray releases? Then read on.

Flight

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood, and Melissa Leo.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

An American drama film from Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis. It was well received by critics and was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor (for the film’s star Denzel Washington) and Best Original Screenplay.

Plot: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunction reveals something troubling.

My Thoughts: I haven’t watched it yet, but I’m looking forward to it.
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Doctor Who complete reviews: Terror Of The Vervoids

More than halfway into The Trial Of A Time Lord, and The Doctor's not a happy camper. Not only is he being hectored by Judge Doom on a constant basis, he's also trying to come to terms with the loss of Peri, whose attempts to pre-empt the Mitchell Brothers from EastEnders were cruelly thwarted by an angry Yrcanos. No wonder he starts the ninth instalment with a face longer than Jimmy Hill's chin.

But that Dunkirk spirit slowly manifests itself as The Doctor now begins His defence. It's an odd choice – he evidently thinks that being an outer space Hercule Poirot will somehow absolve himself of all the charges laid against him. So welcome to the Murder On The Orient Express In Space portion of the trial, which is better known as Terror Of The Vervoids.

Now Doctor Who has attempted murder-mystery dramas in the past, with the likes
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