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Nativity! 2

27 October 2011 10:03 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Production started last week on Nativity 2 - The Second Coming, the sequel to the successful 2009 family film Nativity!. Directed once again by Debbie Isitt, the film will shoot for six weeks in Coventry, North Wales and Stratford.

This time David Tennant heads the cast as new classroom teacher Mr Peterson. He is joined by Joanna Page and Sheridan Smith, and Marc Wooton, Pam Ferris and Jason Watkins have reprised their roles. Like the original film, Nativity 2 is once again about a school nativity play, but this time the children from St. Bernadette's get lost en route to a national singing contest.

An anxious teacher (David Tennant) starts a new job at an under-achieving school and quickly finds himself struggling to cope with a wild classroom assistant, a group of under-performing kids and his own very pregnant wife. He soon becomes embroiled in a madcap plan to enter a National 'Song »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Nativity! Available on Video on Demand November 1

25 October 2011 11:22 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The British holiday comedy ‘Nativity!’ is being released in America on Cable Video on Demand on November 1, 2011. The family film, written and directed by Debbie Isitt, follows elementary school teacher Paul Maddens, played by Martin Freeman, as he’s put in charge of producing the school’s nativity play. Paul is competing against his arch rival Gordon Shakespeare, portrayed by Jason Watkins, who runs a fancy private school, for the best reviewed show in town. Paul tries to get ahead by saying his ex-girlfriend Jennifer, played by Ashley Jensen, a Hollywood producer, is coming to see his show. He adds that she’s going to turn the play in a film. »

- karen

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'Being Human' star Jason Watkins joins 'Dirk Gently'

24 October 2011 7:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Being Human star Jason Watkins has landed a role in the new series of Dirk Gently. Three more episodes of the Douglas Adams adaptation have been commissioned following a successful pilot last year. Watkins told CultBox: "I've been doing a series called Dirk Gently, with Stephen Mangan. I'm filming that now; I'm on my way down to Bristol. There's three hour-long episodes and I'm in two of them." It is currently unclear what role the actor will (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Last Nights TV: Trollied Series 1, Episode 5 Review

26 August 2011 1:06 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Sky One’s ambitious 2011 continues to throw out original programming after the huge success that was Mad Dogs. Trollied is of a different mould altogether, but a statement of Sky One’s intent to push their own shows none the less. The problem is with original programming is that sometimes it just isn’t original enough.

After seeing the seemingly endless amount of adverts attempting to woo me and the rest of the nation over to Sky One on a Thursday night for their supermarket sitcom Trollied, last night I caved in. Partly due to a slow night on the box once Id watched the bore of a Spurs vs. Hearts match.

So Trollied…. A group of people work in a fictional supermarket. A few decent TV names such as Jane Horrocks as Deputy Manager Julie, Mark Addy as butcher Andy and the oddly camp Jason Watkins off of Psychoville playing the Store Manager Gavin. »

- D.J. Haza

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'Question Time' riots special seen by 3.5m

12 August 2011 2:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Question Time special on the UK riots was seen by nearly 3.5m on Thursday night, while Sky1's comedy Trollied lost viewers, according to the latest audience data. Question Time, featuring panellists such as Lord Prescott, former police chief Brian Paddock and the Archbishop of York John Sentamu discussing the unrest that has engulfed Britain, averaged 3.49m (26.5%) for BBC One from 10.45pm, up around 1m on the show's usual audience. Trollied, a supermarket-set comedy starring Jane Horrocks, Mark Addy and Jason Watkins, tumbled to 690k (3%) on Sky1 from 9pm, down 460k on last week's debut episode. Back on the terrestrials, Torchwood: Miracle Day continued with 4.02m (17.4%) on BBC One, easily beating Single Handed's 3.06m (13.3%) on ITV1 and 107k (0.6%) on +1. The Killing USA had 1.17m (5.1%) on Channel (more) »

- By Andrew Laughlin

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'Trollied' debuts with 1.1m on Sky1

5 August 2011 3:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sky1's new comedy Trollied launched with more than 1m viewers on Thursday night, while Torchwood continued to shed viewers, according to the latest audience data. A double bill of Trollied, starring Jane Horrocks, Mark Addy and Jason Watkins, averaged 1.15m (5%) and 980k (4.3%) for Sky1 in the 9pm hour. Also in the 9pm hour, Torchwood: Miracle Day continued with 3.98m (17.4%) on BBC One, down by 150k week-on-week. However, the Doctor Who spinoff outperformed crime drama Single Handed, which entertained 2.73m (11.9%) on ITV1 and 138k (0.8%) on +1. The Killing USA gripped 1.14m (5%) on Channel 4 from 9pm, and 203k (1.1%) on timeshift. Traffic Cops had 4.05m (18.2%) on BBC One in the 8pm hour and Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley! pulled in 1.94m (15.4%) from 10.45pm, while Piers Morgan Life Stories was seen (more) »

- By Andrew Laughlin

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Six to watch: workplace comedies

4 August 2011 7:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As Sky's new supermarket-based sitcom Trollied hits the screen we look back at shows about jobs that work like a charm

As anyone who's served their minimum-wage sentence in a local supermarket will tell you, the daily grind of pretentious middle management, disillusioned staff and monotonous routine offers a treasure trove of comic potential. Trollied, Sky1's new sitcom, which gets under way with a double bill tonight, stalks the aisles of a fictional supermarket in the north-west. Starring Jane Horrocks, Jason Watkins and Mark Addy it's more Finest quiche than Value beans, but by tackling the nine to five most of us turn to the telly to forget, Trollied joins a rich history of comedies set in mundane workplaces on the small screen.

But which are the best? Huddle close telly fans as we separate the wheat from the chaff with our rundown of six of the best workplace comedies. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Jane Horrocks prepared for Trollied in Tesco

28 July 2011 2:30 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Jane Horrocks found it easy to slip into character for new supermarket-based comedy 'Trollied' because she has appeared in so many Tesco adverts. The 47-year-old actress' co-star Jason Watkins was hugely impressed with the purpose built imitation store the cast shot scenes in but Jane - who plays Velco supermarket's acting deputy manager Julie in the Sky1 HD sitcom - wasn't fazed. Jason said: "It's set in Bristol. It's really impressive for a set. You walk through a sort-of warehouse, massive space, then you go through a door and there is what looks just like Sainsburys. It's huge, it's got »

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Ben Price: Corrie has to move on to be relevant

26 July 2011 2:30 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Jane Horrocks found it easy to slip into character for new supermarket-based comedy 'Trollied' because she has appeared in so many Tesco adverts. The 47-year-old actress' co-star Jason Watkins was hugely impressed with the purpose built imitation store the cast shot scenes in but Jane - who plays Velco supermarket's acting deputy manager Julie in the Sky1 HD sitcom - wasn't fazed. Jason said: "It's set in Bristol. It's really impressive for a set. You walk through a sort-of warehouse, massive space, then you go through a door and there is what looks just like Sainsburys. It's huge, it's got »

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Psychoville: in a different league

7 June 2011 4:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Killing most of their characters off in the final episode was ruthless but ensured this dark comedy kept you hooked

As one of those viewers who drifted away from The League of Gentlemen, I barely noticed when Psychoville arrived. But I gave it a go and was quickly hooked. Fresher and more purposeful than Log, it had all the same references, humour and moods but they were tied together with a compelling, if ridiculous plot. Series two also blindsided me a little – I'd not even heard they were making it, and didn't know this was the last outing, and that they intended to kill most of the characters.

When Dawn French was stabbed in the neck in episode one it seemed a necessary way of pruning the busier, more expensive cast members. But when blind millionaire toy trader Oscar Lomax was found hanging from his neck dead at the end of episode three, »

- Phelim O'Neill

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'Trollied': First look at Sky1's new comedy

27 May 2011 12:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sky1 has released two promotional photographs for its new comedy Trollied. The show is set in the fictional supermarket Valco and focuses on the staff working there. The cast includes Jane Horrocks, Mark Addy, Jason Watkins and Chanel Cresswell. "I was attracted to Trollied as soon as I saw the scripts," Horrocks said. "They were very funny. They're well-structured and well-written. I liked the character and I knew what I was going to be able to do with her." She joked: "With a character like Julie, who's so disliked by the majority of people in the supermarket, you have to hope that people don't think I'm (more) »

- By Tom Mansell

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Blu-Ray Review: Excellent Supernatural Hit ‘Being Human’ From BBC

12 May 2011 3:52 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It’s not often that a program in the U.K. is being produced and airing on BBC America at the same time as an American remake version of the same concept. But it’s not often that you have a hook as strong as the one on “Being Human” — the remake airs on SyFy and the third season of the original was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD by BBC America and Warner Bros.

Blu-Ray Rating: 4.5/5.0

On paper, “Being Human” probably sounds ridiculous. But so did “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Lost.” And, yes, at its best, this show deserves comparisons with those modern classics. It sounds like the set-up for a bad joke — a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost move into a flat. Trust me. It’s not joke. This is intense, smart, well-acted, great stuff with some of the best writing in genre television of the last few years. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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TV Review: Psychoville, 2.1

5 May 2011 2:38 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

After an unreasonable two-year absence, only alleviated by last year’s Halloween special, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s Psychoville finally returns for a second series of black comedy japes and spooky mystery. As a spiritual follow-up to The League Of Gentlemen‘s small-town horror, Psychoville may lack that show’s insidious edge and pervasive atmosphere, but a more ambitious format (fully serialized plotting, wider scope) has helped carve it a complimentary identity. However, it’s still less menacing and moody than The League ever was — being more of a warped carnival of oddities — perhaps signifying that Shearsmith and Pemberton are mellowing in middle-age, or that colleagues Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson were the more macabre half of their comedy troupe.

I found series 1′s finale of Psychoville unsatisfying, primarily because the story deserved a conclusion, but instead creaked as it tardily introduced a supernatural curveball (a magical locket owned »

- Dan Owen

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'Being Human' Season 3 (BBC) DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway

4 May 2011 3:54 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Attention fans of the original BBC version of the smash series 'Being Human'. If you weren't able to pick up the Season 3 of 'Being Human' (BBC version) yesterday when it hit the stores, no worries, we are giving away 5 copies.

That's right, and we are giving the winners their choice of either the Blu-ray copy or the DVD version. Thanks to BBC America and Warner Home Video, we will be hooking 5 fans up with the 3 Disc Set. These puppies retail for $59.99 each!

So what do you have to do to enter this contest? Simple. Email beinghumancontest@morehorror.com with your full name, age (must be at least 18, sorry) physical mailing address, twitter address (if you have one) and email address. Yep, that's it. Pretty simple, right?

We will announce the winners by midnight on Friday, May 6 so send your email in quickly. Winners will be chosen randomly. »

- admin

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Being Human Season Three

3 May 2011 5:42 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The BBC adult drama Being Human has always had a strong premise – a werewolf, vampire, and ghost – living together and trying to maintain some semblance of a normal existence. A world filled with such creatures, though, is far from normal and their attempts have consequences. The series’ first season was quite strong, enough so that SyFy bought the premise and produced their own seriously watered-down version of the show (which has also done well enough for a second season).

The show felt a bit lost during its second season, but it built up its audience so the series got an eight-episode third season order. Today, the DVD release allows audiences in America to catch up with Mitchell (Aidan Turner), George (Russell Tovey) and Annie (Lenora Crichlow) and you will be in very good company indeed.

As the second season ended, Mitchell went on a vampiric bender, massacring a subway full of people. »

- Robert Greenberger

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Win a Copy of Being Human Season 3 on Blu-ray

26 April 2011 4:11 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With the UK version of "Being Human" already getting into its fourth season, we've got your chance to win the truly stellar Season Three on Blu-ray high definition! Pretty nifty, eh?

Hot on the heels of the SyFy Channel’s American remake, the original UK Being Human returns to DVD and Blu-ray for a third gripping season. Leaving the memories of their much-loved former house behind, George, Nina, and Mitchell settle into their new home - a kitschy B&B named Honolulu Heights that boasts many benefits for supernatural types...a large basement providing safe haven on a full moon, for starters. Season three boasts an impressive array of guest-stars, including Lacey Turner (EastEnders) as Lia, who Mitchell meets in Purgatory, Robson Green (Wire In The Blood) as primitive werewolf McNair, Michael Socha (This Is England '86) as McNair's son Tom, Paul Kaye (It's All Gone Pete Tong) as twisted vampire Vincent, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Jane Horrocks in new Sky1 comedy 'Trollied'

14 April 2011 1:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sky has announced that it has commissioned new eight-part comedy series Trollied. The supermarket-set sitcom, helmed by Shameless director Paul Walker, will focus on the staff of the fictional 'Valco' budget store in the North West. Jane Horrocks will lead the cast, appearing alongside Game of Thrones star Mark Addy, Being Human's Jason Watkins and This Is England actress Chanel Cresswell. Sky's head of comedy Lucy Lumsden said: "Trollied is the first of a number of brand new British comedies for Sky and we're extremely excited by the talent around the show, on and off screen." Executive (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Being Human: series three, episode seven

6 March 2011 2:03 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Characters face up to the consequences of their actions in this moral-bending journey

Spoiler Alert: This weekly blog is for those who are watching Being Human on BBC3. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode six

Dan Martin's episode six blog

The One Where …

The cops catch up with Mitchell, Annie learns the terrible truth, and Herrick remembers who he is … and stabs Nina

"This is first contact. It's biblical. History, religion, science – they lose everything."

Confession time. Last November I visited Honolulu Heights myself. That is, the industrial estate studio complex in Barry where the impressive set is housed. We made the lovely film that kicked off this series of blogs (did nobody spot the obvious pregnancy bump on Sinead Keenan as she toured you through the house?) Then, we got to spend a day watching Being Human being filmed. More specifically, the climactic police raid, and that final, »

- Dan Martin

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Being Human: series three, episode five

20 February 2011 2:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After last week's slayer-fest, there's a timeless Pinteresque intensity to an episode that's like a closed-set teleplay

Spoiler Alert: This weekly blog is for those who are watching Being Human on BBC3. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode five

Dan Martin's episode four blog

The Longest Day

The One Where Herrick returns, but not as we know him; Nina finds out about Mitchell's part in the Box Tunnel Massacre; and the wheels begin to fall off.

"Social services, it's got to be. She looks knackered and she's got terrible hair."

A change of pace after last week's awesome slayer-fest sees Being Human adopt the position of a closed-set teleplay. Yes, it's the save-the-budget episode, but serving up such a stylish hour of tense psychodrama, you could never call it cheap. Herrick returns not with lip-smacking vengeance but edgy vulnerability, rescued from the psych-ward and taking up residence as »

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Watch the First Five Minutes of Being Human Season 3 Episode 1

18 February 2011 10:24 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This Saturday night, February 19th, "Being Human" returns to BBC America with Episode 1 of season three, and if you just can't wait for its debut, here are the first five minutes during which Mitchell enters Purgatory to look for Annie but finds himself amidst the ruins of his own past sins...

Being Human, BBC America’s original hit supernatural series about a group of friends trying to live normal lives despite their unusual afflictions, is back – and, says creator and writer, Toby Whithouse, "It is, without doubt, our best season yet.”

“A third season is a unique opportunity because it allows you to take all the best bits of season one and season two," he says. "What we took from season one is the domestic element and very strong stories of the week with very strong guest characters. Season two had much more of an epic sweep and a breadth of ambition. »

- Uncle Creepy

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