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Cannes Check 2014: Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner'

10 May 2014 6:18 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome back to Cannes Check, In Contention's annual preview of the films in Competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 14. Taking on different selections every day, we'll be examining what they're about, who's involved and what their chances are of snagging an award from Jane Campion's jury. Next up, the first of two British veterans in the lineup: Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner." The director: Mike Leigh (British, 71 years old). Few filmmakers have essayed the mundane woes (and occasional joys) of Britain's working-to-middle classes with the vivid specificity of Mike Leigh, though given his distinctive vernacular and customarily heightened sense of the everyday, it's not quite accurate to classify him as a kitchen-sink realist. Either way, as both a playwright and filmmaker, he's as significant and influential a figure on the UK cultural lanscape as John Osborne or Alan Bennett. A Rada acting student turned art school graduate, »

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BBC One's Our Zoo: Lee Ingleby, Liz White, Ralf Little for new drama

24 March 2014 3:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One has announced the cast for its new drama series Our Zoo.

Inspector George Gently actor Lee Ingleby will star as George Mottershead, an ex-serviceman with a dream to build the first British zoo without bars.

Life On Mars star Liz White is cast as his wife Lizzie, while Ralf Little will play her mischievous brother Billy Atkinson.

Anne Reid, Sophia Myles, Peter Wight and Stephen Campbell-Moore will also feature in the upcoming drama.

Our Zoo is based on the true story of the eccentric Mottershead family, who established Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

Written by award-winning playwright Matt Charman, the series will be produced by Marcus Wilson (Doctor Who).

Our Zoo has begun principal photography and will air on BBC One in late 2014.

James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor to star in BBC One's The Missing

Aidan Turner to lead BBC One's new Poldark series

David Gyasi, EastEnders star Jo Joyner »

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The Paradise: Cancelled After Two Seasons

22 February 2014 10:50 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While Mr. Selfridge has supposedly been renewed, BBC1 has pulled the plug on The Paradise. There won't be a third season for the period drama.

The Paradise revolves around the people who work and shop at the first English department store. Set in 1875, castmembers have included Emun Elliott, Joanna Vanderham, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Lancashire, Matthew McNulty, Peter Wight, David Hayman, Stephen Wight, Sonya Cassidy, Ruby Bentall, Finn Burridge, and Patrick Malahide.

Of the cancellation, a BBC spokesperson said, "We are incredibly proud to have made two successful series of period drama The Paradise for BBC1. However, in order to make room for new dramas to come through, The Paradise won't be returning."

The show airs on PBS here in the Us and only the first season has been shown. That ended in November and there's been no word of »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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