9 items from 2013
Richard Wilson was honoured for his contribution to television and film at the 2013 BAFTA Scotland Awards.
Wilson said of his achievement: "Three words keep swimming on to my radar. And those words are, 'chuffed to buggery'.
Kirsty Wark was recognised for her broadcasting work, while Rockstar North was awarded the 'Special Award for Achievement' prize for Grand Theft Auto V.
Brian Limond won the 'Comedy/Entertainment Programme' award for Limmy's Show. »
The magic of Merlin is coming to an end. It's been announced that season five will be the last for the Syfy TV series but it's still fun to watch the ratings. Will more people tune in this year to say goodbye?
Below are the TV show's ratings, ordinarily the best way to tell if Merlin would be cancelled or renewed for another season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Final season averages: 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.44 million total viewers.
Episode 05-13: Friday, 05/30/13
0.3 demo rating (0% change) with »
Esther Williams: ‘Pools and Smiles’ formula grows stale [See previous post: "Esther Williams: Swimwear MGM Musical Star Dies."] By the early ’50s, Louis B. Mayer had been ousted from the studio he had helped to found, having been replaced by Dore Schary. Whether or not a coincidence, with the exception of Million Dollar Mermaid, the Esther Williams movies of the ’50s — e.g., The Duchess of Idaho, Skirts Ahoy! (stolen by Vivian Blaine in a supporting role), Dangerous When Wet, Easy to Love — lacked the luster of those released in the previous decade, despite more prestigious directors (George Sidney, Charles Walters, Robert Z. Leonard) and the usual co-stars (Van Johnson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel). (Photo: Esther Williams in Million Dollar Mermaid.) Not surprisingly, although MGM’s color musicals would remain in vogue a few more years, Esther Williams and the studio parted ways following George Sidney’s tired-looking Jupiter’s Darling (1956), with Williams and Howard Keel (as Hannibal) fooling around in ancient times. »
- Andre Soares
Hot off the press, we’ve got all the details for the BAFTA Television Awards 2013, sponsored by Arqiva. We’ve got the full list below but first up, here’s that full press release in all its glory. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite in our previously reported Radio Times Audience Awards, all the details can be found via this link. In the meantime, exciting news here:
The nominations have been announced today for the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2013, which will take place on Sunday 12 May at London’s Royal Festival Hall, hosted by Graham Norton.
The Girl and Last Tango in Halifax have four nominations apiece, and compete with each other in three performance categories. Leading Actor Toby Jones, Leading Actress Sienna Miller and Supporting Actress Imelda Staunton are all nominated for The Girl. They take on Leading Actor Derek Jacobi, Leading Actress Anne Reid and »
- Dan Bullock
Richard Wilson has turned down several soap opera roles because the working conditions are ''horrendous''. The 'One Foot in the Grave' star has had a number of offers to appear in long-running serial shows such as 'Coronation Street' but declined them because he couldn't hack the tough workload and lack of rehearsal time. Richard said: ''I did a small part in 'Emmerdale' once because I was short of cash but soap stars have a fairly horrendous schedule. My friend [Sir] Ian McKellen has appeared in 'Coronation Street'. But there is very little rehearsal and I wouldn't like that.'' The 76-year-old has had »
London, March 5: Actor Richard Wilson, who has been named in a magazine's list of influential gay couples, has opened up about his sexual orientation.
"I don't mind people saying I'm gay because I am. But I don't live in a gay relationship. Sometimes I think it's just the way I have ended up and it doesn't worry me particularly," Wilson told Britain's Weekend publication, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The 76-year-old also said how he had only had one serious relationship in his lifetime and it was with a woman.
"I had a very long relationship with a doctor when I worked at Paddington General (hospital as a lab technician).. »
- Shiva Prakash
Richard Wilson, famous for One Foot In the Grave, and now Merlin, says that he does not mind people saying he's gay. "I don’t mind people saying I’m gay, because I am. But I don’t live in a gay relationship. That [being single] is probably why I go to counseling." Maybe that's where we were getting the gay vibe from in Merlin and not Merthur?
Assuming Mitt Romney is still the face of the Republican party (he was after all invited to Cpac while people like Gov. Chris Christie weren't), they still don't get it. “I think the Obamacare attractiveness and feature was something we underestimated, particularly among lower incomes. And, uh, just didn’t do as good a job in connecting with that audience as we should have.”
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, one of the loudest anti-gay voices in the UK, admitted to the inappropriate sexual actions over the »
Feature Louisa Mellor Feb 12, 2013
Picture the scene: it’s Saturday teatime at the end of September, the leaves are turning, there’s a wisp of bonfire smoke in the chill air and the shops are already stocked with Christmas decorations. Refreshments in hand, you wedge yourself onto the sofa next to your family/significant other/Japanese love pillow, and switch on BBC One. But there’s a problem: no Merlin.
No Merlin? No matter. The BBC has some brand new family teatime viewing in store for you (brand new, yet very, very old) in the form of historical fantasy, Atlantis. Taking over from the Arthurian legend’s time slot will be a new thirteen-part series which will delve even further back into the annals of myth to entertain us on those crisp autumn evenings. »
The fifth and final season of Merlin has already come to a close in the U.K., and in the U.S. SyFy starts its run of the last 12 episodes this Friday. Knowing the end is nigh for the knights, ladies, druids, sorcerers and dragons of Camelot made it a massive but bittersweet treat for us to talk to stars Colin Morgan and Katie McGrath by phone all the way from London.
Even after a morning full of interviews and a questionable phone connection, both actors were exceedingly gracious, and the camaraderie between them was obvious. Here's what we learned from the pair about their show and their characters:
While the rest of Camelot may live in fear of the Lady Morgana, Katie McGrath wishes she could take more of her character with her off-screen.
From the very start of our conversation, it was clear »
9 items from 2013
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