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Broadchurch leads Rts Programme Awards nominations

4 March 2014 6:11 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker hailed for ITV crime drama, while Channel 4 receives more nods than any other broadcaster

ITV's murder mystery drama Broadchurch is leading the field in the Royal Television Society Programme Awards nominations with a quartet of nods.

With 19 nominations, Channel 4 had more than any other broadcaster in the shortlists published on Tuesday. BBC1 had 12 nominations with seven for BBC2, eclipsed by 10 (across all its channels) for BSkyB. ITV bagged 15 nominations, with four for ITV2.

Broadchurch star Olivia Colman was nominated for best actress, alongside her fellow Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker, and Sharon Rooney, for E4's My Mad Fat Teenage Diary in her first major TV role.

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall is nominated for best drama writer (along with Dennis Kelly for Utopia and Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan for Run, both on Channel 4) with the ITV show also in the running for best drama serial, »

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Broadchurch leads Royal Television Society Awards nominations

4 March 2014 2:24 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV thriller Broadchurch leads the nominations for this year's Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

The ceremony, hosted by Tim Vine, will be held on March 18 at Grosvenor House and honours excellence across all genres of television programming.

Broadchurch is up for four awards including Drama Serial, while Chris Chinball - who penned the murder mystery series - is nominated for Drama Writer.

The show's stars Olivia Coleman and Jodie Whittaker have both been recognised in the Female Actor category, alongside My Mad Fat Diary actress Sharon Rooney.

BBC dramas Top of the Lake and In the Flesh will go up against Broadchurch for Drama Serial, while My Mad Fat Diary, Peaky Blinders and Utopia have received nods for Drama Series.

HBO's Game of Thrones has been nominated in the International category, alongside Storyville - Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer and Channel 4's The Returned.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway is up for Entertainment, »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Blandings, BAFTAs, Top Gear

16 February 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Blandings: BBC One, 6.30pm

Jennifer Saunders and Tim Vine star in this brand new series of the hilarious period comedy. Based on the stories by PG Wodehouse, Blandings is perfect family viewing. Tonight's season two premiere focuses on the obnoxious Duke of Dunstable coming to stay, causing all manner of mayhem. However, the Duke turns out to be the least of Clarence's problems when he discovers his house guest has a dastardly plan to get him out of the way! Harry Enfield and Mathew Baynton guest star.

Call The Midwife: BBC One, 8pm

The medical drama continues tonight with the nuns and midwives preparing a surprise jubilee celebration to mark 50 years since Sister Evangelina took her vows. However, a face from the past threatens to ruin the party. Elsewhere, new nurse Patsy becomes an instant hit with the midwives and when a pregnant young woman with Down's syndrome is brought in feeling unwell, »

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Tim Vine on quitting Not Going Out: 'I didn't want to do it forever'

13 February 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tim Vine has spoken about his decision to quit Not Going Out.

The comic starred in the BBC One sitcom between 2006 and 2012, but did not return for its sixth series in 2013.

Vine told Digital Spy that he "really enjoyed" his time on the Lee Mack comedy and still watches it "whenever it is on".

"I just felt like I didn't want to do it forever," he said. "It is nice to keep moving - move with the times and all that."

Vine will star as Beach the butler in series two of BBC One's Blandings, which begins on Sunday, February 16 at 6.30pm.

"Blandings is a perfect example, because it was a period piece," he explained. "I thought, 'I would love to do something like that' which is why I was pleased when it came up."

Not Going Out is expected to air its seventh series later in 2014.

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Slapstick Festival, CarnyVille: this week's new film events

17 January 2014 11:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Slapstick Festival | The Loco London Comedy Film Festival | Rybczynski: Exploring Space | CarnyVille

Slapstick Festival, Bristol

With Buster Keaton back in cinemas (The General is on reissue and there's a retrospective at London's BFI), it's a good time to brush up on silent comedy, and this festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary, has done much to spread the word, or maybe the subtitle. This year Charlie Chaplin takes his turn in the spotlight and marks the 100th anniversary of his Little Tramp incarnation, with Omid Djalili introducing an orchestra-backed screening of City Lights at Colston Hall on Friday. The seen-it-all crowd will be more intrigued by celebrations of forgotten stars such as Constance Talmadge, Raymond Griffith and Max Davidson. More up to date, Tim Vine explains why he loves Benny Hill (Watershed, 26 Jan), and Phill Jupitus asks Paul McGann and Ralph Brown about the making of Withnail & I (Bristol Old Vic, 26 Jan).

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