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'Broadchurch' Season 3 Debut Draws 7.5M on ITV, 'Nightly Show' Kicks off With 2.9M Viewers

5 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

U.K. TV giant ITV's flagship network on Monday night drew 7.5 million viewers with the 9 p.m. season 3 debut of hit series Broadchurch and averaged an audience of 2.9 million for the first edition of 10 p.m. experiment The Nightly Show, Britain's answer to U.S. late-night shows.

Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, became a U.K. ratings hit in its first season. The overnight audience figures for the start of season 3 compared with 7.6 million viewers for the season 2 launch episode. The second season then hit ratings lows.

The drama's 34 percent share of viewing at the »

- Georg Szalai

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Broadchurch review: a new case – and new life – for the crime drama

7 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It’s a return to form for the third and final series, as Olivia Colman and David Tennant are joined by Corrie’s Julie Hesmondhalgh. Plus: what really goes on in the House of Lords?

So, back to Broadchurch (ITV), for the third – and final – time. A traumatised woman turns up in the night at the police station in town. A single tear rolls from a faraway blue eye down her cheek. Her name is Trish and she has been raped.

DS Ellie Miller and Di Alec Hardy (Olivia Colman and David Tennant) arrive; they’re on the case. It’s what Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch needed – a new case – after the second series. You don’t really remember the second series? Exactly, it was a bit of a mess. While the near-perfect genius of the first series is still hauntingly clear, I bet.

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- Sam Wollaston

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Broadchurch recap: series three, episode one – an eerie and very promising start

17 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Miller and Hardy return for their last ever case – a rape by an unknown attacker – with an extraordinarily intricate and often dark-humoured hour

“My name’s Ellie. I’m a detective with Wessex police ... This is Alec. He’s my colleague. We work together.” Well, that’s a bit of an understatement in the circumstances, but never mind. Here we go. Series three, the final instalment – and the last chance for a return to form after the “ill-judged second season” (Tm). For Broadchurch fans, however, it’s a welcome return full stop. How I’ve missed Olivia Colman’s Dorset accent.

All the familiar Broadchurch hallmarks were back. Here come the cliffs, and the slow pan down the empty high street in half-light. Here’s someone working at their desk late at night in a seaside property, and here are Miller and Alec bickering. But there was a new tone and pace too. »

- Viv Groskop

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Will the last Broadchurch be a return to gripping drama? The signs are good

27 February 2017 5:02 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After a disastrous second series, creator Chris Chibnall is refusing to play it safe for the show’s final case. But could the sexual violence be too extreme?

As the third season of Broadchurch starts, we’re hoping it will shape up like the 2013 first series – gripping, original, unmissable – rather than the 2015 sequel: repetitive, sometimes ridiculous and easy to ignore.

For those who separated from Broadchurch two years ago, the first of the new episodes is reassuring. The mistake of the second outing was to more or less repeat the first, in which Olivia Colman and David Tennant investigated the murder of an 11-year-old boy in a coastal community. Putting on trial in season two the murderer uncovered in season one may have seemed a neat way of attempting the paradox required of all returning TV – moving on without changing too much – but the contortions required to keep the courtroom storyline interesting devalued the original. »

- Mark Lawson

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‘Doctor Who’ Trailer Shows New Companion Bill in Action

25 February 2017 10:06 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The upcoming season of “Doctor Who” will be Peter Capaldi’s swan song, but fans are equally excited to get to know the 12th Doctor’s new companion Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie. A new trailer has been released that showcases Bill’s enthusiasm about adventures with the Doctor, even if it could kill her. Fans will also be excited to see Nardole (Matt Lucas) back in action, completing the time-travelling trio.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’: David Tennant Thinks Olivia Colman Could Be the Next Doctor

Mackie spoke to The Guardian after getting the role about bringing a unique energy to Bill.

“I turned up in T-shirt, jeans and some yellow boots and I felt out of my depth,” she said. “It was the Soho Hotel – so posh! [But] I knew I could bring her to life. She’s funny and geeky and vulnerable. There’s a goofiness to her and a big heart. »

- William Earl

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‘Doctor Who’ Trailer Shows New Companion Bill in Action

25 February 2017 10:06 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The upcoming season of “Doctor Who” will be Peter Capaldi’s swan song, but fans are equally excited to get to know the 12th Doctor’s new companion Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie. A new trailer has been released that showcases Bill’s enthusiasm about adventures with the Doctor, even if it could kill her. Fans will also be excited to see Nardole (Matt Lucas) back in action, completing the time-travelling trio.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’: David Tennant Thinks Olivia Colman Could Be the Next Doctor

Mackie spoke to The Guardian after getting the role about bringing a unique energy to Bill.

“I turned up in T-shirt, jeans and some yellow boots and I felt out of my depth,” she said. “It was the Soho Hotel – so posh! [But] I knew I could bring her to life. She’s funny and geeky and vulnerable. There’s a goofiness to her and a big heart. »

- William Earl

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Doctor Who: Tilda Swinton Is Favored To Be The Next Doctor

16 February 2017 9:52 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It’s been a longstanding desire for many Doctor Who fans that an upcoming Doctor be female. Doctor Who is a series that’s been around for decades, and in that time they’ve gone through more than twelve Doctors (including the War Doctor). Yet despite the laundry list of Doctors, none of them have been female. Before Peter Capaldi signed on as the most recent iteration of the Time Lord, there were a few British actresses who fans thought would have been a good fit for the quirky character.

Peter Capaldi’s time is nearing an end — if you’ll recall, he recently announced that this upcoming season of the sci-fi show would, in fact, be his last. With that in mind, the eternal question of “who will be the next Doctor?” is circulating the web.

Related: Peter Capaldi Bowing Out Of Doctor Who

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- Joseph Medina

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Tilda Swinton is the bookies fave for Doctor Who role

16 February 2017 9:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Tilda Swinton is the favourite to take the role of Doctor Who on television once Peter Capaldi bails out later in the year. Apparently there has been a big bet placed in the last 48 hours which has propelled the Doctor Strange and Orlando actress to the top of the list.

The odds now stand at 7/2 for Swinton to take the role. She was previously at 10-1. The new odds position the actress ahead of previous favourite Kris Marshall, who is still 4-1 to replace Capaldi. Olivia Colman is 5-1 and Maxine Peake is 8-1.

Capaldi will complete the current series, which is now shooting and depart the BBC show after this year’s Christmas special, which will air on Christmas Day.

The post Tilda Swinton is the bookies fave for Doctor Who role appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Tilda Swinton is the new favorite to replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who

16 February 2017 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ladbrokes has updated its odds with regards Peter Capaldi’s replacement in Doctor Who. According to the bookmaker, the new favourite is Doctor Strange star Tilda Swinton, which would put her in the history books as the first ever female Doctor.

Keep in mind that these are just betting odds founded on a great degree of research, taking into account statements from actors, historical trends, and the push to finally give audiences a female Doctor (Ladbrokes are offering just 5/4 that a female actress will be cast).

Some other interesting names under consideration are Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw, and Richard Ayoade, while Kris Marshall is 4/1 second favourite following his departure from Death in Paradise.

See Also: Danny Dyer wants to take over from Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who

Who would you like to see as the Thirteenth Doctor? Let us know in the comments below… »

- Robert Kojder

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MyAnna Buring comedy 'Hot Property' gets international sales deal

9 February 2017 2:07 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

“Un-romantic comedy” has been picked up by Octane Entertainment ahead of the Efm.

Hot Property, the UK indie comedy starring MyAnna Buring, has secured an international sales deal with Us outfit Octane Entertainment, who will be selling the title at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin.

UK marketing company Coffee & Cigarettes brokered the deal on behalf of the producers. 101 Films has taken UK rights and released the film in the Us in December 2016.

The film marks the feature debut of Max McGill, who was Bafta-nominated along with his Hot Property producer Campbell Beaton for producing Oscar Sharp’s 2014 short The Karman Line starring Olivia Colman. McGill co-wrote the screenplay with Dawn King, Tiernan Hanby also produced.

The film is a self-dubbed “un-romantic comedy” set amid London’s property market and hipster culture. Buring stars alongside Tom Rhys Harries, Alex Ferns, Ella Smith and Kate Bracken. »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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The Outsider’s Opinion: Who Can Play the New Doctor Who?

6 February 2017 8:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe with an outsider’s opinion on who could play the next Doctor in Doctor Who

There’s a certain level of fandom reserved for a select type of film or TV show. Think of Trekkies, or Star Wars nuts, or Adam Sandler fans…okay, forget Adam Sandler, but as well as those who know the exact design breakdowns of the Enterprise or the Death Star down to the amount of coffee dispensers, there’s also a group of fans who know all there is to know about Doctor Who. They can explain exactly the science behind the Tardis, or that screwdriver thingy that the Doctor uses. Hell, they know what that thingy is called. Maybe they’ve been avid fans since the relaunch in 2005, or perhaps some of the elder Who geeks have stood by since the days of the Bakers’ or Davison, Pertwee, McCoy etc.

I’m not a Who fan. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Is change as good as a rest to keep classic British TV characters fresh?

4 February 2017 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Doctor Who, Bond, Sherlock: reboots are changing audience views of heroes

Once again, the Tardis is looking for a new wrangler; a fresh pair of hands to tame its time-shifting drive shaft. In a ritual by now well established, the response has been a spate of widespread speculation. Will the new Doctor be a woman? Will they be black? Like travellers through a wormhole, viewers await answers to all the old questions, while the actors suggested for the role this time range from The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln, to the acclaimed stage star Ben Whishaw, to Broadchurch’s Olivia Colman and The It Crowd’s Richard Ayoade.

A handful of major male film and television roles now regularly spark this level of reaction when a vacancy comes up. Bond, obviously, is the other big one. So when Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor, announced on Radio 2 that he had finished spinning through the eons, »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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‘Doctor Who’: David Tennant Thinks Olivia Colman Could Be the Next Doctor

1 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Having worked with her on “Broadchurch,” David Tennant is even more aware of how talented Olivia Colman is than most. (The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is onboard, having just given the actress a Golden Globe for her performance in AMC’s miniseries “The Night Manager.” Now that Peter Capaldi is stepping down as the Doctor on “Doctor Who,” Tennant — who himself played the character from 2005–2010 — is recommending his co-star for the job.

Read More: The New ‘Doctor Who’: A Plea For Diversity, and 13 Dream Doctors

“Olivia would clearly be a magnificent choice,” he told the Evening Standard in a recent interview. “If you have the right people telling the right stories then it’s absolutely a possibility.” All 12 thespians who’ve played the Doctor over the last 54 years have been men, of course, but until last year every Ghostbuster was a man, too, so anything’s possible.

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Doctor Who’: David Tennant Thinks Olivia Colman Could Be the Next Doctor

1 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Having worked with her on “Broadchurch,” David Tennant is even more aware of how talented Olivia Colman is than most. (The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is onboard, having just given the actress a Golden Globe for her performance in AMC’s miniseries “The Night Manager.” Now that Peter Capaldi is stepping down as the Doctor on “Doctor Who,” Tennant — who himself played the character from 2005–2010 — is recommending his co-star for the job.

Read More: The New ‘Doctor Who’: A Plea For Diversity, and 13 Dream Doctors

“Olivia would clearly be a magnificent choice,” he told the Evening Standard in a recent interview. “If you have the right people telling the right stories then it’s absolutely a possibility.” All 12 thespians who’ve played the Doctor over the last 54 years have been men, of course, but until last year every Ghostbuster was a man, too, so anything’s possible.

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- Michael Nordine

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Olivia Colman the bookies’ favourite to succeed Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who

1 February 2017 9:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier in the week Peter Capaldi announced that he will be calling time on his stint as the Doctor in this year’s Christmas Special, and now bookmakers William Hill has released its odds for the thirteenth incarnation of the Time Lord in Doctor Who, with Broadchurch star Olivia Colman leading the pack with odds of 8/1.

Should the BBC opt for Colman, it would be the first time a female has portrayed the character – something long overdue in the eyes of many fans. Other actresses in the betting including Phoebe Waller-Bridge (14/1), Hayley Atwell (20/1), Sheridan Smith (20/1), Vicky McClure (20/1), Gemma Arterton (25/1), Helena Bonham Carter (25/1), Tilda Swinton (33/1) and former companions Billie Piper (33/1) and Catherine Tate (33/1).

Other candidates who the bookies seem to think have a chance include James Norton (10/1), Reece Shearsmith (10/1), Richard Ayoade (10/1), Rory Kinnear (12/1) and Andrew Scott (16/1). And if you want to waste some cash, you can also back the likes of »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Mad to be Normal’ Trailer: David Tennant Embodies Renowned Psychiatrist R.D. Laing in Upcoming Biopic

1 February 2017 9:17 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Closing this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, and having its world premiere on February 26, is the biopic “Mad to be Normal,” starring David Tennant and Elisabeth Moss.

Directed and written by Robert Mullan, the drama tells the story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing (Tennant) and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960’s. Empire shared the first look at the trailer, which you can check out below.

Read More: ‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 Trailer: David Tennant and Olivia Colman Team Up for a Final Case

Known as the “high priest of anti-psychiatry,” Laing used unconventional methods to treat people, including experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-healing known as metanoia. “Mad to be Normal” will go deep into Laing’s life, showing how his intelligence and arrogance made him equally revered and reviled. It will also capture his darker side and how many, »

- Liz Calvario

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Broadchurch: New Trailer for Third & Final Season Released

31 January 2017 7:20 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"I am not a violent man." A new trailer has been released for the third and final season of Broadchurch on BBC America, Deadline reports.The UK drama stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman as two detectives investigating the murder of a young boy in a small seaside town. The new season "will beg the question of whether the seaside town has a crack running through it caused by Danny Latimer’s death — is this new crime somehow the long-term legacy of that dark moment?"Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Will’ Trailer: TNT’s New Drama Shows the Wild, Rowdy Side of Young William Shakespeare

31 January 2017 2:38 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

TNT has released the teaser trailer for the drama “Will,” which tells the wild, rowdy story of young William Shakespeare. The 32-second clip first aired during the SAG Awards on Sunday.

Newcomer Laurie Davidson plays the title role in this period drama told in a bold, contemporary style and played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all of Shakespeare’s recklessness, lustful temptations and tortured brilliance. The story follows the young poet as he arrives onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th-century London, looking to make a name for himself.

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He meets and falls in love with Alice Burbage (Olivia DeJonge), the daughter of theater impresario James Burbage, who is forbidden from pursuing a career in acting. The series also stars Jamie Campbell-Bower as Shakespeare’s rival Christopher Marlowe, Mattias Inwood as Alice’s »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Will’ Trailer: TNT’s New Drama Shows the Wild, Rowdy Side of Young William Shakespeare

31 January 2017 2:38 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

TNT has released the teaser trailer for the drama “Will,” which tells the wild, rowdy story of young William Shakespeare. The 32-second clip first aired during the SAG Awards on Sunday.

Newcomer Laurie Davidson plays the title role in this period drama told in a bold, contemporary style and played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all of Shakespeare’s recklessness, lustful temptations and tortured brilliance. The story follows the young poet as he arrives onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th-century London, looking to make a name for himself.

Read More: First Look at Brett Morgen’s ‘When the Street Lights Go On’ Pilot – Trailer

He meets and falls in love with Alice Burbage (Olivia DeJonge), the daughter of theater impresario James Burbage, who is forbidden from pursuing a career in acting. The series also stars Jamie Campbell-Bower as Shakespeare’s rival Christopher Marlowe, Mattias Inwood as Alice’s »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 Trailer: David Tennant and Olivia Colman Team Up for a Final Case

31 January 2017 1:25 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Broadchurch” is back for its third and final season, with David Tennant and Olivia Colman returning as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller, respectively. This time, they team up to investigate one last case: a violent sexual assault. Check out the first teaser trailer below.

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In this season, a three-year flash-forward finds the two detectives investigating another crime in their once-sleepy seaside town, which may or may not be related to the Danny Latimer case that plagued the townspeople in season one.

Among other returning cast members are Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan as Beth and Mark Latimer. Also coming back: Arthur Darvill as Vicar Paul Coates; Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe; Charlotte Beaumont as Mark and Beth’s daughter Chloe; and Adam Wilson as Ellie’s son Tom. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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