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Call the Midwife is tackling some serious subject matter. RadioTimes reports season six of the BBC TV series will explore Female Genital Mutilation.The UK drama, which airs on PBS in the United States, follows a group of nuns and midwives working in the destitute East End neighborhood of London. The cast includes Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, and Stephen McGann.Read More… »
The midwives are going on a trip. This week, PBS released a new preview for the upcoming Call the Midwife holiday special.The UK drama follows a group of nuns and midwives working in the destitute East End neighborhood of London. The cast includes Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, and Stephen McGannRead More… »
Keira Knightley‘s 19-month-old daughter, Edie, swore the night Donald Trump won the U.S. election.
The British actress explained on the Christmas special episode of The Jonathan Ross Show — airing Saturday — that her daughter has been “talking a lot, she’s running, she’s literally repeating everything we say so we’re having to be really careful.”
However, Knightley and her husband, James Righton, experienced a strange moment in the aftermath of Trump’s surprising win.
The 31-year-old actress said she brought her daughter into bed with her and her husband in the morning.
“She’s like this watching the television, »
- Alexia Fernandez
Last night saw the World Premiere of Jurassic Park Live at the world famous Royal Albert Hall in London. The event was attended by a host of celebrities including Sam Mendes, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, Miranda Hart, Myleene Klass and Heather Watson who were there to be wowed by the amazing John Williams score performed by […]
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- David Sztypuljak
October 14, 2016, 6:48am– It’s only been three days since we had our very first look at Rupert Grint in Adolf the Artist (check it out here in case you missed it) and already we’re being spoiled with another piece of amazing news. We now have the very first look at Sick Note with a brand new promo trailer for the series. Thanks to TheRomione for uploading it to youtube so that everyone can enjoy it: The trailer offers a great look at the 6-part show which is scheduled to air in 2017 (no exact date yet). Here’s Sky Vision‘s official synopsis: Rupert Grint (Harry Potter movies), Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) and Golden Globe award-winning actor Don Johnson (Miami Vice) star in this brand new comedy for Sky Atlantic. Directed by BAFTA winner Matt Lipsey (Little Britain, Psychoville), this series is produced by King Bert, the »
The live-action film — based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” — is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” In the pic, one of Clara’s Christmas toys — a Nutcracker doll — comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King with seven heads.
Hart will play the fairy Dew Drop in what is described as a fun, comedic role for the film.
- Justin Kroll
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Cosplay of the Day: For those of you still undecided about the presidential election, is it because you think both candidates are just evil aliens in disguise? This cosplay of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in They Live represents you (via Fashionably Geek): Movie Scene Reenactment of the Day: Watch Sam Neill re-create a scene from Jurassic Park with help from Miranda Hart as Ellie, John Bishop as a stand-in for the dinosaur and Ewan McGregor as the voice of the dinosaur on the Graham Norton Show (via Mashable): Animated Short Film of the Day: Speaking of Jurassic Park, Lego and Universal joined forces for an animated...
- Christopher Campbell
Seriously though! Below, watch a promo and check out episode descriptions for the 20th season of The Graham Norton Show. It premieres on BBC America, Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Guests in the first two episodes include: Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Williams, Ewan McGregor, Danny DeVito, Miranda Hart, Sam Neil, John Bishop and Amber Riley.Rumor has it Lady Gaga, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Chris O'Dowd are on tap for episode 20.03. BBC America says, Graham Norton is Britain’s "talk show king." He is known for creating a "liberated atmosphere, generating extraordinary, buzzed-about moments that are rarely seen on television."Read More… »
Do you know what I want in this post-Brexit, Trump-elevating, reef-killing, antibiotic-resistant, strife-strewn pile of bollocks we call life? A laugh, that’s what. And God (who is dead) be praised, I got one – more than one – last night, from Morgana Robinson’s The Agency (BBC2). The mere memory of Robinson as Pippa (or rather “Puppah”, as the equally marvellous Richard Goulding as Harry had it) Middleton in The Windsors, or as Julie in Vic and Bob’s House of Fools, is enough to bring joy, but last night’s opening episode adds to my growing collection of happy Morgana moments.
- Lucy Mangan
Louisa Mellor Sep 26, 2016
When life hurts, well-crafted, traditional sitcom like Count Arthur Strong can be an indispensable salve…
There’s a period a little while after a family death, after the days spent in a traffic jam of errands, decisions and phone calls, when you have to merge back into the regular lane. Normal life demands to re-start. The fridge needs filling and the lawn needs mowing, even if, impossibly, the person who usually does both has vanished forever.
For my family like most others, normal life means watching television. Telly is the cradle that rocked us through the decades. Whatever happened to us happened against a backdrop of soaps and sitcoms.
Losing our dad though, changed things. In the flayed-skin sensitivity of the days around his funeral, flicking through the channels meant running a gauntlet. A murder on EastEnders brought unwelcome ambulances and coroners back into our living room. »
The comedian, actor and News Quiz host discussed bias at the BBC, his well-loved children’s television show, and the geography of Mozambique
Thanks very much for your questions. I think it's good that people throw in the odd snarky one - it makes it a bit more like real conversation! I'm sorry that I'm not Doctor Who or someone, but you know, there we are. Back to work everybody!
What was the programme you were recording near Teddington Lock about three years ago? Did it ever see the light of day? »
- Guardian Staff
The Call the Midwife TV show's 2016 Christmas special and sixth season will not come off nearly as chummy as fans had hoped. Miranda Hart (Chummy Noakes) had planned to return, but her busy schedule has made that impossible. Hart last appeared in the eighth episode of season four -- sitting out season five, entirely. The period drama airs on PBS in the Us and BBC One in UK.The apologetic actress broke the disappointing news on Twitter, saying, "News: it's with a heavy heart that having shared Chummy's return to Ctm, I've not been able to birth (pun) the schedule to make it work. xx" She later added, "Truly sad not to be playing Chummy this year but fans are in »
BBC producers said star would be back as ‘Chummy’ Browne in series six – but she says she cannot fit it in her schedule
Miranda Hart will not be returning to Call The Midwife despite suggestions from producers that she would.
The actor had been due to reappear in the BBC period drama as loveable midwife Camilla “Chummy” Fortescue-Cholmeley-Browne.
News: it's with a heavy heart that having shared Chummy's return to Ctm, I've not been able to birth (pun) the schedule to make it work. xx
Related: Call the Midwife finale pulls in more than 9 million viewers
Truly sad not to be playing Chummy this year but fans are in for a treat with Dame Harriet Walter as a new cast member and more besides.
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- Press Association
How the Filmmaker Honors Women by Capturing Our World Authentically.
In case you missed it during your trip to Mars: the new, very funny and in some ways, revolutionary Ghostbusters — co-written by Katie Dippold and Paul Feig — stars four exceptional women in lead roles. After much noisy whining and many buckets of tears shed by insecure manbabies, we finally know that the Paul Feig-directed remake is indeed very good, stands on its own as a fresh take on an existing universe and resides harmoniously alongside the original film that came 32 years before it. But that’s not all. We also know that the new Ghostbusters thankfully isn’t just a simplistic gender-swapped comedy that forces male-centric themes onto its story just for the sake of being gentle on the aforementioned manbaby crusaders and skeptics. It is instead unapologetically true to the female experience in portraying its lead characters (played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig »
- Tomris Laffly
Compton Verney exhibition charts 60 years of comedy, from Hancock’s Half Hour to Miranda Hart
They range from a snoozing Frankie Howerd in a script conference to Miranda Hart cheerfully sharing a joke with the crew – unguarded moments chosen for an exhibition charting more than 60 years of BBC comedy.
The Howerd shot is particularly unguarded: he really is fast asleep. “No star would let that out these days,” said Steven Parissien, director of Compton Verney in Warwickshire, where more than 100 photographs, many previously unseen, will go on display next month.
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- Mark Brown Arts correspondent
“Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint, “Shaun of the Dead’s” Nick Frost and “Miami Vice’s” Don Johnson will star in comedy “Sick Note,” which has been greenlit by European pay TV operator Sky. The show looks at how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control.
The series is produced by British production company King Bert, which was founded by producer Jo Sargent (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “Miranda”) and writer-performers David Walliams and Miranda Hart. It is created and written by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz. The series, which is set to air on premium pay channel Sky Atlantic early next year, will be directed by Matt Lipsey, who won a BAFTA for “Little Britain.”
“Sick Note” is the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job, where he is under the »
- Leo Barraclough
The BAFTA Television Awards took place in London last night, with Wolf Hall taking home two honours in Best Drama Series and Best Leading Actor (Mark Rylance). This Is England ’90 also scooped two awards in Best Miniseries and Best Supporting Actress (Chanel Cresswell), while there were also wins for Don’t Take My Baby (Best Single Drama), Transparent (Best International Series), EastEnders (Best Soap), Suranne Jones (Best Leading Actress, Doctor Foster) and Tom Courtenay (Best Supporting Actor, Unforgotten). Check out a full list of the winners here, highlighted in red…
Stephen Graham, This is England ’90
Ruth Madeley, Don’t Take My Baby
Sheridan Smith, The C-Word
Chanel Cresswell, This is England ’90
- Gary Collinson
London — In another strong year for British television, historical drama “Wolf Hall,” Shane Meadows’ “This Is England ‘90” and “Peter Kay’s Car Share” came up trumps at the BAFTA Television Awards, which unspooled on May 8 in London’s Royal Festival Hall.
The ceremony, which was hosted by Graham Norton, saw BBC2’s “Wolf Hall” win best drama series as well as leading actor for Mark Rylance’s depiction of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power through Henry VIII’s royal court.
Upon receiving the award for best drama series, helmer Peter Kosminsky attacked the U.K. government’s treatment of the BBC, warning that its future was “under threat, make no mistake about that.”
On May 12, Blighty’s government is due to publish its white paper on the future of the Beeb, with the scope and funding of the corporation under threat. Kosminsky noted that government proposals that threatened the »
- Diana Lodderhose
The much-loved comedian, whose comic range stretched from clever musical spoofs to sharp observational standup, has died after a short cancer fight. Follow our liveblog to read all the tributes and share her best moments
Among her many projects, Ted Robbins recalled working with Wood on 2000’s Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, in which she took on the role of Anne Widdicome at one point. Here’s that memorable moment:
While saying that it was clear that she was “hilarious”, he told the BBC: “She was also a great writer, her words were so crafted. She did not mind who got the laughs. She wrote wonderly lines for other people. »
- Guardian Staff
The BBC announces filming has begun on the sixth season of the Call the Midwife TV series, and the 2016 Call the Midwife Christmas special. Call the Midwife airs on BBC One in UK and PBS in the Us. The eight-episode sixth season will be filmed on location at the Chatham dockyard, in London’s East End, and in the studio in Chertsey, Surrey. The Christmas Special is to be shot on location near Cape Town, South Africa.
Season six of Call the Midwife, which will be set in 1962, stars Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Miranda Hart, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Emerald Fennell, Charlotte Ritchie, Victoria Yeates, Kate Lamb, Stephen McGann, Jack Ashton, Ben Caplan, and Cliff Parisi.
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