13 items from 2017
Kirsten Howard Jun 13, 2017
All the way back in April (think how much has happened since then, in this darkest of the timelines) we reported that Rupert Grint's Snatch TV show had been renewed for a second season. Along with this news, we were also informed that the actor's other TV show, Sick Note, had also been renewed.
Just one issue there: we'd never heard of Sick Note, let alone been in a position to celebrate its renewal. This, it turned out, was because the first season of Sky's new comedy series hadn't even started airing yet - and it still hasn't. Filming on the aforementioned second season still continues apace, however, »
Lindsay Lohan (“Mean Girls”) has come on board the second season of “Sick Note,” the upcoming British comedy series that also stars Rupert Grint (“Harry Potter”), Nick Frost (“Paul”), and Don Johnson (“Miami Vice”).
The first season of the show goes out this fall on Sky in a 10 p.m. slot and on Sky’s Now TV streaming service, with Season 2 currently in production. The comedy follows Daniel Glass (Grint) as a down-on-his-luck insurance rep who is wrongly told he has a terminal illness and decides to keep the misdiagnosis from his family and friends.
Lohan will play Katerina West, the daughter of Glass’s boss (Johnson) in the second season, which is expected to bow in 2018.
“One lie leads to the next in this unsettlingly brilliant comedy that will hook viewers in and have them on the very edge of their seats,” said Sky Head of Comedy Jon Mountague. “Filming »
- Stewart Clarke
What's in store for Call the Midwife? Recently, PBS released new details for the TV show's upcoming Christmas special and seventh season.The UK drama revolves around a group of nurse midwives in the Poplar district of London’s poor East End. The cast includes , Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, Cliff Parisi, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, and Victoria Yeates.Read More… »
The much-loved actor has conquered radio and TV, comedy and drama. Now she is heading to the West End stage – the realisation of a childhood dream
The name Miranda Hart has become synonymous with chaos. Every stool she encounters is there to be slipped off, every sushi restaurant conveyor belt there to get trapped in. Hers is a world where, when life hands you lemons, you drop them all on the floor, slip over the stray one that rolls away and rip your trousers as you fall.
Yet, the awkward, hapless BBC character that became beloved by millions is not the same woman as Hart is off-screen. Far from falling flat on her face at every turn, the comedian has slowly conquered much of British culture, moving from radio to television comedy and drama, A-list Hollywood film – and now the West End stage.
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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen
There is much to love about PBS’s Call the Midwife. The characters are fantastic, the scripts are brilliant, and the show takes on what life really was like for women in poor communities giving birth. The show makes viewers laugh often and cry a lot because it treats a serious subject matter in such a tender, humorous way. Here are five things you might not have known about Call the Midwife. 5. Chummy Look Familiar? The sturdily built, posh, awkward character of Chummy may look familiar to those who watch BBC Sitcoms. She’s none other than Miranda Hart of the
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- Virginia Repka-Franco
What's next for Call the Midwife? Recently, the BBC announced production has begun on season seven and the next Christmas special of the UK TV series.The historical drama, which airs on PBS in the U.S., revolves around a group of nurse midwives in the Poplar district of London’s poor East End. The cast includes , Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, Cliff Parisi, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, and Victoria Yeates.Read More… »
The word “weekender” in a TV show’s title usually heralds a trip to Ibiza and a collective “Oi oiiii!” Here’s a programme that bucks the trend, with the charming Adam Buxton, Paralympics presenter Arthur Williams and foodie Clem Green sampling the delights of Devon. As an ex-Marine, Williams seeks out more adrenaline-based pursuits, while Buxton turns accommodation reviewer before the three meet to compare notes. Hannah Verdier
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- Hannah Verdier, Ben Arnold, Graeme Virtue, Hannah J Davies, Julia Raeside, Jack Seale, Jonathan Wright, Paul Howlett
Bafta-winning star of stage and screen died on Friday.
Colleagues, friends and admirers have paid tribute to Pigott-Smith, the Bafta-winning star of classic TV series The Jewel In The Crown, who has died aged 70.
Many people took to Twitter in remembrance.
.@mermhart wants a kiss from @edsheeran... then @GDavies steps in. »
- Monica Sisavat
Ed Sheeran is ready to give some love on Red Nose Day. As the "Thinking Out Loud" singer appeared at the O2 Arena Friday night for a Comic Relief performance, fans were treated to a special surprise. After Ed's performance, comedian's Miranda Hart and Rob Beckett brought up a special rule for the telecast. "I don't know if Ed knows the Comic Relief rules, they're silly rules but let's stick by them," Miranda shared with the audience. "It demands that the musical act has to kiss with passion and considerable meaning, the tallest host of the night." Just when fans thought Ed was going to kiss Miranda, Greg Davies appeared and received the »
It doesn’t matter if you’re suspicious of the motives of some of the people involved (is it really all about charity, or is there an element of self-promotion?). Or if you hated Love Actually first time round, so more of it is not funny at all. Perhaps you’re uncomfortable with the sleb/slum juxtaposition, or you’re not 100% convinced that the answer to poverty in Africa is Greg Davies shouting in a hot tub on the O2. But cast your doubt and cynicism aside, even if it’s for one night only. Shut up, stick a red nose on… too much? Well, stick your hand in your pocket at least, dip into your stash.
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- Sam Wollaston
It was hardly a surprise to learn that Peter Capaldi is to hang up his velvet jacket at the end of 2017. By the time of his exit at Christmas, he’ll have completed the standard stint of three-and-a-bit series as the Doctor. And with showrunner Steven Moffat also signing off, it stands to reason that the incumbent Chris Chibnall would want a clean slate and his own cast.
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- Dan Martin
The new season of Call the Midwife doesn't debut in the U.S. until April. However, creator Heidi Thomas recently told Radio Times she only had a few months to rewrite season six of UK drama.The historical drama, which airs on PBS in the U.S., 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… »
13 items from 2017
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