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Hard Sun episode 2 review

Louisa Mellor Jan 13, 2018

Renko and Hicks pursue a serial killer in episode two of BBC action thriller Hard Sun. Spoilers ahead in our review…

Please note: although the entire series is available now on BBC iPlayer, our reviews will appear weekly. Please keep spoilers for future episodes out of the comments section, thanks!

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This review contains spoilers.

After an opening hour that chucked a kilo of cooked plot-spaghetti at several walls to see what stuck, Hard Sun settled on an identity in episode two. It’s going to be The X-Files, but instead of conspiracy aliens investigated by Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, it’s conspiracy truthers investigated by Danny Dyer and Annie Lennox.

There’s the potential for countless case offshoots from the central government cover-up.
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Sally Phillips interview: Ferdinand, Taskmaster, Smack The Pony, Veep

Louisa Mellor Dec 15, 2017

We chatted to actor and writer Sally Phillips about comedy, European accents, special cuddles, writing films and more...

“I’m quite keen to meet a Finnish shaman, have you seen them?” asks Sally Phillips three minutes into an interview that’s supposed to be about her role in new family animation Ferdinand. Scrolling through her phone, she presents me with a photograph of a fearsome looking woman with Pris from Blade Runner eye make-up, wearing an elaborate headdress and holding a tambourine.

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“Look at the expression! Very, very miserable, tambourine, excellent eye make-up” says Phillips, delighted. “I play a character who looks a bit like that in Zapped! and I did something else recently where they painted a black chicken on one eye. I thought, well, it’s slowly, slowly happening, I’m turning into a Finnish Shaman.”

Despite not having visited Finland,
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Taskmaster: the top 11 tasks so far

Louisa Mellor Sep 13, 2017

Den of Geek has narrowed down our favourite series 1-4 tasks from hugely funny Dave series Taskmaster

Warning: if you’re new to Taskmaster, catch up on Dave before reading this. We’d hate to spoil any surprises.

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Commence rummaging for your most unusual/impressive/heaviest item, because Taskmaster is back. Starting tonight on Dave is a new eight-episode run of the challenge-based comedy series, this time testing the mettle of Sir Bob Mortimer, Sally Phillips, Nish Kumar, Aisling Bea and Mark Watson. This one’s coconut-themed, apparently. (Previous series have been vaguely themed around eggs, potatoes, rubber ducks and… whimsy?)

To celebrate its return, we’ve selected some of the previous series highlights. Below then, enjoy reminiscing about an amount of tasks that would, balanced atop one another,
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Taskmaster: Alex Horne on series 5, casting, remakes, the future

Louisa Mellor Sep 13, 2017

Taskmaster returns for a fifth series tonight on Dave, featuring Bob Mortimer, Sally Phillips, Nish Kumar, Aisling Bea and Mark Watson...

“I think I could probably fit all that lot in my trousers,” says Tim Key gesturing at the crowded kitchen worktop of a London flat in this 2008 YouTube video. He then tests the hypothesis, starting with a loaf of bread, a bunch of bananas and a silver espresso maker. Into the trouser leg they go, followed by a parade of unlikely items - a cheese grater, a bottle of orange squash, an unwieldy marble bowl. Every so often, a hand reaches out from the camera to assist. It belongs to comedian Alex Horne, seen intermittently in the back of shot drinking a coffee and checking his watch.

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“Yeah, we had a lot of free time,
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Here's When You Can Watch The Fall Season 3 on Netflix

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If you too have been mesmerized by The Fall on Netflix, you may be wondering when it's finally returning with new episodes. Jamie Dornan is every bit as attractive here as he is in Fifty Shades of Grey, though he's playing a fully psychotic serial killer. The good news is that season three is on the way! Thank goodness - the last episodes left us with a cliffhanger that found Spector's (Dornan) life in danger, with Gibson (Gillian Anderson) frantically trying to save him. Here's what we know! It's the Final Season The upcoming season (or "series," as they call them across the pond) will consist of five episodes, and they will close out the entire story. The New Cast Members In addition to Dornan and Anderson, the upcoming episodes will feature new cast members Krister Henriksson (Wallander), Aidan McArdle (Mr Selfridge), Richard Coyle (Covert Affairs), Ruth Bradley (Humans), and
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Everything comes back to the movies, even shopping and the Presidential Election...

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There's more tweeting fun after the jump including Interview with the Vampire vocabulary lessons, Emmy nomination gratitude, Lady Ghostbusters, thriller rewatches, Movie Poster Typeface blunders, and more...
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TV News: SNL, Fall, Preacher, Legends

Saturday Night Live

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actor Adam Driver and Mma champ Ronda Rousey are set to serve as guest hosts on the January 16th and 23rd episodes of "Saturday Night Live". Chris Stapleton and Selena Gomez will serve as musical guests on the respective episodes. [Source: Espn]

The Fall

Krister Henriksson, Aidan McArdle, Ruth Bradley, Aisling Bea and Richard Coyle have joined the cast of the third and final season of BBC Two's psychological thriller "The Fall" which just began shooting its third and final season in Belfast.

Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan and Colin Morgan along with various others return for the final five-episode run of the drama which will air later this year. Picking immediately from the cliffhanger second season finale, the battle between Detective Superintendent Gibson (Anderson) and serial killer Paul Spector (Dornan) will reportedly reach a "terrifying conclusion". [Source: Deadline]

Preacher

Derek Wilson ("Rectify") has been promoted
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The Fall Adds Humans, Crossbones Actors for Final Season

The Fall Adds Humans, Crossbones Actors for Final Season
HumansRuth Bradley and CrossbonesRichard Coyle have signed on to take The Fall.

The pair will join the British thriller for its third and final season, our sister site Deadline reports.

Bradley played Karen Voss/Beatrice in the sci-fi series; Coyle’s TV resumé also includes Covert Affairs and A.D. The Bible Continues.

Krister Henriksson (Wallander), Aidan McArdle (Mr. Selfridge) and Aisling Bea (Sky 1’s Trollied) also will be part of the new season’s cast.

Season 3 of the BBC Two drama, which is available in the United States via Netflix, will resolve Season 2’s cliffhanger finale and will continue to follow Det.
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David Tennant, Katie Price and Claudia Winkleman announced for Room 101

David Tennant, Katie Price and Claudia Winkleman will be among the celebrity guests for the upcoming series of Room 101.

Hosted by Frank Skinner, the show will be back for an eight-part series to air in early 2016 on BBC One.

The chat show sees three celebrities banish their top pet peeve, annoyance or worst nightmare to the depths of Room 101 forever.

Sir Trevor McDonald, Noel Fielding, Heston Blumenthal, Russell Howard, Aisling Bea, Adil Ray, Greg James and Ian Wright will also be paying a visit to the studio.

Other guests include Meera Syal, John Humphrys, Russell Kane, John Torode, Katherine Parkinson, Greg Davies, James Acaster, Kirsty Wark, Shaun Ryder, Sam Simmons, Bridget Christie, Robert Peston and Joanna Scanlan.

"It's great to be back as the gatekeeper of Room 101 with another bunch of brilliant celebrity complainers," said Skinner. "They are the whinge beneath my wings."

Skinner recently announced a new weekly talk show,
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The Comedian's Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith featuring Matt Lucas: Has success brought him happiness?

Stuart Goldsmith has spoken to some of the UK's biggest and most exciting comics in The Comedian's Comedian Podcast, discussing in depth their careers and the craft of writing and performing comedy.

Digital Spy had a chat with Stuart about his show's growing success, and we also have the exclusive first play of his latest episode featuring Matt Lucas, which you can listen to in full below:

One of the most recognisable faces in UK comedy, Matt Lucas charts his journey from Shooting Stars' improvising baby-grow nutcase George Dawes, to the double-act with David Walliams that made him a household name, to his most recent foray into purely physical comedy Pompidou.

Stuart Goldsmith explores his writing and creative process, and as well as unpacking the controversy surrounding key decisions in Little Britain and Come Fly with Me, we learn what drives Matt, and whether his success has brought him happiness.
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How to watch the General Election: Your complete guide to all the TV

You might have noticed there's a General Election happening. But how can you keep up with all the bewildering swingometer and poll-closing action on TV? Fear not, because we've put together a handy guide to all of the best coverage.

What to watch now

If you missed Educating Joey Essex: General Election - What Are You Sayin'? fear not, the programme is now available on ITV Player.

If you ever wanted to see a former Towie star interrogating the party leaders - minus spoilsport David Cameron, of course - then this is the show for you.

General Election 2015: Who are the celebrities voting for?

How should you watch the 2015 General Election? Take our fun quiz to find out

Preview shows (aka "the warm-up act")

The election isn't until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't start getting in the spirit of it early. Our pick for tonight is
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How to watch the General Election this week: Your complete guide to all the TV

You might have noticed there's a General Election happening this week. But how can you keep up with all the bewildering swingometer and poll-closing action on TV? Fear not, because we've put together a handy guide to all of the best coverage over the next few days.

What to watch now

You might have missed Educating Joey Essex: General Election - What Are You Sayin'? last night (May 5), but fear not, the programme is now available on ITV Player.

If you ever wanted to see a former Towie star interrogating the party leaders - minus spoilsport David Cameron, of course - then this is the show for you.

General Election 2015: Who are the celebrities voting for?

How should you watch the 2015 General Election? Take our fun quiz to find out

Preview shows (aka "the warm-up act")

The election isn't until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't start
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Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell go door-to-door in Alternative Election Night trailer

Channel 4 has released the trailer for its Alternative Election Night coverage.

The clip features comedians on the campaign trail, attempting to recruit potential viewers.

Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell, Richard Osman, Romesh Ranganathan, Aisling Bea and Cathy Newman star in the skit, with each encountering less than enthusiastic responses to their "Watch Channel 4 on election night" doorstep pitches.

Paxman and Mitchell will host the night of comedy and comment - including an election special of Gogglebox - on Thursday, May 7.

Mitchell previously co-hosted the broadcaster's election night programming in 2010, which also featured Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne.
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Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr, Jack Dee for Channel 4 Comedy Gala 2015

The first stars have been announced for Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live 2015.

Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr and Jack Dee are among the comedians who will appear at the charity event, which returns to London's O2 arena for a sixth year on Friday, May 15.

Aisling Bea, Jason Byrne, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre have also been confirmed for this year's show.

Paul Chowdhry, Rich Hall, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Sean Lock , Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi and Warwick Davis complete the first line-up announcement, with more acts to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The Comedy Gala will be recorded and aired as a two-hour special on Channel 4 later this year. This year's show is dedicated to the event's founder, talent agent Addison Cresswell, who passed away in December 2013.

The annual event is held to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Tim Johnson,
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It Crowd's Graham Linehan writing Channel 4 space comedy with Adam Buxton

Graham Linehan is reportedly working on a new Channel 4 sitcom pilot set in space.

The Cloud will star Adam Buxton as part of a hapless data hub crew who are floating around Earth. Their ship is designed to protect information on the internet, even if it is only just selfies, porn and funny cat photos.

Aisling Bea and Jamie Demetriou will also star in the project, according to Radio Times.

The non-broadcast pilot will film in the spring. Channel 4 will announce whether it has received a full commission later this year.

Previous British sitcoms set in space include the iconic Red Dwarf, Nick Frost's Hyperdrive, and the TV adaptation of Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Linehan recently revealed that a potential musical version of his classic show Father Ted could be a success.

The writer's current series Count Arthur Strong - which he
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Flash, The Missing

The Flash: Sky 1, 8pm

In 'Power Outage', The Flash runs foul of a high-voltage new villain Blackout, a metahuman who can drain electricity from power systems and human beings alike.

Meanwhile, the Clock King (William Tockman) escapes during a prisoner transfer and takes Joe and Iris hostage.

The Missing: BBC One, 9pm

In the penultimate episode of the thriller, the narrative continues to leap between flashbacks and present day.

Three years after Olly went missing, Tony and Emily's marriage starts to crumble - but they may have just found a breakthrough in modern-day Chalons Du Bois.

Brian Pern: A Life in Rocks: BBC Two, 10pm

In the second series of this spoof documentary about the former frontman of a prog rock group, Brian and his Thotch bandmates reunite to discuss the making of a musical based on their songs.

The task is made more difficult given the fact they all hate each other,
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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown gets Christmas special and new series

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is to return for a Christmas special this December, before a new series kicks off shortly afterwards.

Host Jimmy Carr and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson will be back for the new series, which sees the classic Channel 4 letters and numbers quiz taken over by comedy panel hit 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent will be in Dictionary Corner with a new special guest each week, while mathematician Rachel Riley will be back at the numbers board with comedian Joe Wilkinson.

The new series will see a number of special guests join the team captains, including David Mitchell, Jack Whitehall, Johnny Vegas, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Reginald D Hunter, Aisling Bea, David Baddiel and Alex Horne & the Horne Section.

The show was recently nominated at the British Comedy Awards 2014 for Best Comedy Panel Programme and Best Comedy Moment of 2014. Team
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Paddy McGuinness joins ITV sitcom The Delivery Man

Paddy McGuinness has joined the cast of The Delivery Man.

The Take Me Out host will play Ian in the ITV sitcom, the best friend of ex-police officer Matthew (Darren Boyd).

The Delivery Man follows Matthew, who quits his job as a policeman and becomes a midwife on a maternity ward.

The six-episode series also stars Aisling Bea, Fay Ripley, Alex MacQueen and Llewella Gideon.

The Delivery Man was picked up for a full series after a pilot aired earlier this year.

Written by Green Wing's Robert Harley and James Henry, the series will air on ITV in 2015.

It will be joining returning comedies Benidorm, Birds of a Feather and Vicious.
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Toast of London, Harry and Paul lead British Comedy Awards nominations

The British Comedy Awards 2014 nominations have been revealed.

Matt Berry's Toast of London is up for six awards, while Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse's Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos has four nominations.

Berry himself has three nominations, including Best TV Comedy Actor and new category Best Internet Comedy Short.

The BBC's Would I Lie to You? receives four nominations, as team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack find themselves both up for Best Male TV Comic.

Berry, Enfield and Whitehouse are up against The Wrong Mans' Mathew Baynton in the Best TV Comedy Actor category, while Alan Carr will need to defend his Best Comedy Entertainment Personality title from Graham Norton, Ant & Dec and Adam Hills.

This year's ceremony has introduced two new categories - Best Internet Comedy Short and Best Comedy Moment of 2014. Best Comedy Film and Best International Comedy Programme have also made a return to the line-up,
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Frankie Boyle, Sarah Millican and Jason Manford for new Live at the Apollo

Sarah Millican, Jason Manford and Frankie Boyle will be among the hosts of the latest Live at the Apollo series.

A 10th series of the comedy showcase will return in November, with six new episodes.

Millican will host the first episode with special guests Joe Lycett and Russell Kane, while Manford will host alongside Chris Ramsey and Doc Brown.

Boyle will be master of ceremonies for the third episode with guests Simon Evans and Aisling Bea.

Jon Richardson, Hal Cruttenden and Danny Bhoy will host the final three episodes, with guests Sara Pascoe, Nathan Caton, Justin Moorhouse, Tom Stade, Miles Jupp and Lee Nelson.

The series will be recorded live in front of 3,500 audience members at London's Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.

Further broadcast details will be announced in the coming weeks.
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