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Eight weeks in and Atlantis has proven a moderate success for BBC One - a second series has been confirmed, but while few question the show's sense of style, some detractors have issues with its substance… or lack thereof.
'The Furies' is another example of an episode that looks incredible and is populated with strong actors - both among the regular cast and the guest roster - but is let down by a script that's often frustratingly simplistic.
This week, our heroes must deliver a trunk full of gold to the land of Helios to ensure that the arranged marriage of Philemon (James Rastall) to his prospective bride goes ahead, but their trek across the desert is complicated by the arrival of Pythagoras's brother Arcas - played by a buffed-and-bronzed Will Merrick from Skins.
Merrick's a strong young actor and a believable on-screen sibling for Robert Emms's Pythagoras, and »
Oh brother! This week's Atlantis sees poor Pythagoras (Robert Emms) caught up in a little family drama when his estranged sibling Arcas - played by Skins star Will Merrick - resurfaces and joins the gang on a job escorting valuable cargo across the desert...
But after our heroes spend a night in a temple dedicated to the Furies, the journey takes a decidedly spooky turn - who is hiding a dark secret and what will the consequences be for Pythagoras, Jason (Jack Donnelly) and Hercules (Mark Addy)?
Atlantis continues on Saturday (November 16) at 8pm on BBC One.
> Atlantis episode 7 review: Sharp blades and sharp cheekbones
'Atlantis' episode eight 'The Furies' - in pictures: »
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“About Time,” which is rated “R” and opens on Nov. 8, 2013, also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Vanessa Kirby, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Joshua McGuire, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie and Will Merrick from writer and director Richard Curtis. Note: You must be 17+ to attend this “R”-rated screening.
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See new images from the excellent-looking About Time comedy directed by Richard Curtis, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. This is one film I can really recommend the trailer for, it's that good. Curtis, known for films like Four Wedding and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked and War Horse, also wrote the Universal Pictures release which opens November 1st. Also in the cast of the romance are Lindsay Duncan, Lydia Wilson, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Richard Cordery, Joshua McQuire, Vanessa Kirby, Will Merrick and Tom Hughes. »
Skins fans - Mini and Alo are back together!
New play Boys - playing at the Arcola Theatre, Dalston for five nights this week - has Freya Mavor rejoining with her co-star Will Merrick for the first time since their appearance together on the BAFTA-winning E4 drama.
Ella Hickson's script is a dark comedy that offers an intense insight into youth mentality today, as four lads - on their last night as students - must face their future together...
Freya and Will spoke to Digital Spy about working together again, their time on Skins, the possibility of revisiting Mini and Alo and what their next collaboration might entail.
Freya and Will on Boys...
Will: "I started working on Boys with my theatre company, No Profit Theatre. This year, we were lucky enough to take Boys to the Edinburgh »
Boys will visit the Arcola Theatre in Dalston, London for a week-long run, after impressing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
Mavor and Merrick will star alongside each other for the first time since playing Mini and Alo in E4 teen drama Skins.
The dark comedy play follows four students about to face the real world and go out on a "drug-fuelled rager".
It is written by Ella Hickson and produced in London by the No Prophet Theatre Company.
Alex Carden, Olivia Duffin, Patrick Fleming and Wesley Lineham complete the cast.
Boys shows at the Arcola Theatre, Dalston on October 7-12. »
August has come and gone, and with it, we’ve been treated to some of the biggest movies of the year, and had a handful of surprises along the way – Elysium topped the box office as expected, 2 Guns beat out The Smurfs 2 for the top spot, We’re the Millers opened high and has continued to play strong, and Kick-Ass 2 (despite being ridiculously awesome) underperformed opposite Lee Daniels’ The Butler. And with all that now behind us, it’s time to turn to the top 10 must-see movies of the month once more for September 2013.
About Time – 4th September (UK), November 1st (Us limited), November 8th (Us wide)
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Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who and whoever takes the helm of the Tardis next will have big shoes to fill - 30-year-old Smith is not just a brilliant actor but also a fantastic ambassador for the BBC's sci-fi smash and his clear love for what he was doing was always evident on screen.
Digital Spy will be bringing you more platitudes and tributes to Matt in the week ahead, but we all know that - just as the recently-dumped can console themselves by embracing single life again - so the only way to get over losing one Doctor is to dream who the next one might be...
With the bookies already touting odds on a number of unlikely (Helen Mirren) or impractical (Benedict Cumberbatch) choices, we'd like to offer a look at a few actors who actually fit the bill and might stand a shot of becoming the 12th Doctor. »
This week's TV schedule is packed with the best of British - Doctor Who and The Apprentice - plus the best that the Yanks have to offer too - the returning Justified and all-new horror series Hannibal...
In addition to all the great shows listed below, be sure not to miss this little lot too - the Dallas season two finale on Channel 5 (Tuesday, May 7 at 10.55pm), Hayley Atwell in new ITV thriller Life of Crime (Friday, May 10 at 9pm) and, finally, BBC One's coverage of the British Academy Television Awards (Sunday, May 12 at 8pm) - rounding off a terrific week of television by celebrating the very best that the medium has to offer!
The Apprentice: Tuesday (May 7) at 9pm on BBC One
Lord Sugar's back with a vengeance for a revamped and revitalised ninth series of The Apprentice - launching on Tuesday night and continuing the following evening in its regular Wednesday slot. »
9 items from 2013
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