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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Inspector Lavardin Collection

11 April 2014 1:12 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 22, 2014

Price: DVD $39.98, Blu-ray $49.98

Studio: Cohen Media

Lean Poiret (l.) is on the case as Inspector Lavardin in Chicken with Vinegar.

The Inspector Lavardin Collection offers two mystery-suspense films from French filmmaker Claude Chabrol (Les Cousins) — Chicken With Vinegar (1985) and its sequel, Inspector Lavardin (1986), as well as two Lavardin television films by Chabrol.

In Chicken With Vinegar, based on the novel Une mort en trop by Dominique Roulet, a cruel invalid (Stéphane Audran, Babette’s Feast) who consistently terrorizes her teen son into abject obedience, is threatened with the loss of her home by a conniving trio who want her property as part of a deal for a lucrative development project. After several of the principal figures suffer grisly deaths, Lavardin (Jean Poiret, La Cage aux Folles) arrives to get to the bottom of it all.

The two additional Lavardin mysteries—The Black Snail (1988) and Danger »

- Laurence

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Sherlock, Doctor Who, Kylie Minogue up for 2014 Free TV Awards

28 March 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sherlock and Doctor Who will battle it out at Freesat's 2014 Free TV Awards.

The BBC One shows are nominated for Best TV Programme or Series, alongside Strictly Come Dancing, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Downton Abbey.

Sherlock is also up for Best TV Drama, up against Line of Duty, The Fall, Lucan and Black Mirror.

Mrs Brown's Boys is nominated for Best TV Sitcom, along with Inside No 9, The Wrong Mans, Birds of a Feather and Toast of London.

Celebrity Big Brother is recognised in the Best Live TV Programme category, and is up against Strictly Come Dancing, This Morning, Saturday Night Takeaway and the Winter Olympics.

Emma Willis, Kylie Minogue and Susanna Reid are in the shortlist for Broadcast Personality of the Year, alongside Ant & Dec, Clare Balding, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Jonny Mitchell, Mary Berry and Paul O'Grady.

In its sixth year, the Freesat Free »

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Top Moments: The Good Wife Shoots to Kill and New Girl Goes Up in Smoke

27 March 2014 7:01 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Our top moments of the week:

13. Birds of a Feather Award: Wednesday's episode of Arrow unites the Black Canary and the Huntress, two members of the so-called "Birds of Prey," but in a nice twist, they're adversaries. Their fight gains even more symbolism when Laurel — who will eventually become the Black Canary and a member of the "Birds of Prey" — joins the fray. An interesting way to...

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- Kate Stanhope

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Bravo's Andy Cohen Wants to Know Shaq's Penis Size: Will He Plead the Fifth? (Video)

14 March 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Over the years, Shaquille O'Neal has built a reputation for being brazen and fearless. So, when the legendary basketball player appeared on Bravo's “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday, he was resolved not to take an out on quiz game “Plead the Fifth.” Host Andy Cohen certainly tried, but Shaq was unyielding. Cohen asked him to say three nice things about former teammate and frequent rival Kobe Bryant. And he delivered after a pause. See video: Bravo's Men of ‘Million Dollar Listing New York’ Are Birds of a Feather — Not (Exclusive) “Smart, enigmatic, legendary,” he answered. The host then asked, »

- Jethro Nededog

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Roger Allam, actor – portrait of the artist

12 March 2014 5:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

'My beloved helped me shave my entire body once a week with a beard trimmer'

What first drew you to acting?

I went to this very odd school, Christ's Hospital – like Eton for poor boys. I remember seeing a school production of The Birthday Party and finding its environment strangely menacing and hostile, rather like school. Then I saw Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Old Vic, and found it adult and thrilling. That's what really caught me.

What was your big breakthrough?

I don't think I've ever had one.

You've had parts in musicals, TV and film. Should an actor always be open to new things?

Yes. There's a particularly British way of going about things that I rather like, which is very different to the American way. It comes out of the amateur rep tradition of actors thinking: "Well, I'm only 26, but I'll put on a »

- Laura Barnett

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Birds of a Feather drops but still top for finale on ITV

7 March 2014 6:34 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Birds of a Feather came out on top for its current series finale on Thursday outside of soaps, according to overnight figures.

The recently-renewed ITV sitcom dropped over 500,000 viewers from its last episode in mid-February, amusing 4.81 million (12.9%) at 8.30pm (116k/0.5% on +1).

On BBC One, Holiday Hit Squad returned with 3.18m (14.3%) at 8pm, followed by Diy Sos with 4.26m (19.1%) at 9pm. Question Time interested 2.61m (23.5%) at 10.35pm.

BBC Two's Permission Impossible gathered 1.25m (6.1%) at 7pm, while the Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure cooked with 2.10m (9.4%) at 8pm. New period drama 37 Days appealed to 2.21m (9.9%) at 9pm.

On Channel 4, The Hoarder Next Door fascinated 1.22m (5.5%) at 8pm (221k/1.0%), and The Floods that Foiled New Years brought in 1.71m (7.7%) at 9pm (312k/2.0%).

Channel 5's It Takes a Thief To Catch a Thief intrigued 1.20m (5.4%) at 8pm (127k/0.6%). The Hotel Inspector was seen by 1.03m (4.6%) at 9pm (132k/0.8%) and 70 Stone and Almost Dead attracted 974k (6.1%) at 10pm. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Birds of a Feather, 37 Days, Rake

6 March 2014 2:07 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Birds of a Feather: ITV, 8:30pm

This final episode brings the tenth series to a close tonight and Sharon and Tracey are given an unpleasant glimpse of their future.

Meanwhile, Dorien appears in court and attempts to save her reputation after losing her job last week.

37 Days: BBC Two, 9pm

This three-part political thriller series written by Mark Hayhurst begins tonight, and centres on the movements of those in power in the unpredictable days leading up to the outbreak of the First World War.

News of an assassination in the Balkans reaches Sir Edward Grey (Ian McDiarmid) - leader of the British Foreign Office - and rapidly sets events into motion.

In Berlin, the Kaiser (Rainer Sellien) attempts to use this assassination and the subsequent unsteady political climate to his own advantage.

The Big Reunion: ITV2, 9pm

In this week's show two more bands - Damage and »

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BBC announces new UK comedy production controller Myfanwy Moore

26 February 2014 7:08 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Myfanwy Moore has been named as the BBC's new controller of UK comedy production.

She will take control of the BBC's in-house comedy department across both TV and radio.

Moore was previously editor of new comedy at the BBC from 1997 to 2005, developing shows including Little Britain, That Mitchell and Webb Situation and The Dave Gorman Collection.

She returns to the BBC after working at ITV as commissioning editor of comedy. During her time at ITV she had been responsible for its recent scripted comedy output including Birds Of A Feather, Plebs, Vicious and The Job Lot.

From 1995 to 1997, she also launched the Paramount Comedy Channel as Director of Programmes.

Moore said of her new role: "I have loved my time at ITV, but as any comedy geek knows, running BBC in-house comedy - the birthplace of so many well-loved and enduring shows that have shaped popular culture - is an »

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Inspector George Gently rises to top Thursday ratings with 5.5m

14 February 2014 2:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Inspector George Gently topped the ratings overall on Thursday evening, overnight data reveals.

The BBC One drama rose by over 100,000 viewers from last week to 5.49 million (23.6%) at 8.30pm. Earlier, Pound Shop Wars dropped over a million to 4.35m (19.4%) at 8pm.

BBC Two's Winter Olympics highlights attracted 3.05m (13.9%) at 7.30pm, followed by the Hairy Bikers' new series Asian Adventure with 2.33m (10.1%) at 8pm. The first part of the documentary Bible Hunters intrigued 1.11m (4.8%) at 9pm, while the final Weekly Wipe of the series entertained 938k (4.9%) at 10pm.

On ITV, Birds of a Feather held steady with 5.36m (22.8%) at 8.30pm (102k/0.4% on +1). Benidorm's finale also amused 5.36m (23.2%), rising by over 400k at 9pm (414k/2.4%).

Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny appealed to 1.20m (5.2%) at 8pm (154k/0.7%), followed by Big Ballet with 773k (3.3%) at 9pm (118k/0.7%) and Bodyshockers with 1.26m (7.4%) at 10pm (125k/1.4%).

On Channel 5, The Hotel Inspector gathered 961k (4.1%) at »

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One of Top Stars of Hollywood's Studio Era and Later on a pro-Vietnam War, 'Conservative' Republican, Has Died

11 February 2014 7:04 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Shirley Temple dead at 85: Was one of the biggest domestic box office draws of the ’30s (photo: Shirley Temple in the late ’40s) Shirley Temple, one of the biggest box office draws of the 1930s in the United States, died Monday night, February 10, 2014, at her home in Woodside, near San Francisco. The cause of death wasn’t made public. Shirley Temple (born in Santa Monica on April 23, 1928) was 85. Shirley Temple became a star in 1934, following the release of Paramount’s Alexander Hall-directed comedy-tearjerker Little Miss Marker, in which Temple had the title role as a little girl who, left in the care of bookies, almost loses her childlike ways before coming around to regenerate Adolphe Menjou and his gang. That same year, Temple became a Fox contract player, and is credited with saving the studio — 20th Century Fox from 1935 on — from bankruptcy. Whether or not that’s true is a different story, »

- Andre Soares

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Tilda Swinton Wears High Fashion Feathered Slippers on Red Carpet: So Hot or So Not?

7 February 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Birds of a feather… take fashion risks together? Tilda Swinton made quite a squawk on the red carpet at the Berlin premiere of the Grand Budapest Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 6. In typical Swinton style, the Oscar-winning actress wore a menswear-inspired outfit: a black slouchy suit and jacket from Schiaparelli's spring 2014 couture collection complete with ruffles and a white shirt. The natural redhead debuted a platinum blonde hair color at the premiere, and paired her outfit with a large cocktail ring and bold red lipstick. But it [...] »

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Pound Shop Wars top on Thursday night with 5.4m

7 February 2014 3:09 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Birds of a Feather slipped to miss out on its top-rated show status on Thursday, according to overnight data.

The ITV sitcom amused 5.33 million (22.5%) at 8.30pm, with an added 108,000 (0.5%) on +1. Benidorm entertained 4.88m (20.6%) at 9pm (348k/2.0% on +1).

The Big Reunion returned to ITV2 with 463k (2.0%) at 9pm (109k/0.6%). This is around 500k less than the first series opener in January 2013.

On BBC One, Pound Shop Wars was top overall without taking +1 ratings into account, appealing to 5.42m (23.7%) at 8pm, followed by a new series of Inspector George Gently with 5.34m (22.6%) at 8.30pm.

BBC Two's Restoration Home continued with 1.77m (7.6%) at 8pm, while Royal Cousins at War intrigued 1.85m (7.8%) at 9pm. Charlie Brooker's final regular Weekly Wipe climbed to 1.32m (6.9%) at 10pm.

On Channel 4, Supersize vs Superskinny was seen by 1.34m (5.7%) at 8pm (191k/0.8%), followed by new documentary series Big Ballet with 901k (3.8%) at 9pm (163k/0.9%) and Bodyshockers »

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Birds of a Feather still top on Thursday night with 5.3m

7 February 2014 3:09 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Birds of a Feather clung on as the top-rated show on Thursday, according to overnight data.

The ITV sitcom amused 5.33 million (22.5%) at 8.30pm, with an added 108,000 (0.5%) on +1. Benidorm entertained 4.88m (20.6%) at 9pm (348k/2.0% on +1).

The Big Reunion returned to ITV2 with 463k (2.0%) at 9pm (109k/0.6%). This is around 500k less than the first series opener in January 2013.

On BBC One, Pound Shop Wars appealed to 5.42m (23.7%) at 8pm, followed by a new series of Inspector George Gently with 5.34m (22.6%) at 8.30pm.

BBC Two's Restoration Home continued with 1.77m (7.6%) at 8pm, while Royal Cousins at War intrigued 1.85m (7.8%) at 9pm. Charlie Brooker's final regular Weekly Wipe climbed to 1.32m (6.9%) at 10pm.

On Channel 4, Supersize vs Superskinny was seen by 1.34m (5.7%) at 8pm (191k/0.8%), followed by new documentary series Big Ballet with 901k (3.8%) at 9pm (163k/0.9%) and Bodyshockers with 1.38m (8.0%) at 10pm (180k/1.9%).

Channel 5's Snowtrapped attracted 709k (3.1%) at 8pm, »

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TV highlights 06/02/2014

5 February 2014 11:50 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Premier League Darts | Pound Shop Wars | Inspector George Gently | Birds Of A Feather | Big Ballet | The Hotel Inspector | Ja'mie: Private School Girl | Nashville

Premier League Darts

7pm, Sky Sports 1

Liverpool's Echo Arena provides the setting for the first round of the 2014 Premier League Darts season. Top billing goes to a repeat of last year's final between serial title winner Phil Taylor and the Netherlands' Michael van Gerwen, when Taylor narrowly lost to the rising star tipped to become his successor. Meanwhile, league debutants Dave Chisnall and Wes Newton face testing opposition in the respective forms of former UK Open champion Robert Thornton and world championship finalist Peter Wright. Mark Jones

Pound Shop Wars

8pm, BBC1

In austerity Britain, pound shops are a feature on most high streets, but it's tough to sell stuff so cheap while turning a profit. Just ask Chris Edwards, CEO of the family-owned Poundworld and the »

- Mark Jones, Jonathan Wright, Julia Raeside, John Robinson, Rachel Aroesti, Bim Adewunmi, Hannah J Davies

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Time-travel film Back to the Future to be adapted for West End as a musical

31 January 2014 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Original team behind hugely successful film following adventures of Marty McFly is reassembled to create a musical version

Back to the Future, which starred Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, is to become the latest film to be adapted as a West End musical.

Jamie Lloyd, a rising star of theatre, is to direct and co-write a new version of the 1985 movie that will also involve the original men behind it: Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale.

Lloyd said he was five when he first saw the film "and I have been a huge fan ever since". Back to the Future is due to open in 2015, the 30th anniversary of the original film – and the same year that McFly visited in Back to the Future II.

The producers said it was not a matter of simply transporting a successful film to the stage. Gale, who co-wrote and co-produced all three Back to the Future »

- Mark Brown

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Kristin Scott Thomas: 'I cannot cope with another film'

31 January 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

She's the go-to actor for elegant despair – but after 20 years, Kristin Scott Thomas is done with movies. She talks shambolic film sets, French mistresses and the joys of saying non

Kristin Scott Thomas has had enough. She has been working flat out for 30 years, and made 65 films: having lived in Paris since the age of 19, she effectively has two careers, one in English and one in French. Even her cleaner thinks her workload is insane. Last September, for the first time in her life, she reached a point where she could no longer go on. "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film," she says. "I realised I've done the things I know how to do so many times in different languages, and I just suddenly thought, I can't do it any more. I'm bored by it. So I'm stopping." Having always been a workaholic, she now likes to think of herself, »

- Decca Aitkenhead

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Birds of a Feather down but still top on Thursday

31 January 2014 2:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Birds of a Feather stayed on top of the ratings outside of soaps on Thursday, according to overnight data.

The ITV sitcom dropped by over 400,000 viewers to 5.87 million (20.2%) at 8.30pm (138k/0.6% on +1). Benidorm was down by over 100k to 4.63m (20.0%) at 9pm (335k/1.9%).

On BBC One, Silent Witness was down by around 300k to 4.95m (21.4%) at 9pm, while Hidden Kingdoms interested 2.74m (12.4%) at 8pm.

BBC Two's Restoration Home appealed to 2.20m (9.9%) at 8pm, followed by Dan Snow's History of the Winter Olympics with 1.18m (5.1%) at 9pm. Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe entertained 937k (4.9%) at 10pm.

On Channel 4, The Jump fell to 1.61m (7.3%) at 8pm (162/0.7%). The Undateables fascinated 1.85m (8.0%) at 9pm (281k/1.6%), while Katie Piper's Bodyshockers brought in 1.96m (11.6%) at 10pm (327k/3.7%).

Channel 5's Dogs Dinner: The Truth About Dog Food gathered 942k (4.1%) at 9pm (140k/0.8%). Kids Who Kill was seen by 1.07m (6.3%) at 10pm (115k/1.2%).

On BBC Three, »

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Birds of a Feather bounces back to top Thursday ratings

24 January 2014 2:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Birds of a Feather continued to top Thursday's ratings for ITV, according to overnight data.

The sitcom climbed back from last week by around 400,000 viewers, amusing 6.32 million (27.2%) at 8.30pm (183k/0.8% on +1).

Later, Benidorm was also up by nearly 200k to 4.79m (19.6%) at 9pm (474k/2.8%).

On BBC One, Silent Witness dipped by around 200k to 5.24m (21.4%) at 9pm, while Hidden Kingdoms attracted 3.52m (15.5%) at 8pm.

BBC Two's Restoration Home: One Year On gathered 2.17m (9.6%) at 8pm, followed by Winterwatch with 1.92m (7.8%) at 9pm. Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe entertained 1.06m (5.6%) at 10pm.

On Channel 4, Supersize vs Superskinny intrigued 1.41m (6.2%) at 8pm (185k/0.8%). The Undateables brought in 1.89m (7.7%) at 9pm (419k/2.5%) and What Happens in Sunny Beach was seen by 947k (5.7%) at 10pm (175k/2.0%).

Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother continued with 1.94m (7.9%) at 9pm (430k/2.5%), followed by Botched Up Bodies with 839k (4.8%) at 10pm.

On E4, The Big Bang Theory amused 1.51m »

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Birds of a Feather edges Silent Witness on Thursday evening

17 January 2014 6:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Birds of a Feather topped the Thursday night ratings for a third week running, according to overnight figures.

However, the ITV sitcom dropped a further 800,000 viewers from last week, amusing 5.93 million (24.5%) at 8.30pm (243k/1.0% on +1).

Benidorm was down over 600k from last week to 4.60m (18.9%) at 9pm (554k/3.3%).

On BBC One, Silent Witness climbed by 200k to 5.48m (22.6%) at 9pm. Earlier, animal documentary Hidden Kingdoms attracted 3.41m (14.4%) at 8pm, while Question Time interested 2.56m (21.6%) at 10.35pm.

BBC Two's final Great Sport Relief Bake Off appealed to 4.26m (18.0%) at 8pm, followed by Wild Brazil with 1.90m (7.8%) at 9pm and Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe with 1.14m (6.1%) at 10pm.

On Channel 4, Supersize vs Superskinny brought in 1.01m (4.3%) at 8pm (152k/0.6%). The Undateables continued with 1.54m (6.4%) at 9pm (541k/3.2%), and What Happens in Sunny Beach brought in 1.07m (6.4%) at 10pm (301k/3.3%).

Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother entertained 2.11m (8.7%) at 9pm (341k/2.0%), followed by »

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Birds of a Feather's second episode stays strong for ITV on Thursday

10 January 2014 3:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Birds of a Feather continued to top the Thursday ratings outside of soaps, overnight data reveals.

The ITV sitcom dropped over 700,000 viewers from last week's opener to 6.77 million (28.4%) at 8.30pm, with a further 133k (0.5%) watching on +1.

Benidorm also dipped by 700k from last week to 5.29m (21.3%) at 9pm (472k/2.7% on +1).

On BBC One, the David Tennant-narrated Dolphins - Spy in the Pod fell by over a million from last week to 3.56m (15.1%) at 8pm. Silent Witness was down by nearly a million to 5.26m (21.2%) at 9pm.

BBC Two's Great British Garden Revival attracted 1.60m (7.2%) at 7pm. Stargazing Live continued with 2.53m (10.7%) at 8pm, while Back To Earth brought in 1.73m (6.9%) at 9pm.

Charlie Brooker's latest series of Weekly Wipe began with 1.18m (6.1%) at 10pm. A repeat of Qi amused 1.31m (5.3%) at 9.30pm.

On Channel 4, Supersize vs Superskinny launched a new series with 1.44m (6.1%) at 8pm (188k/0.8%). The »

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