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Trevor Hogg chats with Branko Tomovic about hanging out with Jack Bauer on the streets of London, England…
“It’s definitely an exciting time for TV and even film stars, who only did exclusively movies before, are now on television as well,” notes Branko Tomovic (Remote Control). “It’s all about the material. Our cinemas seem to be occupied with comic book films, sequels and franchises; it’s almost impossible to see an interesting beautiful independent movie outside of film festivals. Those character driven films are so rare these days which is really a shame. TV nowadays offers great storytelling, the time to have a great character arc, and room for development.” Before being cast in a American television series starring Kiefer Sutherland (A Time to Kill), Tomovic had appeared in British TV programs A Touch of Frost (1992), Whitechapel (2009) and Blood Foreigners: The Untold Battle of Britain (2010). The trailers are »
- Trevor Hogg
The British public's top ten favourite TV detectives have been revealed.
Britain's Favourite Detectives - a celebration of the UK's greatest fictional crime solvers - will air on Saturday, April 19 on Channel 5.
Benedict Cumbarbatch's dashing Sherlock Holmes, David Suchet's intellectual Hercule Poirot and Life on Mars double-act Sam Tyler (John Simm) and Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) are among the top 'tecs featured.
Digital Spy can reveal who has made the top ten - though you'll have to tune in at 9.25pm on Saturday to find out which order they come in, and which detective has claimed the top spot.
The top ten list is as follows...
Miss Marple (Marple)
Inspector Morse (Morse)
Di Alec Hardy (Broadchurch)
Di Frost (A Touch of Frost)
Dci Tom Barnaby (Midsomer Murders)
Detective Columbo (Columbo)
Britain's Favourite »
Have I Got News For You was once again Friday's (April 11) highest-rated show outside of soaps.
The One Show opened the evening with 3.26 million viewers (19%) at 7pm, and was followed by 2.85 million (15.1%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm.
Ratings jumped to 3.95m (17.6%) for the latest episode of Masterchef at 8.30pm, while Outnumbered attracted 3.05 million (14.7%) at 9.30pm.
BBC One capped off the evening with 2.80 million (21.4%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm. Norton was joined by Spider-Man stars Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Andrew Garfield, as well as musical guest Paolo Nutini.
Elsewhere, Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis was seen by 2.61 million (12.6%) at 8pm. »
Broadchurch and I'm a Celebrity also contribute to main ITV channel's 16.2% share of all viewing in 2013
ITV's main network increased its audience share last year for the first time since 1990, on the back of successful shows including Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!
The channel had a 16.2% share of all viewing (including the ITV HD simulcast channel and ITV1+1 timeshift service) in 2013, compared with 15.7% the previous year.
The last time ITV's annual share of viewing grew, John Major was prime minister and the broadcaster dominated British television with shows such as London's Burning, Jeeves and Wooster and Minder, starring George Cole – and The Big Match was still must-see football viewing. At the time, there were still only four terrestrial channels and BSkyB's satellite service was in its infancy.
In 1990, ITV had a 44% audience share and Coronation Street was the most popular show on TV, »
- Jason Deans
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