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Emilia Fox talks about fondling Rob Brydon's corpse, but why?

11 April 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's not often you read about an actress planning to fondle a comedian post-mortem, but it seems today is special.

Rob Brydon's new entertainment show The Guess List starts tomorrow and features a bunch of celebrities offering two competing contestants advice.

But we're not sure they should take any life hints from Emilia Fox, who seems to have some very strange ideas about dead bodies.

During the filming of tomorrow's episode, Rob admitted that he would love the Silent Witness star to perform his autopsy.

"Isn't it a strange thing, to know who you'd like to do your autopsy?" he said. "I would love Emilia Fox to have a little rummage in Rob."

Two to tango: Rob Brydon and Louis Smith show off their dance moves

As if things hadn't become weird enough, Emilia replied: "I'd have a little rummage on Rob first, before I went into Rob."

Her meaning was pretty clear, »

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Father and son combine on Australian drama

17 March 2014 7:33 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

For the best part of 20 years Chris Blackburn tried his hand at writing film scripts, a sideline to his day jobs as a newspaper and TV reporter, reality show producer and, currently, as a co-executive producer on Big Brother.

Eighteen months ago he had an idea for a crime drama about a young man whose sister has been brutally murdered, set primarily in a row of vacant houses near his home on the north coast of Nsw.

Blackburn wrote the script and asked his son Tim, a TV editor who has directed several short films to direct. Entitled Burns Point, the film is now in day seven of a 21-day shoot in and around the town of Ballina.

Asked how he.s financed the film, Chris tells If, .It.s mostly me. I.ve saved up for this and put money aside." Cast and crew are working on deferred. fees in some cases. »

- Don Groves

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Joanne Froggatt, Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox join BBC One's The Secrets

4 March 2014 3:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One has revealed further casting details of upcoming five-part drama The Secrets.

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt, World Without End's Ben Chaplin and Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox have signed up to appear in an episode written by Elinor Cook.

Each 30-minute episode of the Dominic Savage-directed drama will centre around a provocative incident told from separate viewpoints.

Cook's episode focuses on a man who is married to two women as he leads a secret double life.

Nick Payne will write two episodes of the series, starring previously announced cast members Olivia Colman, Alison Steadman and Steve Oram, while Sarah Solemani will write and star in her own instalment as a bride-to-be who discovers her fiancé was once accused of a shocking crime.

Ben Ockrent will pen an episode starring Cuckoo's Helen Baxendale, Anthony Welsh and Waterloo Road star Paige Meade, which revolves around a girl »

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True Detective recap: season one, episode one – The Long, Bright Dark

27 February 2014 6:02 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It's far from another serial killer show, with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, a unique time-skipping structure, and a look better than anything else on TV. What's not to love?

• Following this blog, the episode recaps will launch after UK transmission. Episode two will be online at 10.20pm on Saturday. If you have seen further ahead in the series, please do not leave spoilers.

A young woman is found bound naked to the base of a tree in a burning cornfield. Her body is scored with ligature marks and stab wounds, and a crown of leaves and deer antlers sits perched atop her head. The murder bears signs of the occult, the ritual: weird symbols have been etched on the young woman's body, while Blair Witch-style wicker ornaments are dotted about the scene. "This is going to happen again," one of the detectives leading the case says, darkly. Yessir, we're in serial killer territory here. »

- Gwilym Mumford

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Helen Mirren criticises British television for rising female body count

15 February 2014 4:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

On eve of receiving highest Bafta honour, actress hits out at increasing number of TV murder victims who are young women

On the eve of the awards ceremony where she will receive the British film industry's highest honour tonight – a Bafta fellowship, from Prince WilliamDame Helen Mirren has criticised the growing number of dead women in British television drama.

Mirren told the Observer that she agreed with the playwright David Hare's recent complaints about the bloodthirsty nature of most drama on British TV, saying there was a clear sexual divide when it came to the corpses. "Most of those bodies are young women," she said.

Hare had spoken out against the number of murder victims on television at the launch of the second of his Worricker trilogy of films last week. "I can't personally stand the body count in contemporary drama. I just think it's ridiculous," he said. »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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Helen Mirren criticises British television for rising female body count

15 February 2014 4:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

On eve of receiving highest Bafta honour, actress hits out at increasing number of TV murder victims who are young women

On the eve of the awards ceremony where she will receive the British film industry's highest honour tonight – a Bafta fellowship, from Prince WilliamDame Helen Mirren has criticised the growing number of dead women in British television drama.

Mirren told the Observer that she agreed with the playwright David Hare's recent complaints about the bloodthirsty nature of most drama on British TV, saying there was a clear sexual divide when it came to the corpses. "Most of those bodies are young women," she said.

Hare had spoken out against the number of murder victims on television at the launch of the second of his Worricker trilogy of films last week. "I can't personally stand the body count in contemporary drama. I just think it's ridiculous," he said. »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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Costume Stories, This Week: Game of Thrones and Fidm

8 February 2014 1:46 AM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

A quiet week for costume.

Game of Thrones

New costume and props exhibition to travel around the world. No dribbling over the embroidery, but you can sit on the Iron Throne.

…and check out Daenerys’ ‘hot new dress’ in this video featurette at The Mary Sue.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Another day, another superhero story. Possibly a few early clues about freshly cast Paul Pettany’s costume.

Silent Witness

We’ve just stumbled across this article, probably from the early 2000s, that neatly demonstrates what costume designers have to put up with when stars of popular drama series’ overindulge.

The 22nd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition

Actual costumes from 2013 movies available to view from 11th February to 26th April at the Fidm museum in Los Angeles.

Catherine Martin

The Great Gatsby costume designer gets a bronze square on Rodeo Drive, alongside Giorgio Armani, Manolo Blahnik, Donatella Versace, »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Silent Witness tops Friday night ratings with more than 5m viewers

1 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Silent Witness was once again the highest-rated TV show outside of soaps on Friday night (January 31).

The final episode of the BBC drama series drew an average of 5.08 million viewers, representing a 22.9% audience share.

Earlier in the evening, The One Show attracted 4.26 million viewers (21%) at 7pm, while Room 101 with Michael Ball and Caroline Quentin reeled in 3.16m (13.6%) at 8.30pm.

The Graham Norton Show, which featured guests such as Dallas Buyers Club actor Matthew McConaughey, was seen by an average of 3.5 million viewers (25.4%) at 10.35pm, while a transfer deadline day edition of Football Focus picked up 1.19m (13%) at 11.25pm.

Piers Morgan's Life Stories with Martin Kemp was ITV's biggest ratings success outside of soaps, pulling in an average of 3.18m (14.3%) viewers at 9pm.

Meanwhile, approximately 2.87m (13.2%) tuned in to watch The Martin Lewis Money Show, which was sandwiched between two episodes of Coronation Street at 8pm.

Mastermind was BBC Two's highest rated show, »

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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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Silent Witness continues Friday night ratings success

25 January 2014 3:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Silent Witness once again topped Friday night's primetime ratings, as the crime drama put BBC One ahead of its rivals.

With 5.2m (22.1%) tuning in at 9pm, the crime drama was the most popular show outside of the soaps, despite shedding 500k viewers from last week's figures.

BBC One remained on top throughout the evening, starting with The One Show drawing 4.27m (20.5%) at 7pm.

Room 101, featuring Labour peer Joan Bakewell, Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman and comedian Roisin Conaty, saw 3.41m (14.7%) tune in at 8.30pm, while The Graham Norton Show attracted 3.73m viewers at 10.45pm.

ITV held a steady audience share of around 12.6% for its primetime offerings. The Martin Lewis Money Show dropped more than 300k from last week, with 2.81m watching at 8pm (+1: 105k).

Piers Morgan's Life Stories featuring Beverley Callard attracted 2.97m an hour later (+1: 231k).

BBC Two's Mastermind boosted its audience to 2.21m (9.9%) at 8pm. An Island Parish, »

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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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Silent Witness; Restoration Home – One Year On – TV review

23 January 2014 11:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

We deserve more than to see the flabby, predictable mess that this once watchable programme has become

Now in its 17th series, I've come to enjoy Silent Witness (BBC1) as much for its many sins as despite them. The wooden acting, pioneered by Amanda Burton as Sam Ryan – who can forget her trademark cold stare? – has been boldly maintained by Emilia Fox as Nikki Alexander. The revolving door of lead characters: Nikki might want to check if someone has increased her life insurance, as she must be next for the exit. The increasingly desperate search for ever more macabre ways to die. The abandonment of any pretence that the Lyell Centre pathologists are basically cops with great postmortem skills. All these things, I've come to love; the show's unintentional humour is part of its appeal.

But this season something has changed. Me and Silent Witness are on the verge of »

- John Crace

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Silent Witness continues to top Friday night ratings

18 January 2014 4:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Silent Witness was last night's (January 17) highest-rated show outside of soaps.

The BBC One crime drama continues to dominate Friday night ratings, this week drawing an average of 5.73m (24.1%) viewers - an additional 230k on last week's figures.

By comparison, ITV pulled an average of 2.86m viewers (12.1%) in the 9pm slot (+1: 275.5k) for Piers Morgan's Life Stories featuring Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey.

BBC One maintained control over the evening, with The One Show drawing 4.38m (21.8%) at 7pm, followed by Celebrity Mastermind with 3.12m (14.9%).

Sitcom Miranda grew the channel's audience to 3.73m at 8.30pm. The Graham Norton Show, featuring Girls star Lena Dunham, actress Olivia Colman, Idris Elba and Keane, attracted 3.63m (25.3%) at 10.45pm.

The Martin Lewis Money Show provided ITV's best non-soap ratings at 8pm, with an audience of 3.05m (13.7%). An additional 154.4k tuned in on +1.

On BBC Two, Mastermind took a 9.3% audience share, with 2.08m tuning in. »

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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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TV highlights 16/01/2014

15 January 2014 11:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

European Tour Golf: Abu Dhabi Championship | The Rise Of The E-Cigarette: Tonight | Hidden Kingdoms | Birds Of A Feather | Silent Witness | The Undateables | Brooklyn Nine-Nine | Dracula

European Tour Golf: Abu Dhabi Championship

6am, Sky Sports 4

They'll be going some to match the drama of last year's tournament, when Welshman Jamie Donaldson won despite almost goofing it with a bogey on the last hole. This year, the championship will feature Henrik Stenson, looking for a "Gulf slam" following previous wins in Dubai and Qatar, Sergio "El Nino" Garcia, Phil Mickelson and Martin Kaymer, who has already won this tournament three times but wouldn't say no to a fourth. David Stubbs

The Rise Of The E-Cigarette: Tonight

7.30pm, ITV

Coming up to seven years since smoking was banned inside British pubs, restaurants and other places frequented by people who didn't want their clothes and hair to reek afterwards, it seems amazing that it was ever permitted at all. »

- David Stubbs, Andrew Mueller, Rachel Aroesti, John Robinson, Julia Raeside, Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies

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Frasier star John Mahoney, Jaime Winstone for Foyle's War guest roles

14 January 2014 10:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Frasier star John Mahoney and Jaime Winstone are to appear in the new series of Foyle's War.

Michael Kitchen will reprise the title role of Christopher Foyle in three new two-hour films, set to air on ITV in 2015.

Richard Lintern (Silent Witness), Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions) and William Postlethwaite (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) will also appear in the new episodes from writer Anthony Horowitz.

Inspired by real events in the early Cold War, the new series will see Foyle (Kitchen) immersed in the dangerous world of espionage in his role as a Senior Intelligence Officer for MI5.

"We are delighted to see the return of Foyle's War to ITV," said ITV's Head of Drama Series, Jane Hudson. "Anthony Horowitz has written three outstanding episodes and the audience are in for a real treat."

The new series of Foyle's War will shoot in Liverpool, doubling for post-war London, until April. »

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Silent Witness dominates Friday ratings

11 January 2014 4:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Silent Witness was last night's (January 10) highest-rated show outside of soaps.

An average of 5.5 million viewers (23.1%) tuned in to see the fourth episode of the BBC One drama at 9pm. The show, which stars Emilia Fox, David Caves and Richard Lintern, peaked with 5.6m viewers.

On Channel 5, Celebrity Big Brother's first eviction was watched by an average 2.06 million people (9.7%) at 9pm, down by more than 1 million on last week's average figures.

The show, which saw Evander Holyfield evicted by Lee Ryan and Casey Batchelor, hit a peak of 2.47 million, while a further 131k tuned in an hour later on +1.

Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side attracted 931k viewers (7%), with a further 758k sticking around for the live feed at 11.30pm.

Back on BBC One, a Miranda repeat was viewed by 3.45 million people (15%) at 8.30pm, while 3.74 million (24.3%) tuned in to watch Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro on The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm. »

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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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Celebrity Big Brother launch pulls in 3.3 million | TV ratings - 3 January

6 January 2014 2:16 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Audience for 13th season is slightly down on previous winter series, despite presence of Evander Holyfield and Sam Faiers

Celebrity Big Brother returned to Channel 5 with more than 3 million viewers but a lineup that included newspaper columnist Liz Jones, Towie's Sam Faiers and former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield could not quite match last year's winter launch.

The 13th series of the reality show – and sixth to air on Channel 5 since it was axed by Channel 4 in 2010 – drew 3.3 million viewers, a 14.9% share, between 9pm and 11pm on Friday.

It was up on the 2.8 million who watched the start of the previous series, in August last year, but marginally down on the 3.5 million (15.8%) who saw the previous winter run, which started last January.

Although it was down on the 6 million-plus viewers who used to watch the show in its heyday on Channel 4, Celebrity Big Brother was more than »

- John Plunkett

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The Bridge; Catherine Tate's Nan; Operation Grand Canyon With Dan Snow – TV review

5 January 2014 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Unfeeling ice queen Saga and grief-stricken Martin: what a brilliant double act

Right now we're pretty bloody good here at smartarse (Sherlock), hardarse (Luther), cold slab (Silent Witness), history boys in blue (Ripper Street Rip). But for a dark, brooding, character-led crime thriller that sucks you in and down like a whirlpool, keeps you up at night, puzzling, worrying, maybe even worrying that you're somehow involved yourself, then you're still better off looking east, to Scandinavia.

Good news then: The Bridge (BBC4, Saturday) is back. The same bridge – the beautiful Oresund bridge that connects Denmark and Sweden (again this is a collaboration between the two countries); new case. A coaster, the Faxborg, steaming up the strait veers off track. The bridge (other sort) is deserted. Down in the hold, five young people lie chained up; they appear to have been drugged and are sick. Boom, the ship collides with the bridge. »

- Sam Wollaston

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