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Christmas Gift Guide: 41 Essential Presents For 2014

5 December 2014 5:36 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year (again), and as usual it’s getting to those last few weeks before the big day when creative ideas and planning make way for frantic grabs at whatever is left on the shelves after the Black Friday zombie hordes have cleared everything out.

But fear not: because the best of Christmas is watching movies, re-watching old TV specials and trying hard to forget that George Lucas ever decided that anyone wanted a Star Wars Christmas show, there’ll always be a helping hand round these parts for those who want it.

So if you’re buying for a difficult brother, a picky sister or just for the film, gaming or TV fan in your life, what follows is a compendium of the finest gift ideas for this year’s festivities, as usual there are massive opportunities to win most of what has been included… »

- Simon Gallagher

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24 great comedy shows that deserve more love

13 November 2014 3:37 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We asked Den Of Geek’s writers to recommend brilliant comedy shows that deserve to have more of a fuss made about them. Here they are...

Banging a drum about stuff we love is more or less our remit on Den Of Geek - hence what many readers have started referring to as the ‘inexplicably regular' appearance of Statham, squirrels and Harold Bishop from Neighbours on these pages.

To that end then, we asked our writers which comedy shows (past and present, UK or otherwise, on TV, radio, or online…) deserved more praise, and here are the ones they chose. You might already like them too, or you might discover something new to dig out and enjoy. That’s the fun of it.

Please note that this list isn’t ranked in any order, nor is it exhaustive. It’s compiled from the opinions of a group of different people, »

- louisamellor

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Diana Vickers talks TV comedy debut in Give Out Girls: 'Acting excites me'

13 October 2014 1:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Six years after finishing fourth in The X Factor, Diana Vickers has released two albums and launched an acting career on stage and screen.

Last year, she was due to make her TV acting debut in the comedy series Give Out Girls on Sky Living, but the series was delayed and later picked up by Comedy Central.

Give Out Girls stars Vickers and Him & Her's Kerry Howard, and was co-written by Tony MacMurray and Hatty Ashdown. It follows a group of four girls who work in promotions and carry out roles like handing out free light bulbs to commuters.

Ahead of the show's premiere on Tuesday (October 14), Digital Spy and others had a quick chat with the singer and actress about her latest project and where it may take her in the future.

Comedy was an exciting prospect

"It was my first TV role and it was comedy, and I hadn't done comedy before. »

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Trailer For Danny Boyle’s ‘Babylon’ Released Online

21 January 2014 12:18 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Channel 4 have released a first look at Danny Boyle latest directorial outing Babylon.

We told you back in August about the project but I don’t think even we could have predicted such a stellar line up because if the trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to be a good one! Starring James Nesbitt and Another Earth’s Brit Marling, it follows a young American named Liz Garvey (Marling) as she is hired to “revolutionise” the public image of London’s police force.

It is written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, known for their work on Smack The Pony, That Mitchell And Webb Look and the rather brilliant Four Lions. This is not the only TV project Boyle has been working on, he has also been working on Telemark over in the States alongside Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy…Boyle’s a busy fella isn’t he? »

- Lucy Cave

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