5 items from 2013
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Ilene Chaiken returns to television with The Black Box. ABC has ordered 13 episodes of the drama that centers on a neuroscientist named Elizabeth Black. Chaiken will serve as showrunner and one of the executive producers. X-Men director Bryan Singer will also executive produce the series, which is set to premiere in January 2014.
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Nurse Jackie has been renewed by Showtime for a sixth season.
Olivia Munn graces the cover of July’s Flare magazine. »
- Bridget McManus
Three big stars of the small screen reveal their television secrets
Martin Freeman: the unexpected hero
It's a testament to Martin Freeman's love of his character Watson in Sherlock that he originally turned down the role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit to make series two. "I desperately wanted to do the film, but it clashed," he remembers. "And so I had to say goodbye to The Hobbit. I just couldn't go to New Zealand." Desperate not to lose him, The Hobbit pushed back production, and, well, we know the rest. "I have two of the most amazing jobs that exist in television and film right now. It sounds very arrogant, but it's true."
He continues to be amazed at the hysteria surrounding Sherlock: "We've had hordes of fans screaming and trying to film us on their iPhones while we've been on location for the third series. »
- Megan Conner, Alice Fisher
UKTV has announced new Freeview channel Drama.
The station will launch on July 8 and feature shows including Pride and Prejudice, Catherine Cookson's The Cinder Path, Sharpe, Tipping The Velvet, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Cranford and Lark Rise to Candleford.
UKTV controller Emma Tennant said: "Drama is targeted at a different audience demographic than our other highly successful free-to-air channels, Dave, Yesterday and Really.
"The channel is aimed at people who simply love drama and want to watch critically-acclaimed shows that have absolutely defined the landscape of British television."
She added: "I am very passionate about the subject and discussing the programmes that will create Drama's schedule has just been brilliant fun.
"I'm genuinely excited about the launch of Drama both as a viewer and as controller."
General manager of drama Adrian Wills added: "Drama lovers' prayers have been answered.
"This channel represents the best drama content within the genre and »
Feature Cameron K McEwan 12 Mar 2013 - 07:00
Cameron provides a ready reckoner of what we know so far about the 8 new Doctor Who episodes starting later this month...
Warning: contains potential spoilers aplenty.
We are less than three weeks away from the world's greatest television show returning to our screens and, like the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, rumours are flying higher than a Dalek on doomsday.
But what do we actually know about the upcoming series - what is fact and what is just a made-up internet rumour? As with previous years, not all the episodes have confirmed titles (despite what other sites may say), so let's have a look at what's coming up, starting on the 30th of March.
Episode 1 - The Bells of St John
Legendary British TV scribe Andrew Davies has been hired to pen a six episode TV mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic "War and Peace" for The BBC. The project is scheduled to air on BBC One in 2015.
The story will remain based in war-torn 19th century Russia. Many of the philosophical elements are expected to be left out, with the series focusing on the human interactions, romance and family conflicts.
Davies penned the adaptation of the original UK "House of Cards" mini-series and its two sequels, along with film adaptations such as "Bridget Jones' Diary," "The Tailor of Panama," and "Brideshead Revisited".
He has worked on numerous mini-series including 1994's "Middlemarch," 1995's "Pride and Prejudice," 1998's "Vanity Fair," 1999's "Wives and Daughters," 2002's "Tipping the Velvet," 2005's "Bleak House," 2007's "Fanny Hill," 2008's "Little Dorrit," 2008's "Sense and Sensibility" and 2011's "South Riding."
Source: The Radio Times »
- Garth Franklin
5 items from 2013
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