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Pratchett and Gaiman's Good Omens coming to BBC Radio 4

5 September 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The first ever dramatisation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's 1990 novel, Good Omens, is coming to BBC Radio 4...

Here's some news to put a spring in any fantasy fan's step: following the success of 2013's splendid Neverwhere dramatisation, BBC Radio 4 is working its magic on another UK modern classic, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's 1990 novel Good Omens.

Due to air in six parts over a single week in December 2014, Good Omens comes from the creative team behind Neverwhere, with The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy's Dirk Maggs adapting and directing, assisted by producer Heather Larmour and of course, Neil Gaiman.

It's the first time the co-authored novel, which tells a raucous story of ancient prophecies, impending armageddon, and sushi, has been adapted for radio, with progress on a much-anticipated film version with Terry Gilliam appearing to have stalled for the foreseeable. The story of Good Omen's collaborative »

- louisamellor

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The Office 11 years on: What Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman and co did next

6 August 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ricky Gervais has confirmed that The Office's David Brent will be heading to the big screen with his own movie, Life on the Road.

So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.

Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.

In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying. »

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ITV orders full series of Darren Boyd comedy Delivery Man

6 August 2014 3:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has ordered a full series of sitcom The Delivery Man after a successful pilot.

Darren Boyd and Aisling Bea will star in the comedy about a policeman who decides to become a midwife.

The new six-episode series follows a pilot episode filmed earlier this year, which also starred Fay Ripley, Alex Macqueen and Dominic Coleman.

Written by Green Wing's Robert Harley and James Henry, the series is expected to air on ITV in mid-2015.

It will be produced and directed by Green Wing creator Victoria Pile.

Further casting details are expected to be announced in the coming months, ahead of its recording in October.

Boyd is best known for his roles in Sky1's Spy and for playing John Cleese in the drama Holy Flying Circus. He appeared in an episode of HBO's Veep earlier this year. »

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Cybermen to return in new season of 'Doctor Who'

1 July 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

One thing we now know about the new season of the long-running sci-fi program Doctor Who: It’s going to feature the sound of clanking.

The BBC has posted a behind-the-scenes photo on the official Doctor Who Twitter feed of the show’s new star Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) in the company of some Cybermen, the second-most-dreaded of the Time Lord’s metallic foes after the Daleks. The shot, reproduced above, also features actress Michelle Gomez (Green Wing) who, it was announced yesterday, is playing a character known as the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere.

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- Clark Collis

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Doctor Who series 8 casts Bad Education star Michelle Gomez

30 June 2014 1:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michelle Gomez is to appear in Doctor Who's upcoming eighth series.

The actress, who has previously starred in Green Wing and Bad Education, will play the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere.

Gomez said: "Well of course Peter Capaldi is our next Doctor, which makes complete sense. I'm thrilled to join him."

Showrunner Steven Moffat added: "I've known Michelle for years, and I'm thrilled to welcome her to Doctor Who.

"She's everything we need - brilliant, Scottish, and a tiny bit satanic."

Gomez joins a host of other guest stars who have been confirmed to appear in the upcoming series, including Ben Miller, Frank Skinner, Hermione Norris and Foxes.

Doctor Who returns with feature-length opener 'Deep Breath' on Saturday, August 23 in the UK and Us.

Doctor Who Steven Moffat: 'New series is biggest change since 2005'

Watch a teaser for Doctor Who series eight below: »

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Michelle Gomez joins Doctor Who series 8

30 June 2014 1:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The latest series 8 casting news has Green Wing's Michelle Gomez playing "The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere"...

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"Brilliant, Scottish and a tiny bit satanic." That's how Steven Moffat describes the latest guest star announced for Doctor Who series eight: Michelle Gomez

Seen of late in BBC Three's Bad Education, Gomez is known and loved for her role as the unpredictable, devilish Sue White in Channel Four's Green Wing, and came to popular attention in Annie Griffin's The Book Group. She's also an accomplished stage actress, recently winning plaudits in the RSC's 2012 production of The Taming Of The Shrew.

Doctor Who fans though, will soon know Gomez as The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere, pictured below in period dress. Filming continues on series eight.

Doctor Who returns to UK television on Saturday the 23rd of August.

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Stephen Mangan: "I get 'Dan!' shouted at me almost every day"

20 May 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stephen Mangan has revealed that Alan Partridge fans still regularly yell out "Dan!" to him - despite the sitcom moment being more than ten years old.

Mangan - who has since appeared in Green Wing and Episodes, and voiced the title character in Postman Pat: The Movie - played Dan Moody, a kitchen salesman who tried to lure Partridge into a menage a trois in I'm Alan Partridge.

"I get 'Dan' shouted at me almost every day," Mangan told Digital Spy, adding that festivals are "a dangerous area for me".

"If it gets around the crowd that I'm there, I've had 6,000 people shouting 'Dan' at me. Maybe it will morph into 'Pat'?" he said in reference to his role as Greendale's premiere postman.

Postman Pat: The Movie will open in cinemas on May 23. »

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Stephen Mangan: "I get 'Dan!' shouted at me almost every day"

20 May 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Stephen Mangan has revealed that Alan Partridge fans still regularly yell out "Dan!" to him - despite the sitcom moment being more than ten years old.

Mangan - who has since appeared in Green Wing and Episodes, and voiced the title character in Postman Pat: The Movie - played Dan Moody, a kitchen salesman who tried to lure Partridge into a menage a trois in I'm Alan Partridge.

"I get 'Dan' shouted at me almost every day," Mangan told Digital Spy, adding that festivals are "a dangerous area for me".

"If it gets around the crowd that I'm there, I've had 6,000 people shouting 'Dan' at me. Maybe it will morph into 'Pat'?" he said in reference to his role as Greendale's premiere postman.

Postman Pat: The Movie will open in cinemas on May 23. »

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Q&A: Stephen Mangan

17 May 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

'My greatest fear? Being trapped in a lift with Donald Trump'

Stephen Mangan, 41, was born in London. He studied law at Cambridge, then went to Rada. In 2001, he played Adrian Mole in a BBC adaptation of The Cappuccino Years, and went on to appear in Green Wing, I'm Alan Partridge, Dirk Gently and Episodes, a new series of which has just started on BBC2. In 2009, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Norman Conquests on Broadway, and he recently starred as Bertie Wooster in the West End production Perfect Nonsense. His films include Billy Elliot, Confetti and Rush, and he voices the title role in Postman Pat: The Movie, which opens on 23 May. He lives in London with his wife, the actor Louise Delamere, and their two sons.

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- Rosanna Greenstreet

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Have I Got News for You continues to top Friday night ratings

12 April 2014 2:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Have I Got News For You was once again Friday's (April 11) highest-rated show outside of soaps.

Hosted by Green Wing and Episodes actor Stephen Mangan, the comedy panel show was seen by an average of 4.71 million people (22.1%).

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.

Over on ITV, The Cube: Celebrity Special saw Joey Essex and Coronation Street's Kym Marsh attempt to win £250k for charity. The episode entertained 2.91 million (14.1%) at 9pm.

Elsewhere, Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis was seen by 2.61 million (12.6%) at 8pm. »

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Mark Heap: Mr Zany buttons up

2 April 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From Green Wing's creepy consultant to the resident artist on Spaced, Mark Heap is TV's go-to oddball. Now he returns to the stage as Jeeves and, in person, seems curiously straightforward

Bertie Wooster or Jez from Peep Show? Take our quiz

Mark Heap is wryly recalling an online comment describing his bizarre turn in Channel 4's Green Wing. It ran: "Mark Heap doing his usual mad thing, but slightly fatter." "Which I thought was brilliant," he says, "but it's kind of true."

Heap has become television's go-to oddball, best known for the roles of otherworldly conceptual artist Brian in Spaced and Green Wing's outlandish and obsessive Dr Alan Statham. More recently, he's been stealing scenes in Friday Night Dinner as an over-friendly neighbour. Now he is returning to the stage after a 20-year hiatus. Next week he takes over from Matthew Macfadyen as PG Wodehouse's famously unflappable »

- Catherine Love

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The Olivier Awards 2014 Hosts Announced As Gemma Arterton And Stephen Mangan

21 March 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Olivier Awards 2014 is fast approaching, with the ceremony scheduled for Sunday 13th April and new hosts for the ceremony have now been announced. The event, which is to be held at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, will see Gemma Arterton (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Song For Marion) and Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, Rush) take on the roles of hosts, with the voiceover provided by the incomparable Olivier Award winning Julie Walters.

Arterton, known for her many film roles,  will soon be seen in the new musical Made in Dagenham while Mangan is appearing in the Olivier Award nominated comedy Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense.

It has also been announced that this year’s set has been designed by Es Devlin, the award-winning stage designer who designed the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony and provided the set design for the new musical I Can’t Sing!. Devlin is also nominated »

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Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander on Rev - the sitcom that has them rolling in the pews

14 March 2014 11:50 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With none of the otherworldly airs or whisky-soaked vices of stereotyped TV priests, this thoughtful comedy shows the day-to-day reality of a religious calling: 'It's f***ing hard!'

"It was important to us that the priest is not represented as a complete idiot in the show," says Tom Hollander. He's sitting in the over-salubriously wallpapered surroundings of a Soho private members club alongside co-star and on-screen wife Olivia Colman. But they're here to talk about Rev, the thoughtful, slightly careworn sitcom that's returning for a welcome third series. "In previous incarnations," he continues, "whether it was Derek Nimmo or Rowan Atkinson or Father Ted, the priest or vicar is a bit of a twat. Adam Smallbone is the hero, with a very small 'h', of Rev. It's the people around him who are the oddballs."

The Reverend Adam Smallbone is fundamentally decent, but with none of the otherworldly airs of the stereotyped cleric. »

- David Stubbs

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Jimmy McGovern announces Australian convict drama Banished

12 March 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Russell Tovey will star alongside MyAnna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt and David Wenham in the BBC drama about a group of convicts in 18th-century Australia

Jimmy McGovern has defined his own brand of humanistic British crime drama with Cracker, The Lakes and Accused – now he turns his attentions to the former colonies. His next BBC drama is Banished, set in 18th-century Australia and centered on the lives of a group of convicts.

A BBC statement describes the series as exploring "the lives, loves, relationships and battle for survival of a group of convicts, the soldiers who guard them and the men who govern them in the early days of this settlement". It stars Russell Tovey, known for his roles in Him & Her and The History Boys as well as current HBO gay drama Looking, playing a convict who struggles on his arrival at the penal colony. He forms bonds with other »

- Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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First trailer and poster for Postman Pat: The Movie

5 February 2014 11:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The classic British children's character Postman Pat is getting the big screen treatment this year with the release of a new CG-animated movie, and we've got the first poster and trailer for you right here, although you might not like what you see...

"Postman Pat: The Movie finds Pat, everyone’s favourite postman, coming face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition that threatens to tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and the friends he loves. What happens when kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets global notoriety? A nice cup of tea is kicked aside by a frappacappucino? Pat is set to find out as he falls for the age old temptation of the grass being greener…"

Postman Pat: The Movie is set for release on May 23rd, with Stephen Mangan (Green Wing) voicing »

- Gary Collinson

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Sightseers star to direct Aaaaaaaah!

17 January 2014 3:08 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Steve Oram to star in directorial debut alongside Julian Barratt, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Hannah Hoekstra and Tom Meeten.

Sightseers star and co-writer Steve Oram is to make his directorial debut on comedy Aaaaaaaah!, a film full of “sex and indiscriminate violence” in which actors will play monkeys and talk mostly “gibberish”.

Oram has assembled a comedy cast including The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt, Green Wing’s Julian Rhind-Tutt (most recently seen in Rush), regular collaborator Tom Meeten, and Hannah Hoekstra, star of App and sexually explicit Dutch arthouse film Hemel.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Oram said: “The script is in ‘human dialogue’ but the actors will throw the script away once they’ve learnt it.

“We’ll mainly use noises. It will be a combination of gibberish and monkey talk and it will be about expressing things physically. We’ve already done a bit - it has been really funny and gone very well.”

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Aaaaaaaah! Brace Yourself For Steve Oram's Monkey Romeo!

9 January 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Here's a little something odd for fans of British comedy:Word is out that Sightseers star Steve Oram will be making his directorial debut with Aaaaaaaah! - eight 'a's and proper punctuation a vital part of the title, thanks - a film that he describes as Romeo And Juliet meets The Planet Of The Apes. What on earth does that mean? It means no dialogue - not in any recognizable language, anyway - but with all of the actors grunting and otherwise behaving like monkeys.And, yeah, that sounds crazy on paper and it sounds crazy brilliant once you learn who else is involved. The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barrett and Green Wing's Julian Rhind-Tutt will play the rival clan leaders with Hannah Hoekstra (Hemel) and Oram's regular...

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Seann Walsh to star in new BBC One sitcom Monks

6 January 2014 3:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Seann Walsh is to front a new BBC One comedy pilot.

The stand-up comic will star in Monks - co-created by Mongrels actor and writer Dan Tetsell, Broadcast reports.

In the studio sitcom, Walsh will play a former benefits cheat who decides to reform and become a monk.

James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley) and Mark Heap (Green Wing, Friday Night Dinner) will also star in the pilot, co-written by Danny Robins.

Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominee Walsh previously starred in Comedy Central sitcom Big Bad World and an episode of Sky1's Little Crackers.

Monks will be shot at Elstree Studios later this month.

Seann Walsh on Seann Walsh World: 'Three girls, one jug? Bigger, badder'

Watch a clip of Seann Walsh on BBC One's Live at the Apollo below: »

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2014 in film preview: family and musicals

2 January 2014 8:20 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The best films for kids (and fans of a sing-song) coming up in 2014, including movies starring Angelina Jolie, Steve Carell and Meryl Streep

• 2014 preview: blockbusters

• 2014 preview: thrillers

• 2014 preview: comedy

• 2014 preview: Oscar hopefuls

• 2014 preview: science fiction

• 2014 preview: romance

• 2014 preview: drama

Maleficent

Nega-fairy tale in which The Sleeping Beauty story is told from the point of view of Maleficent, the misunderstood fairy godmother. Angelina Jolie stars as the artist formerly known as "The Mistress of All Evil". Elle Fanning is that scheming harpy, Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty. Following the recent trend for skew-wiff folk tales (Snow White and The Huntsmen, Mirror Mirror) special effects veteran Robert Stromberg makes his directorial debut with a Disney film that looks stranger and darker than the average. 28 May

Muppets Most Wanted

Jason Segel's Muppets reboot positioned Kermit and ko as comeback kings - old friends returning from the edge of showbiz to full-felted glory. »

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