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From “Condorman” to “Hancock,” from “Blankman” to “My Super Ex-Girlfriend,” the history of the superhero comedy is a less than illustrious one. Sure, the Marvel movies are pretty funny, but it’s surprising given the dominance of the comic book hero at the box office right now, that we haven’t seen more successful comic riffs on the underwear-over-tights genre. But one might have finally arrived. “SuperBob,” from director Jon Drever, hits cinemas in the U.K. in a few weeks, and it’s being billed by some as a sort of superheroic “Shaun Of The Dead.” Co-written by and starring “Derek” breakout Brett Goldstein, with “Doctor Who” and “The Office” star Catherine Tate, “Game Of Thrones” actress Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock from “Guardians Of The Galaxy,” and David Harewood from “Homeland,” among various familiar faces in support, the film focuses on the titular superhero, the only one in the world, »
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Call the Midwife was down from last year's launch but still topped the ratings on Sunday, overnight data reveals.
The BBC One period drama attracted an average audience of 8.31 million viewers (32.8%) at 8pm, down from last year's overnight score of 9.61m and 2013's 9.32m.
Earlier, Countryfile appealed to 7.01m (32.3%) at 6.30pm, followed by Still Open All Hours with 7.12m (30.4%) at 7.30pm. Last Tango in Halifax continued with 6.24m (25.5%) at 9pm, while Match of the Day 2 scored 2.74m (21.7%) at 10.35pm.
BBC Two's Snooker Masters final was seen by 1.88m (7.9%) at 7pm, followed by repeats of Britain's Flying Past with 962,000 (3.9%) at 9pm and Qi with 965k (5.3%) at 10pm.
On ITV, Get Your Act Together opened with 2.57m (11.5%) at 6.45pm (156k/0.6% on +1), while the final ever Foyle's War gathered 3.54m (14.2%) at 9pm (490k/2.4%).
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