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Netflix Is Yanking These Movies and Shows on February 1, 2015

Netflix is expiring a slew of movies and TV shows in February -- but don't panic! As we previously reported, several BBC series including "Doctor Who" and the original British "The Office" that were once set to leave Netflix on Feb. 1 are staying put. However, several other BBC titles will be disappearing Feb 1. According to Variety, bid a sad toodle-doo to "Fawlty Towers," "Blackadder" and "Mi:5." (Don't worry, "Sherlock" isn't due to expire anytime soon.)

As for movies, the clock is ticking on "Zodiac," "Batman Returns," "Apocalypse Now," and "Mad Max," which will also be pulled in the monthly purge.

Here's the complete list of titles that will vanish from your streaming list (pending any sort of meddling time-travelers):

Netflix Titles Expiring February 1, 2015

"A Bit Of Fry And Laurie" (1987-1995)

"Airheads" (1994)

"Allosaurus: Walking With Dinosaurs Special" (2001)

"Apocalypse Now" (1979)

"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)

"Auschwitz: Inside The Nazi State" (2005)

"Batman Returns" (1989)

"Blackadder
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BBC One's 'True Love' makes promising start with 3.1m

BBC One's 'True Love' makes promising start with 3.1m
Improvised drama True Love premiered on BBC One with a decent audience last night (Sunday, June 17), according to overnight data. Starring David Tennant, the five-part mini-series enthralled 3.11m (18.1%) at 10.25pm, topping the channel's usual average for its late slot. Despite facing live football on ITV, BBC One held up well with Countryfile (4.95m/25.3%), Antiques Roadshow (5.06m/21.2%) and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (4.12m/16%). Euro 2012's clash between Portugal and Holland scored 6.92m (28%) between 7.15pm and 10pm for ITV1. Before that, Emmerdale logged 4.03m (20.3%) in an unusual slot of 6.45pm, adding 236k (1.1%) on +1. Channel (more)
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'Holby City' adds three new regulars in May 2012

'Holby City' adds three new regulars in May 2012
Holby City has announced the addition of three new regular characters who will debut in May 2012. The BBC One show will first introduce the "charmingly candid and utterly professional" consultant general surgeon Serena Campbell, played by Catherine Russell (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Pete versus Life). Next to join the drama is "cocky and roguish" nurse and transplant coordinator Jonny Maconie (Michael Thomson), who "has no qualms about telling a few white lies to stir up some mischief". Lastly, Dead Set and Campus star Chizzy (more)
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Nathaniel Parker Brings Agravaine to Camelot as Newest Member of Merlin cast

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Just as one mysterious character departs, another enters as Merlin welcomes its newest addition – Agravaine, chief adviser to the King. Played by acclaimed actor Nathaniel Parker, the character provides yet another potential snake in Camelot’s grass for Arthur and Merlin as they fend off Morgana’s attack in the epic conclusion of the season-opening, two-part episode entitled “The Darkest Hour, Part 2.” The episode premieres this Friday, January 6 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Syfy.

The magic of Merlin continues to cast a spell over audiences: Last Friday’s fourth-season premiere of Merlin attracted the biggest-ever first-episode audience in its Syfy history, with viewership 29% higher for Season 4 than Season 3. Episodes from all three previous seasons are available on iTunes, and Season 3 will be released January 17 on DVD.

In “The Darkest Hour, Part 2” the kingdom of Camelot is on the brink of collapse as Lancelot (Santiago Cabrera) races back to Camelot with the dying Merlin,
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Sharon Small to star in 'Kidnap & Ransom'

Sharon Small to star in 'Kidnap & Ransom'
Sharon Small and Madhur Mittal are among the stars joining the new series of ITV's drama Kidnap & Ransom. ITV announced that it had renewed the Trevor Eve drama for a second series in May. Eve and his co-stars Helen Baxendale, Natasha Little and Amara Karan will all be returning for the new episodes, and ITV has now announced the guest stars who are also joining the show. Small previously played Trudi in Mistresses and her other credits include Downton Abbey, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Sunburn. Meanwhile, Mittal is best known for his role in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. (more)
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The Field of Blood joins the ranks of classy crime adaptations

Adapting our favourite books is a tricky business, but the BBC's version of Denise Mina's first Paddy Meehan novel – which concludes tonight – has been impressive

It can sometimes seem as though the standard answer to the question "What shall we put on television?" is "an adaptation of a crime novel". In the past few years, among others, we've seen a bland but well-acted version of Ann Cleeves' Stanhope novels, watched Steven Tompkinson bring Peter Robinson's dour Alan Banks to suitably miserable life, David Morrissey take on Mark Billingham's equally gloomy Tom Thorne, and Jason Isaacs brood magnificently throughout the BBC's Case Histories.

And for every show that succeeds in capturing the original's feel (if not always its substance), such as the stylish Zen – which was adapted from Michael Dibdin's rather more astute novels – there is one that misses the point entirely. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, for instance,
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Nigel Havers to play 'Downton Abbey' aristocrat

Nigel Havers to play 'Downton Abbey' aristocrat
Nigel Havers has joined the cast of ITV1's period drama Downton Abbey. Havers, who took part in reality series I'm A Celebrity... in 2010, will play aristocrat Lord Hepworth when the show returns later this year. Sharon Small (Mistresses, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries) will also have a major role in the ITV1 hit, according to The Mirror. Small will play Marigold Shore, a housemaid of Lady Rosamond (Samantha Bond). A show rep said: "We're (more)
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Win Law & Order UK Series 4 on DVD

To mark the release of Law & Order UK Series 4 on July 11th, Universal Playback have given us three copies of the series to give away on DVD.

Following on from the dramatic Series 3 finale, Law & Order: UK – Series 4 offers six explosive new episodes that see the dedicated squad, and their trust in the facts, the law, and in each other, tested like never before. This series see’s the team investigate the death of an ex-Premier League Footballer, unravel a conspiracy involving senior level government officials and work to defend fellow prosecutor James Steel as he stands accused of tampering with evidence after an old case is reopened…

Watch as London’s finest deal with some of their most demanding situations to date as DS Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber) and DS Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) continue to investigate the diverse crimes spreading across the city that never sleeps. Teaming alongside them,
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TV on DVD: "Mistresses: Volume One"

Mistresses isn't quite a relationship drama, although it does focus on the romantic--and often illicit--entanglements affecting four female friends. Rather, it's something more akin to a thriller: sleek and seductive with a hint of menace. The first volume of British drama series Mistresses, which encapsulates the series' two season run earlier this year on BBC America, is available today for sale as a four-disc set. It tells the story of four very different women who find themselves dealing with complicated and complex relationships as they juggle the dual specters of career and personal fulfillment. But don't let the title put you off from enjoying this complex and provocative series. Yes, the twelve episodes contain more than a heaping dose of sex and scandal but there's also a perilous throughline that runs beneath the surface, giving Mistresses the feel of a noir thriller that asks questions about coincidence, fate, and manipulation.
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WDR inks deal with BBC Worldwide

Cologne, Germany -- German public broadcaster Wdr has signed its biggest-ever licensing deal with BBC Worldwide, acquiring a wagonload of series and specials from the Brit pubcaster's commercial arm.

The deals, signed at the BBC Showcase event in Brighton, which wrapped Wednesday, include German rights for the miniseries "Mistresses" and "Sense and Sensibility," several comedy series including the new season of the "Omid Djalili Show" and library titles including all episodes of Yorkshire vet series "All Creatures Great and Small" and the cult sketch comedy "French & Saunders."

BBC titles sold well across the board in Germany, with Zdf picking up rights for all six seasons of "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries" and commercial network Rtl 2 taking Seasons 1 and 2 of alien investigation show "Torchwood."
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