5 items from 2012
Cinema Retro has received the following press release:
The leading ‘Best British TV’ streaming service Acorn TV is now streaming full seasons of several popular British mystery and drama series, along with two critically acclaimed Canadian series. This week Acorn TV also has a special Memorial Day Weekend Midsomer Marathon with the first 22 episodes of its best-selling series,Midsomer Murders, and the U.S. debut of John Nettles final episodes.
Acorn TV is currently streaming a full season of Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect; the final seasons of the universally acclaimed Canadian dramedy Slings & ARROWSand Derek Jacobi’s mystery series Cadfael; the U.S. debut of the newest season of Murdoch Mysteries; Lynda La Plante’s Trial & Retribution; John Mortimer’s Under The Hammer; the final episodes of WWII drama Wish Me Luck; Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter) in Pie In The Sky; and John Nettles final episodes with Midsomer Murders, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Debuting this summer from executive producers Greg Berlanti (Dirty Sexy Money) and Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire), the six-episode D.C.-based project centers around newly-appointed Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (played by Sigourney Weaver) balancing both personal and political crises.
Hinds will play Bud Hammond, a jovial former president (and Elaine’s ex-husband) who was once loved by the American public, but whose out-of-office antics caused a tumble in his popularity. He still holds a candle for his wife, and eagerly awaits »
- Alyse Whitney
ITV1's flagship soap easily beats BBC1's Inside Out and a Panorama investigation into train fares
Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly described her exit storyline from the show as her "leaving gift" from producers. Her character Becky's dramatic farewell delivered a ratings present of its own for ITV1 on Monday night with a pair of episodes each watched by more than 10 million viewers.
The first Coronation Street of the night had 10.5 million viewers, a 43.9% share, between 7.30pm and 8pm, rising to 10.6 million with ITV1+1. The second instalment had 10.9 million viewers (42.2%) between 8.30pm and 9pm, up to 11.2 million with ITV1+1.
ITV1's flagship soap predictably had the better of BBC1's regional current affairs show Inside Out, which had 3.7 million viewers (15.4%) between 7.30pm and 8pm, and a Panorama investigation into train fares, which could only manage 2.5 million viewers (9.5%) between 8.30pm and 9pm.
In a strong night for ITV1, Lynda La Plante »
- John Plunkett
Mrs Brown's Boys was the only bright spark in BBC One's comedy lineup last night. The Brendan O'Carroll sitcom averaged 4.67m (18.6%) at 9.30pm, despite a dreadful lead-in from David Jason's The Royal Bodyguard, which slumped to 2.94m (11.7%). Now in its third week, Royal Bodyguard has lost over 4 million fans, having premiered with 7.1m on Boxing Day. Jasper Carrott's return to stand-up, in The One Jasper Carrott, was seen by 3.4m (13.4%) at 8.30pm. Elsewhere, series four of Lynda La Plante's Above Suspicion opened with 6.31m (25.1%) on ITV1 at 9pm, adding 256k (1.4%) on +1, prior to which 8pm documentary Cornwall with Caroline Quentin interested 3.83m (15.1%) and 147k (0.6%) on timeshift. BBC Two's University Challenge educated 2.99m (11.7%) at 8pm, then the audience dropped (more) »
- By Paul Millar
Coppers | Shameless | The Private Lives of Medieval Kings | Above Suspicion | Storyville Survivors: Despicable Dick | Weeds
9pm, Channel 4
Another season of the fly-on-the-wall series that follows the Nottinghamshire constabulary as they face an endless wave of crime. It's quickly apparent how difficult the job is, mostly down to timewasting "no comment" routines from guilty suspects – oh, and absolutely everyone, even the very thickest criminals, firmly believes they are smarter than the police. The coppers on show here have a great, dry matter-of-factness about them, something the job seems to instil very quickly, and their comments appear bluntly honest. Phelim O'Neill
10pm, Channel 4
This, for those who have given up counting, is the ninth series of Shameless. The long-running "dramedy" trundles relentlessly on, seeking out new ways in which to humiliate poor old Frank Gallagher. This week the Chatsworth Dionysus is evicted from the estate, along with the rest of its inhabitants, »
- Phelim O'Neill, Gwilym Mumford, Andrew Mueller, Julia Raeside, Jonathan Wright, Rebecca Nicholson
5 items from 2012
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