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Competition: Win ‘Black Sails: The Complete Collection: Series 1-4′ on Blu-ray

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Black Sails: Season 4, available on DVD and Blu-ray 28th August, we have a copy of Black Sails: The Complete Collection: Series 1 – 4 on Blu-ray up for grabs. The Complete Collection: Series 1- 4 Includes Over 100 Mins Of New Bonus Material – Available Exclusively On Blu-ray And Steelbook.

Watch the multiple Emmy Award-winning hit pirate series, from legendary Hollywood producer and director Michael Bay, from start to finish. A thrillingly addictive prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book Treasure Island, Black Sails follows Captain Flint (the brilliant Toby Stephens) and his notorious crew of pirates, in this treasure trove of a boxset containing all Xxxviii (that’ll be 38 me hearties!) episodes, guaranteed to provide hours of swashbuckling entertainment. For those with an eye on the really prized booty, there is a stunningly-designed limited edition SteelBook of seasons 1 – 4.

The thrilling, big-budget series from legendary producer
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A Pirate Meets His End in New Black Sails: Season Three Clip?

Season three of Starz’ excellent pirate series Black Sails is heading to DVD/Bluray/Digital HD on November 8th and we’ve got a clip from the release. In this clip, we see stars Tom Hopper and Zach McGowan talk about a scene in which one of their character could potentially meet their end, via a noose and an angry crowd. See the clip after the jump!

Black Sails” stars Toby Stephens as the brilliant and unstoppable ‘Captain Flint.’ Stephens is an accomplished film, television and stage actor, who appeared in the feature film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi directed by Michael Bay and released in January 2016, and is well-known for his role in Die Another Day. He starred in BBC’s “Vexed” and on stage in “Noel Coward’s Private Lives,” and his many film credits include Believe and Twelfth Night. London-born Hannah New, who portrays ‘Eleanor Guthrie,
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Toby Stephens will lead the ‘Lost In Space’ remake for Netflix

English actor Toby Stephens has been confirmed to be leading the cast of the Netflix remake of Lost In Space, so reports Deadline.

The ten-episode series is a re-do of Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic and revolves around The Robinson family, a space crew who were supposed to set off on a five-year mission to explore a distant planet, but an act of sabotage by the scheming Dr. Zachary Smith – who managed to get himself trapped aboard the spaceship – leaves them adrift in space for three years. The Robinsons, pilot Don West, Dr. Smith and their trusty robot move from planet to planet, always searching for a way to return to Earth.

Stephens will play the role of the dad, astrophysicist John Robinson, while young Maxwell Jenkins will play the role of Will, the youngest Robinson child. Taylor Russell has already been cast as Judy, the eldest of the siblings.
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Trailer: Ashley Walters Fronts New BBC One Cop Drama 'Cuffs'

Trailer: Ashley Walters Fronts New BBC One Cop Drama 'Cuffs'
"Cuffs" is a new fast-paced cop show commissioned by BBC One, with a cast that's fronted by Ashley Walters ("Top Boy," "Small Island"), along with Peter Sullivan ("The Borgias," "State Of Play"), Amanda Abbington ("Sherlock," "Mr Selfridge"), Shaun Dooley ("Exile," "The Game"), Paul Ready ("Utopia," "Ripper Street"), Eleanor Matsuura ("Utopia," "Vexed") and Alex Carter ("Hollyoaks," "Emmerdale"). The character-led drama, as well as a police procedural, takes the audience on an "exhilarating" ride through the challenges of front-line policing: "Adrenalized and vibrant, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. From a booby trapped cannabis farm in a suburban semi to an elderly farmer’s wife with a shotgun, the stories are surprising and exciting. There will be more absurd...

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Trailer: Ashley Walters Fronts New BBC One Cop Drama 'Cuffs'

"Cuffs" is a new fast-paced cop show commissioned by BBC One, with a cast that's fronted by Ashley Walters ("Top Boy," "Small Island"), along with Peter Sullivan ("The Borgias," "State Of Play"), Amanda Abbington ("Sherlock," "Mr Selfridge"), Shaun Dooley ("Exile," "The Game"), Paul Ready ("Utopia," "Ripper Street"), Eleanor Matsuura ("Utopia," "Vexed") and Alex Carter ("Hollyoaks," "Emmerdale"). The character-led drama, as well as a police procedural, takes the audience on an "exhilarating" ride through the challenges of...
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Toby Stephens: '90% of British scripts are low quality'

Toby Stephens: '90% of British scripts are low quality'
Toby Stephens has heavily criticised the UK film industry.

The 44-year-old actor - and son of Dame Maggie Smith - has described the disappointment he feels when receiving British scripts.

"Generally, when I get sent British scripts - and this isn't a generalisation - nine times out of ten my heart sinks after about three pages," the Vexed star told BBC News.

"We need to stop trying to imitate America. We need to stop trying to do the same movies over and over: the gangsters and football violence."

He added: "We do these intelligentsia movies about married couples in Hampstead or whatever. I think there's a place for all those things but we can't keep on repeating ourselves."

Stephens explained that his latest project, British sci-fi thriller The Machine, was an exception to the rule.

"This script came through and it blew me away. It's not about football violence, it's not about gangsters,
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Lucy Punch Signs With CAA

Exclusive: The Londoner who starred opposite Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher has inked with CAA. Lucy Punch, who starred on the 2012-13 Fox comedy Ben And Kate, next appears in the upcoming musical Into The Woods, with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep, and director Peter Bogdanovich’s 2015 pic Squirrels To The Nuts. Her big-screen credits also include Hot Fuzz, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and Dinner For Schmucks. Her TV gigs have included Vexed and The Class. Punch continues to be managed by the Schiff Company and repped by United Agents in the UK.
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What legacy does Misfits leave behind?

Feature Caroline Preece 17 Dec 2013 - 07:00

Now that it's left our screens for good, Caroline reflects on how Misfits changed UK sci-fi TV...

E4’s seminal sci-fi dramedy Misfits has finally closed the doors to its community centre for good (or until there’s a movie and/or an American remake) and, while its end didn’t make the impact it may have done a couple of years ago, it’s leaving a massive gap in the television schedules. After five years on the air, the series is still being talked about as being something unique, never looking tired when measured against fresh new shows hoping to ape some of its early success. There’s a reason for this – there are no other shows like it; it doesn’t look as if anyone’s even tried.

Back in 2009, Misfits was a bit of a revelation. Originally billed and advertised as Skins-meets-Heroes,
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Greg Davies sitcom 'Man Down' gets Christmas special on Channel 4

Channel 4 has ordered a Christmas special of new comedy Man Down starring Greg Davies.

The sitcom will stars Inbetweeners actor Davies as Dan, an immature teacher.

Though the series will not premiere until the autumn, Channel 4 has already commissioned a festive special after being impressed by the early episodes, Broadcast reports.

The special episode is said to be airing alongside The It Crowd's one-off finale.

55-year-old Rik Mayall will also star in Man Down as Dan's father, despite being just 10 years older than 45-year-old Davies.

The six-part series - shooting under director Matt Lipsey (Vexed, This Is Jinsy) - has also been written by Davies.

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Rik Mayall to play Greg Davies's father in Channel 4 sitcom

Rik Mayall has been cast as the father of fellow comic Greg Davies in a new Channel 4 sitcom.

Man Down will star Davies as Dan, an immature teacher who struggles with his job and personal life.

55-year-old Mayall has been cast as Dan's father, according to the Radio Times, despite being just 10 years older than 45-year-old Davies.

Six 30-minute episodes of Man Down will begin shooting soon under director Matt Lipsey (Vexed, This Is Jinsy).

Davies recently revealed that he is also hoping to make a second series of hit BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo.

"I understand there's a will for it," said the comedian. "I hope there is a second series - I had the best time doing it and I hope there is another one. I'm well up for it."
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TVLine Items: Michael C. Hall's Post-Dexter Plans, Oltl Vets' New Gh Characters Revealed & More!

TVLine Items: Michael C. Hall's Post-Dexter Plans, Oltl Vets' New Gh Characters Revealed & More!
Michael C. Hall is living the American Dream with his first post-Dexter gig.

The actor is teaming with Showtime to develop a project based on the Matthew Specktor novel American Dream Machine, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in both the 1970s and present-day Hollywood, the story centers on a talent agent and his troubled sons.

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Hall will act as executive producer and may join the cast in a supporting role should Showtime greenlight the pilot. Dexter showrunner Scott Buck, meanwhile, will supervise the script, which Specktor will pen.

Ready
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Vexed - DVD Review

Vexed is a modern day British crime solving drama that pits a new detective team Di Jack Armstrong (Toby Stephens) and Di Kate Bishop (Lucy Punch) against some tough cases. It doesn.t help matters move along that these two have no chemistry and spend much of their time arguing about the way to proceed with the investigation. Shown in Britain in 2010, Acorn brings to Us viewers for the first time this well received series. Vexed is a nice twist on the detective duo story, Jack Armstrong is careless, lazy, and out to have a good time, Kate Bishop is dedicated, methodical, and desperately trying to balance work and home life. Neither understands the other, and fireworks
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Misfits Series 4 – DVD Review

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When Series 3 of the British science fiction comedy drama Misfits came to an end this time last year, it was difficult to imagine what could happen next and which characters would even return if the series were to continue. With the revelation that most of the cast would not be reprising their roles in this new series, and that the series would instead be led by original member Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), recent additions Rudy (Joseph Gilgun) and Seth (Matthew McNulty), and new characters Jess (Karla Crome) and Finn (Nathan McMullen), it could either pick up quite suitably, or, more than likely, could go completely downhill. Fortunately, whilst the series will never be as good without its original cast members together, it worked out quite well.

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ter the death of Alisha (Antonia Thomas) and Simon (Iwan Rheon) and with Kelly (Lauren Socha) running off to Africa, Series 4 picks up with
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Acorn and Athena release Fall 2012 Best British TV on DVD in USA (Videos)

Acorn Media.s upcoming DVDs are bringing the best in British TV to U.S. audiences for the first time with their DVD releases, including Vera, Series 2 starring two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn; Vexed, an amusing new cop series starring Toby Stephens (Jane Eyre); and Kidnap & Ransom, a new thriller about international kidnapping. Additionally, Acorn has the DVD debuts of the .outstanding drama of the year. The Crimson Petal And The White, which premiered last week on Encore and stars Romola Garai and Chris O'Dowd; and the first series of U.K..s most popular drama series, Waterloo Road. Box sets for holidays include: Agatha Christie.s Poirot: The Early Cases Collection (45 mysteries, Blu-ray and DVD), The Complete Red
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Toby Stephens Set As The Lead In Starz’s Michael Bay-Produced Series ‘Black Sails’

British actor Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) has been cast in the lead role of Captain Flint in Starz’s upcoming pirate drama series Black Sails, executive produced by Michael Bay. The eight-episode series, created by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, is set 20 years before the events in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and chronicles the adventures of fabled buccaneer Captain Flint and his men. The series is in pre-production in Cape Town, South Africa, with Starz eying it for a launch in early 2014, possibly inheriting the Spartacus slot. Stephens will play Flint, the most brilliant and feared captain of all the Golden Age pirates and commander of the pirate ship Walrus. Threatened with extinction on all sides, he and his crew fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day — a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers,
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Toby Stephens to star in Michael Bay's Black Sails as Captain Flint

Upcoming Starz series Black Sails from producer Michael Bay has cast Toby Stephens as Captain Flint in the pirate-themed adventure. Variety reports that the eight-episode series which only airs some time in 2014, is takes place some 20 years before Treasure Island written from Robert Louis Stevenson. Stephensis a mostly TV experienced actor with roles in Jane Eyre, Cambridge Spies, Wired, Robin Hood and Vexed. Film-wise, he's mostly-known for the role he played as Gustav Graves in James Bond flick Die Another Day. Bay serves as executive producer along with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller
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Toby Stephens to star in Michael Bay's Black Sails as Captain Flint

Upcoming Starz series Black Sails from producer Michael Bay has cast Toby Stephens as Captain Flint in the pirate-themed adventure. Variety reports that the eight-episode series which only airs some time in 2014, is takes place some 20 years before Treasure Island written from Robert Louis Stevenson. Stephensis a mostly TV experienced actor with roles in Jane Eyre, Cambridge Spies, Wired, Robin Hood and Vexed. Film-wise, he's mostly-known for the role he played as Gustav Graves in James Bond flick Die Another Day. Bay serves as executive producer along with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller
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Who watched Jr? 2.9m tune in to Dallas

The return of Us mega-soap Dallas after 21 years off the air averaged 2.9m viewers for Channel 5

Dallas returned to Channel 5 with nearly 3 million viewers on Wednesday, while new ITV1 drama Mrs Biggs debuted with just over 4 million.

The Us drama, back after 21 years with a mixture of new stars (Jesse Metcalfe) and old (Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy) averaged 2.9 million viewers (13.1%) between 9pm and 10.15pm on Wednesday.

This was nearly double Channel 5's average share in the slot over the last three months.

Mrs Biggs, the Jeff Pope drama about the Great Train Robbery from the point of view of Ronnie Biggs' then wife Charmian, played by Sheridan Smith, had 4 million viewers between 9pm and 10pm, an 18.4% share.

The ITV1 drama was narrowly beaten by BBC1's Who Do You Think You Are?, featuring Annie Lennox, which had 4.1 million viewers (17.9%), also between 9pm and 10pm.

Over on BBC2 the last
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TV review: Vexed; Restoration Home

The new series of this cop drama is almost guaranteed to make you watch the Olympics instead

Should you have momentarily tired of the round-the-clock Olympics coverage on the BBC and tried channel- hopping, it will not have escaped your attention that the other stations have – by and large – given up the ghost for two weeks and chosen to fill their schedules with repeats and arts documentaries. Why spend a lot of money on broadcasting something half decent if no one is going to watch?

So when the BBC chooses to put its brand new series of Vexed (BBC 2), the comedy cop drama starring Toby Stephens, head to head with its own flagshow evening Olympics programme, it has to be an act of extreme faith and self-confidence or – as government special adviser Jo Moore memorably suggested on the afternoon of 9/11 – "a very good day to get out anything we want
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Vexed returns Tonight at 9pm on BBC 2 – We Interview Miranda Raison

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Things are going well for Miranda Raison. Since graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art around a decade ago she has never had to work outside of acting. A rare thing indeed. After early roles in Wood Allen’s Match Point and (say it in hushed tones) Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo, she landed the role of Jo Portman in Spooks and the rest as they say, well, the rest as they say is apparently just the beginning.

As well as roles in Sky1′s Sinbad and last year in the Oscar nominated My Week With Marilyn, tonight she’ll be appearing in a lead role in series 2 of BBC2′s cop-comedy Vexed. HeyUGuys caught up with her to discuss it.

With things going so well for Miranda, especially in the world of film, it seems natural to wonder why it is she has taken a lead role in
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