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"Thorne" Is Just Sharp Enough

“I don’t like pain, it hurts.”

In Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010), Di Tom Thorne (David Morrissey) is a detective that works on instinct. It was said of his first big collar, a serial killer named Frank Calvert. Di Tughan (Eddie Marsan) is more of your traditional, witness-grilling copper. There’s medical examiner, and Thorne’s best gay buddy, Hendricks (Aidan Gillen) and the rookie Holland (O.T. Fagbenle) who mumbles. It comes to police attention that there may be a serial killer out there who manually induces stroke. One victim, Alison (Sara Lloyd-Gregory), survives but is left in a locked-in coma and struggles to communicate with Thorne. Eventually, though, Thorne’s past comes back to haunt him when this killer somehow knows his secret. Also on offer is a snarky doctor (Stephen Campbell Moore) and a beautiful doctor (Natascha McElhone).

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David Morrissey Talks 'Thorne,' TV vs Film and Turning Villain on 'The Walking Dead'

David Morrissey Talks 'Thorne,' TV vs Film and Turning Villain on 'The Walking Dead'
Versatile Liverpool-born actor David Morrissey has taken roles ranging from prime minister-to-be Gordon Brown in Stephen Frears' "The Deal" to the Duke of Norfolk in "The Other Boleyn Girl" to the object/victim of Sharon Stone's affections in "Basic Instinct 2." But it's policemen for which he seems to have a particular affinity, playing cops good, bad and guilt-ridden in multiple British television series and the "Red Riding" film trilogy. The character of Tom Thorne, whom he plays in a pair of three-part miniseries, "Thorne: Sleepyhead" June 12 and "Thorne: Scaredy Cat" June 13 (both Encore, starting at 9 pm), is something unique, a detective who often seems in danger of getting pulled into his cases. Investigating first a sadistic criminal whose aim is to leave his victims with locked-in syndrome (like Jean-Dominique Bauby, protagonist of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly")...

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David Morrissey Talks 'Thorne,' TV vs Film and Turning Villain on 'The Walking Dead'

David Morrissey Talks 'Thorne,' TV vs Film and Turning Villain on 'The Walking Dead'
Versatile Liverpool-born actor David Morrissey has taken roles ranging from prime minister-to-be Gordon Brown in Stephen Frears' "The Deal" to the Duke of Norfolk in "The Other Boleyn Girl" to the object/victim of Sharon Stone's affections in "Basic Instinct 2." But it's policemen for which he seems to have a particular affinity, playing cops good, bad and guilt-ridden in multiple British television series and the "Red Riding" film trilogy. The character of Tom Thorne, whom he plays in a pair of three-part miniseries, "Thorne: Sleepyhead" June 12 and "Thorne: Scaredy Cat" June 13 (both Encore, starting at 9 pm), is something unique, a detective who often seems in danger of getting pulled into his cases. Investigating first a sadistic criminal whose aim is to leave his victims with locked-in syndrome (like Jean-Dominique Bauby, protagonist of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly")...
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Encore brings British “Thorne” thrillers stateside

For those who prefer their British entertainment imports to be more Prime Suspect and less Downton Abbey, two new specials on Encore should be to their liking. Based on the popular mystery series by Mark Billingham, Thorne: Sleepyhead and Thorne: Scaredy Cat offer a pair of chilling whodunits where the blood from the crime scenes runs as thick as the Londoner accents. David Morrissey plays Tom Thorne, a mercurial detective whose unconventional methods get results but also often put him at odds with his colleagues. In Sleepyhead — which premieres tonight at 9 — Thorne tracks a killer of young women [...]
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Walking Dead’s David Morrissey In Encore’s Thorne Movies

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Fans of the villainous Governor from AMC’s The Walking Dead might wanna get their cable companies to hook them up with Encore if they don’t already have it. David Morrissey, who plays this “ultimate villain” on America’s most beloved zombie program, will soon star in a “two-part crime drama event” on that cable network, which is press-release speak for “a couple of TV movies.”

Of course, this is premium cable, which means we’re far from the silly made-for-tv days of Quinn Martin and his ilk. And though the Starz/Encore family is still a relative newcomer to original programming, we here at the Complex have little reason to believe they won’t deliver on quality. The first season of Starz’ Boss alone put any doubts on that score to rest. And though these films were originally produced for the BBC, it is good to know that
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TVLine Items: Make It or Break It to End, L.A. Complex Repeat Ratings Top Premiere and More!

TVLine Items: Make It or Break It to End, L.A. Complex Repeat Ratings Top Premiere and More!
Make It or Break It is coming to an end.

ABC Family not-so-subtly announced this week that the current third season of the gymnastics drama will be its last when new promos touting the upcoming season ender featured the words “series finale.”

Showrunner Holly Sorensen also took to Twitter to confirm the news, writing, “We all love you so much. And we are, very sadly, three weeks away from the series finale of Miobi.”

Make It or Break It‘s closer airs Monday, May 14 at 9/8c.

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Renaissance Revolution: Bosch | The Pillars of the Earth | Piers Morgan's Life Stories | Attenborough's Journey | Doa and more | The weekend's TV highlights

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Renaissance Revolution: Bosch | The Pillars of the Earth | Piers Morgan's Life Stories | Attenborough's Journey | Doa and more

Saturday 23 October

Renaissance Revolution: Bosch

8.15pm, BBC2

To a soundtrack that includes Cream, Brian Eno and even snatches of Krautrock, Matthew Collings explains how the art that arose from the Renaissance was every bit as "modern" in its impact as that of the 20th century in terms of representation, perspective and symbolism. Tonight, he looks at Hieronymus Bosch, in particular his immense triptych The Garden Of Earthly Delights. Collings has a wonderfully simple and direct mode of address that gets to the crux of his subject matter without compromising it.

The Pillars Of The Earth

9pm, Channel 4

King Stephen is having bloody visions as part two of the eight billion-hour historic saga unfolds. The visions are clearly symptomatic of the stress resulting from being continually pushed around by Lovejoy dressed as Anna Ford.
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Tim Marlow on Gaugin | Wonderland: Norman Wisdom | The Pillars of the Earth | Thorne: Sleepyhead | Hung and more | The weekend's TV highlights

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Tim Marlow on Gaugin | Wonderland: Norman Wisdom | The Pillars of the Earth | Thorne: Sleepyhead | Hung and more

Saturday 16 October

Tim Marlow On ... Gauguin

6pm, Sky Arts 2

To coincide with Tate Modern's Gauguin exhibition, Marlow reassesses the artist and his reputation, claiming that he was in fact a lying, exploitative self-publicist. The 100 paintings, sculptures and ceramics in the Tate show – a third of which have never been seen in Britain before – provide Marlow with an incomparable reference as he seeks to explain the popular Modernist's work and the way in which he continually reinvented his own identity in his work, portraying himself as a sinner, the devil and Christ-like martyr.

Zappa Plays Zappa

7pm, Sky Arts 1

The work of Frank Zappa isn't easy to love, his music providing the outlet for a personality that was witty, enormously intelligent but also witheringly sarcastic and contrary. In his lifetime, before his untimely death
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BBC Election 70 | Merlin | BBC4 World Cinema Awards | Single Father | Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Lagos | The weekend's TV highlights

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BBC Election 70 | Merlin | BBC4 World Cinema Awards | Single Father | Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Lagos

Saturday 9 October

BBC Election 70

9am, BBC Parliament

Repeat of the BBC's coverage of the 1970 election. Obviously, this doesn't have the suspense value of contemporary counts, as we know who wins – Edward Heath's Conservatives, in something of an upset of Harold Wilson's Labour party. However, watching old election coverage is an engaging and occasionally hilarious education in the broadcast technology and social mores of the period – with the opportunities for idiotic CGI japes limited, anchors are forced to fall back upon informed comment. Cliff Michelmore presents – or rather presented – with Robin Day, Ludovic Kennedy and David Dimbleby.

Britain's Biggest Book Prize: A Village Decides

5.55pm, BBC2

Literary critics, who needs them? Always wibbling on about prose style while under-valuing plot, you'd get far more sense asking a bunch of people off the street.
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