Connect with IMDb


News for
"First Cut" Double Lesson (2011)

« Prev | 3 of 30 Episodes | Next »


3 items from 2011


TV highlights 15/07/2011: The Good Cook | Double Lesson | BBC Proms 2011 | Tim Marlow On Tracey Emin | Kinks Night | Dexter

15 July 2011 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Good Cook | Double Lesson | BBC Proms 2011 | Tim Marlow On Tracey Emin | Kinks Night | Dexter

The Good Cook

7.30pm, BBC1

In his wonderfully unfussy, unhurried way, former Bibendum chef and food writer Simon Hopkinson prepares "restaurant-quality" dishes you can make at home. Tonight, tandoori chicken (or maybe that should be "Tender"-oori chicken, judging by the Blur song that accompanies it); a simple but extremely effective coffee granita; and the perfect quiche Lorraine ("a voluptuous thing, this – it's bliss"). While watching, you may gradually become aware of groaning and perhaps almost lustful sounds emanating from somewhere close by. Don't worry – it's you. Ali Catterall

Double Lesson

7.30pm, Channel 4

First Cut, the documentary strand for new directors, returns. Using accounts of real-life cases and other factual research, George Kay has made a film about the fictional story of David De Gale – performed as a monologue by Phil Davis. De Gale »

- Ali Catterall, Martin Skegg, Andrew Mueller, Phelim O'Neill

Permalink | Report a problem


My TV hero: Phil Davis on Mike Leigh

11 July 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Leigh's characters are people just like us – they are funny and tragic at the same time

When I was much younger, I saw two of Mike Leigh's films for television, Nuts in May and Hard Labour, and they changed the way I thought about drama. They were peopled by characters who seemed incredibly 3D; who were real in a way that was quite different from everything else on television.

I knew I wanted to be an actor – I was maniacal about it from the age of 10 – so I often watched Play for Today. What struck me about Leigh's films was that they featured people that were just like us; people who you knew, who you could see if you looked out of the window. The characters were very bold and very extreme, like the people on my estate were. They were funny and tragic at the same time.

When »

- Vicky Frost

Permalink | Report a problem


My TV hero: Phil Davis on Mike Leigh

11 July 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Leigh's characters are people just like us – they are funny and tragic at the same time

When I was much younger, I saw two of Mike Leigh's films for television, Nuts in May and Hard Labour, and they changed the way I thought about drama. They were peopled by characters who seemed incredibly 3D; who were real in a way that was quite different from everything else on television.

I knew I wanted to be an actor – I was maniacal about it from the age of 10 – so I often watched Play for Today. What struck me about Leigh's films was that they featured people that were just like us; people who you knew, who you could see if you looked out of the window. The characters were very bold and very extreme, like the people on my estate were. They were funny and tragic at the same time.

When »

- Vicky Frost

Permalink | Report a problem


3 items from 2011


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners