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Yesteryear's actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who has been missing from the silver screen for some time now, will soon be seen in the British miniseries Capital. In fact the multi-award winning Azmi will be seen joining an ensemble cast comprising of Toby Jones (Marvellous, The Girl), Lesley Sharp (Scott And Bailey, The Shadow Line) WunmiMosaku (Dancing On The Edge, In The Flesh) and AdeelAkhtar (Utopia, Four Lions). The show produced by Kudos for BBC One will be directed by Euros Lynand has been adapted by BAFTA-winning Peter Bowker, from John Lanchester's critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Capital. Set on a single street in South London, Capital is a portrait of a road transformed by soaring property prices: what was once the home of modest lower-middle class families, Pepys Road has been continuously gentrified into a street of multi-million pound houses. Tweeting about the same Shabana posted, "Here »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Liv rediscovers her zest for life in the latest Veronica Mars-channelling episode of iZombie...
This review contains spoilers.
iZombie should be ridiculous. On paper, it is ridiculous, but in practice the first four episodes of the new show seemed to be playing it a little safe for the subject matter. There was humour, sure, but there wasn’t as much of an embrace of the absurdity a show about zombies working in a morgue and starting up evil organisations should really have. This week, with the help of a case personal to Liv and a guest spot from Ryan Hansen, that changed.
It was the most Veronica Mars-ey instalment so far and, although it’s pointless to compare the two shows with any regularity, in its early days the ghost of Rob Thomas’ early work can be used to get the audience on side. »
Two episodes were provided for review purposes prior to broadcast.
Maori myth is at the heart of Tatau, BBC America’s curiously trippy new drama about two British tourists who become embroiled in a maze of hallucinatory visions, murder plots and local secrets while vacationing in the Cook Islands. It’s an intriguing and unusual subject for the channel to tackle, and the resultant oddness of the show as a whole is what immediately sets it apart from the network’s previous supernatural dramas In the Flesh and Being Human (though Tatau, with its photogenic cast and fast-paced plot, is certainly geared toward the same teenage demographic).
Whether the show’s peculiarity will make it something truly worth watching down the road, though, is a question unanswered after the uneven first two episodes. The pilot is really an extended intro for leads Kyle (Joe Layton) and Budgie (Theo Barklem-Biggs), twentysomething »
- Isaac Feldberg
Wunmi Mosaku ("Dancing On The Edge," "In The Flesh") has booked a starring role in BAFTA-winning Peter Bowker’s adaptation of John Lanchester’s critically acclaimed and bestselling novel, "Capital,"which will be produced for BBC One. Mosaku joins Toby Jones, Lesley Sharp and Adeel Akhtar, also in starring roles in a project that is set on a single street in South London, and is described as a portrait of a road (Pepys Road) transformed by soaring property prices, where what was once the home of modest lower-middle class families, has been continuously gentrified into a street of multi-million pound houses. The residents of Pepys Road include »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Wunmi Mosaku ("Dancing On The Edge," "In The Flesh") has booked a starring role in BAFTA-winning Peter Bowker’s adaptation of John Lanchester’s critically acclaimed and bestselling novel, "Capital,"which will be produced for BBC One. Mosaku joins Toby Jones, Lesley Sharp and Adeel Akhtar, also in starring roles in a project that is set on a single street in South London, and is described as a portrait of a road (Pepys Road) transformed by soaring property prices, where what was once the home of modest lower-middle class families, has been continuously gentrified into a street of multi-million pound houses. The residents of Pepys Road include investment banker Roger (Toby Jones), his spendthrift wife Arabella (Rachael Stirling), Quentina the Zimbabwean refugee with a PhD working as a traffic warden (Wunmi Mosaku), Polish builder Bogdan (Radoslaw Kaim) who has come from Warsaw to indulge the rich in their interior decoration whims, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Longmire: TCM, 8pm
Sheriff Walt Longmire (Taylor) deals with the repercussions from Henry's (Phillips) arrest and Branch's (Bailey Chase) shooting. However, complications arise when Branch reveals the identity of his assailant.
The period drama starring Aidan Turner as the titular hero continues.
Jim's (Alexander Arnold) health is at risk when a fever breaks out in the jail. Meanwhile Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) is thrilled to attend a grand ball hosted by George. Unfortunately, the scorned banker has other plans for Poldark and his newly-founded smelting company.
Tatau: BBC Three, 10pm
Following the critical success of In the Flesh, BBC Three's latest foray into supernatural drama is one to watch.
As this chat with Tatau’s lead actors, Joe Layton and Theo Barklem-Biggs, took place before the press screening for BBC Three’s new supernatural drama, the pair were given the responsibility of describing the series to me: Unique. Mysterious. Fast-paced. Energy-fuelled. A hurricane. A typhoon. (Before long, they're just listing weather systems.)
“It’s a teen show, accessible for young people” cuts in Barklem-Biggs as his co-star brings up the otherworldly, occult palette of True Detective, “even around all this darkness there will be moments that make you laugh as well. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.”
Layton gets back on message and agrees, “I think it really suits BBC Three.”
That it does, as a youth-oriented story of two twenty-something backpackers, Kyle and Budgie, »
This morning (April 8) brought the announcement of BAFTA's Television Awards nominations for the period between January 1 and December 31, 2014.
There was cause for celebration - with worthy contenders Happy Valley, Line of Duty, The Wrong Mans and many more recognised - but also cause for consternation, as a few of our favourites failed to make the cut.
Here's just a few unloved shows and stars that we feel were snubbed this year.
The House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards will take place in London on Sunday, May 10.
Some serious snubbage here - the first series of spine-tingling anthology Inside No. 9 was, by its very nature, a mixed bag, but the episode that star and co-creator Reece Shearsmith has confirmed was submitted for BAFTA consideration - the almost entirely silent 'A Quiet Night In' - was »
E4 prepares to welcome Aliens and Tripped to its schedules, two newly commissioned sci-fi comedy dramas…
As we expanded upon here, there’s plenty for fans of UK sci-fi and fantasy TV to get excited about over the next year or so.
Freshly commissioned to join the likes of Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell, Humans and more, are Tripped and Aliens, original sci-fi comedy dramas coming to E4.
Tripped began life as Alt, a parallel world comedy pilot written by Doctor Who and Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel’s Jamie Mathieson. In its first incarnation, Alt starred Craig Roberts and Gethin Anthony as the stoner and his mate who find themselves tripping between multiple parallel universe versions of their own lives and running from an assassin in the process. Now, the newly named Tripped features The Inbetweeners’ Blake Harrison and newcomer George Webster as Danny and Milo. Writing duties »
E4 has ordered two new comedy dramas, both with a sci-fi twist.
The four-part series will follow Danny and stoner friend Milo (George Webster) as they trip through alternate worlds, meeting different versions of themselves.
Blake Harrison said: "I'm really excited to be working on Tripped. It's always frustrating when good actors make me look bad but on this show I get to have a lot of scenes with myself so I should look alright!
"Also they've let me have a sword so if anyone brings me a cold steak, »
Recent additions: Call Me Fitz (DirecTV), Ja'mie: Private School Girl (HBO), Taxi Brooklyn (NBC), In the Flesh (BBC America), Crossbones (NBC), Sullivan & Son (TBS), Franklin & Bash (TNT), Witches of East End (Lifetime), The Divide (We tv), Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC), The Bridge (FX), Let's Stay Together (Bet), The Lottery (Lifetime), Crossfire (CNN), Small Town Security (AMC), Freakshow (AMC), Reckless (CBS), Dallas (TNT), Jennifer Falls (TV Land), Rush (USA), Mystery Girls (ABC Family), Gang Related (Fox), CeeLo Green's The Good Life (TBS), The Wil Wheaton Project (Syfy), Sons of Guns (Discovery), Emerald City (NBC), Working the Engels (NBC), BAPs (Lifetime), and Betas (Amazon).
Each television season brings lots of different kinds of TV shows but there's one thing that remains a constant -- most of them will end up being cancelled.
Below is the list of TV series that aired or »
iZombie has ideas aplenty, now if only it would let us get to know its ace lead, Liv, properly...
This review contains spoilers.
1.3 The Exterminator
There's a zombie infestation coming on iZombie and, while some would try to actively control the outbreak, others are seemingly trying to bring it about even faster.
The show is definitely a procedural, with the case of the week taking up around half of the episode running time each hour, but iZombie's commitment to its characters means that the rest of the episode always gives non-crime show fans something substantial to chew on. Liv really is a great leading lady, the supporting cast all solid, and the ways the show has so far woven the two sides of itself together each week has been wonderful.
That said, the premise of Liv taking on different personality traits each week in order to learn something about herself just isn't working for me. »
Below, you'll find a list of A&E, ABC Family, Amazon, AMC, BBC America, Bet, Bounce TV, and Centric recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows and their current status. To see a series' ratings (if available), click the links in the middle column.
Shows include: The After, Almost Royal, Alpha House, Atlantis, Baby Daddy, Badlands, Bates Motel, Being Mary Jane, Betas, Better Call Saul, Bosch, Breaking Bad, Broadchurch, Chasing Life, Doctor Who, Family Time, Fear the Walking Dead, The Fosters, The Game, Halt & Catch Fire, Hell on Wheels, Humans, In the Flesh, Intruders, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Last Kingdom, Law & Order: UK, Let's Stay Together, The Living and the Dead, Luther, Mad Dogs, Mad Men, The Man in the High Castle, Mann & Wife, Melissa & Joey, Mozart in the Jungle, The Musketeers, Mystery Girls, The Night Manager, Odd Mom Out, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars, Recovery »
Prepare to see a familiar tale told in a whole new way - BBC One is giving the tale of Noah's ark a dramatic overhaul with new one-off Biblical drama The Ark from writer Tony Jordan and starring David Threlfall in the lead.
Digital Spy spoke to Emily Bevan, who plays Salit, about what to expect - including some epic water works!
What can you reveal about your character in The Ark?
"The character I play is Salit - who is married to Noah's eldest son, Shem (Michael Fox). They live alongside the rest of the family in a big house - with thin walls, so she's pretty frustrated by the lack of privacy. She's desperate for her and Shem to build their own house and start a family."
People might think they know this story - so why should they tune in?
"Because they haven't seen the Tony Jordan version! »
This review contains spoilers.
Zombies, like most other fictional monsters in popular culture, are often best when used as metaphors for recognisable human things. It’s why teen shows have been so quick to adopt a fantasy angle ever since Buffy The Vampire Slayer introduced the ‘high school is hell’ theme back in the late 90s.
Now, though, the trendy thing is to have your protagonist be the monster, and iZombie – Rob Thomas’ latest – sees the zombie sub-genre finally reach that crucial point in its cycle.
Our set-up is this – promising, over-achieving doctor Liv (Rose McIver) goes to a boat party that happens to be hit by a sudden zombie outbreak. She wakes up in a body-bag, realises she’s (un)dead, and we then pick »
Has Rick's gang in The Walking Dead been surviving in the wild for so long that they now can't live in domestication?
This review contains spoilers.
I've never had a pet from a breeder or a pet store. All my pets have been found or rescued via some way. With every rescued pet, particularly the cats I've had that have come from cat rescue organizations, there's always a little bit of work involved in making that cat your friend, rather than just some animal you keep feeding. However, there's a certain point when a cat is destined to be an outside cat, and there's no amount of coddling, feeding, or toys that can make that creature into a domesticated animal. That goes double for domestic animals that get lost or escape to the outside world. It changes the animal in a way that can't be undone.
Rick and his »
Principal photography has started on Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic novel, which is being filmed on location in Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. The miniseries, which is being told across six one-hour episodes, is being directed by Tom Harper (“Woman in Black: Angel of Death”).
Also joining the cast are Rebecca Front (“The Thick of It,” “Lewis”), Kenneth Cranham (“In the Flesh,” “37 Days”), Aneurin Barnard (“Cilla,” “We’ll Take Manhattan”), Tuppence Middleton (“The Imitation Game”), Callum Turner (“Leaving,” “Queen and Country”), Jessie Buckley (“Endeavour”), Brian Cox (“The Game,” “Shetland”) and Ken Stott (“The Hobbit,” “The Missing”).
- Leo Barraclough
Reinventing the Royals: BBC Two, 9pm
The first of a two-part documentary begins tonight, chronicling the relationship between the Royal family and the media over the last 20 years.
Steve Hewlett looks into how the Royal family, especially Prince Charles, tried to rehabilitate their public image in the 1990s - including persuading the media to accept Camilla as Charles's eventual new wife in the years after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Adam and Tomasz's online video business spirals out of control, while sexually ambiguous Daniel may not be as ambiguous as Lance thinks.
As always, Banana follows at 10 on E4, with In The Flesh's Luke Newberry starring tonight as gay teen Josh. The main question, however, remains: Will Henry ever actually buy anything from that supermarket?
The arctic set thriller, starring Stanley Tucci, continues tonight.
Morton takes charge »
BBC Three announced last month that the BAFTA-winning paranormal series would not be returning for a third series.
"I got a phone call from our producer just before the announcement went out," Newberry told Digital Spy. "I was just surprised more than anything - and upset for the fans because they are so committed and passionate and loyal - and they really want a third series quite desperately!"
Fans have since begun campaigning for In the Flesh to be revived - petitioning both Netflix and Amazon - with Newberry confirming to DS that he would "love" to play Kieren Walker again.
"It's had two amazing series and there's obviously more to tell - there's way more - but I guess it's up to another company now coming and picking it up," he said. "I'd love to do it again. »
Josh has changed a lot since being away at university - he's out, gay and happy - but when he returns home for best pal Sophie's wedding, Josh begins to question himself... has he outgrown his old friend?
Newberry spoke to Digital Spy about Banana, inverting bonnets on vintage cars and why he dislikes the label 'gay drama'.
Had you seen a lot of Russell T Davies' work before you were cast as Josh?
It might not have been age-appropriate for you at the time. »
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