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Twin Peaks season 3 episodes 17 & 18 finale review

Joe Matar Sep 5, 2017

As gripping as it is disappointing, Twin Peaks: The Return once again ends with more questions than answers. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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With the season finale distinctly divided into two separate episodes, Part 17 of Twin Peaks: The Return is unquestionably the more climactic of the two. Considering the unhurried pace at which David Lynch and Mark Frost eased into Cooper’s return in Part 16 (and, well, the entire series), the pacing of this episode is practically breakneck.

Beginning with a joke about how Gordon Cole’s penis is still functional (yeesh), we then get a big chunk of exposition about the infamous Judy, who is an evil entity (so, I’ve narrowed that down to either Bob or that ghostly thing that came out of
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Mount Pleasant coming back to Sky for 4th series

Mount Pleasant is returning to Sky Living for a fourth series, it has been confirmed.

The comedy drama, which stars Sally Lindsay and Daniel Ryan, will return later this year.

Sky Living's director Antonia Hurford-Jones said that the show had been "a big hit with viewers".

Nigel Harman, Bobby Ball, George Sampson and Samantha Womack will return for the fourth series, alongside Neil Fitzmaurice, Nicola Millbank and Ainsley Howard.

New cast members include Daniel Ings (Psychoville) and Naomi Bentley (Primeval).

Sky's head of comedy Lucy Lumsden said: "We're very pleased that the much-loved Mount Pleasant will be back for a fourth series later in the year on Sky Living.

"It's been a joy seeing the cast reunited and welcoming some new faces. Fans of the show have a treat in store."
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McFly, Lee Mack, Terry Wogan for 'Pointless' Children in Need special

McFly, Lee Mack and Sir Terry Wogan are among the stars lined-up to take part in a Pointless special for Children in Need.

Esther Rantzen and Bobby Ball are also set to take part in the BBC One game show hosted by Alexander Armstrong.

McFly's Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones will work in one team, while Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter team-up in another, for the tea time show's celebrity special.

The boys are set to go up against pairs Wogan and Rantzen, as well as Mack and Ball.

Pointless adjudicator Richard Osman will also do his bit, wearing a tiger onesie throughout the programme, due to air tomorrow (November 15) at 5.15pm on BBC One.

The jackpot for the special edition is increased to £5,000, with each answer adding £500 to the Children in Need prize fund.

Later in the evening, McFly will also perform in the new supergroup McBusted during
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Count Arthur Strong; Howzat! Kerry Packer's War – TV review

Following Count Arthur Strong's move from radio comedy slot to television, he needs to up his game – and his gag quotient – pretty damn quickly

If the name Count Arthur Strong (BBC2) sounds familiar, then you must be a regular listener to Radio 4's 6.30pm comedy slot where Steve Delaney's ageing variety entertainer got his first outing. And I doubt there would have been many listeners – myself included – who thought the count a suitable case for a TV transfer. Over the course of three series on Radio 4, the word-stumbling, prop-stumbling old boy seemed to have rather run his course.

I'm still not entirely convinced his revival was a good idea, but there was more life in it than I would have expected. Or rather, the life was almost all to be found in the new character of Michael Baker (Rory Kinnear), the son of Max, the count's old comedy partner,
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Newton: The Last Magician and The Security Man – review

Newton: The Last Magician shows Sir Isaac was not just obsessed with science but also with alchemy and the occult

Isaac Newton was a genius – the man who made sense of the world and of the universe, brought order to chaos and uncertainty, darkness to light. He laid the foundations for so much of the science we take for granted today. He even found time to design the Dark Side of the Moon album cover.

There was a dark side to Newton, too, according to this documentary-with-drama Isaac Newton: The Last Magician (BBC2). He was a loner, an obsessive, and a neurotic. And – as revealed in writings that were buried after his death to protect his reputation, but which came to light in the 1930s – he was not just obsessed with pure science and mathematics, but also with heretical religion, alchemy and the occult. Heavens. What next? Einstein was a secret psychic?
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Harman and Womack join Mount Pleasant cast

Nigel Harman and Samantha Womack have joined the cast of 'Mount Pleasant'. The 'EastEnders' veterans will appear in the third series of the popular Sky Living comedy drama alongside Sally Lindsay, Daniel Ryan, Sian Reeves, James Dreyfus, George Sampson, Paula Wilcox, David Bradley and Bobby Ball. Glamorous couple Tanya (Samantha) and Bradley (Nigel) are set to shake things up when they move to The Close with teenage daughter Ella (Nicola Millbank). Their fun-loving spirit is a hit in the neighbourhood and they soon find themselves being the life and soul of the party, but their perfect façade masks a darker secret. Nigel said:
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Nigel Harman and Samantha Womack join Mount Pleasant cast

Nigel Harman and Samantha Womack have joined the cast of 'Mount Pleasant'. The 'EastEnders' veterans will appear in the third series of the popular Sky Living comedy drama alongside Sally Lindsay, Daniel Ryan, Sian Reeves, James Dreyfus, George Sampson, Paula Wilcox, David Bradley and Bobby Ball. Glamorous couple Tanya (Samantha) and Bradley (Nigel) are set to shake things up when they move to The Close with teenage daughter Ella (Nicola Millbank). Their fun-loving spirit is a hit in the neighbourhood and they soon find themselves being the life and soul of the party, but their perfect façade masks a darker secret. Nigel said:
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'EastEnders' star Samantha Womack joins Sky Living's 'Mount Pleasant'

Former EastEnders star Samantha Womack has landed a role on Mount Pleasant.

The actress - who played Ronnie Mitchell on the BBC soap - told Click Liverpool that she will appear in the third series of Sky Living's comedy drama.

"I begin filming Mount Pleasant for TV alongside Pauline Collins [Sue] in Manchester soon," said Womack. "And there may be a musical towards the end of this year, beginning of next, so that'll keep me busy."

Womack, who left EastEnders in 2011 after four years on the show, revealed that she is eager to move into directing in the future, after shooting an anti-bullying video in 2005.

"There's a film in the back of my mind I'd quite like to get out there and the older you get, the more sort of self-conscious and less comfortable in front of the camera you become," she explained.

Sky Living confirmed in January that Mount Pleasant
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'Mount Pleasant' given third series on Sky Living

Mount Pleasant has been given a third series by Sky Living. The comedy drama based on the unusual love lives and dramas of couples living in a cul-de-sac in the North of England will get another eight-episode run, it has been confirmed. Written by Sarah Hooper (Shameless), the show stars Sally Lindsay, Daniel Ryan, Bobby Ball and Angela Griffin. Britain's Got Talent (more)
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TV highlights 29/08/2012

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London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony | Vexed | Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies | Mount Pleasant | John Barrowman's Dallas: Dreaming Of Bobby | The Revolution Will Be Televised

London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony

8pm, Channel 4

Following on from the Olympics, when ordinary life appeared suspended as a cynical nation collectively decided to enjoy the spectacle, here come the 14th parallel games. The opening ceremony, Enlightenment, is intended both "to challenge perceptions of human possibility", and to showcase the work of British disabled artists and performers. Expect a demonstration of circus skills and a fly past by Aerobility, a charity that helps disabled people learn to pilot light aircraft. Considering its Stoke Mandeville origins, and at the risk of appearing sentimental, the Paralympics is coming home. Jonathan Wright

Vexed

9pm, BBC2

Sometimes all a viewer wants is to switch off the brain and watch telly, something the increasingly lunkheaded Vexed aggressively demands,
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TV highlights 22/08/2012

Who Do You Think You Are? | Vexed | Secret Interview | Jet! When Britain Ruled The Skies | Mount Pleasant | The Revolution Will Be Televised

Who Do You Think You Are?

9pm, BBC1

MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace is a gift to this enjoyable genealogy franchise. A "speak first, think later" sort of person, he provides a goldmine of strong opinions that are summarily overturned when he is forced to confront evidence to the contrary. Wallace's own turbulent personal life (recent third divorce from beautiful younger wife; history of custody battles with wife number two) is the theme played on here, as he learns about the life of his great–grandfather, Henry Springett – greengrocer turned navy stoker and cuckolded husband. John Robinson

Vexed

9pm, BBC2

DIs Armstrong and Dixon, from the Met's light comedy/drama squad, investigate the murder of one of the contestants on a TV cookery show – the themed crime scene comes
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Big Brother Nikki, Aisleyne, Paul Burrell sign for 'Celeb Coach Trip'

Big Brother Nikki, Aisleyne, Paul Burrell sign for 'Celeb Coach Trip'
Big Brother 7 housemates Nikki Grahame and Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace are among the stars taking part in the third series of Celebrity Coach Trip. Grahame and Horgan-Wallace will be joined on the reality show by ex-Tory MP Edwina Curry and her husband John Jones, comics Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball, former royal butler Paul Burrell and etiquette expert Jean Broke-Smith. Former EastEnders duo Derek Martin and (more)
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TV highlights 24/08/2011:

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Too Much, Too Young: Children Of The Middle Ages | Burn Notice | Mount Pleasant | Who Do You Think You Are? | Seven Wonders Of The Buddhist World | Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters

Too Much, Too Young: Children Of The Middle Ages

9pm, BBC4

Concluding BBC4's curiously under-promoted quartet of documentaries on the theme of children in history, medievalist Stephen Baxter focuses on the lives of anklebiters in the middle ages. It's an underexplored area, in great part because history is so often based on records created by adult men. Seeing youngsters' experiences through the prisms of religion, war and work, Baxter reveals a world where children took responsibility early, but also challenges the idea that people once saw their offspring as mini adults rather than regarding childhood as a distinct phase of life. Jonathan Wright

Burn Notice

9pm, FX

Season three ended with ex-super-spy Michael being spirited away by unknown agents to who knows where.
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Tonight's TV – Wed 24 Aug

There's an evening of hellos and goodbyes, with the start of the star-studded Sky1 comedy Mount Pleasant. Then we wave cheerio to Nikita on Sky Living, before greeting the new series of Burn Notice on FX. Mount Pleasant Sky1/HD: 9pm We've run out of fingers counting the number of class acts on display in this new comedy set in a quiet suburb of Manchester, as it features Sally Lindsay, Bobby Ball, Pauline Collins, Liza Tarbuck, Angela Griffin, and Neil Fitzmaurice.
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Caroline Aherne develops ITV comedy

Caroline Aherne is developing a comedy for ITV. The Sun reports that the Royle Family star penned The Security Men with Jeff Pope. However, she is not currently expected to appear on screen. The four-part series focuses on the security guards working the night shift at a shopping centre in Manchester. Ashes To Ashes actor Dean Andrews and comedian Bobby Ball will star alongside Brendan O'Carroll, Paddy McGuinness and Peter Wight. ITV's director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell said: "We're (more)
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Sky1 starts 'Mount Pleasant' production

Sky1 starts 'Mount Pleasant' production
Sky1 has started production on its new comedy drama Mount Pleasant. The 8-part series stars former Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay as Lisa, a married woman living in Manchester. Lisa is unaware that another woman, Kate, is trying to seduce her husband Dan. She also has to keep her neighbour Bianca away and battles with her feelings for new resident Jack. The show stars Daniel Ryan as Dan, while Liza Tarbuck will play Kate. The cast also includes Bobby Ball, Pauline Collins, Angela Griffin, Paula Wilcox, (more)
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Charlie Brooker's Screen burn: Blind Date

The dating show has had a makeover but Cilla Black hasn't changed – she still annoys the cogs off me

Blind Date (Saturday, 6pm, ITV1) has been running for ages, if not longer. In fact, it's been on our screens for so long, the original contestants have long since withered and died, leaving grieving offspring in their wake. "So romantic, how they met," sniff the children at their parents' graveside, "Mother asked Father how he'd break the ice on their first date, and Father said 'Darling, I'm so hot the ice'll melt the moment you see me'. Then he did a Bobby Ball impression and pulled a moonie. The audience loved him. And so, after several drinks, did Mother." With that, our imaginary mourners hold hands and walk sombrely through the churchyard gates, brittle autumn leaves swirling at their feet.

So much for the sepia-tinted days of yore. Now Blind Date
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How to Guide: Social Networking, Marketing & Representation

How to: Submit to an AgentWhen you're ready to submit your headshot and résumé to agents in order to find representation, pick up a copy of Call Sheet, published by Back Stage, to see what agencies are looking for and what kind of performers they represent. Many agencies now have websites, which may even list specific guidelines and the agency's clients. Look at those client rosters and see where you might fit in or help fill an agency's needs.Nancy Moon-Broadstreet, theatrical agent, the Geddes Agency, Los Angeles: "Find out what kind of business they do and where their clients work. If you see someone who has three clients that are kind of like you, then maybe that's not the office to press for. They clearly have the same taste, but you would be fourth on the list, so maybe you should look for somebody who doesn't have anyone like you.
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