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Hugo Speer & Sharon Small To Topline Acorn TV’s Cop Drama ‘London Kills’

Hugo Speer & Sharon Small To Topline Acorn TV’s Cop Drama ‘London Kills’
Britannia star Hugo Speer and Trust Me’s Sharon Small are to lead the cast for U.S. Svod service Acorn’s first straight-to-series commission.

The pair are joined by Casualty and EastEnders actor Bailey Patrick and newcomer Tori Allen-Martin in the five-part drama, which will tell the story of a team of top murder detectives and will be shot like a documentary. Each episode will feature a different murder in addition to a serialized story involving the lead detective’s missing wife.

Speer, who has also starred in ITV’s Marcella and BBC’s The Musketeers, stars as Detective Inspector David Bradford, who comes back to work after his wife goes missing and there are still no significant leads on her case. Small plays ambitious Detective Sergeant Vivienne Cole, who has been running the murder team in David’s absence and is frustrated by David’s approach to their investigations.
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New Girl is the latest of many TV shows I have mourned | Bim Adewunmi

The death of a beloved TV show is a modern condition we all live through

Long before I even knew how to count series, or what it meant for a television show to be renewed or cancelled, I experienced the loss of a fave. Dempsey and Makepeace was the first TV show I remember ending. Back when I thought television was truly infinite – which is to say, when I had no idea that everything I enjoyed had come from somewhere and would eventually return to that dust – I just assumed stories would progress … for ever. I was half in love with frosty Glynis Barber, who played Makepeace, by the time I realised I had only a set number of episodes to watch until the end of time. Rewatching anything in the late 1980s was just not an option. I’m not being dramatic when I say my heart broke a little.
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DVD Review – The Wicked Lady (1983)

The Wicked Lady, 1983.

Directed by Michael Winner.

Starring Faye Dunaway, Denholm Elliott, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Glynis Barber, Oliver Tobias, Joan Hickson and Prunella Scales.

Synopsis:

A woman marries into high society after stealing her sister’s fiancé but becomes bored with country life so she turns to highway robbery to get her kicks.

If you caught the Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films documentary from a couple of years back you may remember a sizeable section devoted to 1983’s The Wicked Lady. It may seem odd that a production company like Cannon – mostly known for action, martial arts and horror B-movies such as American Ninja, Invasion U.S.A. and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – would delve into a period drama remake of a 1945 film but this was no ordinary period piece as The Wicked Lady was adapted and directed by Michael Winner, fresh from his success with
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Reviews: "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" (1983) And "The Sign Of Four" (1983) Starring Ian Richardson; Blu-ray Releases From Second Sight

  • CinemaRetro
By Tim Greaves

Numerous actors have occupied the role of Sherlock Holmes over the decades, some more suited to the shoes of author Arthur Conan Doyle's famous consulting detective than others. One of the finest portrayals is that by Ian Richardson. Yet, sadly, his is also one that is often overlooked, not leastways because he played the character just twice (in a pair of 1983 films made for television), but also because his light was to be quickly eclipsed a year later by the arrival on TV screens of Jeremy Brett, whose interpretation of Holmes is considered by many to be the definitive one.

Sy Weintraub – who produced several Tarzan movies throughout the 60s and was executive producer on the popular long-running Ron Ely TV series –teamed up with Otto Plaschkes (whose producer credits include Georgie Girl and The Holcroft Covenant) with the intention of making several Holmes adventures headlining Richardson.
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Theatre Review: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Director: Marc Bruni

Starring: Katie Brayben, Alan Morrissey, Lorna Want, Ian McIntosh, Glynis Barber, Gary Trainor.

Synopsis: The story of Carole King’s rise from writer of some of the world’s greatest songs, to an established artist in her own right

The jukebox musical is something I usually detest. Although it reached a peak with Moulin Rouge nearly 15 years ago, now we have countless musicals based on songs from a single artist. Queen, The Kinks, Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, and Abba are just some of the groups that have seen their songs strung together, and many songs being forced into non-related situations. Mamma Mia was the absolute worst of all, revelling in the fact that fans would shell out money for a greatest hits compilation of covers by lesser talented individuals.

However, it must also be acknowledged that although these musicals are taking up space that could be occupied by original shows,
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10 Doctor Who Actors Who Have Appeared In Blake’s 7

BBC

Despite the many fan attempts to fuse them together, Blake’s 7 and Doctor Who are set in two entirely different fictional universes. Behind the scenes, though, the two shows hold much in common.

As one might expect, they share writers such as Terry Nation, Robert Holmes and Chris Boucher, incidental music from Dudley Simpson and special effects genius Matt Irvine. Starting his career as a production assistant on Doctor Who, David Maloney went on to produce Blake’s 7 and direct episodes of both programmes.

At times even the props and scenery came in useful between shows. The eagle-eyed will spot Federation helmets in the Peter Davison story Frontios.

Famously Colin Baker, the Sixth Doctor, played the evil Bayban The Butcher in City at the Edge of the World but with Doctor Who running for so many years longer, and with such a massive range of spin off plays in its trail,
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Photo Flash: Tom Cruise Visits West End Cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Katie Brayben plays the title role of Carole King, with Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Below, check out photos of Tom Cruise with the cast after last night's preview
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'Stepping Out': Glynis Barber, Michael Brandon rehearse swan dive - picture

Stepping Out's Glynis Barber and Michael Brandon are to perform a backwards swan dive on tomorrow's show.

The Dempsey & Makepeace duo, who are currently taking part in the ITV celebrity dance show, will be attempting to successfully pull off the routine during their live performance.

The couple were photographed in rehearsals, and are apparently both feeling "very nervous" about the difficult routine.

However, choreographer Sisco Gomez has told the pair that they must put all their trust in the dancers catching them to be able to perform the move otherwise it will go wrong.

Tomorrow, the couple with the lowest combined score from the judges and the public will be going home.

Stepping Out airs tomorrow at 6.30pm on ITV.
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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: 'I turned down Strictly to dance with wife'

Stepping Out star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join Strictly Come Dancing because he wanted to dance with his wife Jackie.

The former Changing Rooms star said that he is often asked why he has never appeared on the BBC dancing series.

He told Pa: "So many people have always asked me for years and years why I've never done Strictly and I've never said yes to Strictly - because I don't want to dance with anyone else... crazy!

"For goodness' sake, why would I want to spend ten weeks learning to dance when actually the woman that I've been married to for the last 25 years very patiently has been waiting for me to rumba her?"

Brian McFadden, Denise Welch, Oritsé Williams, Carl Froch and Glynis Barber also feature on the lineup for the new ITV series.

The new show is hosted by Davina McCall and Mel B,
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Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber ban cameras at home

Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber have banned cameramen from filming in their home. The pair - who have been married since 1989 - have joined five other couples on the new TV show 'Stepping Out' as they battle it out to master a new dance genre each week, but unlike their co-stars they've refused to be shadowed. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Glynis said: ''I have never done this kind of show before so I didn't know why they needed so much material. They came to every rehearsal and they were in the car. ''Then they came with us to dinner with
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Mel B to judge ITV dance show 'Stepping Out'?

Mel B has reportedly signed up to be a judge on ITV's new dance show Stepping Out.

The Spice Girl has agreed a six-figure deal to join the Strictly Come Dancing rival and will finalise her contract in the next few days, according to The Sun.

The series, hosted by Davina McCall, sees six celebrities team up with their real-life partners to master a different genre of dance each week.

Mel B, who had been linked to a role on The X Factor after impressing bosses with a guest stint, will fly between the UK and Us during the show's five-week run to fulfil her commitments as a judge on America's Got Talent.

The rest of the judging panel is yet to be decided, but will include other celebrities, as well as dance experts and guest judges that change weekly.

Stepping Out will launch on August 31, the same night The X Factor
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Carl Froch and Denise Welch sign up for Stepping Out

Carl Froch and Denise Welch are to appear on 'Stepping Out'. The 36-year-old boxing champion and the 'Loose Women' star have been snapped up for the new ITV dancing show alongside their real-life partners, Rachael Cordingley and Lincoln Townley, as they battle it out to master a new dance genre each week. Singer Brian McFadden and his wife Vogue Williams, Jls star Ortisé Williams and his girlfriend A.J Azari, interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and his wife Jackie Llewelyn, and acting duo Glynis Barber and her husband Michael Brandon will also join the series. Davina McCall has been hand-picked by bosses to be
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Davina McCall to host ITV 'Strictly' rival: Lineup revealed

Davina McCall has been revealed as the host of a new ITV show that will rival the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Stepping Out will see six celebrities team up with their real-life partners to master a different genre of dance for each week's show.

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden and wife Vogue Williams will compete in the programme, alongside Loose Women's Denise Welch and her husband Lincoln Townley - who she married in Portugal last month.

EastEnders actress Glynis Barber and her husband Michael Brandon, boxer Carl Froch and his girlfriend Rachael Cordingley, and interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and his wife Jackie will also take part.

Jls singer Oritsé Williams and his girlfriend A.J Azari complete the celebrity lineup.

McCall - who also fronts Sky1's Got to Dance - said of her new hosting role: "I'm beyond excited to be hosting Stepping Out, I love dancing and I'm a nosey parker.
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‘Hammer of the Gods’ Review

Stars: Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo, Elliot Cowan, Glynis Barber, Ivan Kaye, Michael Jibson, Guy Flanagan | Written by Matthew Read | Directed by Farren Blackburn

I think it’s fair to say I don’t get on well with many of today’s historical movies and shows. I’m not a fan of Starz’s Spartacus series or the Game of Thrones TV adaptation; and the recent Viking flick Valhalla Rising bored me to tears… Pathfinder, Beowulf, The 13th Warrior, Centurion, The Eagle? No, no, no, no and hell no! So the prospect of watching viking flick Hammer of the Gods – to be honest – filled me with dread. Even more so given it’s a UK movie that, as far as I’m aware, doesn’t have an official UK release date as yet (bar it’s screening at Frightfest on August 24th) – a sign which usually doesn’t bode well for a British production.
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'Law & Order: UK' - ITV unveils series seven trailer

ITV has unveiled a first-look promo for the new series of Law & Order: UK.

Casualty's Georgia Taylor and Peep Show's Paterson Joseph join the crime drama for its seventh run.

Taylor is cast as crown prosecutor Kate Barker, while Joseph will play Di Wes Leyton.

Bradley Walsh, Paul Nicholls, Peter Davison and Dominic Rowan all reprise their roles in the new episodes.

Series seven - which features guest stars Patrick Baladi, Ramon Tikaram and Glynis Barber - opens with a two-parter from writer Emilia di Girolamo, exploring the aftermath of a devastating train crash.

Law & Order: UK returns to ITV on Sunday, July 14 at 9pm on ITV.

> Paul Nicholls quits Law & Order UK after two series
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Film4 FrightFest 2013 announces full line up; record 51 films, and more.

From the press release:

Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?

Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, has unveiled its biggest line-up in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.

This year there are eleven countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-three UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.

The world premieres include our opening night attraction The Dead 2: India from the Ford Brothers,
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Exclusive: Hammer of the Gods TV Spot

Exclusive: Hammer of the Gods TV Spot
Debuting on VOD and iTunes today, May 30, Hammer of the Gods takes viewers back to 871 Ad to follow a Viking warrior's quest, as displayed in our exclusive TV spot. Charlie Bewley stars as Steinar, who is sent through a dangerous land to bring his banished brother back to his father's kingdom. Watch the action unfold in director Farren Blackburn's epic adventure, which hits theaters nationwide July 5.

Hammer Of The Gods - Exclusive "TV Spot"

Set in Viking Britain in 871 Ad, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar's epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be
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Hammer of the Gods Red Band Trailer

Hammer of the Gods Red Band Trailer
Watch all the medieval action unfold in a gruesome red band trailer and an all-ages trailer for Hammer of the Gods. Charlie Bewley stars as Steinar, who is sent on a quest through enemy territory to find his long-lost brother. Director Farren Blackburn's action-adventure debuts on iTunes and VOD formats May 30, before its theatrical debut on July 5.

Hammer Of The Gods - Red Band Trailer

Hammer Of The Gods - Trailer 2

Set in Viking Britain in 871 Ad, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar's epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be - the ruthless
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First Trailer for Hammer of the Gods

  • HeyUGuys
Next year will see us returning to the world of Viking epics, with the release of Farren Blackburn and Vertigo Films’ Hammer of the Gods.

We saw the first teaser poster for the film released last week, promising a bloody and violent new entry into the genre, with a straight-to-the-point logline, ‘Everyone Has to Die,’ and now the first trailer has debuted over at IGN, giving us our first good look at the film.

“Set in Viking Britain in 871 Ad, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar’s epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be
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Teaser Poster for Hammer of the Gods – ‘Everyone has to Die’

  • HeyUGuys
Vertigo Films will be returning us to the world of Viking epics next year with Hammer of the Gods, and with the release of the teaser poster, it promises to be a bloody and brutal quest.

A promo was recently screened at the American Film Market, and has been acquired for Us distribution by Magnet Releasing, so we can look forward to its release next year on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Set in Viking Britain in 871 Ad, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar’s epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be – the ruthless
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