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Victoria: Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) Joins Season Two & Production Begins

Victoria has some new company. This week, ITV announced Game of Thrones star Diana Rigg has joined season two of the UK drama.The series, which airs on PBS in the U.S., chronicles the early years of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman). The cast also includes Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, Tommy Knight, and Nichola McAuliffe.Read More…
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Victoria: Jenna Coleman on Queen Victoria's Upbringing

"They expect me to fail." This week, PBS released a new preview for their upcoming TV series Victoria.The historical drama, which airs on ITV in the UK, stars Jenna Coleman as a young Queen Victoria. The cast also includes Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, Tommy Knight, Nichola McAuliffe, Daniela Holtz, Nigel Lindsay, Ferdinand Kingsley, Adrian Schiller, David Oakes, and Alice Orr-Ewing.Read More…
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Victoria: PBS Releases New Masterpiece Teaser

Rule Victoria! Below, watch a teaser trailer for the Victoria TV show, premiering on PBS Masterpiece! Sunday, January 15, 2017, in Downton Abbey's old timeslot. A historical drama from Daisy Goodwin, the eight-part first season stars Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne. ITV has already renewed Victoria for a second season, and PBS will reportedly follow suit.The Victoria TV series cast also includes: Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, Tommy Knight, Nichola McAuliffe, Daniela Holtz, Nigel Lindsay, Ferdinand Kingsley, Adrian Schiller, David Oakes, and Alice Orr-Ewing. Read More…
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Victoria: Season Two Renewal for ITV Series; PBS to Follow?

God save the Queen! The Victoria TV show has been renewed for a second season on ITV. According to Deadline, Victoria season two has also been picked up by PBS, which makes sense, because it is an ITV co-production with Masterpiece on PBS. That said, PBS has yet to announce the renewal.In UK, the eight-episode first season premiered on ITV on August 28, 2016. In the Us, the PBS premiere is scheduled for January 15, 2017. From Daisy Goodman, Victoria stars Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne.The cast also includes Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Catherine H. Flemming, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, Tommy Knight, Nichola McAuliffe, Daniela Holtz, Nigel Lindsay, Ferdinand Kingsley, Adrian Schiller, David
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Philip Glass is rose-tinted when reminiscing about the 70s

The composer recalls his days as a cab driver, while elsewhere there’s a revival of a reliably unwell columnist

Philip Glass: Taxi Driver (Tuesday, 11.30am, Radio 4) has the composer reminiscing about the period in the early 1970s when he drove a yellow cab down the mean streets of New York during the afternoons and evenings and spent the nights composing new works. It’s possible to read more or less anything into music that relies on repetition and this programme doesn’t resist, underpinning Glass’s accounts of the drudgery and danger involved in driving a cab back in the days when the city was going broke with his tense, gridded music, which keeps coming as remorselessly as the traffic up Fifth Avenue. Over a period of seven years he went from presenting that music before tiny audiences of devotees to selling out major Manhattan venues. His mother,
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Pointless: World Cup, Eurovision stars for celebrity specials

The list of celebrities taking part in the latest Pointless specials has been announced.

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman will be joined by famous faces for six new primetime episodes of the hit game show, kicking off on Saturday, April 12.

The first special will have a 1970s theme, with Wizzard and Yes stars Roy Wood and Rick Wakeman facing actors Paul Henry and Madeleine Smith, and Sally Thomsett and Anna Karen, and children's television stars Ed Stewart and Sally James.

Elsewhere, Sir Geoff Hurst and George Cohen MBE will team up in the World Cup special, facing Peter Shilton and Steve Bull, Hope Powell and Casey Stoney, and Graeme Le Saux and commentator Jonathan Pearce.

The Eurovision Pointless special is a thing to behold, with Bucks Fizz's Cheryl Baker and Mike Nolan trying to prove their wits against Martin Lee and Sonia Evans, Dana and Johnny Logan, and Jemini's Chris Cromby and Gemma Abbey.
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Tim Vine joins cast of BBC One comedy 'Blandings'

Tim Vine has joined the cast of the upcoming second series of Blandings.

The Not Going Out star will play Bladings Castle's long-suffering butler Beach in the BBC One comedy, based on the stories by PG Wodehouse.

Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders will reprise their roles as Lord Clarence Hemsworth and his sister Connie, respectively.

Harry Enfield, Celia Imrie and Mathew Baynton will be among the second run's host of guest stars.

Julian Rhind-Tutt, John Sessions, Daisy Beaumont, Zoe Boyle, Michael Brandon, Nichola McAuliffe and Jemima Rooper round out the guest actors.

Blandings' second series will see Clarence looking to spend more time with his pig The Empress of Blandings, and facing the risk of being committed to an insane asylum by a guest, among other stories.

Writer Guy Andrews said in a statement: "As ever, all Clarence wants is to be left in peace with his beloved pig.
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Big Names To Attend Rockin' Horses Charity Event

On 26th February London’s iconic Savoy Theatre plays host for one night only to Rockin’ Horses, an evening of music, comedy, poetry and more! Boasting a star-studded line up, the show will be raising money for Shooting Star Chase and the Mane Chance Sanctuary.

The glittering line up will include stars such as Shooting Star Chase patron, Olivier award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Michael Ball; who will perform alongside national treasure Christopher Biggins; Atomic Kitten and West End star Natasha Hamilton; and TV’s Judge John Deed, Broadway and West End actor Martin Shaw, as well as many other famous faces. Also expected to attend are Jenny Seagrove, Nichola McAuliffe, Roy Marsden, Clive Rowe, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Sylvia Syms.

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