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Men Behaving Badly cast are keen on a reunion

It’s been twenty years since the series finale of Men Behaving Badly, but according to actor Neil Morrissey, he and co-stars Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin and Leslie Ash are keen on returning to their roles for a revival of the 90s sitcom.

“You know what they should do, get (creator) Simon Nye on this show, he’s the one,” Morrissey said when asked on ITV’s Lorraine about a possible revival. “If there’s a script – because in my game everything starts with a script – and if the script is good because Martin and I and Leslie have all said of course we’ll do it. So we need to get Simon Nye, nail him down and get him to write a series.”

Men Behaving Badly followed the lives of Gary (Clunes) and flatmate Tony, as well as Gary’s long-suffering girlfriend Dorothy (Quentin) and neighbour Deborah (Ash).

The
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BBC Moves Into Virtual Reality Future With Property Format ‘Watch This Space’

Exclusive: The UK has a long history of producing hit property shows such as Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs and Phil and Kirstie’s Location, Location, Location. The BBC is now moving into the virtual reality-led future with its latest format in the genre.

I understand that the British public broadcaster has ordered Watch This Space from Endemol Shine’s Remarkable Television. For the first time on British television, cutting edge Vr technology and visual effects will be used in a property format, transforming ordinary homes with unique designs.

Hosted by Robot WarsAngela Scanlon, the eight-part series, which will air on BBC Two, will see two couples who disagree about the best designs for their home work with architects Laura Clark and Robert Jamison. The pair will produce two conflicting briefs and then the homeowners will be able to “step into” the redesigned properties using the Vr tech. Through
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British TV Classics "Doc Martin" And "George Gently" New Releases Through Acorn Video And Acorn TV

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Acorn Media.

The new season of the smash hit U.K. dramedy, plus over 1.5 hours of bonus content;

Starring Martin Clunes (Arthur & George) and Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly)

with guest stars Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar), Art Malik (True Lies, Homeland),

Doc Martin, Series 8

DVD and Blu-ray Debut from Acorn on December 12, 2017

“A smart, gentle comedy with loads of wit and zest” —The Globe and Mail

“Sweet, stirring, and completely addictive” —Slate

“Delightfully quirky” —Los Angeles Times

“Absolutely bloody hilarious” —London Evening Standard

Widely considered one of the most successful British series in the U.S., U.K. and worldwide, Doc Martin, Series 8 makes its DVD/Blu-ray debut on December 12, 2017 from Acorn TV, an Rlj Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand. Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) returns as Dr. Martin Ellingham in the eighth series of this smash-hit British comedy. In these all-new episodes,
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The week in TV: The Halcyon, Silent Witness, No Offence, Unforgotten, Sherlock and Taboo

From grand wartime hotel to lamplit Georgian shocker, via top-notch crime action, TV drama is on a hot streak

The Halcyon (ITV) | ITVplayer

Silent Witness (BBC1) | iPlayer

No Offence (C4) | All 4

Unforgotten (ITV) | ITV Player

Sherlock (BBC1) | iPlayer

Taboo (BBC1) | iPlayer

Twenty-Seventeen then, and six frankly handsome drama series. Whether old or new, borrowed or quaintly blue, they shared a startling top-of-the-year quality, and I still twitch with angst, both in recollection and surely to come, at the insultingly paltry summer offerings from the glorious world of TV. Come July, we’ll doubtless be left bereft with six weeks of, ooh, traveloguing Caroline Quentin or Robson Green or the inexplicable success that is James Corden talking at a landscape. Against this sort of chuff, any one of these six dramas could, if transplanted to our warm kingfisher days, top any terrestrial ratings without breaking sweat.

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Jonathan Creek Christmas Special review: Daemons' Roost

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Dec 28, 2016

This year's Jonathan Creek Christmas Special proves that there's life in the old duffel coat yet. Here's our spoilery review...

Warning: this review contains spoilers.

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The last full series of Jonathan Creek, back in 2014, divided critics and audience; at the time our own reviewer complained that the central mysteries lacked the intricacy and peril of previous instalments, and there was a feeling that the spark had gone out of the show ever since Creek put away his duffel coat and moved out of the windmill.

The signs are there from the outset that this is going to be a more exciting affair: a big spooky house, a mystery involving several deaths and a Satanic ritual,
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Wednesday’s best TV: Wild Animal Reunions, The Three Day Nanny

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Long-lost carers meet their animals again. Plus: a third series of domestic bootcamps

What is it like to re-encounter an orphan elephant that you helped raise but that was subsequently returned to the wild? Is there still a bond? Seemingly keyed off by the huge popularity on YouTube of footage featuring Christian the lion, purchased from Harrods as a cub in 1969, emerging from the wild to hug those who once cared for him, here’s a documentary that captures scenes of cross-species understanding. Black bears and chimps feature, too. Caroline Quentin narrates. Jonathan Wright

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Brideshead Revisited or Celebrity Wrestling: the best and worst of ITV

ITV is celebrating its 60th anniversary this week. But will you remember their unforgettable classics – or the shows they probably wish you would never mention again?

ITV is 60 years old today. It’s hard to say how well it has aged, though. Because, yes, it has been home to some indelible pieces of television. But, on the other hand, it’s ITV. Approximately 80% of its output has been gormless light-entertainment programmes, or dodgy sitcoms, or interminable chocolate-box documentaries about Caroline Quentin visiting upcycled barnyards in a hot air balloon or whatever.

So perhaps the most appropriate way to mark this milestone is to commemorate a bit of both. The best programmes that ITV has broadcast, and the worst. In the spirit of fairness, let’s start with the best.

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Martin Clunes reveals how Sigourney Weaver signed up for Doc Martin

The news of Sigourney Weaver's guest appearance in Doc Martin took many fans by surprise earlier this year, and now Martin Clunes has revealed how the Alien actress signed up for the drama.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain yesterday (September 3), Clunes said that he was approached by the Hollywood star and asked for a part while filming a chat show.

"I met her on The Jonathan Ross Show and she said she was a big fan," the actor said.

Weaver will play an American tourist on the show, visiting Cornwall and encountering Doc Martin and some of Portwenn's other vibrant characters.

Clunes teased the part by saying: "She gets to be insulted by her own friend."

The 53-year-old also revealed that he'll reunite with Men Behaving Badly co-star Caroline Quentin on the show's upcoming run.

Weaver was photographed shooting scenes for the long-running ITV series with Clunes in Cornwall back in July.
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TV News: Heroes, Con, Doc, Rush, Dickensian

Heroes Reborn

Sendhil Ramamurthy is set to reprise his role of geneticist Dr Mohinder Suresh in the upcoming NBC event series "Heroes Reborn". The character is the fifth from the original show due to appear in the upcoming series along with Jack Coleman's Noah Bennet, Masi Oka's Hiro Nakamura, Greg Grunberg's Matt Parkman and Jimmy Jean-Louis' The Haitian. [Source: Deadline]

Comic-Con TV Panels

Fox has unveiled its Comic-Con TV panel line-up for the year with comedy horror anthology series "Scream Queens" set to premiere along with a joint Scream Queens/American Horror Story: Hotel panel session with Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer all on hand.

Also slated to premiere is the "Minority Report" pilot followed by a Q&A, along with panels for "The Last Man On Earth," "Family Guy," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,
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BBC’s ‘Dickensian’ To Interweave Classic Characters; Stephen Rea & More Cast

BBC’s ‘Dickensian’ To Interweave Classic Characters; Stephen Rea & More Cast
In a sort of super-literary-hero mash-up, filming has just begun on Dickensian, an ambitious 20-part BBC One period drama that brings together some of Charles Dickens’ most iconic characters. Stephen Rea has joined the cast as Inspector Bucket from Bleak House while Shirley Valentine Oscar nominee Pauline Collins is Mrs Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewit, and Caroline Quentin (Dancing On The Edge) plays Oliver Twist’s Mrs Bumble. SpooksPeter Firth and The Imitation Game‘s Tuppe…
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Caroline Quentin, Peter Firth and more join BBC One's Charles Dickens drama

Caroline Quentin, Peter Firth and Pauline Collins have all been added to the cast of a new Charles Dickens drama.

The 20-episode series for BBC One has also cast BAFTA award winner Stephen Rea.

Dickensian brings together some of the writer's most iconic characters as their lives interweave in 19th Century London.

Characters from a range of classic tales will appear in the programme, including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham.

Rea, who plays Inspector Bucket from Bleak House, said: "Dickensian is the most beautiful re-working of the world of Dickens that you could ever imagine. The characters take on a fresh life, and any actor would be mad not to accept the challenge these great scripts offer."

Collins, who plays Martin Chuzzlewit's Mrs Gamp, added: "You don't need to know Dickens' novels to fall in love with the stories we're telling. It's going to be a real treat to watch.
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Ritchie Neville wants a 'low budget' wedding

Caroline Quentin feels the healthiest she's ever been since she started eating a gluten-free diet. The 54-year-old actress was diagnosed with coeliac disease several years ago, a genetic disorder which means any gluten ingested by the sufferer causes the immune system to turn inward and attack healthy gut tissue. Since receiving the diagnosis and overhauling her eating habits, Caroline insists she has felt great by even the smallest amount of gluten triggers a reaction. In an interview on 'This Morning', she said: ''I feel so well now that I'm gluten free, and I've had my biopsy, I know I'm a coeliac. I'm gluten
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Neil Morrissey: 'I'd do new Men Behaving Badly at the drop of a hat'

Neil Morrissey has reiterated that he would "love" to work on a new series of Men Behaving Badly.

The sitcom aired 42 episodes between 1992 and 1998, and featured the likes of Martin Clunes, John Thomson, Caroline Quentin and Leslie Ash.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain about new episodes, Morrissey said: "I am always tempted. Oh gosh yeah, I would do it at the drop of a hat."

The actor again seemed to suggest that co-star Clunes would be hardest to pin down, days after saying similar in another interview.

Calling Clunes a "very busy boy", Morrissey added: "It would come down to scripts and it would come down to people wanting it in the first place."

He also explained that the idea of a revival "keeps getting mentioned, once every couple of years".

"Yeah, well let's see, I'd love to do it," he concluded.

Watch a clip from Men Behaving Badly below:
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Voice UK, Jonathan Ross

The Voice UK: BBC One, 7pm

The blind auditions continue with contestants singing to win over coaches Rita Ora, Tom Jones, Ricky Wilson and will.i.am.

One of tonights hopefuls is a YouTube star formerly signed to Justin Timberlake's record label - will she make the cut? As usual, Emma Willis and Marvin Humes bring you the backstage gossip.

Spiral: BBC Four, 9pm/9.55pm

A double-bill from season five of the French crime-drama, starring Audrey Fleurot and Caroline Proust.

Kicking off with episode five, Police Lieutenant Gilou (Thierry Godard) has a daring plan to generate positive publicity for a case, but the stakes are high. Meanwhile, Josephine goes head-to-head with an infamous lawyer.

The Jonathan Ross Show: ITV, 9.20pm

Returning for a brand new series of his long-running celebrity chat show, Jonathan Ross will tonight be joined by Kingsman: The Secret Service stars Colin Firth and Taron Egerton.
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Caroline Quentin enjoying sex more in her 50s

Caroline Quentin is enjoying sex more now she's in her 50s. The actress noticed a change in men's attitudes to her when she reached the landmark age, insisting lots of guys stopped viewing her as a sexual woman. However, the former 'Jonathan Creek' star - who is married to Sam Farmer, who is 12 years younger than her - says her love life has never been better and has improved as she has gotten older. Caroline, 54, said: ''Once you're over 40, and over 50 particularly, people don't perceive you as a sexual being any more. It's certainly not true in my
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Julie Hesmondhalgh excited by Corrie mentions

Caroline Quentin is enjoying sex more now she's in her 50s. The actress noticed a change in men's attitudes to her when she reached the landmark age, insisting lots of guys stopped viewing her as a sexual woman. However, the former 'Jonathan Creek' star - who is married to Sam Farmer, who is 12 years younger than her - says her love life has never been better and has improved as she has gotten older. Caroline, 54, said: ''Once you're over 40, and over 50 particularly, people don't perceive you as a sexual being any more. It's certainly not true in my
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ITV2 makes sitcom Cockroaches available online before broadcast

Cockroaches is now available to watch online, before its premiere on ITV2.

The entire series, made up of six episodes, can be watched on ITV Player from today (January 5).

The post-apocalyptic comedy stars Daniel Lawrence Taylor and Esther Smith as friends Tom and Suze, who survive a nuclear apocalypse.

Along with their daughter Laura, the pair find themselves in a nuclear wasteland where England used to be.

Alexander Armstrong, Jaime Winstone and Caroline Quentin also appear in the series, while Jack Whitehall cameos as Oscar, Suze's annoying ex-boyfriend.

Cockroaches will air on ITV2 on January 13 at 10pm. Watch a trailer below:
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New UK sci-fi and fantasy shows to look out for in 2015

Androids, magic, parallel worlds, ghostly crime, and the apocalypse. Here’s a raft of new forthcoming UK sci-fi and fantasy TV…

The superhero genre may be taking up residence in cinemas for the foreseeable, and Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead are leading Us TV's genre output, but what can fans of UK sci-fi and fantasy look forward to seeing on television over the next year?

There’s Doctor Who of course, which appears to be in rude health and going nowhere, a Christmas Special from Black Mirror, and a hint of new Red Dwarf on its way. (And of course, if there’s anything like justice in the world, the terrific In The Flesh will be recommissioned for a third series.)

If though, you’re thirsting for something new, 2015 is promising to deliver a handful of geek TV gems. We’ve scoured the new UK commission announcements for anything spooky,
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Men Behaving Badly returns: 11 classic Gary and Tony moments

After 15 years away, Men Behaving Badly returns to our screens tonight (October 17) for a one-off sketch during the Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Channel 4.

During the 1990s, the sitcom became one of the most popular shows in the UK, at the height of lad culture, with Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey creating one of the best TV bromances in Gary and Tony. It also holds the distinction of airing on three different channels (ITV, BBC One and Channel 4).

To celebrate its (brief) return, here are just a small collection of the show's most hilarious moments to influence you to binge on the boxset this weekend.

1. Sailing ('Drunk', Series 4)

While Dorothy (Caroline Quentin) prepares a romantic meal for Gary, he and Tony indulge in an epic drinking session at The Crown. Before heading back absolutely sloshed, they partake in a drinking game singing Rod Stewart's 'Sailing'. This should happen every night.
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Caroline Quentin would "love to go back" to Jonathan Creek

Caroline Quentin has revealed that she would "love to go back" to Jonathan Creek.

The actress told Graham Norton on his BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday (May 17) that she would be interested in a return to the hit detective series.

"I would love to go back and do it," she said. "I basically left to give birth.

"Things moved on I suppose [for the writers] and they cast other people. Consequently I've never returned to it.

"Given the opportunity I'd love to but at the moment I haven't heard from them at all."

Quentin, who appeared as Maddy Magellan in the mystery series between 1997 and 2000, also told Norton that she was "surprised and delighted" the popularity of the show has endured.

Alan Davies, who plays Jonathan Creek, recently said that his character "will never meet anyone quite like Maddy again".

Watch a classic clip of Caroline Quentin in Jonathan Creek below:
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