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UK comedy 'Brighton' starring Larry Lamb, Phil Davis gets sales deal (exclusive)

UK comedy 'Brighton' starring Larry Lamb, Phil Davis gets sales deal (exclusive)
Marion Bailey and Ruth Sheen co-star in project directed by Stephen Cookson.

Brighton, the forthcoming comedy starring Phil Davis (Vera Drake), Larry Lamb (The Hatton Garden Job), Marion Bailey (Mr. Turner) and Ruth Sheen (Another Year), has landed international sales representation with London-based Parkland Pictures.

Set to shoot in Brighton and Eastbourne this summer, the film follows two older couples from the East End of London who travel to Brighton having not visited the seaside town in more than 30 years. There, they reflect on how times have changed, with the film taking in their memories across the 1940s, 50s and 80s.
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Unforgotten

Network: PBS. Episodes: Ongoing (90 minutes). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: April 8, 2018 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill, Ruth Sheen, Tom Courtenay, Gemma Jones, Brian Bovell, Cheri Lunghi, Hannah Gordon, Claire Goose, Tamzin Malleson, Peter Egan, and Frances Tomelty. TV show description: A British crime drama anthology series, the Unforgotten TV show comes from creator and writer Chris Lang. The series, which airs on ITV in UK, follows Dci Cassie Stuart (Walker) and DS Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan (Bhaskar), as they investigate historic cold cases. In season one, after the bones of a young man are found at the
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Unforgotten: Is the PBS TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Have Stuart and Khan closed the books on their cold case files? Is the Unforgotten TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on PBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Unforgotten, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A PBS British crime drama, Unforgotten stars Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill, Ruth Sheen, Tom Courtenay, Gemma Jones, Brian Bovell, Cheri Lunghi, Hannah Gordon, Claire Goose, Tamzin Malleson, Peter Egan, and Frances Tomelty. The series follows Dci Cassie Stuart (Walker) and DS Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan (Bhaskar), as they investigate historic cold cases. In season one, after
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Unforgotten: Season One Viewer Votes

Is Stuart and Khan's cold case heating up, during the first season of the Unforgotten TV show on PBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Unforgotten is cancelled or renewed for season two. With public television TV series, other factors come into play. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Unforgotten season one episodes below. A PBS crime drama, Unforgotten stars Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill, Ruth Sheen, Tom Courtenay, Gemma Jones, Brian Bovell, Cheri Lunghi, Hannah Gordon, Claire Goose, Tamzin Malleson, Peter Egan, and Frances Tomelty. The series follows Dci Cassie Stuart (Walker) and DS Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan (Bhaskar), as they investigate historic cold cases. In season one, after the bones of a young
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Prime Suspect: Tennison

Network: PBS. Episodes: Ongoing (two hours). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 24, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison, Alun Armstrong, Ruth Sheen, Jessica Gunning, Andrew Brooke, Nick Sidi, Geraldine Somerville, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Nancy Carroll, Rosie Day, Lex Shrapnel, Jay Taylor, Jacob James Beswick, Joshua Hill, Daniel Ezra, Tommy McDonnell, and Jordan Long. TV show description: A prequel to the Helen Mirren police drama, and adapted from the Lynda La Plante novel Tennison, the Prime Suspect: Tennison TV show airs on ITV in UK as Prime Suspect: 1973. The series centers on Jane Tennison (Martini) in the early days of her
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BBC Films boards battle rap drama 'Vs.' starring Connor Swindells

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Exclusive: Project co-financed by Lorton Entertainment and produced by Silvertown Films.

BBC Films and Lorton Entertainment are co-financing battle rap drama Vs., which stars rising British actor Connor Swindells (pictured) and Adam Rooney aka Shotty Horroh.

The project was announced today by producer Bennett McGhee of Silvertown Films and is currently in production in London and Essex.

British filmmaker Ed Lilly (The Hive) makes his feature film debut, directing from an original screenplay co-written with Daniel Hayes.

The cast also includes Fola Evans-Akingbola (Game of Thrones), Ruth Sheen (Another Year) and Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude).

Vs. is a drama about a withdrawn foster-teen (Swindells) teetering on the edge of self-destruction, who finds his feet – and his voice - in the world of UK battle rap.

BBC Films developed the film with Joe Oppenheimer and Beth Pattinson serving as executive producers alongside Lorton Entertainment’s Julian Bird and Wildgaze FilmsFinola Dwyer and Amanda Posey. Jack Tarling (God’s
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Prime Suspect 1973 episode 3 review

Gem Wheeler Mar 16, 2017

As the Julie Ann Collins case gains in complexity, the only thing that's certain is there are more twists and turns to come...

This review contains spoilers.

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The disturbing revelations uncovered during a search of the Collins family home are the focus of the Prime Suspect prequel’s third episode, as Julie Ann’s whereabouts in her last days finally start to emerge from the haze of half-truths surrounding her murder. The ongoing investigation into the Collins’ personal affairs turns up another unpleasant secret when a bloodstained golf club is found among a set hidden in an understairs cupboard. George Collins initially sticks to the version of events he’s previously told Di Bradfield, but, when confronted by evidence that he was visited by the missing Eddie Phillips,
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Unforgotten: Season Three Renewal for ITV Series

They remembered! ITV has renewed its Forgotten TV show for a third series (season). The British crime drama series stars Nicola Walker as Dci Cassie Stuart and Sanjeev Bhaskar as Di Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan. The season three order is for six hourlong episodes.Creator Chris Lang is writing the third installment for ITV. In the first two seasons, Unforgotten also featured Tom Courtenay, Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill, Hannah Gordon, Gemma Jones, Ruth Sheen, Mark Bonnar, Lorraine Ashbourne, Peter Egan, Rosie Cavaliero, Badria Timimi, Adeel Akhtar, and Wendy Craig.Read More…
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Prime Suspect 1973 episode 1 review

Gem Wheeler Mar 2, 2017

ITV's Prime Suspect prequel gets off to a strong start. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini) isn’t having a good day. Her journey to work is interrupted when she witnesses a mugging and rushes off the bus to give chase, but the woman involved, while grateful, isn’t interested in reporting the crime. When the young Wpc finally arrives at the police station in Hackney at which she’s on probation after completing her training, her hair’s dishevelled and her make-up’s smeared. She gets an earful from the overbearing Sergeant Harris (Andrew Brooke) and is swiftly put on tea-and-biscuit duty for her male superiors, who are quite happy to leave their washing-up
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TVLine Items: Prime Suspect Prequel Cast, Two Quantico Additions and More

TVLine Items: Prime Suspect Prequel Cast, Two Quantico Additions and More
It’s time to meet Jane Tennison (again).

Stefanie Martini, (Doctor Throne, Emerald City) will in effect playa young Helen Mirren in ITV’s Prime Suspect prequel, tentatively titled Tennison and written by creator Lynda La Plante. The six-part series will follow the title character, played by Mirren from 1991 to 2006, at the beginning of her police career in London circa the 1970s.

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Sam Reid (The Astronaut Wives Club), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Alun Armstrong (Penny Dreadful), Ruth Sheen (Unforgotten), Lex Shrapnel (Hunted) and Jay Taylor (The Bill) are set to costar.
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Stefanie Martini to Play the Young Jane Tennison in ‘Prime Suspect’ Prequel

Stefanie Martini to Play the Young Jane Tennison in ‘Prime Suspect’ Prequel
Stefanie Martini has been cast as the young Jane Tennison in the prequel to “Prime Suspect,” the 1990s detective drama created by Lynda La Plante and starring Helen Mirren. The prequel, which has the working title “Tennison,” will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Martini, whose credits include “Doctor Thorne,” “Endeavour” and “Emerald City,” plays Tennison at the start of her London police career in the 1970s. Sam Reid (“Belle,” “The Riot Club”) and Blake Harrison (“Dad’s Army,” “The Inbetweeners”) have been cast as Tennison’s superiors Len Bradfield and Spencer Gibbs.

Alun Armstrong (“New Tricks,” “Little Dorrit”), Ruth Sheen (“Unforgotten,” “Inside No.9”), Lex Shrapnel (“Medici: Masters of Florence”) and Jay Taylor (“Promise”) are cast as crime family members Clifford, Renee, John and David Bentley.

Jessica Gunning (“Jericho,” “Fortitude”) is also cast as fellow police officer Kath Morgan alongside Andrew Brooke (“Babylon,” “Da Vinci’s Demons”) as Tennison’s senior officer, Sergeant
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"SuperBob" Restricted 'Red Band' Trailer

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From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek director Jon Drever's superhero feature "SuperBob", still looking for a North American release, starring Brett Goldstein, Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock, Ruth Sheen, David Harewood and Ricky Grover:

"...'SuperBob' tells the story of a day in the life of former postman and socially awkward civil servant 'Bob Kenner'.

"His first date in six years is thrown into chaos as the pressures of saving the world and finding love collide..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "SuperBob"...
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SuperBob review – a mild-mannered British film with amiable powers

Jon Drever’s charming and funny 2009 accidental-superhero short gets the full-length treatment

Adapted from writer/director Jon Drever’s terrifically cute and pithy 2009 short film of the same name, this uneven but gently amusing expansion follows meteorically transformed Bob Kenner as he spends his day off on the streets of Peckham (“people say it’s a bit stabby”) and clocks in at the MoD, where his invincible flying powers are in bureaucratic demand. An inventively witty low-budget British riposte to Hancock, SuperBob doesn’t quite negotiate some of its tonal shifts between mock-doc rom-com and traffic-accident tragedy, but co-writer and star Brett Goldstein holds it all together very amiably, while Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena and Ruth Sheen provide solidly entertaining support.

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SuperBob review

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Britain's first superhero heads to the screen - and SuperBob is an absolute treat. Here's our review...

It could hardly be said that the British film industry has been matching the current rate of production of American superhero movies. A Bananaman movie has been in the works for a couple of years, but until Marvel decides to greenlight a Captain Britain movie, the domain of caped crusaders and comic book action largely belongs to Hollywood.

It's therefore quite fitting that SuperBob is about Britain's first superhero, because it's functionally Britain's first superhero film, at least since Marvel Studios got going. While Marvel diversifies its films by setting them in different genres and is about to start turning out three movies a year with that model, even they haven't thought to make a low-budget romantic comedy yet.

That idea comes instead from director Jon Drever, who adapts his
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Exclusive: First Look at the Poster for SuperBob

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Here’s an exclusive first look at the poster for SuperBob which stars Brett Goldstein, Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock & Ruth Sheen. It’s directed by Jon Drever and hits UK cinemas 16th October. It aout time the UK had a choir-singing superhero to look after us! Check out the poster for the movie below

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Watch the red band trailer for superhero rom-com SuperBob

Ahead of its release next month, a new red band trailer has arrived online for director Jon Drever’s upcoming superhero romantic comedy SuperBob. You can check it out below after the official synopsis…

Robert Kenner is a lonely man looking for love. Today, if he can actually get his boss to give him some time off, he is going on his first date for 6 years. Oh, and he is also the world’s only SuperHero.

SuperBob is set for release on October 16th and features a cast that includes Brett Goldstein, Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock, Ruth Sheen and Ricky Grover.
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'Superbob' to get UK release through Signature

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'Superbob' to get UK release through Signature
Superhero comedy starring Brett Goldstein and Catherine Tate set for UK theatrical release.

Signature Entertainment has announced that Jon Drever’s British superhero comedy SuperBob is to receive a theatrical and video-on-demand release.

The film will be released in cinemas on Oct 16 and will be available on home entertainment from Oct 19.

Brett Goldstein, part of the ensemble cast of Ricky Gervais series Derek, stars as a London postman who inherits superpowers and is recruited by the Ministry of Defence - only to become laden in bureaucracy. On his one day off, he is set to go on his first date in six years, but a visiting Us Senator may be about to start World War Three.

The cast includes Catherine Tate, David Harewood, Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock and Ruth Sheen.

SuperBob first screened during the London Comedy Film Festival in January and won the Discovery Award at Loco, four awards at Filmquest and Best Feature at Philadelphia
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Inside No. 9 series 2 episode 3 review: The Trial Of Elizabeth Gadge

Shearsmith and Pemberton transport us to the 17th century for a witch trial this week in an episode high on quotability and absurdity...

This review contains spoilers.

2.3 The Trial Of Elizabeth Gadge.

“Sit in a theatre to see/A play of hopes and fears/While the orchestra breathes fitfully/The music of the spheres” – Quote from Witchfinder General (1968)

“It’s like The Crucible, but with a few extra gags thrown in” – Steve Pemberton on this week’s episode

The third instalment of this series of Inside No. 9 took us back to a perilous, and ridiculous, time in British history – the witch trials of the 17th century. In the small town of Little Happens, witchfinders Mr Warren (Shearsmith) and Mr Clarke (Pemberton) arrive to trial local woman Elizabeth Gadge for the crime of witchcraft. Employed by Justice of the Peace Sir Andrew Pike to find her guilty (or innocent. But,
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Fortitude, Mad Men

Fortitude: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

The first season of the mystery thriller starring Michael Gambon and Stanley Tucci comes to an end.

Vincent's investigation has dangerous consequences, and Dan (Richard Dormer) and Hildur (Sofie Gråbøl) try to locate Jason. Sheriff Anderssen must eventually make a decision that will affect the future of all of Fortitude's residents.

Inside No 9: BBC Two, 10pm

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's black comedy continues.

Two notorious witch hunters are summoned to the quaint English town of Little Happens to try an old lady, Elizabeth Gadge (Ruth Sheen), accused of consorting with the Devil.

Mad Men: Sky Atlantic, 10pm

Mathew Weiner's period advertising agency drama returns for its final run of episodes tonight.

Don (Jon Hamm) attempts to track down a friend, Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) is set up and Joan (Christina Hendricks) tries to settle problems with an account, all against
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The brilliance of Inside No 9: A preview of series 2, episodes 1 to 3

Successful scripted comedy is, for the most part, built on firmly established characters that an audience grows to loathe, love or basically care one jot about. Which is why Inside No 9 is such a wonderful anomaly.

The BBC Two anthology series – written by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith – invites the audience into six standalone and terrifyingly bonkers worlds where the only constant is the number on the door of the house / booth / train carriage.

The first episode in the returning series, which begins tonight, is every bit as farcical, dark and hilarious as the comedy we've come to expect from Pemberton and Shearsmith.

'La Couchette' sees irritable Dr Maxwell (Shearsmith) trying and failing to fall asleep on an overnight train from Paris to Bourg St Maurice. He has an important job interview the following morning at the World Health Organisation.

Any chance of actually getting to sleep is thwarted by
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