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Kelly Macdonald Boards BBC Drama 'The Victim' From 'Man in the High Castle' Writer

Trainspotting and Boardwalk Empire star Kelly Macdonald has joined The Victim, an upcoming legal thriller for the BBC that has been created by The Man in the High Castle writer Rob Williams. 

John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sliding Doors) stars alongside Macdonald in the four-part drama, which has now begun filming in Scotland, together with rising name James Harkness (Rogue One, Darkest Hour). Jamie Sives, Karla Crome, Ramon Tikaram, Cal MacAninch, Chloe Pirrie and Isis Hainsworth round out the cast.

Set in Edinburgh and Greenock and focusing on Scotland's unique legal system, The Victim is told through the eyes...
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Fortitude: Season Two Coming to Amazon in April

When the Pivot channel folded in October of 2016, Us fans of the Fortitude TV show were afraid season two would be cancelled, or at least unavailable to them. Then, last month, Amazon swooped in to save the day. Now the streaming service announces Fortitude season two will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 14, 2017. In UK, the second season kicked off on Sky, in January.The second season of Fortitude stars Dennis Quaid, Richard Dormer, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Sofie Gråbøl, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory, Ramon Tikaram, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan, and Ken Stott. Check out the new trailer and latest Amazon press release.Read More…
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Amazon Revives Former Pivot Series ‘Fortitude’ With New Season Pick-Up

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Amazon Revives Former Pivot Series ‘Fortitude’ With New Season Pick-Up
Amazon has picked up a new season of Arctic thriller “Fortitude,” which originally ran on the now-dead Pivot TV. Dennis Quaid has been added to the cast for this run, starring opposite Richard Dormer. Sofie Gråbøl, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory, Ramon Tikaram, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan and Ken Stott are also counted among the cast. “In ‘Fortitude,’ our customers will experience Dennis Quaid in a remarkably compassionate role, joined by an ensemble cast that has resonated with audiences globally,” said Joe Lewis, head of Comedy, Drama and Vr,
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Watch a trailer for season 2 of Fortitude

A teaser trailer has arrived online for the second season of the critically-acclaimed Arctic drama series Fortitude; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Surrounded by the savage beauty of the frozen landscape, the small town in the Arctic Circle is one of the safest towns on earth. There had never been a violent crime until one brutal murder revealed a much larger story lying deep beneath this seemingly quiet town.

After last year, Fortitude will never be the same again. As the town’s residents endeavor to rebuild their lives, a fresh new murder rocks the town and plunges it into turmoil oncemore. Meanwhile, out in the stunning icy wilderness, nature is growing more unpredictable, deadly, and dangerous.

In Fortitude, nothing, and no one, is ever what they seem.

Golden Globe-nominated Dennis Quaid (The Art of More, Far From Heaven), Parminder Nagra (The Blacklist,
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The Prisoner: Volume 1 Review

The Prisoner – Volume 1

Written, directed and produced by Nicholas Briggs.

Featuring the voice talents of Mark Elstob, Sara Powell, Kristina Buikaite, John Standing, Celia Imrie, Ramon Tikaram, and Michael Cochrane.


An audio re-imagining of the classic 1960’s television show The Prisoner. A secret agent leaves his career behind, only to find himself imprisoned in ‘The Village’, a bizarre seaside town where nothing is as it seems.

Given the level of scorn poured all over a previous effort to remake The Prisoner back in 2009, it’s a brave soul indeed who takes on such a challenging task. That writer, director and producer Nicolas Briggs’s effort with Big Finish is so successful is testament to a sophisticated level of artistry, skill and imagination.

The audio drama presents itself like a radio play with four episodes; Departure and Arrival, The Schizoid Man, Your Beautiful Village and The Chimes of Big Ben
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The Prisoner: Audio revival of '60s classic casts its new Number Six

A revival of classic cult series The Prisoner has cast its new Number Six.

Big Finish - producers of audio drama based on Doctor Who, The Avengers and Blake's 7 - have hired Mark Elstob as the lead for their new series.

Elstob is best known for his stage work, though soap fans will remember his role as Andrew Fraser on Emmerdale from 2001-2002.

The Prisoner originally starred Patrick McGoohan as a former spy trapped in a peculiar - and sinister - village. Robbed of his identity, McGoohan's character was known only as 'Number Six'.

"I knew, of course, that the casting of Number Six was pivotal," said Nicholas Briggs - writer, director and producer on the audio revival. "Patrick McGoohan was the driving force of the original series, both on and off-screen. The new central performance would have to be every bit as powerful in its own way."

Briggs called Elstob "a brilliant,
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The Prisoner cast revealed by Big Finish

Last last month we brought you a sneak preview of both the artwork and audio production of The Prisoner from Big Finish, as it was the 48th anniversary of the show [see here]. Well now Big Finish have revealed to the world the cast of their forthcoming re-imagining of this classic series.

The lead role of Number Six with be played by actor Mark Elstob, originally No.6 was played by the late Patrick McGoohan who was a former spy imprisoned in the mysterious ‘Village’. Mark is known for his many stage appearances, including Present Laughter, Neville’s Island, The Importance of Being Earnest, Sir Peter Hall’s Hamlet and Steven Berkoff’s Salome, as well as for his year in Emmerdale as Andrew Fraser.

He was chosen for the part of Number Six after an extensive search by writer/director and producer Nicholas Briggs. “I knew, of course, that the casting of Number Six was pivotal,
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Big Finish reveals the cast members for Unit: Extinction

Back in February 2015 we revealed here at Flickering Myth that Big Finish were planning on releasing more Unit tales starring Jemma Redgrave in a series titled Unit: Extinction. Well now we can bring you the rest of the cast members too and there is a fan favourite along for the ride. Osgood is back.

Osgood, played by Ingrid Oliver, has proved herself to be a hugely popular character in the Doctor Who universe – as a Unit scientist – appearing in the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, and the season eight finale Death in Heaven. Both Jemma and Ingrid will be returning to the Doctor Who TV series for its upcoming ninth season in the Autumn.

“We’re so happy to have Kate and Osgood joining us at Big Finish,” says producer David Richardson. “This team has been so captivating to watch on TV, and we’re looking forward
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Doctor Who: Doom Coalition arriving in November from Big Finish

After yesterday’s brilliant news of Big Finish extending their Doctor Who audio licence until 2020, today they have released even more fantastic news about Doctor Who: Doom Coalition, which is expected to go on sale in November 2015

Doom Coalition is an epic saga that will span four box sets (a total of sixteen episodes) forming one breathtaking inter-connecting saga that will push the Doctor’s bravery and resourcefulness to its limits. Starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and his companion Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) they will both head into a brand new era of Doctor Who, as the Tardis is recalled to Gallifrey by the Time Lords. And they will be battling a new foe known only as The Eleven.

“The overall story of Doom Coalition was devised by myself and Ken Bentley over the course of many walks to the studio,” says producer David Richardson, “Our framework
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Indie Spotlight: The Void, Hayride 2, Paralysis

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes screening details on Avenged and Serpent's Lullaby, a new Hayride 2 trailer, concept teaser and production details for The Void, first details on short film Paralysis, and more:

Details on Q&A Screenings of Avenged: "Avenged is showing at the Arena Cinemas in Hollywood from March 6. Uncork’d Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed Avenged at Arena Cinemas Hollywood on March 6, 2015.

As part of the opening night celebrations, the 10:15 Pm screening on Friday March 6 will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew - including star Amanda Adrienne and director Michael S. Ojeda.

A second Q&A session will be held after the Sunday March 8 6:30 Pm screening.

These two Q&A sessions are Exclusive to Los Angeles. A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance,
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Sarah Lancashire, Steve Pemberton for BBC One thriller Happy Valley

Sarah Lancashire and Steve Pemberton are to star in a new BBC One crime thriller.

Happy Valley is written by Last Tango in Halifax's Sally Wainwright, and a six-part series will air in 2014.

Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey), George Costigan (Unforgiven), Joe Armstrong (Robin Hood), James Norton (Rush), Adam Long (Waterloo Road), Karl Davies (Game of Thrones), Ramon Tikaram (EastEnders) and Charlie Murphy (The Village) will also star in the drama.

The series will follow Catherine (Lancashire), a police sergeant who leads a team of officers in a rural valley in Yorkshire. A staged kidnapping soon creates a domino effect and leads to several other serious crimes.

Lancashire said: "Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper.

"She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild. It's an emotional, complex, challenging role. I'm terrified,
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BBC announces 'Moving On' as first drama to premiere on iPlayer

BBC One has announced a new series of Jimmy McGovern's Moving On.

The fifth run of the daytime series will be the first drama to premiere in its entirety on BBC iPlayer.

As with previous series, the drama will consist of five stand-alone films, produced by Accused creator McGovern.

Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street), Anita Dobson (EastEnders), Anthony Flanagan (The Village) and Jo Joyner (EastEnders) will be among the new series' stars.

Lee Ingleby (Inspector George Gently), Duncan Preston (Love And Marriage), Ray Fearon (Harry Potter), Emma Cuniffe (The Lakes), Sharon Horgan (Pulling) and Craig Kelly (Coronation Street) will also appear.

The lineup is completed by Taj Atwal (Stella), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Ramon Tikaram (White Heat), Jo-Anne Knowles (Waterloo Road) Rosalind Ayres (Outnumbered), Emma Lowndes (Cranford) and Keith Barron (The Chase).

Johnny Vegas and Robert Glenister will also direct two of the films.

BBC Daytime's Damian Kavanagh said: "Moving On
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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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Game of Thrones Series Blog 3.8: Second Sons (Contains Spoilers)

Written By: David Benioff & D.B Weiss

Directed By: Michelle MacLaren

Synopsis: The wedding of Tyrion and Sansa arrives; Melisandre takes Gendry to Dragonstone, where he encounters Stannis; the Hound reveals his plans for Arya; Daenerys looks to recruit the Second Sons; Sam & Gilly fight for survival beyond the Wall.

The Verdict: White Walkers, weddings, and witchcraft. Never a good mix in real life, but in this week’s Game Of Thrones, it makes for superb Telly.

Second Sons benefits greatly from more focus on fewer main characters, resulting in a nice fair balance in way of character screen time and plot development. Samwell’s scene especially benefits, his relationship with Gilly not only getting some great push here by the writers, but also resulting in a terrific action sequence that had this hardcore fan punching the air in fanboyish glee. Likewise, it’s nice to see Davos and Stannis back together again,
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[TV] Murphy's Law: Series Three

Murphy’s Law makes no qualms about being quality television, a grim and proper police procedural that doesn’t sympathize or moralize either the cop or the crook. I had not seen the prior two series’ but that didn’t prove to be an issue – Series 3 is insular, covering a single investigation led by one Thomas Murphy (a scruffy though not disheveled James Nesbitt). Murphy is a career cop whose specialty is undercover work, a task he executes capably, with frequent improvisation aided by a razor-sharp intelligence. The quality of the show seemingly feeds of Murphy’s skill in the field, with six hour-long episodes carefully balancing character development with the suspense inherent in undercover investigations.

The series begins with a routine gun sale, Murphy posing as an experienced dealer in order to score a meeting with Caz Miller (Michael Fassbender). When Murphy learns that the gun is to be used for a hit,
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'Enders actor wants more Qadim plots

'Enders actor wants more Qadim plots
EastEnders star Marc Elliott has revealed that he wants to see his screen father-in-law Ramon Tikaram back in Albert Square. Tikaram filmed his final scenes with the BBC soap earlier this year following a guest stint in the role of Qadim Shah. Most recently, fans saw Qadim teaming up with a gang of thugs to attack Christian Clarke (John Partridge). He did so after hearing that Elliott's character Syed had been having an affair with the caterer, leaving his daughter Amira (Preeya Kalidas) heartbroken. Speaking to Digital Spy, Elliott (more)
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Ganatra praises 'Enders attack twist

Ganatra praises 'Enders attack twist
EastEnders star Nitin Ganatra has admitted that he was pleased when he learned that Masood Ahmed would leave his son's former lover Christian Clarke to be attacked in a forthcoming episode of the soap. The surprise twist occurs following Syed Masood's (Marc Elliott) recent decision to finally go public over his secret relationship with Christian, leaving his wife Amira (Preeya Kalidas) heartbroken. Fans will soon see Christian (John Partridge) get beaten up by a gang of thugs led by Amira's father Qadim (Ramon Tikaram), who is furious over the barman's behaviour. Although Masood witnesses the attack, he decides to walk straight on without helping Christian. Speaking to Digital Spy about the shock moment, Ganatra explained: "I love it! Masood can often be too nice or too laid-back but he's flexible. So for them to write that Masood (more)
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Christian Clarke attacked

Christian Clarke is to get beaten up by a gang of Muslims in 'EastEnders'. The caterer is targeted by the three thugs after they discovered he has been having a gay affair with married Muslim Syed Masood (Marc Elliot) and they break into his flat and trap him inside. Leading the gang is Syed's father-in-law Qadim Shah (Ramon Tikaram), who is furious his beloved daughter Amira (Preeya Kalidas) has been cheated on with a man. Christian (John Partridge) is left battered and bruised after they unleash blow after blow on his face and body, in scenes to be screened on the BBC One soap ..
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'Enders actress wants Qadim comeback

'Enders actress wants Qadim comeback
EastEnders star Nina Wadia has revealed that she would love Ramon Tikaram to land another Walford stint. Although viewers have not yet seen the last of Tikaram's character Qadim Shah, the actor has already filmed his final scenes with the BBC drama. In an interview with Inside Soap, Wadia named Qadim as the perfect new love interest for her character Zainab Masood should the battleaxe's marriage to Masood Ahmed (Nitin Ganatra) fall apart in the future. With Masood now fully aware of his son Syed's (Marc Elliott) sexuality, his relationship with Zainab could hit rocky ground if he ever discovers that she knew the (more)
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Elliott: 'Tikaram slotted in perfectly'

Elliott: 'Tikaram slotted in perfectly'
EastEnders actor Marc Elliott has praised the soap's current guest star Ramon Tikaram. Former This Life cast member Tikaram was first seen playing Amira Shah's (Preeya Kalidas) ruthless father Qadim on the Walford drama earlier this week. He was confirmed for the role in October. Quadim arrived on Albert Square ahead of Amira's wedding to Elliott's character Syed Masood, who has been involved in a secret relationship with caterer Christian Clarke (John Partridge) for months. Speaking to Digital Spy about working with Tikaram, Elliott revealed: (more)
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