In season four, Piven will reprise his role as the colorful but troubled Harry Selfridge, and Katherine Kelly, from U.K. soap “Coronation Street,” is set to return as the socialite Lady Mae Loxley. The series will also feature a major new character played by “Line of Duty’s” Sacha Dhawan and two new guest roles for newcomers Lottie Tolhurst and Mimi Ndiweni.
Series regulars Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Amanda Abbington, Amy Beth Hayes, Trystan Gravelle, Sacha Parkinson and Samuel West return.
The drama is inspired by the turbulent life of charismatic American retail entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge. This fourth season, which comprises 10 episodes, focuses on his dramatic fall as he loses hold of the empire and
The period drama - which stars Jeremy Piven as the eponymous Harry Selfridge - will air ten new episodes in 2016.
The broadcaster has confirmed that Piven and Katherine Kelly will return to the show, alongside series regulars Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Amanda Abbington, Amy Beth Hayes, Trystan Gravelle, Sacha Parkinson and Samuel West.
Line of Duty actor Sacha Dhawan will join the cast for the new series playing a major new character, while newcomers Lottie Tolhurst and Mimi Ndiweni have been cast in guest roles.
ITV's Director of Drama, Steve November, said: "We're delighted to commission a fourth series of Mr Selfridge.
"It's so pleasing to see the audience take the characters and storylines into their hearts. We're looking forward to seeing Jeremy reprise his role as the visionary yet deeply troubled Harry alongside simply stunning production values."
The period drama continues this weekend as Harry and Nancy take Kitty to the hospital following her attack outside the store.
However, Kitty is horrified to discover that her husband Frank was accidentally complicit in her attack, as he served her attackers at the pub out of hours.
Jeremy Piven leads the cast of the drama as Harry Selfridge, with Amy Beth Hayes, Aisling Loftus and Trystan Gravelle also starring.
The most recent episode of Mr Selfridge's third series added around 700,000 viewers to hit 3.88 million over the weekend.
Mr Selfridge continues on Sunday (February 15) at 9pm on ITV.
In the new series which is about to start filming in London, the role of Harry’s eldest daughter, Rosalie, (played by Poppy Lee Friar in Series 1 and 2) is taken over by Kara Tointon. Kara (represented by Curtis Brown) played Dawn Swann in Eastenders for four years and won Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.
Kara’s real-life sister, Hannah Tointon, plays her rebellious sister, Violette in a move that sees the sisters acting together for the first time. 26 year old Hannah (represented by Independent Talent) played Katy Fox in Hollyoaks and more recently starred in Switch on ITV2 and BBC's The Hour.
In the new ten-episode series Rosalie is set to marry the handsome son of trouble-making Russian princess Marie, played by Zoe Wanamaker. Serge
Hoffman and Dench take the lead roles in “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” which is one of more than 60 new programs in Red Arrow’s catalog in Cannes. It tells the story of Mr. Hoppy, a retired bachelor with a secret desire for his neighbor, the lovely Mrs. Silver. Show is produced by Hilary Bevan Jones, scripted by Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”) and helmed by Dearbhla Walsh (“The Tudors”).
Another hot item is BBC thriller “The Escape Artist,” which stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) and Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda”). It centers on a defense lawyer who specializes in getting people out of tight legal corners; when his talents acquit the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, his brilliance comes back to bite him.
Sirens stars British Comedy Award winner Kayvan Novak (Facejacker, Four Lions), Richard Madden (Birdsong, Game of Thrones), Rhys Thomas (Shooting Stars, Bellamy’s People), and Amy Beth Hayes (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) in the six-part comedy drama set in Leeds from Brian Fillis, (The Curse of Steptoe, An Englishman in New York) inspired by real life ambulance technician Tom Reynolds’ novel - Blood, Sweat and Tea’.
Swept along by an endless tide of bodily fluids (rarely their own), the trio of world-weary paramedics bicker, fight and shag their way through the darkly funny maelstrom of their lives. Behind the uniforms, the sirens and the fast driving, they are three ordinary blokes trying to make it through yet another shift. But once they
Sirens stars British Comedy Award winner Kayvan Novak (Facejacker, Four Lions), Richard Madden (Birdsong, Game of Thrones), Rhys Thomas (Shooting Stars, Bellamy’s People), and Amy Beth Hayes (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) in the six-part comedy drama set in Leeds from Brian Fillis, (The Curse of Steptoe, An Englishman in New York) inspired by real life ambulance technician Tom Reynolds’ novel – Blood, Sweat and Tea’.
Swept along by an endless tide of bodily fluids (rarely their own), the trio of world-weary paramedics bicker, fight and shag their way through the darkly funny maelstrom of their lives. Behind the uniforms, the sirens and the fast driving, they are three ordinary blokes trying to make it through yet another shift. But once they’ve
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I don't suppose we really have much choice about the character of our paramedics, when the day comes. We have a vague right to expect that the pilot of our crashing plane won't come over the Tannoy to 'fess up, with burps, to his Dubai hangover, or lecture us, in the voice of Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel, on the "misunderstoodedness" of Satan; and also a right to expect any priest offering us last rites not to start… giggling. But the guys who cut through our seat-belts, push our urgent intestines back into the pulp, ask us to trust them as they put a pill under the tongue and thwack us with ox-felling adrenaline… we probably queued behind them at Sainsbury's yesterday
Along with the police station, the hospital has to be one of the most visited places on TV. In the past 10 years alone, there's been Scrubs, ER, No Angels, Grey's Anatomy, House, Green Wing and Getting On (not to mention the soapy Holby City, Casualty and Peak Practice), each one combining blood-spurting bodies with varying amounts of comedy, drama and 'oops, they've croaked it' power ballads .
Tonight Channel 4, home to the excellent fly-on-the-wall documentaries One Born Every Minute and 24 Hours in A&E, girds its comedy loins to push another medical programme on to our screens. This time it's a comedy: Sirens, based on the book , Blood Sweat and Tea (itself based on the blog Random Acts of Reality ) by an emergency medical technician writing under the pseudonym Tom Reynolds
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If you are sad to see so many good dramas coming to an end, do not fear for Channel 4 is here with a new comedy show to brighten up your days. Sirens follows the lives of a group of paramedics who are confronted with all manner of horrors on a daily basis. Kayvan Novak, Rhys Thomas, Amy Beth Hayes and Richard Madden are all part of the “world weary” team in the show that was created by Brian Fillis.
During the first episode which is called Up, Horny, Down, Stuart (Rhys Thomas) decides to try his hand at open heart surgery. The team get so worked up about his life saving act that they are all sent to see the hospital counselor played by Morven Christie. She warns them that their sense of euphoria will soon come
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