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Joseph Gilgun and Michelle Keegan set for Sky One comedy Brassic

Joseph Gilgun (This Is England), Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street) and Damien Molony (Ripper Street) have been set to lead the cast of Brassic, a new working class comedy series from Calamity Films, which is set to air on Sky One in 2019.

Written by Danny Brocklehurst (Safe), who has co-created the show with Gilgun, the northern-set series follows a group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life. Here’s the official synopsis from Sky One:

Vinnie (Gilgun), a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan (Molony), his razor-smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependant. They’ve hardly spent a day apart since birth. But Dylan’s girlfriend Erin (Keegan) might just shake things up for good with her plans to leave town and start a new life for herself and her kid, Tyler.

Dylan is faced with the impossible decision between a fresh start with the love
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‘This Is England’s Joe Gilgun & ‘Our Girl’s Michelle Keegan To Front Sky One Working Class Comedy ‘Brassic’

  • Deadline
‘This Is England’s Joe Gilgun & ‘Our Girl’s Michelle Keegan To Front Sky One Working Class Comedy ‘Brassic’
This Is England star Joe Gilgun, Ripper Street’s Damien Molony and Our Girl’s Michelle Keegan are to front a new working class comedy for Sky produced by Calamity Films, the company behind Renée Zellweger’s forthcoming Judy Garland biopic.

Brassic has been co-created by Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst, the writer behind Netflix’s Michael C Hall-fronted thriller Safe.

It stars Gilgun as Vinnie, a man from the north of England with bipolar disorder and his best mate Dylan, played by Molony, whose girlfriend Erin, played by Keegan decides to leave town. Dylan is faced with the impossible decision between a fresh start with the love of his life or staying behind with his inseparable gang of mates that he can’t live without.

Tom Hanson, Aaron Hefferman, Ryan Sampson, Parth Thakerar also star in the Shameless-esque comedy, which starts production in September.

The show is exec produced by
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Tuesday’s best TV: Our Girl; Ackley Bridge

  • The Guardian - TV News
Michelle Keegan returns as the army medic, deployed to Nigeria to rescue a group of schoolgirls; while chaos and comedy continue in the second series of the Yorkshire school drama

In the second of these four-episode blocks (the final episodes of season three are expected later this year), Corporal Georgie Lane (Michelle Keegan) and the rest of 2 Section have been deployed to Nigeria, where they are tasked with rescuing a group of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists – a storyline clearly inspired by the real-life abduction in 2014. Meanwhile, viewers still mourning the death of Georgie’s hunky love interest Elvis (Luke Pasqualino) will find that new arrival Bones offers a suitably muscular shoulder to cry on. Ellen E Jones

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Today in Soap Opera History (June 3)

1969: Dark Shadows' Quentin visited David.

1988: Days of our Lives' Roman and Abe were promoted.

1998: Y&R's Cole and Victoria ended their marriage.

2009: As the World Turns' Hughes family mourned Adam."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1938: Frank and Anne Hummert radio soap opera Stella Dallas aired on New York local station Weaf for the final time before going national on NBC with the following episode.
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BAFTA TV Awards 2018: The Complete List of Nominees

BAFTA TV Awards 2018: The Complete List of Nominees
Actors Michelle Keegan and Ore Oduba announced the nominations for the 2018 BAFTA TV Awards in London Wednesday morning. Line of Duty received the most recognition, with four nominations, followed by Black Mirror, The Crown and Three Girls, which earned three apiece. Winners will be announced live on May 13, when Sue Perkins hosts the yearly award ceremony. Here is the complete list of nominations: Drama Series Line of Duty Peaky Blinders The Crown The End of the F--king World Leading Actor Jack Rowan, Born to Kill Joe Cole, "Hang the DJ" (Black Mirror) Sean Bean, Broken Timothy Pigott-Smith, King Charles III Leading...
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‘The Crown’ and ‘Black Mirror’ Scoop Multiple BAFTA TV Nominations for Netflix

  • Variety
Netflix shows “The Crown” and “Black Mirror” each landed three nominations Wednesday for BAFTA Television Awards, as did BBC dramas “Line of Duty” and “Three Girls.”

Royal chronicle “The Crown” received nominations for best drama; for Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, as leading actress; and for Vanessa Kirby, who plays Princess Margaret, as best supporting actress. “Black Mirror,” the dark, dystopian anthology series, also bagged nominations in the leading actor, single drama, and supporting actor categories.

Police drama “Line of Duty’s” trio of nominations included one for drama series and one for lead actress Thandie Newton. “Three Girls,” about sexual abuse in a community in northern England, will compete for the best miniseries award.

The nominations were unveiled Wednesday morning at BAFTA’s Piccadilly headquarters in London, with Michelle Keegan and presenter and “Strictly Come Dancing Winner” Ore Oduba making the announcements.

BAFTA chairwoman Jane Lush told
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‘The Crown’ Battles It Out With ‘Black Mirror’ & ‘Line Of Duty’ As BAFTA TV Nominations Are Unveiled

Netflix drama The Crown is once again set to duke it out to win at the BAFTA TV Awards after being nominated in three key categories alongside Charlie Brooker’s dystopian anthology series Black Mirror, Thandie Newton-fronted cop drama Line of Duty and domestic British series Three Girls.

The period series was shut out at last year’s event despite picking up five nominations and has once again been nominated in the best drama category, while Claire Foy will go up against Hollywood star Thandie Newton for best actress. Given Foy’s performance over the two seasons, and the recent controversy over her salary, she is the hot favorite to pick up a gong as she exits the Left Bank drama. Similarly, Vanessa Kirby, who is handing over the reins of Princess Margaret to Helena Bonham Carter for seasons three and four of The Crown, is nominated for supporting
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Tuesday’s best TV: Calais, the End of the Jungle; Our Girl; 18-30 Stone Holiday

  • The Guardian - TV News
A humane documentary capturing the fall of the migrants’ camp, and Michelle Keegan’s Georgie is on a mission in Nepal. Plus: eight overweight brits get to grips with their body issues in the Bahamas

Eight Brits, some tipping the scales at more than 190kg (30st), head for the Bahamas and the plus-size-friendly environs of The Resort, a hotel with reinforced toilets and beds. Here, each spends time getting to grips with the kind of body issues encapsulated by call-centre worker Steven’s heartbreaking assessment of himself as “the beast of Fife”. It all culminates in a visit to a public beach, a tough assignment for those too often fat-shamed. Jonathan Wright

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The week in TV: Our Girl, Snowfall, Norskov, GameFace and more

Michelle Keegan makes a decent fist of the tubthumping army drama, while it’s cocaine aplenty in two new series from the Us and Denmark

Our Girl (BBC1) | iPlayer

Mindhunter (Netflix) | Netflix

Snowfall (BBC2) | iPlayer

Norskov (C4) | All 4

GameFace (E4) | All 4

Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera (BBC2) | iPlayer

Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears (ITV) | ITV Hub

I’m possibly irrationally biased against Our Girl from the very start, though the first series had a few nice touches. I suspect it’s simply the title, with its reference to “our boys” and unthinking tabloid tub-thumps, still spaffing on about the Falklands. This third series looks to be trying to dishearten me even further.

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Tuesday’s best TV: Our Girl; Celebrity Hunted

  • The Guardian - TV News
Michelle Keegan returns as Lance Corporal Georgie Lane helping earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, as celebs from Gogglebox’s Dom and Steph to Anneka Rice (!) go on the run. Plus: Bake Off’s first-ever Italian week

The army drama returns for a new series, following medic Lance Corporal Georgie Lane (Michelle Keegan). The first episode joins 2 Section as they aid earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. Georgie’s task is tough enough without having to mentor a squaddie with whom she has previously clashed. Meanwhile, Private Maisie Richards’s preference for banter-heavy behaviour and derring-do over procedure wins few friends in a crisis-hit community. Mark Gibbings-Jones

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Friday’s best TV: Tina & Bobby; Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand; Delicious

  • The Guardian - TV News
The England-star biopic continues, as Bobby Moore is swept up into sixties stardom, the composer takes us back to fifties New York, and the Dawn French drama reaches its dark conclusion

The well-played love story continues with ex-Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan in her element as Tina, the ordinary girl who falls for Bobby Moore and gets swept up into the turbulent life of Wagdom. When England win the World Cup, the couple are reunited and life looks rosy as they become rich and famous. Baby Dean comes along but soon their perfect life is shattered by the threat of kidnap, and tensions grow within their marriage. A nicely soapy watch. Hannah Verdier

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Finally Confirmed: Richard Ayoade to Host The Crystal Maze, coming to Channel Four as a series

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

Hot off the press comes the news that The Crystal Maze is to make a comeback via Channel Four for a complete series with the slightly left of centre Richard Ayoade, to host this iconic game show.

Speculation has been circling for a while over the series host and it’s finally been confirmed that deadpan funny man, actor, director, writer and television presenter, Ayoade, is set to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Richard O’Brien who hosted the original series which ran on Channel Four between 1990 and 1993 and then Ed Tudor-Pole from 93 until the show’s end in 1995.

The show will have a staggering 20-hour long episodes which are due to start filming later on in the year. Quite frankly, was there any question over who would have been the utmost perfect fit for this show? We can imagine the people down at the
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Elaine Cassidy Interview – No Offence return + musical Strangeways Here We Come

Author: Guest

Right from its opening scene – where a suspect is chased under a bus and his head squashed like a jam doughnut – No Offence marked itself out as a gripping cop show like no other. The brainchild of ShamelessPaul Abbott, it smashes together lightning-paced police drama with dark comedy and lashings of soap opera. At the centre is impulsive detective constable Dinah Kowalska, played by Elaine Cassidy, who we caught up with on the phone ahead of the second series beginning tonight (January 4th) on Channel 4. Key to No Offence’s success, she told us, was the Paul Abbott factor.

“It is like when you really like a band and you are waiting for their next album,” she said. “No Offence felt like his next album after Shameless, even though he has written films and stuff since. Paul’s writing is unique. It is just about three degrees left of reality.
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Sunday's best TV: The Crystal Maze; Poldark; Harry Hill's Tea Time

  • The Guardian - TV News
Celebs take on the labyrinthine gameshow for Stand Up To Cancer, Ross tries to solve his mining problems and Hill returns to TV with a riff on cookery shows

9pm, Channel 4

As part of a Stand Up To Cancer fundraising effort which also includes Child Genius Vs Celebrities, here’s a revival of the labyrinthine gameshow hosted by Stephen Merchant. This one features a team led by Rio Ferdinand and including Michelle Keegan, Sara Cox and Josh Widdicombe. They’ll face challenges in the Aztec, Medieval, Future and Industrial zones to earn time for their final test in the Crystal Dome. David Stubbs

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Our Girl review – another soap star is airdropped into a war zone

Michelle Keegan replaces Lacey Turner for the second series of the young-women-at-war drama. Plus: who better to talk us through the complex rise of nationalist extremism in Mongolia than Ross Kemp?

When young soap stars leave the show that launched them, they have a couple of career options. One: a short-lived pop career (see Adam Rickitt or Sid Owen). Or two: they move into “proper” drama, allowing them to shed their soapy skin and become Bafta contenders. So it was surprising when Lacey Turner went back to EastEnders after her impressive turn in the first series of Our Girl (BBC1), the drama about a young woman joining up and going to war.

For series two, the Turner-shaped hole is filled by another ex-soapster, Michelle Keegan from Coronation Street, an actor with a remarkably natural presence in front of the camera and a face that the lens more than loves, it positively worships.
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Michelle Keegan's tough training for Our Girl

Michelle Keegan ''was aching in places she never knew could ache'' when she trained for 'Our Girl'. The former 'Coronation Street' beauty admits preparing for her role in the BBC drama has been hard work and she has ''lost count of the amount of press ups'' she has done. She explained: ''So, this week has mostly been about preparing and packing for South Africa to start filming for the drama. I have been spending time training. I have been in Aldershot for 4 days at an army barracks. This was no picnic! I did dabbing [fast walking] patrolling, drills, some medical training,
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Mark Wright won't work with wife Michelle Keegan

Mark Wright doesn't want to work with Michelle Keegan. The former 'Towie' star is determined to carve out a successful presenting career on his own and believes teaming up with his wife for a TV gig would be ''too much.'' He explained: ''We're both aware we're not at the peak of our career. We're on the rise. While we're trying to make it to where we want to be, we want to do it on our own. ''I want to get credit for doing a prime-time high-rating TV show without it being because I'm with Michelle. My career's so important to
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'Old fogey' Mark Wright

Mark Wright has become an ''old fogey'' since marrying Michelle Keegan. The former 'Only Way Is Essex' star admits he has ''changed'' since he tied the knot with the former 'Coronation Street' beauty and prefers to stay in at night now. He said: ''I have changed. Getting married has settled me down. Now I love sitting at home. I used to be such a going-out person, but I've noticed a transition in the last four years, going from a boy to a man. I've really noticed my changes and my outlook on life. ''When I was young, I was a lad, I'd get
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Joe Swash to join The Jump?

Mark Wright has become an ''old fogey'' since marrying Michelle Keegan. The former 'Only Way Is Essex' star admits he has ''changed'' since he tied the knot with the former 'Coronation Street' beauty and prefers to stay in at night now. He said: ''I have changed. Getting married has settled me down. Now I love sitting at home. I used to be such a going-out person, but I've noticed a transition in the last four years, going from a boy to a man. I've really noticed my changes and my outlook on life. ''When I was young, I was a lad, I'd get
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Mark Wright to fly out to South Africa as much as possible for Michelle

Mark Wright is determined to fly out to South Africa ''as much as'' he can when his wife Michelle Keegan films 'Our Girl'. The 'Take Me Out: The Gossip' presenter is not looking forward to spending six months away from his spouse when she jets off in a few weeks to shoot her lead role in the army drama, but he's keen to visit her as often as possible. He explained: ''She's going away to South Africa. I'm going to miss her but I'm going to go out there as much as I can. I'm going to miss her, I really
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