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Much Ado About Nothing 

Tensions mount in the TV studio when a take-charge anchor is reunited with a man she has a "history" with.

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Brian Percival
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Parish ... Beatrice
Damian Lewis ... Benedick
Andrew Barclay ... Taxi Driver
George Couyas ... Waiter
Martin Jarvis ... Leonard
Olivia Colman ... Ursula
Tom Ellis ... Claudio
Derek Riddell ... Don
Patrick Ryecart ... Keith
Billie Piper ... Hero
Nina Sosanya ... Margaret
Anthony O'Donnell ... Mr Berry
Rasmus Hardiker ... Vince
Michael Smiley ... Peter
Henrietta Clemett Henrietta Clemett ... Girl in Club
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Storyline

When her incompetent TV news co-host is fired, Beatrice winds up working again with Benedict, towards whom she has nothing but disgust. Meanwhile weather girl Hero falls in love with a young man new to the station (much to the dismay of her not-so-secret admirer.) As Bea and Ben trade one-liners, their co-workers tell each that the other is really in love with her/him, which leads them to re-think their own feelings. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2005 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Some of the cast have appeared in "Doctor Who". See more »

Goofs

At the fancy dress party for the new crew, Margaret Ursula and Hero are seen in the room upstairs talking. As Don is seen going upstairs towards the room you can see Ursula dancing at the foot of the stairs. When he reaches the room he hears them talking and the door opens. He runs away. Ursula comes out of the room with Margaret and Hero, but only seconds ago Ursula was downstairs and she had not come up whilst Don was there. See more »

Quotes

[at the hospital]
Benedick: Here, I got you this.
Beatrice: What is it?
Benedick: Coffee... Maybe soup.
Beatrice: Thanks but... I think I'll pass.
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Connections

Version of Viel Lärm um nichts (1958) See more »

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Laura
Written by Babydaddy and Jake Shears
Performed by by Scissor Sisters
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Much Ado About Nothing
7 November 2005 | by ihatethegrizzliesSee all my reviews

A fan of Kenneth Branagh's version, I tuned into this accidentally, not expecting very much. Boy, was I wrong. Usually when some fool tries to do a modern remake of Shakespeare it's awful to the point of cringing, but I loved this! Not only was it clever, Beatice and Benedict worked in a newsroom and their biting comments were laugh-out-loud-hilarious, but there was more sexual tension than that in Branagh's version - where he was actually married to Emma Thompson playing Beatrice to his Benedict! The actor playing Benedict was emulating Branagh slightly, but came off rather better and to be honest, hotter. Beatrice was a 21st century independent woman with some edgy one liners that she delivered amazingly - her personality coming through perfectly, and there is this amazing scene where Ben had me in stitches, crawling across the floor...oh man, was that funny! Definitely worth a watch!


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