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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2005 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Don arrives at the party you can see he has not drawn on any black eyebrows yet later you see him with black eyebrows drawn high on his forehead. This happens continuously throughout the party scene See more »

Quotes

Beatrice: [to Benedick] Are you smoking crack?
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Connections

Version of Paljon melua tyhjästä (1961) See more »

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True
Written by Gary Kemp
Spandau Ballet
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Loves' Labors' Won
29 April 2010 | by tedgSee all my reviews

After seeing some bad adaptations of my revered "Alice's Adventures Underground," I decided to try this. Though the comedies aren't generally the stuff around which to build lives, a few from the middle period do matter.

During this period, Shakespeare seems to have found one of his three balances among the structure of poetical phrases, the structure of poetic introspection and the long form shape of the story. Of the three, adapters must toss the language, so the measure of success is how well the small concepts weave into the larger. Supposedly, if this is done well enough some of the subtle magic of why the original is so hypnotic will be conveyed. In other words, we should get joy from the sheer difficulty of the conceptual gymnastics as well as the pleasure from a good experience from the play itself.

This wins in my book.

The key trick is that the domain has been shifted to folks in the business of TeeVee broadcasting. So there is a built in fold in the very lives of everyone involved. We naturally accept the two conspiratorial theaters that are woven, one to create a wedding and another to foil one.

The production is good, earnest, unconstrained.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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