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The Governor Speaks

The Governor Speaks
New York — "Brother against brother," says The Governor fiercely. "Winner goes free. Fight to the death."

Is this any way to run a town?

AMC's zombie drama "The Walking Dead" ended the first half of this season with a wrenching faceoff: roughneck brothers Merle and Daryl were pitted in a bloody test of loyalty to The Governor as he rallied his flock – the residents of Woodbury, Ga. – to goad them on.

That was last December.

Things haven't settled down as the hit horror serial returns for another eight episodes Sunday at 9 p.m. Est. The death match continues. The Governor, played by David Morrissey, is increasingly oppressive, even deranged.

"With Woodbury, he has built a sanctuary, a place of safety where humanity can start again," says Morrissey. "But the negative side of power is like a wobbly tooth for him. He just can't stop sticking his tongue in there. There's something gloriously painful about it,
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'The Walking Dead' finds its Governor: Meet David Morrissey

"The Walking Dead" has elected its Governor.

British actor David Morrissey will join AMC's hit series for Season 3 as the Governor, the leader of a survivors colony called Woodbury. He'll become the primary (human) adversary for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in the third season, possibly due to his penchant for autocratic rule and for pitting humans against one another in Thunderdome-style battles.

So who is David Morrissey, aside from a guy who wasn't on our shortlist of candidates for the character?

If you're a fan of British television, you may already know him: He starred in the 2003 "State of Play" miniseries and the offbeat musical drama "Blackpool" (renamed "Viva Blackpool" when it aired in this country), as well as "Meadowlands" and the adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility" that aired as part of "Masterpiece" on PBS in 2008. He also appeared in the BBC/HBO miniseries "Five Days" and the "Red Riding" trilogy.
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Your next box set: Blackpool

Blackpool, the all-singing, all-action drama from 2004, features whipsmart dialogue and gripping chemistry between its three principal characters

Perhaps it's the Glee effect, but Blackpool seems less weird now than when it was first broadcast, in 2004. At the time, many viewers balked at a crime drama in which the cast burst into hallucinatory song-and-dance numbers, Dennis Potter-style, at climactic moments. And it's hard to think of any other series that would run to an elaborate staging of the Smiths' The Boy With the Thorn in His Side, complete with a chorus line of twirling policemen, lip-synching tramps and a leering David Tennant.

The six-parter was written by Peter Bowker, with a cast led by David Morrissey, a pre-Doctor Who Tennant and Mistresses' Sarah Parish. Ostensibly a domestic whodunnit, Blackpool is really the portrait of Ripley Holden (Morrissey), a charismatic monster to rival Ashes to Ashes' Gene Hunt.
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Robin Hood: Season 3 fires to DVD in January

The third and final season of the hit BBC series Robin Hood fires to DVD on January 12, 2010, with a suggested retail price of $59.98. The five-disc set comes loaded with special features that take fans behind the scenes of the series and an in-depth look at its characters. Synopsis: Robin Hood: Season 3 sees the hero return for a final season full of thrilling adventures as Robin (Jonas Armstrong, Teachers) and his gang continue to outwit Sheriff (Keith Allen, Viva Blackpool), and his forces. Marian is dead and Robin has split up the gang and launched a solo mission to avenge her and kill Gisborne (Richard Armitage, Mi-5). Under the pressure of Prince John,
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