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Archive for May, 2011

Julian Fellowes' Titanic. Downton Abbey at sea?

You’ve just written one of the most successful drama series in the history of ITV in the critically-acclaimed, award-winning, Downton Abbey. You’ve had a second season commissioned almost instantly with shooting completed and a Fall 2011 target date sent for UK transmission (January 8, 2012 premiere set in the U.S. on PBS stations nationwide in […]

Torchwood: Miracle Day is coming

NBC adds Free Agent to Fall

If you remember my issues yesterday with Prime Suspect, we have more for everyone on the ‘why are they re-doing this series‘ front, with the British comedy, Free Agents. Seems as though the genius of the original Channel 4 series from the producers of Spaced and Black Books which starred Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, Dirk […]

NBC at it again with Prime Suspect re-make

You’d think they’d learn, post-Coupling. Ok, I know, they do have The Office that they can point to, but for every American Office, I can find ten American Coupling’s or Life on Mars, for that matter, just to throw gas on the fire. Further proof that there are now no new ideas and with history not […]

Vote! It's BAFTA time. Sherlock, Downton Abbey and more…

Doesn’t get any better than having a night to celebrate and pay tribute to the best television on television. It’s time again for the BAFTA’s, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Sunday, 22 May. This year is does nothing to disprove this theory in that you have several legitimate winners in virtually […]

Adventures of Tintin trailer

Tintin by teasertrailer

Images of Spielberg's Tintin beginning to surface

Currently in post-production and set for a December 2011 release, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, is based on the classic Belgian comic strips by Georges Remi. It will be the first Steven Spielberg-directed feature film since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008. Spielberg’s name not enough to […]

As filming begins, Steven Moffat reveals Sherlock inspiration

Cardiff, here we come It’s quite simple, really. Nothing more than a desire to place the mythical detective, Sherlock Holmes, in a new historical context. Prior to the initial series, Moffat, along with co-creator/co-writer, Mark Gatiss, repeatedly fielded questions concerning the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, a part that, until now, had traditionally been […]

Eurovision 2011 winner and Kenneth Branagh talks Dr. Who

It was great night for telly last night on both sides of the pond with Neil Gaiman’s Doctor Who episode kicking the evening off followed by the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with Eli/Nikki from Azerbaijan taking home the prize. No, really, Azerbaijan. If you’re interested in a brilliant recap, here’s a […]

Eurovision 2011 Grand Final – where's Father Ted?

Known to those ‘in the know’ as simply the ESC, the Eurovision Song Contest is the annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The competition is simple enough. Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine […]