First look: ‘Bletchley Circle: San Francisco’

Having just wrapped production, Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, the original drama production output from ITV and Britbox,  is headed to SVOD next month. The original Bletchley Circle series, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle, Julia Graham and Hattie Morahan, followed a group of four female codebreakers at the famous World War II code-breaking center Bletchley Park […]

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Pope Ted: The Father Ted Musical is ‘not a drill’ says co-creator/writer Graham Linehan

Charged with bearing the heavy burden of being  “the real final episode of Father Ted”, co-creator/writer Graham Linehan (Black Books, The IT Crowd) announced earlier this week via Twitter that the brilliant British comedy, which sported an almost exclusively all-Irish cast, will return in musical form with Ted making the move from the fictional Craggy Island to […]

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Is this Heaven? No, it’s Humphry Slocombe!

Ok, they didn’t ask ‘are you being served?’ and no one said, “I’m free” when I finally hit the front of the line recently at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco’s Ferry Building but the evidence as to the influence on owner’s Jake Godby and Sean Vahey’s craft was abundantly clear. The vintage British sitcom Are […]

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John Malkovich to portray Hercule Poirot in ‘The ABC Murders’

Fresh off his most recent guest starring role as Russian oligarch, Grigor Andolov, in the Showtime series, Billions, John Malkovich has signed on to play Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, for the BBC/Amazon mini-series, The ABC Murders. Interestingly, while Kenneth Branagh was the most recent actor to tackle the role of Poirot in The Murder on the Orient […]

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Poldark’s Aidan Turner headed to London’s West End this Summer as ‘cat-loving’ terrorist

The importance the British acting community places on regional theatre will, once again, be at the forefront this Summer as Aidan Turner, a.k.a. Captain Ross Poldark, heads to the stage in Martin McDonagh’s controversial black comedy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Turner will fill his time until filming begins on the final series of Poldark starring as Mad Padraic, a […]

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DCI Vera Stanhope to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again as ITV commissions S9

ITV’s top-rated crime drama Vera, starring Brenda Brethyn, is set to return for a new series beginning in 2019. The 2-time Academy Award nominee will don her trademark floppy fishing tackle shop hat to make the Northumberland countryside safe once again as series 9 has been commissioned by ITV. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning […]

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