Benedict Cumberbatch turns attention to Brexit in new Channel 4 drama

Reason #(I’ve lost count) why Benedict Cumberbatch can do no wrong. Following a drop-dead brilliant performance as Patrick Melrose, the Sherlock and Doctor Strange star will play Dominic Cummings, the leading strategist and Campaign Director of Vote Leave, in Brexit (w.t.), the one-off drama written by award-winning writer James Graham and directed by Toby Haynes (Black Mirror, Doctor Who). Principle […]

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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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Oven gloves come off as Bake-Off battle between BBC and Ch 4 heats up

Fortunately or, unfortunately, we all know the history of The Great British Bake-Off which resulted in the unthinkable parting of the ways between Love Productions, long-time producers of the series and the BBC, the broadcast home for GBBO since the beginning. When talks broke off last year and the dust settled, the series had found a new home on […]

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IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade heads to ‘The Crystal Maze’

There is now joy in Mudville today and, yes, Virginia there is a Santa Clause as Channel 4 has finally confirmed that the brilliant 90s classic, The Crystal Maze, will return for a 20-part series beginning in 2017. Originally hosted by the greatness of Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Picture Show), the newest incarnation will see former IT Crowd star […]

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BBC bids a Boxing Day farewell to ‘Great British Bake-Off’

The BBC ‘officially’ bid farewell to the Great British Bake-Off with a Boxing Day broadcast filled with their best contestants, heartwarming moments and a video tribute that capsulized the past six series into perfection and worthy of at least a few boxes of tissues. For the one person that may have missed the GBBO melodrama […]

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