Filming begins on ‘Sherlock’ 4 – Let the speculation games commence…

With two semi-cryptic yet amazingly simple tweets by the BBC and co-creator/writer, Mark Gatiss earlier this week, the Earth moved and the heavens opened up with the knowledge that filming was set to begin on the new series of Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. According to the Independent, shortly afterwards, Sherlock’s cast were […]

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‘Mapp and Lucia’ – round one begins 29 December on BBC One!

From a drama standpoint, 2014 is going out in style just like it came in. Since last January, British telly fans have feasted on the likes of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Broadchurch, Prey, Endeavour, Lewis, Last Tango in Halifax and Scott & Bailey…to name a few. Before we all begin to lean forward to 2015, there’s […]

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Sherlock star signs on as ‘Doctor Strange’

Already being tagged for a possible Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch has landed yet another coveted lead role with the announcement that he will star in Marvel’s forthcoming feature, Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch will play Doctor Stephen Strange, former neurosurgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against […]

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Don't insult the audience's intelligence says 'Wolf Hall' author, Hilary Mantel

“As soon as you decide it’s too complicated for the viewer or history is an inconvenient shape, you fall into a cascade of errors which ends in nonsense”, author Hilary Mantel said to the audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Referring to her novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies and their upcoming BBC adaptations, Mantel stressed the importance of not under-estimating the intelligence of her readers and audience, reports Radio Times. “As soon as you decide this is too complicated for the viewer or history is an inconvenient shape – ‘I’ll just tidy it up’ – you fall into a cascade of errors which ends in nonsense”, citing Showtime’s The Tudors as the perfect example of how simply combining history and drama does not always make for good telly.

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Big screen treatment of Dad's Army drawing top-notch talent

The big-screen adaptation of the classic BBC wartime comedy, Dad’s Army, is drawing some of the biggest names (outside of Benedict Cumberbatch) together as they begin to assemble the cast. The feature film treatment of the Jimmy Perry, David Croft iconic British comedy has landed one of the greats with the announcement that Bill Nighy, […]

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A 'League of Gentlemen' 20th reunion in the making?

There is no explanation that would do justice to The League of Gentlemen, which was made up from the combined twisted mind palaces of Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Jeremy Dyson and Reece Shearsmith. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since we have visited the home of Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup in […]

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Did you catch the 'Doctor Who' Easter-egg in 'Sherlock' credits?

Periodically, you run across things on the Internets that make you realize there are people who have jobs where they have more fun than the law allows. You are also so thankful for those individuals because of what they create. Such is the case with Sherlock co-creators/writers Mark Gatiss and current Doctor Who show runner, […]

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