Drama Wars 2013: BBC vs ITV

By all accounts, 2012 was a pretty stellar year for drama output from the BBC and ITV. Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Endeavour, DCI Banks, Scott and Bailey, Call the Midwife and Upstairs Downstairs to name a few. In 2013, it only gets better as both the BBC and ITV are getting ready to rumble for drama […]

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The Secret of Crickley Hall – a BBC treat this Halloween

Airing this Halloween on BBC One, The Secret of Crickley Hall, adapted from the 2006 James Herbert novel and directed by Doctor Who writer Joe Ahearne, is a great treat (no trick). The haunted house horror tale stars Suranne Jones (Scott and Bailey, A Touch of Cloth), Tom Ellis (Miranda) and Douglas Henshall (Primeval, Doors […]

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2012-2013 UK comedy pipeline update

Yesterday, we saw a hint of what’s in store for BBC drama output with the upcoming premiere of Ripper Street but now is the time to focus on some upcoming comedy projects that will make their way to telly in the not-too-distant future. Given that new series for Trollied, Spy and Rev are already lined […]

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The good; The bad; The 2012 BAFTA's

The 2012 BAFTA Television Awards have come and gone with the usual ‘some surprises, some expected’ best of the best in British television awards handed out on Sunday evening. A couple of quick personal observations…accent on personal observations. Full disclosure – I haven’t seen either Appropriate Adult or The Fades so they could be quite deserving […]

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