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TV: Jamestown Review

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Author: Amanda Carnac

Imagine being trapped in a tiny ship heading for America in 1617, not only are you unsure of whether you’ll make it, you also have no idea who your future husband will be if you reach your destination. The only thing you can be sure of is that even if the man who has paid for your passage turns out to be a rapist or drunkard, there’s no going back.

Writer Bill Gallagher, who also wrote Lark Rise to Candleford and Paradise, is experienced at drawing from real life events in history and when researching Jamestown, the first British settlement in America, decided he wanted to write a drama where women, despite being perceived as underdogs, use their intelligence to manipulate themselves into a position of power.

To try and turn this subject matter into a work of feminism was always going to be tricky. In
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The Crown season 2: new trailer highlights Margaret's struggle

Kirsten Howard Nov 15, 2017

The Crown returns to Netflix next month, and there's trouble ahead for Margaret in this new season 2 trailer...

Fans of Netflix's The Crown won't have long to wait for new episodes of the series, as the streaming service have revealed that they will be releasing season 2 on December 8th globally.

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Ahead of that, we've got a new glimpse at what's in store for Margaret when the show returns. Watch below...

And here's the last trailer we had for season 2...

And here was the trailer we had before that...

Starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Victoria Hamilton, the show has already won plenty of awards, but it looks like season 2 will be even bigger, as Queen Elizabeth II
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Doctor Who series 10: Oxygen review

Simon Brew May 13, 2017

Doctor Who series 10 episode 5 is Oxygen - and with lots of spoilers, here's our review...

This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.

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10.5 Oxygen

“Space. The Final Frontier. Final, because it wants to kill us”

It started with a Star Trek line. It ended with a hell of a cliffhanger. It left us hoping that Chris Chibnall has already signed up writer Jamie Mathieson – returning to Doctor Who writing following the likes of Flatline and Mummy On The Orient Express - for series 11. It would be fair to say that Oxygen was something of a triumph.

And I’m going to start at the end.

Notwithstanding the next time trailer,
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Doctor Who series 10: Oxygen review

Simon Brew May 13, 2017

Doctor Who series 10 episode 5 is Oxygen - and with lots of spoilers, here's our review...

This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.

See related Doctor Who: Oxygen geeky spots and Easter eggs

10.5 Oxygen

“Space. The Final Frontier. Final, because it wants to kill us”

It started with a Star Trek line. It ended with a hell of a cliffhanger. It left us hoping that Chris Chibnall has already signed up writer Jamie Mathieson – returning to Doctor Who writing following the likes of Flatline and Mummy On The Orient Express - for series 11. It would be fair to say that Oxygen was something of a triumph.

And I’m going to start at the end.

Notwithstanding the next time trailer, that I won’t go through as I appreciate many chose to avoid it (and it certainly has things in it that spoiler-phobes would want
See full article at Den of Geek »

Snowed in by Winter Storm Stella? Here Are the Best Shows and Movies to Binge During the Blizzard

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Snowed in by Winter Storm Stella? Here Are the Best Shows and Movies to Binge During the Blizzard
If you’re one of the thousands of people who are forced to stay home on Tuesday due to Winter Storm Stella, there is a bright spot amidst all that snow —getting caught up on all the things you’ve been meaning to stream.

If you’re looking for ideas — or just don’t know where to start — we’ve put together a handy guide on the best TV and movies to stream on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and more. And we’ve broken them down by your moods — from wishing you were on a sunny beach somewhere (then-teenaged Lauren Conrad
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Netflix Partners With ITV To Co-Produce Paranoid

In what appears to be a further step in expanding its creation of original content, Netflix is to partner with UK’s ITV to co-produce a new eight-part thriller titled Paranoid. The show will be broadcast on UK television before arriving on the streaming platform later in 2016. The television event is being written by Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise To Candleford), and features a seemingly small but tragic incident that leads to international drama.

Paranoid will begin with a young woman doctor being brutally stabbed to death by a masked man while she plays with her three year old son in a busy community play park. The attack occurs in full view of multiple witnesses, and a group of detectives are tasked with investigating the incident, in order to figure out what happened and why. The information from one witness points to a much greater threat than anyone was expecting, however,
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Netflix Gets ‘Paranoid’; Boards ITV Conspiracy Thriller As Co-Producer

Exclusive: Netflix has joined upcoming ITV drama Paranoid as co-producer. From Red Production Company, the eight-part thriller will air on ITV in the UK and roll out worldwide on the streaming service later this year. The conspiracy mystery centers around the murder of a female doctor in a rural children's playground in front of an abundance of eyewitnesses. The Paradise and Lark Rise To Candleford‘s Bill Gallagher is writer and will executive produce with Red founder…
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‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Carnival to Produce ‘Jamestown’

London — “Downton Abbey” creator Carnival Films is to produce eight-part drama series “Jamestown,” which charts the early days of the first British settlers as they embark on their new lives in America.

The show, which has been commissioned by European pay TV operator Sky, is written by Bill Gallagher (“Lark Rise to Candleford,” “The Paradise”), and will go into production this month.

Leading the cast of male settlers are Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng, Dean Lennox-Kelly, Shaun Dooley, Stuart Martin, Steven Waddington, Matt Stokoe and Burn Gorman. The female settlers are played by Naomi Battrick, Sophie Rundle and Niamh Walsh.

Set in 1619, “Jamestown” follows the settlers as they establish a community in the New World. Amongst those landing onshore are a group of women destined to be married to the men of Jamestown, including three spirited women from England: Jocelyn (Battrick), Alice (Rundle) and Verity (Walsh).

Leaving their old lives behind,
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‘The Women of Walmington’ featurette for the Dad’s Army movie

Ahead of its release this Friday, a new featurette has arrived online for the Dad’s Army movie focussing on the Women of Walmington. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Giveaway – Win a Dad’s Army merchandise pack

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls
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‘Legacy’ featurette for the Dad’s Army movie

Ahead of its UK release next week, the first featurette has arrived online for the Dad’s Army movie which see’s the cast and crew discuss the legacy of the classic TV show. Watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Giveaway – Win a Dad’s Army merchandise pack

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of
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Giveaway – Win a Dad’s Army merchandise pack!

To celebrate the release of Dad’s Army on February 4th, we’ve got a merchandise pack to give away to one lucky reader courtesy of the lovely people at Universal.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

See
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New trailer and character posters for Dad’s Army

Following the latest one-sheet, Universal Pictures has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Dad’s Army movie, along with four character posters…

See Also: New Dad’s Army promo image recreates classic TV show still

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.
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Dad’s Army character posters introduce the new cast

Just yesterday we brought you two magnificent UK posters for the upcoming movie version of the much-loved British sitcom Dad’s Army. Today, we can share four new character posters for the film, which will open next February (watch the trailer here).

Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of Universal:

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake,
See full article at The Hollywood News »

New Dad’s Army Poster; The British Empire Strikes Back

New Dad’s Army Poster: Captain Mainwaring an co. are back in the big-screen version of the classic British sitcom. New Dad’s Army Poster

Universal have shared the first one-sheet poster for the upcoming big-screen version of the classic British sitcom, Dad’s Army. The new Dad’s Army poster comes with the tagline ‘The British Empire Strikes Back,’ no doubt cashing in on the new Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer that debuted earlier on this morning.

We’ve already seen a few bits from the film, which arrives on British shores in February, including a superb first teaser, as well as an initial poster for the film.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the
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New Dad’s Army promo image recreates classic TV show still

We saw a trailer for the upcoming Dad’s Army remake last month [watch it here], and now we have a new cast photo for the movie which features stars Toby Jones (Captain Mainwaring), Bill Nighy (Wilson), Tom Courtenay (Corporal Jones), Bill Paterson (Fraser), Michael Gambon (Godfrey), Blake Harrison (Pike) and Danny Mays (Walker) recreating a classic promo shot from the original TV series…

And for comparison, here’s the original shot…

What do you make of the new cast? Let us know in the comments below…

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting
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New trailer for ITV’s Jekyll & Hyde

ITV has released a new trailer for Charlie Higson’s upcoming action fantasy series Jekyll & Hyde, which sees Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons) leading the cast as Robert Jekyll and his alter-ego Mr. Hyde. Check it out below…

Set in 1930’s London at a time of Hollywood glamour, aerodynamic cars and monster movies, the drama will pay homage to the Stevenson novel, and focus on the young, attractive, troubled hero, Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. At the heart of the drama is Robert Jekyll’s quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’. Jekyll transforms into Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened.

Higson’s Jekyll is a young, sensitive and naïve man of intellect and morality, a well meaning if slightly repressed character who slips between his two personas unwillingly.
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7 reasons Benedict Cumberbatch shouldn't fear the mixed reviews of Hamlet

7 reasons Benedict Cumberbatch shouldn't fear the mixed reviews of Hamlet
Updated: Read the critics' verdicts on Benedict Cumberbatch's radical reinvention of Hamlet, post-press night

As Shakespeare himself might have exclaimed: "Huzzah!" Thanks to the presence of a certain film and TV megastar, the Barbican's latest production of Hamlet has eclipsed everything else in Theatreland ever since it was first announced back in March 2014.

And don't worry: despite a mixed response from the critics on - and before - press night, Digital Spy can confirm it's both extraordinary and unmissable. But more importantly, with Benedict Cumberbatch in it, along with elements linked to Game of Thrones and even The X Factor, it might just be the most DS-ish cultural event this year, seemingly laser-targeted to excite you. And here's why:

1. Benedict Cumberbatch is ace in it

Just in case you hadn't heard, Britain's foremost TV & film star is playing Hamlet himself - and whether you're a drooling fan or mere interested observer,
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

7 reasons Benedict Cumberbatch shouldn't fear the reviews of Hamlet

7 reasons Benedict Cumberbatch shouldn't fear the reviews of Hamlet
As Shakespeare himself might have exclaimed: "Huzzah!" Thanks to the presence of a certain film and TV megastar, the Barbican's latest production of Hamlet has eclipsed everything else in Theatreland ever since it was first announced back in March 2014.

And don't worry: despite a couple of shrill, negative early reviews, Digital Spy can confirm it's both extraordinary and unmissable. But more importantly, with Benedict Cumberbatch in it, along with elements linked to Game of Thrones and even The X Factor, it might just be the most DS-ish cultural event this year, seemingly laser-targeted to excite you. And here's why:

1. Benedict Cumberbatch is ace in it

Just in case you hadn't heard, Britain's foremost TV & film star is playing Hamlet himself - and whether you're a drooling fan or mere interested observer, witnessing that kind of star power up close and unedited is worth the ticket price alone. But it's also,
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

First trailer for the Dad’s Army movie

Following the reveal of a teaser poster earlier in the week, the first trailer for the Dad’s Army movie has now been released online.

Check out the trailer below – and don’t panic.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

First look at Dad’s Army as first teaser poster is released

Dad’s Army Teaser Poster: First look at the upcoming comedy starring Bill Nighy and Toby Jones, which arrives in cinemas in February 2016. Dad’s Army Teaser Poster gives us our first look at the upcoming comedy

It’s been a bit quiet of the Dad’s Army movie front of late. The film is well in the can ahead of its February release in the UK, but don’t panic, as today we can bring you the first teaser poster for the film, which is based on the popular TV show of the same name.

We’ve also got an official synopsis for the film, which you can read below.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol
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