On the run and narrowly escaping police custody, Farrow becomes an outlaw and begins a high-stakes game of cat and mouse across the city with Acting Detective Chief Inspector Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero). As a wanted killer, Farrow has few allies, however one thing is certain, for the sake of his family, Farrow is prepared to do things he never thought possible. And he won’t rest until he knows the truth.
Also starring Craig Parkinson, Anastasia Hille and Adrian Edmondson, Prey airs Monday 28 April at 9pm on ITV.]]>
Over six episodes, In The Flesh propels us back to the hotbed of Roarton nine months on, where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace. Partially Deceased Syndrome sufferer, Kieren (Luke Newberry) is still struggling to find self-acceptance, and is keeping his head down, squirreling money into his ‘escape fund’ for Paris. Only problem is, he can’t escape himself.
In the wider world, fear is in the air, provoked by radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, and extremism linked to the Undead Liberation Army. Scarier still, there are whispers about a Second Rising.
When explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA descend on Roarton, Kieren’s dreams of escape are thrown into disarray. Victus MP Maxine Martin (Wunmi Mosaku), is stirring up anti-PDS sentiment in the village, while charismatic ULA disciple, Simon (Emmett J Scanlan), wants Kieren to stay for different reasons altogether.
As Kieren increasingly finds himself in Maxine and Simon’s crossfire, tensions re-ignite within the Walker family, where schoolgirl Jem (Harriet Cains) is facing her own demons, struggling to come to terms with vivid flashbacks from her time in the HVF (Human Volunteer Force). Kieren’s only saving grace is the return of his old hunting partner Amy Dyer (Emily Bevan)… but has his happy-go-lucky BDFF (Best Dead Friend Forever) been radicalized by the ULA?
As the series progresses, we follow Kieren, his friends and family, as he wrestles with his identity, and his own and other people’s beliefs.
One thing’s for certain, a quiet life is no longer an option.]]>
Catch it on Monday, April 21st at 10pm on BBC Two.]]>
Matthew Perry makes his UK TV debut in Jon Ronson’s new comedy ‘The Dog Thrower’. Also starring comedian Tim Key and Fresh Meat‘s Kimberly Nixon, it tells the story of a man who starts throwing his dog in the air, to emulate a charismatic man in the park, who does the same. But with unexpected results.
Catch(!) it Thursday 1st May, 9pm on Sky Arts.]]>
Colin is playing DS Tom Anderson, an officer involved in the hunt for serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan). Morgan will join the cast, currently filming in Belfast, for the final three episodes of the second series and his character will work closely with Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson).
On his new role, Colin said: “I’m delighted to be joining the cast of The Fall for what is going to be an exciting and gripping second series. Allan Cubitt has written exceptional material and I feel very privileged to be working with him and the very talented cast.”
Colin’s arrival follows exciting news this week that The Fall has received two BAFTA nominations for series one. The Fall has been nominated for ‘Best Mini Series’ and Jamie Dornan is in the running for the coveted title of ‘Leading Actor’.
The Fall is a Fables Limited production in association with Artists Studio. It is written and directed by Allan Cubitt, produced by Gub Neal and Julian Stevens with Gillian Anderson, Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin acting as executive producers.]]>
Critical will be one story, in one place, in one hour – a real-time medical and emotional roller-coaster ride in which every second counts during the most life-threatening hour of a patient’s treatment.
Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Line of Duty) will lead an ensemble playing locum trauma consultant Glen Boyle. Catherine Walker (Strike Back) plays trauma registrar Fiona Lomas with Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) playing trauma consultant Lorraine Rappaport. Finally, junior doctor Dr. “Harry” Bennett-Edwardes is played by Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat).
Created by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodies), the ultra-real-time nature of the drama takes the sense of realism to genre-defining levels, transporting the viewer from the airy atriums of a gleaming new hospital to the inner space of the human body.
Critical is a 13-part series set in a state-of-the-art Major Trauma Centre, a unit which treats only the most gravely ill or seriously injured. Each episode features a new and distinctive case told with thrilling intensity. Whether that patient lives or dies is determined by knife-edge decisions and procedures, but can the diverse team of medical professionals knit together and rise to the challenge? It’s a series about medicine where our team hold a life in their hands but in every case they face the agonisingly real fear that it could slip through their fingers.
Lennie James said: “The chance to work with Jed again and to come home to be part of such an exciting and ballsy project was too good an opportunity to turn down.”
Other members of the cast include: Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who), Prasanna Puwanarajah (The Half Light), John MacMillan (Silk), Ellen Thomas (Rev), Mali Harries (The Indian Doctor), Paul Bazely (Casualty), Danny Kirrane (Trollied) Peter Sullivan (The Hour), Emma Fryer (Chickens, Phone Shop), Orion Lee (Skyfall) and Juliet Oldfield (Top Boy).
Get a feel for it by viewing the teaser trailer above.
Anna Friel plays happily-married teacher Ellie Manning who is devastated when two policewomen tell her that her husband Greg has been killed in a car crash, the more so on learning that he had a glamorous passenger, events organizer Milena Livingstone, who died with him. Ellie seeks out Milena’s cold widower Hugo, who believes that the dead couple were having an affair but Ellie is not convinced and later refutes similar suggestions from friends and family.
She is however suspicious of Milena’s appearance in her husband’s life and becomes obsessive in trying to prove that they were strangers….
Originally airing on ITV1 in 2011, Without You hits ITV3 from Tuesday 22nd April.]]>
Despite pressure to marry local boy Ned after her mother’s death, Mary refuses to compromise. Though Ned is kind to her, she doesn’t love him and won’t marry without love. Mary declines Ned’s proposal, and journeys to the ends of the Earth to Jamaica Inn in Cornwall to stay with her aunt Patience.
When Mary arrives at the isolated Inn she discovers that Patience is not the vibrant beauty Mary remembers from childhood, and the years of marriage to Mary’s bullying uncle Joss have taken their toll, leaving a tired and anxious woman in her place. Joss is a smuggler and the head of a gang of men who smuggle all along the stretch of coastline. It’s dangerous and violent work and when Joss isn’t smuggling, he is drinking heavily to forget all that he has seen.
To complicate matters further, Mary finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Jem Merlyn, but Jem is her uncle’s brother and therefore not to be trusted in Mary’s mind – although her heart may say otherwise…
Life at Jamaica Inn challenges Mary’s black and white perceptions of morality as she finds herself living among smugglers in a lawless land where no one is quite who they seem. When she thinks she has witnessed a murder, Mary wonders at what cost she will stay silent.
Mary Yellan is played by Jessica Brown Findlay, Jem Meryln by Matthew McNulty, Joss Meryln by Sean Harris, Aunt Patience by Joanne Whalley, Francis Davey by Ben Daniels and Hannah by Shirley Henderson.
Writer Emma Frost who is responsible for the adaption, revealed her inspiration...
“When I was young, I watched the sexiest, most exciting TV drama that I’d ever seen. Billie Whitelaw was in it, Patrick McGoohan, Jane Seymour, and as for Trevor Eve – well – I had a major crush on him for 10 years afterwards. It was 1983 and that show was called Jamaica Inn.
It gave me such a taste for Daphne du Maurier’s work that I read every book of hers that I could lay my hands on. I watched and loved The Birds, Rebecca, Don’t Look Now… I marvelled at her darkness; her ballsy heroines; her uncomfortable analysis of female identity; her rich and visual prose.
Jamaica Inn is a gothic romance in the vein of Twilight, Wuthering Heights or The Piano. The drama’s themes – desire, survival and morality – form a triangle. For me, Jamaica Inn is the perfect fusion of an internal, emotional, love story, and an external, rollicking action-adventure.”
Jessica Findlay-Brown talked about the location filming….
“It was challenging, you can’t say it was easy, because our whole crew was out in the open. But I’m so happy that we got to film in Cornwall. It was so important. I felt as if I was able to indulge and be in Mary’s world more. It wasn’t pretend and it wasn’t just in a warm studio.”.
Matthew McNulty who plays Jem talked about his time on the drama and why he took the role…
“It’s a literary classic that has stood the test of time and aside from the Hitchcock adaptation it hasn’t really been realised on screen yet. This is a story of individuals all with different ideals and this is certainly prevalent in Emma’s adaptation. It’s another world and it’s different, very different to anything that’s out there at the moment so I think people will escape with it and enjoy it for its uniqueness”.
Talking of his co-star, McNulty said
“Working with Jess was a real pleasure. She put in a lot of hard work in this production and it shows in her performance”.
Jamaica Inn premieres on BBC One on Easter Monday, April 21st at 9pm.]]>
Produced by talent incubator Wildseed Studios and shot in a vlog style, Hungerford paints a thrilling and visceral portrait of a small English town taken over by aliens, which descends into violence and carnage.
Hungerford’s teen protagonist is Cowen Rosewell, a media student whose first assignment is to record everything in a week of his life. The random acts of violence he films go largely unnoticed, dismissed as the type of trouble to take place in small English towns. However, when one of his best friends is savagely attacked by a stranger a more disturbing reality emerges.
As events escalate, Cowen and his friends discover that the town has come under a mysterious evil influence which is somehow controlling organised gangs to round people up and take them to a nearby disused factory. The friends hide, hoping to escape, but their sanctuary is discovered. As Cowen makes his way alone to the abandoned factory in search of his loved ones, the malicious force that awaits him there threatens not Cowen, but the entire world.
Jesse Cleverly, co-founder of Wildseed Studios said
Hungerford (78 mins) gets its world premiere at the London Sci-Fi Film Festival at the National Film Theatre on 3 May 2014 at 6pm. Tickets are available now, and you can keep in touch with the film at www.facebook.com/