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Payback Director Andrew Cummings on Working on Scottish Crime Drama
Andrew Cummings has accomplished quite a bit since emerging from the shorts scene active into British television with the BBC's River City and Clique, ITV's Cold Feet, and his latest in the Scottish crime thriller Payback While promoting his Stone Age era horror thriller Out of Darkness from Bleecker Street and Stage 6, Cummings spoke[...]
Inspector Rebus Reboot Casts Outlanders’ Richard Rankin as Lead
Richard Rankin follows in the footsteps of fellow Scotts John Hannah and Ken Stott in the ITV version 20 years ago, and a few years ago, Succession's Brian Cox in a 10-minute short featuring a retired Rebus living in Lockdown during the Pandemic. Richard Rankin from "Outlander" to play Rebus, still courtesy of Starz Viaplay's reboot, which is[...]
Meet Yourself: China’s Feel-Good Show has 1 Billion Views
There's hardly any shouty conflict or melodrama here, a respite from the anti-corruption legal thrillers, military thrillers, wuxia fantasies, and cop shows that pepper Chinese television. When a low-key show like Meet Yourself gets one billion views in China alone, does that make it the biggest show in the world if people in the West don't[...]
Russell T Davies' New TV Drama Nolly Stars Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter stars in Russell T Davies' new three-part drama for ITV, Nolly She plays the real-life actress Noele Gordon and the show produced by Nicola Shindler's Quay Street Productions will tell the story of the all-powerful reign, and fall from grace, of the TV star who played Meg Richardson in the ITV soap opera Crossroads, and[...]
Spitting Image Returns To ITV For Halloween
and everyone watches it when they put it on the free-to-air network broadcast ITV And that's what they are doing for Halloween, just after it airs on BritBox. Spitting Image Returns To ITV For Halloween Series two has already seen the introduction of new puppets of prominent figures including Emma Raducanu, Olivia Colman, Sajid Javid, Phoebe Waller-Bridge,[...]
Noel Clarke Issues Statement on Sexual Misconduct Accusations
ITV canceled the premiere of the 5th and concluding episode of their 5-part cop thriller Viewpoint, which starred Clarke, though they offered it for streaming on ITV Hub for a limited time The CW removed Bulletproof from their CW Seed streaming service on Friday following the allegations. On Saturday morning, major news outlets like The Guardian[...]
The Sister: Luther Creator Neil Cross’ Weak Kinda-Sorta Ghost Story
The Sister is a suspense thriller by Neil Cross, the creator of Luther, that was on ITV in the UK in the middle of last year and just premiered on Hulu in the US It's about a man whose bad decision years ago comes back to haunt him, seems to want to say something about[...]
Spitting Image To Air On ITV For One Night Only - US Election Night
It was announced today that the revived satirical puppet show Spitting Image will have two specials to cover all the key moments and circus around the 2020 US Election. Streaming exclusively on BritBox first thing on Saturday the 31st October, non-subscribers will have a one-off chance to watch the first, bonus episode of the special on ITV on[...]
Marcella Season 3 on Netflix Finally Becomes A Good Noir Story
Who would have thought Marcella Series 3 would actually be a good "Netflix Noir" miniseries with an interesting femme fatale in an interesting plot? I hated the first two seasons of this British ITV cop thriller because they were about the usual hunt for a serial killer or child abductor like every other UK cop[...]
Virtual Grand National ITV
ITV created something new in the wake of the coronavirus this weekend as they presented the Virtual Grand National, a virtual horse racing event With the UK under lockdown and all sporting events on hiatus until its safe to go back out again, people are looking online and on TV for solutions ITV decided that[...]
Keeley Hawes Starring in "Honour" Project for ITV
Banaz Mahmod's story, and DCI Goode's subsequent investigation, is certainly one that needs to be told and I am proud to be a part of it." ITV Studios Global Entertainment will handle distribution for "Honour" We'll have more on this project as it develops. Keeley Hawes is perhaps most familiar to genre fans as Ms[...]
AEW Partners With ITV to Air Double or Nothing PPV in UK
Pro wrestling fans are eagerly awaiting news on an American TV deal for upstart wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling, but fans in the UK got some good news Wednesday as AEW announced a deal with UK television network ITV to air Double or Nothing on the ITV Box Office channel A press release laid out[...]
ITV Hit Series Manhunt Heading Stateside with Streamer Acorn TV
Still looking to scratch that Broadchurch "itch" even after FOX's American-accented David Tennant-starring adaptation failed to impress? Already burn through your Bodyguard binge? Acorn TV may have already lined up your next show obsession starting March 11th with U.K. ITV's hugely popular crime drama, Manhunt. ITV Written by Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness), directed by Marc Evans, and executive produced[...]
Kate Beckinsale Returns to Amazon in Thriller Series The Widow
Credit: Ga Fullner / Actress Kate Beckinsale is going from Underworld to underground in the new drama-thriller The Widow, an eight-episode original series from Harry and Jack Williams (Fleabag) for Amazon and ITV Directed by Sam Donovan and Olly Blackburn, the series is set to be executive produced by Williams's Two Brothers Pictures, with Eliza Mellor[...]
The Frankenstein Chronicles: Netflix Nabs Rights to Sean Bean Series
Credit: ITV Netflix is hoping that they're cobbling together the makings of another genre success, with the streaming service giant set to bring ITV's cult hit The Frankenstein Chronicles both stateside and to a number of international markets Executive produced by Frank Doelger (Game of Thrones), both six-episode seasons of the Sean Bean-starring series will be run[...]
White Dragon: Amazon Lands Mystery Crime Series With John Simm
Amazon Prime continues to expand its international programming line-up, securing the rights to ITV's eight-part conspiracy theory thriller White Dragon from Two Brothers Pictures Written by newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood and directed by Paul Andrew Williams (Broadchurch), the series stars John Simm (Doctor Who, Mad Dogs) and Emilia Fox (Merlin) and will premiere[...]
John Barrowman Falls Heels Over Head
Arrow and former Doctor Who actor John Barrowman was a guest on ITV's afternoon show Loose Women where the topic was going to be men wearing women's shoes Barrowman, always a good sport, was wearing a pair of red high heels while filming a promo to run on one of This Morning He tried to[...]
The Real Reason ITV's Jekyll And Hyde Was Delayed….
The ITV adaptation and recontextalisation of Jekyll And Mister Hyde had a tumultuous broadcast Aired in a Sunday early evening slot on ITV1, there were complaints that the show was too violent for the timeslot. That was upheld recently up Ofcom, who stated that Jekyll and Hyde was too frightening for young children and should not have[...]
Official Trailer For Thunderbirds Are Go
Thunderbirds Are Go is debuting today on ITV, but for those of you who don't get ITV (like me), here is the trailer they released yesterday for the show. When disaster strikes and there's no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can[...]
Downton Abbey Charity Spoof Includes George Clooney And Jeremy Pivens
ITV had it's Text Santa fundraiser on Friday and brought in £5.5M to benefit UK charities As part of the evening there were a variety of guest messages including Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais and Simon Cowell, but the big draw of the night was a parody of the hit series Downton Abbey that showed the Earl[...]
Broadchurch Sets Air Date And Releases Trailer
The ITV series Broadchurch is getting ready for its second season while the American version of the series, Gracepoint, reveals the killer of its season one Both versions of the murder-drama star former Doctor Who, David Tennant as Detective Alex Hardy  Also returning for the second season is Arthur Darvill, Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan[...]