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BBC Worldwide Sells 3,000 Hours of Drama in Three Months (Exclusive)

8 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC Worldwide, the British broadcaster’s commercial division, says it has sold more than 3,000 hours of drama around the world in the past three months. The announcement was made as four-day TV market BBC Worldwide Showcase kicked off in Liverpool, England, with scripted shows taking center stage.

In Western Europe, where more than 200 hours of drama were sold, two of Germany’s major broadcasters bought a number of new and classic titles. Rtl Pay purchased “SS-gb” and “Rillington Place,” and Zdf bought “Death in Paradise” (seasons 5-6) as well as “Spooks” (seasons 6-10), among other titles. In Italy, Rai Cinema acquired “Doctor Foster” (season 1) as part of a drama package.

There is also strong demand for British drama in Central and Eastern Europe, with 600 hours of content sold across the region. In Russia, “War and Peace” (2015) will now be available on subscription VOD platform Ivi, and in Ukraine, Digital Screens will have “Dickensian” (season 1) among other drama »

- Leo Barraclough

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Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Peter Mullan and Mark Gatiss join the BBC’s Guy Fawkes series Gunpowder

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Liv Tyler (The Leftovers), Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) have signed on to star in the upcoming three-part historical thriller series Gunpowder from the BBC.

Scripted by Ronan Bennett (Top Boy), who devised the project with Harington and Daniel West, the series will explore the true story behind the 1605 Gunpowder Plot, where a group of English Catholics attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I in order to restore a Catholic to the throne. The plot was ultimately foiled when Guy Fawkes was captured guarding the explosives.

Harington is set to play Robert Catesby, the man responsible for devising the plan, and the driving force behind the plot (who also happens to be a direct ancestor of Harington in real life). Gatiss will portray King James’ spymaster-in-chief Robert Cecil, with Mullan as Jesuit Father Garnet »

- Gary Collinson

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Liv Tyler, Mark Gatiss Join Kit Harington in Guy Fawkes Miniseries "Gunpowder"

18 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Leftovers isn’t even cold yet, but Liv Tyler has already lined up her next small-screen gig, starring alongside Kit Harington in the Guy Fawkes-inspired miniseries Gunpowder.

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Per our sister site Deadline, Tyler is one of three actors joining the Game of Thrones star in the three-part BBC One drama. Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss and Top of the Lake‘s Peter Mullan have also signed on to appear in supporting roles.

As first reported back in October, Gunpowder is set in the year 1605 and chornicles the attempt made »

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‘Gunpowder’: Kit Harington, Mark Gatiss, Liv Tyler & Peter Mullan Light Up BBC Drama

21 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BBC One has ordered explosive three-part historical drama Gunpowder with Game Of ThronesKit Harington starring and exec producing. Harington was first mooted for the Guy Fawkes-inspired thriller back in October. He’s now confirmed with Liv Tyler, Top Of The Lake‘s Peter Mullan and Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss rounding out cast. The series was developed by Ronan Bennett, Harington and Daniel West and written by Bennett (Top Boy, Hidden). Kudos is producing in association with… »

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Ep, Star in BBC One Drama About Loss of a Child

15 February 2017 8:17 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is cooking up another Masterpiece for BBC One.

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The Sherlock star will lead and executive-produce a 90-minute retelling of Ian McEwan’s 1987 novel The Child In Time, our sister site Deadline reports.

Cumberbatch will play a children’s author named Stephen Lewis, whose young daughter “goes missing in the lyrical and heartbreaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen.” As the drama unfolds, we see the devastating effects loss can have on a marriage “until hope surfaces and triumphs unexpectedly.”

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BFI Flare festival to open with world premiere of political drama 'Against The Law'

8 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss star in story about 1967 Sexual Offences Act.

The 31st BFI Flare: London Lgbt Film Festival (March 16-26) will open with historical drama Against The Law.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexual acts between adult males in England and Wales, the film is based on Peter Wildeblood’s autobiographical novel of the same name.

It tells the story of Wildeblood, a celebrated journalist, and his love affair with another man, which led to devastating consequences including imprisonment. His case instigated the publication of a report that recommended the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.

Wildeblood will be played by Daniel Mays. The cast also includes Mark Gatiss, Richard Gadd and Charlie Creed-Miles.

The film was directed by Fergus O’Brien, produced by Scott James Bassett and written by Brian Fillis. It is a BBC Studio production and will air on BBC Two later this year.

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- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Taboo episode 5 review

6 February 2017 7:05 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Feb 6, 2017

Taboo reveals its true purpose in episode five, which sees things hot up considerably…

This review contains spoilers.

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Unlike alternative methods of dispatching one’s enemy in nineteenth century England—your disembowelling and your throat slitting—duelling turns out to involve a surprising amount of red tape. A doctor, a lawyer and an officiator must be present, each dueller has to bring a buddy, start from an allotted spot and, after a polite exchange of bullets, cease firing. There’d be less bureaucracy involved in taking out a tracker mortgage. Whether rowing through pestilential fog to a between-parishes island owned by a gypsy in a top hat is also regulation or merely an »

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What Peter Capaldi has done for Doctor Who

31 January 2017 9:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Feb 1, 2017

Ahead of his final series in the role, we look back at how Peter Capaldi has left his mark on Doctor Who and fandom.

“Everything ends, and it’s always sad. But everything begins again too, and that’s always happy.”

Well, it's that time again. Peter Capaldi has confirmed that Series 10 of Doctor Who will be his last as the Twelfth Doctor and before the year is out, we'll be looking at number 13. Speculation about who will be cast as the next Doctor usually begins anew the day after one has been announced, and will only intensify in the next few weeks and months, but let's not forget what Capaldi has achieved in the role so far.

Immediately taking umbrage with his new kidneys at the end of The Time Of The Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor is usually characterised as a grumpier and less cuddly version »

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John Hurt Remembered by Mel Brooks, Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright and More

28 January 2017 12:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beloved British actor Sir John Hurt passed away at the age of 77 after battling pancreatic cancer. The two-time Oscar nominee had over 200 acting credits to his name, including “Alien,” “V for Vendetta,” “The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” franchise, and most recently Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie.”

Following the announcement of his death on Friday, his Hollywood peers and friends paid tribute to him on social media, sending their condolences and remembering the great times they’ve had together, as well as his incredible filmography.

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Mel Brooks, who worked with Hurt on “The Elephant Man” and “Spaceballs,” tweeted that he was “a truly magnificent talent” and that “he will sorely be missed.”

It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. »

- Liz Calvario

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Movie Review – Denial (2016)

25 January 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Denial, 2016.

Directed by Mick Jackson.

Starring Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Harriet Walter and Mark Gatiss.

Synopsis:

American academic Deborah Lipstadt is accused of libel by historian David Irving when she declares him a Holocaust denier.  In a battle for historical truth, she and her legal team have to prove that the Holocaust actually happened.  Based on true events.

Timing, as they say, can be everything.  In which case, EOne, UK distributors of Denial, have their collective finger squarely on the pulse.  If there was ever a time to release this particular film, it’s now.  The narrative may be about the exposure of David Irving as a Holocaust denier, but the film is about truth – how it can be manipulated, presented and used to support a point of view.  At the start of the year, we were living in a time of “post-truth”: weeks later, »

- Freda Cooper

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Denial Premiere Interviews: Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson & more

23 January 2017 1:28 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

We are seemingly now living in a world of ‘alt-facts’ and deliberate, often brazen, misinformation. The truth is often an obscured commodity, but in these times its value is at its highest. Mick Jackson’s Denial tells a story about a story, about the truth and the importance of standing up for it. It takes the legal tussle between Dr. David Irving and Penguin Books as its foundation, and opens up a powerful discussion on opinion masquerading as fact. Something that can lead down some very dangerous paths.

This evening the film had a Gala screening at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho. We were there on the red carpet and present our interviews from the event. The film stars Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, and Sherlock alumni Andrew Scott and Mark Gatiss. Mick Jackson directed David Hare’s screenplay adapted from Deborah Lipstadt’s book »

- Jon Lyus

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Bonus Features For Sherlock Season 4 Blu-Ray Revealed

21 January 2017 8:47 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though season 4 of Sherlock wasn’t exactly the show’s strongest outing, given the fact that it may be the last time we see Benedict Cumberbatch bringing the titular detective to life, it’s understandable that people would want to re-visit it now that it’s over. Thankfully, they’ll get the chance to do just that on January 24th, when it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD.

As is always the case, it won’t only be the season’s three episodes that you’ll get if you decide to pick it up, as the BBC has announced today that there will also be a couple of special features included on the disc, too. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot here – at least, not as much as we expected – but it’s better than nothing.

Here’s the list of extras that have been announced so far:

“Behind 221B,” a »

- Josh Wilding

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Mark Gatiss Says Sherlock Will Never Be Recast

19 January 2017 8:40 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Season 4 of Sherlock just ended this past weekend, but already fans are worried about the future. It’s understandable, too, given how up in the air everything seems to be at the moment. Star Benedict Cumberbatch is becoming quite a hot commodity in Hollywood and it’s getting tougher to find time in his schedule to shoot the BBC show. Not only that, but apparently the actor and co-star Martin Freeman aren’t too friendly and neither are terribly interested in doing more Sherlock.

All of this has led to speculation that the roles may be recast should the two actors not want to return. Of course, the network could just choose not to continue the show, but it’s still a pretty hot property – despite the falling ratings – and they may not want to kiss it goodbye just yet. »

- Mark Cassidy

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Horror Highlights: The Love Witch, Shudder, Deathless Legacy, The Quacky Slasher, The Sunken Convent

19 January 2017 6:30 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Love Witch has set her sights on the UK. The Final Girls have teamed up with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to bring Anna Biller's latest film to select UK theaters. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Kumail Nanjiani's curates a Shudder collection, the music video for Deathless Legacy's "Witches' Brew," details on The Quacky Slasher, and The Sunken Convent festival screening.

The Love Witch UK Theatrical Release Details: Press Release: "Feminist film collective The Final Girls partner with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to present a UK-wide preview tour of Anna Biller’s highly anticipated new feature, The Love Witch.

Launching at The Prince Charles Cinema, London on Thursday 23rd February 2017, The Final Girls will host a series of events, Q&A’s and discussions across the UK at venues including Glasgow Film Theatre and Bristol Watershed.

The tour will conclude on Tuesday 14th March with a »

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Benedict Cumberbatch And Martin Freeman’s “Frosty” Relationship May End Sherlock

17 January 2017 10:11 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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This past Sunday, the fourth and potentially final season of BBC’s Sherlock came to a close. Overall, it was an uneven outing for a show which has gone awfully downhill in recent years, and the ratings only cemented that fact further. That being said, it’s still far from bad television and fans are hoping that “The Final Problem” wasn’t the last time the iconic detective will appear on their screens. Or at least, the last time he’ll appear in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.

At this point, we really don’t know what’s going to happen with Sherlock, but it’s not looking too good. The biggest problem seems to be the one thing that’s been an obstacle the whole way through, and that’s scheduling. As both Benedict Cumberbatch »

- Josh Wilding

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Sherlock Season 4 Finale Hits New Ratings Low After Russian Leak

16 January 2017 10:05 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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BBC’s Sherlock ended its fourth, and potentially final season last night, and while the episode itself wasn’t a complete dud, it also wasn’t terribly impressive. Not helping matters either was a Russian leak which saw the finale hit the web almost a day before it aired on television. This, combined with the fact that the show is far from its heyday, led to a serious ratings drop.

According to Deadline, Sherlock pulled in 5.9 million overnight viewers, which is down quite a bit from the 8.1 million who watched the premiere. It’s a new low for the series and obviously, the BBC is not happy about it. “We take breaches of our stringent content security protocols very seriously and we have initiated a full investigation into how this leak has occurred,” the company announced over the weekend. »

- Josh Wilding

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Sherlock: 38 nerdy spots in The Final Problem

16 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 17, 2017

We’ve scoured Sherlock’s The Final Problem for tiny details and references to other stories, and here’s what we found…

Warning: contains spoilers.

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With the help of the pause button and a pot of strong coffee, we’ve picked through Sherlock’s series four finale The Final Problem to seek out the nerdy references and painstakingly added background details. (You can find the same for the previous episodes here and here.)

Here goes…

1. Starting with the obvious, The Final Problem is of course the title of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1893 short story in which Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty appear to tumble to their deaths in the Reichenbach Falls. Andrew Scott’s Moriarty references the title several times in series two finale The Reichenbach Fall. »

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‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Final Problem’ Proves to Be A Problematic Season Finale

15 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: “The Lying Detective’ Gives Us Sherlock’s Most Terrifying Villain Yet

[Spoilers follow for Season 4, Episode 3, “The Final Problem.”]

Season 4 of Sherlock has galloped by — which is easy enough, when the seasons are only three episodes long — but it ends on an oddly final note. Although cast and crew insist that this isn’t necessarily the end, Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss wrap up their 13th episode on an elegiac note, musing on the legend that is Sherlock and Watson.

It’s just a shame the rest of the episode was such a mess, really.

Don’t Look Now, Mycroft

The opening of the episode is pure Gatiss — in what seems like it must be a dream sequence but isn’t, Mycroft is haunted by the voice of his sister (represented by what we assume is a little girl but is actually a small man in a wig), a clown, and portraits that weep blood. »

- Kaite Welsh

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‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Final Problem’ Proves to Be A Problematic Season Finale

15 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: “The Lying Detective’ Gives Us Sherlock’s Most Terrifying Villain Yet

[Spoilers follow for Season 4, Episode 3, “The Final Problem.”]

Season 4 of Sherlock has galloped by — which is easy enough, when the seasons are only three episodes long — but it ends on an oddly final note. Although cast and crew insist that this isn’t necessarily the end, Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss wrap up their 13th episode on an elegiac note, musing on the legend that is Sherlock and Watson.

It’s just a shame the rest of the episode was such a mess, really.

Don’t Look Now, Mycroft

The opening of the episode is pure Gatiss — in what seems like it must be a dream sequence but isn’t, Mycroft is haunted by the voice of his sister (represented by what we assume is a little girl but is actually a small man in a wig), a clown, and portraits that weep blood. »

- Kaite Welsh

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Sherlock Season 4 Finale Recap: You're Invited to Family Game Night

15 January 2017 5:54 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out the previous Sherlock recap here.

We never thought we’d see another evil genius torture Sherlock like Moriarty did… but then again, no one can torture you quite like family.

Sherlock‘s Season 4 finale, “The Final Problem,” followed up on last week’s shocking arrival of Sherlock Holmes’ long-lost sister Eurus, revealing her to be a master manipulator who delights in toying with the emotions of her detective brother… and playing deadly games for her own amusement. But did she win out in the end? And if the rumors are true that this could be Sherlock‘s final season, »

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