Interview: Russell T Davies chats about adapting ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

As part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted A Midsummer Night’s Dream for BBC One. The 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play stars Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera (Lion In The Tent) … >

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Exclusive ‘Line of Duty’ interview: We look back over Season 3 with writer Jed Mercurio

With the latest thrilling season of Line of Duty out to buy on DVD this week, CultBox caught up with the show’s creator Jed Mercurio for an exclusive chat. The third season of BBC Two’s police corruption thriller sees Mrs Biggs star Daniel Mays join the cast as Sergeant Danny Waldron, alongside returning cast members Martin Compston as … >

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‘The Hollow Crown’ interview: Benedict Cumberbatch on playing Richard III

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch plays Richard in The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses. Following the success of the BAFTA Award-winning first The Hollow Crown season in 2012, BBC Two brings the concluding part of this ambitious cycle of Shakespeare’s History plays to the screen with adaptations of Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III. The cast also includes Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, … >

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‘In the Club’ star Hannah Midgley reveals her favourite TV shows

BBC One’s hit baby drama In the Club is back tonight for a second season. Written by Kay Mellor (The Syndicate, Band of Gold, Fat Friends), the six new episodes are airing at 9pm on Tuesdays. > Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon. To celebrate the show’s return, CultBox caught up with actress Hannah Midgley (who plays … >

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‘Hoff the Record’ star Brett Goldstein reveals his favourite TV shows

Hoff the Record is back for a second season on Dave, with a star-studded array of guest stars joining The Hoff (David Hasselhoff) and his odd-ball entourage. The Hoff is whisked along by his terrible manager Max (Fergus Craig) and aided by his overqualified and unimpressed PA Harriet (Ella Craig) all the while being followed around by his illegitimate lovechild … >

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‘Home Fires’ interview: Samantha Bond chats about Season 2

Downton Abbey star Samantha Bond is back on ITV in a second season of Home Fires. Samantha Bond plays Frances, the heart and soul of Great Paxford’s WI and the village community. Formidably intelligent and with a strong entrepreneurial drive, she can’t help but dominate any forum. She’s a great woman to have in your … >

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Exclusive interview: Comedian Alexei Sayle chats about his new memoir

A story of class and comedy, politics and love, Thatcher Stole My Trousers is the new memoir from comedian Alexei Sayle. Thatcher Stole My Trousers chronicles a time when comedy and politics came together in electrifying ways. Recounting the opening season of the Comedy Store, Alexei’s experiences with Alternative Cabaret, the Comic Strip and The Young Ones, and … >

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Interview: Morven Christie chats about BBC One’s ‘The A Word’

Morven Christie (Grantchester) plays mum Alison in The A Word, BBC One’s new drama about a family whose youngest son is diagnosed with autism. Adapted by Occupation writer Peter Bowker from the Israeli series by Prisoners of War creator Keren Margalit, the new six-part series is a funny and thought-provoking series about parenthood and childhood … >

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Interview: Christopher Eccleston chats about BBC One’s ‘The A Word’

Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston plays grandfather Maurice in The A Word, BBC One’s new drama about a family whose youngest son is diagnosed with autism. Adapted by Occupation writer Peter Bowker from the Israeli series by Prisoners of War creator Keren Margalit, the new six-part series is a funny and thought-provoking series about parenthood … >

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’80s action legend Michael Dudikoff reveals his favourite TV shows

Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja, Olympus Has Fallen) leads the cast of Navy SEALS Vs Zombies, out now on DVD courtesy of Icon Film Distribution. The ’80s action legend stars as Commander Sheer, the leader of a crack team of Navy SEALS charged with extracting the Vice President from a situation gone bad in New Orleans. What … >

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