Midwich Cuckoos cast Hawes and Beesley

Midwich Cuckoos cast includes Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley

Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley lead the The Midwich Cuckoos cast as production stars on Sky’s re-imagined John Wyndham classic We’ve plenty of information on Sky’s take on The Midwich Cuckoos. The cast includes Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, It’s A Sin), and Max Beesley (The Outsider, Suits) are set to lead the line-up alongside Aisling Loftus (A Discovery … >

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‘Broken’ first look: Sean Bean stars in Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC One drama

The first promotional image has been released for The Street writer Jimmy McGovern’s new primetime drama for BBC One. Broken began filming last year and is described as a “State of the Nation piece.” Sean Bean leads the cast of the six-part series as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. The Game of Thrones … >

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Anna Friel and more join BBC One’s new Jimmy McGovern drama ‘Broken’

Filming has commenced on The Street writer Jimmy McGovern’s new primetime drama series for BBC One. The six-part drama series was announced earlier this year and is described as a “State of the Nation piece.” Sean Bean will lead the cast of Broken as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. The Game … >

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‘War and Peace’ episode guide

Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies has adapted Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 literary masterpiece War and Peace for BBC One. Directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders), the six-part series stars Lily James (Downton Abbey) as Natasha Rostova, James Norton (Grantchester) as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky and Paul Dano (12 Years A Slave) as Pierre Bezukhov. The cast also includes … >

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‘War and Peace’ Episode 5 review: Natasha is broken

I shouldn’t like to have lived in the Russia of War and Peace, as pretty as it may have been. The consequences of Natasha’s momentary lapse of sanity have come to light: James Norton plays Andrei here with a stoicism so fragile you can see his brokenness leaking out through the fractures in it – … >

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Win BBC One’s ‘War and Peace’ on Blu-ray!

Andrew Davies’ new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 8 February. Set in Russia, 1805 and starring Paul Dano (Love and Mercy), Lily James (Downtown Abbey) and James Norton (Happy Valley), the epic six-part series is also available to download and keep from BBCStore.com. > … >

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‘War and Peace’ Episode 4 review: This has become stressful television

So, sweet Natasha and nice Andrei get themselves engaged after all – but there’s a catch! At his grumpy dad’s insistence, he has to spend a year abroad first, backpacking through Europe, presumably. This will definitely end well for our lovebirds, won’t it? Meanwhile, Nicolai’s mum and dad politely request that he marry a nice … >

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‘War and Peace’ Episode 3 review: Andrei is a haunted man

I wished for more nice Russian songs in War and Peace, and last night’s third episode delivered! Pierre, thank goodness, decides to take steps toward being a better person, after shooting (but not killing) the very naughty Dolokhov in a duel, and later meeting a freemason and being invited to learn the secret handshake. Helene … >

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