Watch trailer for Miriam Margolyes’ new BBC Four comedy ‘Bucket’

BBC Four has released a trailer for new “bittersweet comedy” series Bucket. Written by and starring Frog Stone, the four 30-minute episodes co-star Miriam Margolyes as her madcap mother, who celebrates turning 70 by writing a bucket list. The official synopsis reads: “Mim (Miriam Margolyes) is an eccentric free spirit who believes 70 is the new … >

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BBC Four to air Swedish mystery drama ‘Black Lake’

BBC Four’s latest Scandi TV acquisition is Black Lake. The eight-part Swedish drama series follows a group of young friends and the unsettling chain of events that are set into motion when they visit an abandoned ski resort. Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four, commented: “Having expanded our international drama slate to take viewers to Canada … >

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BBC Four to air its first Canadian crime drama with ‘Cardinal’

Canadian drama Cardinal will air in the UK on BBC Four later this year. Adapted from author Giles Blunt’s award-winning Forty Words for Sorrow, the first of the John Cardinal Mysteries book series, the six-part crime drama will be the channel’s first TV series from Canada. Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition teased: “Set in … >

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Spanish crime thriller ‘I Know Who You Are’ to air on BBC Four

BBC Four has acquired the UK broadcast rights for new Spanish thriller series I Know Who You Are. The ten-part crime drama sees a family tearing itself apart following the disappearance of a loved one. Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four, commented: “BBC Four continues to be the home of the very best international drama … >

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Miriam Margolyes to star in new BBC Four sitcom ‘Bucket’

BBC Four has announced the commission of new “bittersweet comedy” series Bucket. Written by and starring Frog Stone, the four 30-minute episodes will co-star Miriam Margolyes as her madcap mother. Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, commented: “Miriam Margolyes gives her comedy masterclass in growing old disgracefully. This is a raucous, ribald and irreverent charting of … >

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Win the first season of Icelandic crime drama ‘Trapped’!

The complete first season of the thrilling Icelandic crime drama Trapped is out on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 11 April from Arrow Films. > Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon. To celebrate the release, we’ve got Blu-ray box sets to give away to four of our Twitter followers! For a chance to win, … >

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‘On Stage: Live from Television Centre’ review

The BBC’s On Stage season has thrown up a few gems and the Beeb should be applauded for their efforts to expose regional theatre to a wider national audience. However, Live from Television Centre showcased four very different performances which proved to be a mixed bag of talent. My biggest bugbear of any live television … >

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