‘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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BBC Four orders new Brian Pern mockumentary series

The Fast Show star Simon Day will return as Brian Pern for a new three-part comedy series on BBC Four. Brian Pern: 45 Years in Prog and Roll follows last year’s Brian Pern: A Life In Rock and The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern. The three new 30-minute episodes will be written, produced and … >

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‘Detectorists’ cast begin filming Season 2

Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones have started shooting the new season of BBC Four’s comedy Detectorists. Written and directed by Crook, six new episodes and a one-off Christmas special will be filmed in Suffolk, Essex and London this summer. Detectorists launched last October and follows the relationship between two friends who share a passion for … >

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‘Bob Servant’ return date confirmed for Season 2

The new season of BBC Four’s Scottish comedy Bob Servant will begin next month. Season 2 begins at 9.30pm on Monday 9 February on BBC Four. Bob (Brian Cox), and Frank (Jonathan Watson) have thrown themselves into their first love – the burger van business. Bob confidently predicts that his cheeseburgers will act as an … >

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BBC Four comedy ‘Detectorists’ will return for Season 2 in 2015

BBC Four has ordered a second season of The Office star Mackenzie Crook’s new comedy Detectorists. Written, directed by and starring Crook alongside Toby Jones, the first season gained BBC Four’s highest ever viewing figures for a new comedy. Detectorists launched last month and follows the relationship between two friends who share a passion for … >

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BBC iPlayer extends catch-up window to 30 days

Viewers will be able to catch up on BBC TV and radio programmes on BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio for 30 days. Programmes were previously available for seven days. BBC iPlayer launched in 2007 and now receives over seven million TV and radio programme requests a day. Tony Hall, Director-General, BBC, commented: “BBC iPlayer … >

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BBC Four’s ‘Detectorists’ comedy start date confirmed

Written, starring and directed by The Office‘s Mackenzie Crook, Detectorists will debut on BBC Four next month. The new six-part comedy series follows two friends, Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones), who go in search of their hearts’ desire with a couple of metal detectors. Detectorists begins on Thursday 2 October on BBC Four. … >

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‘Spiral’ Season 5 and ‘The Bridge’ Season 3 will air on BBC Four

BBC Four has confirmed plans to air the new seasons of French police thriller Spiral and Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge. Spiral‘s fifth season begins airing in France this autumn and will take Laure Berthaud and her team into the world of organised crime where none will remain unscathed by the brutality of the investigation. … >

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BBC Four to air Belgian virus drama ‘Cordon’

Cordon, a new ten-part thriller series from Belgium, has been acquired by BBC Four. The official synopsis reads: “Everyday life in the centre of Antwerp comes to a sudden standstill when the area is hermetically sealed off from the outside world. The cause is a contagious and deadly virus which spreads like wildfire. The people … >

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BBC Four’s ‘Arne Dahl’ to return in 2015

A second series of Swedish crime drama Arne Dahl will begin filming soon. Based on the crime novels of Jan Arnald, Arne Dahl‘s ten-part first series began airing in the UK on BBC Four last April. > Buy Series 1 on DVD on Amazon. Series 2 will comprise of ten one-hour episodes and will air … >

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