The Cry: Helen FitzGerald’s follow-up novel has been optioned

Due to the rousing success of The Cry, which is currently still airing on BBC One, the production company behind it – Synchronicity – have bought the rights to Helen FitzGerald’s follow-up novel, Australia Day. Though it isn’t out until 2020, the success of The Cry has buoyed the company into optioning a spiritual sequel. Australia Day isn’t connected to The … >

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BBC’s Les Misérables: first pictures revealed

The BBC have given us our first look at their forthcoming adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables – although no singing this time around… In the jazzy new photos we see Olivia Colman as Madame Thénardier, Adeel Akhtar as Monsieur Thénardier, Josh O’Connor as Marius, David Oyelowo as Javert, Dominic West as Jean Valjean, and Ellie … >

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Doctor Who series 11: The Ghost Monument review

Heading into week two, Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor continues to delight. With spoilers, here’s our review of ‘The Ghost Monument’… As a viewer there’s a sense of relief at the start of this week’s sophomore outing for the Thirteenth Doctor. With all the female incarnation ballyhoo behind us, introductions more or less made, and a … >

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Keeping Faith: BBC drama renewed for second series

It looks like the BBC are going to continue Keeping Faith, as they’ve announced that production on a second series of the hit drama is currently underway… The series, which started out life on BBC One Wales, was a true word-of-mouth hit – it garnered so much attention on its original channel that BBC One picked … >

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Informer: BBC unveil release date, trailer for new thriller

The BBC have set a launch date for their upcoming thriller, Informer, penned by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani – and they’ve also given us a trailer… Informer is described in the official bumf as “a complex, character-driven thriller about Raza, a young second generation British-Pakistani man from East London (Nabhaan Rizwan) who is coerced by Gabe, a … >

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Strike: BBC to adapt new novel, Lethal White

After the first three serials bagged the BBC some terrific ratings, the broadcaster is investing in four more episodes of Strike, adapted from J.K. Rowling’s latest bestseller, Lethal White… It’s exciting news as star Tom Burke previously claimed that the likelihood of Rowling’s new book – or Robert Galbraith’s – being published in 2018 was slim. … >

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Dad’s Army: BBC to recreate lost episodes

In some surprising news, it’s expected that the BBC will be remaking lost episodes of Dad’s Army with a new cast later this year… The classic sitcom has three episodes from its second series currently missing, believe to be wiped as a result of the BBC’s videotape wiping policy. An audio recording of one episode was found in … >

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