Channel 5 confirms UK start date for ‘The X-Files’

The new mini-season of The X-Files will begin in the UK next month. The classic ’90s sci-fi drama returned to US screens last weekend with the first new episode since the show concluded in May 2002. ‘My Struggle’ airs at 9pm on Monday 8 February on Channel 5. > Buy the complete Season 1-9 boxset … >

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Putting a different spin on TV drama

Don’t you sometimes want to be involved in the drama? Not necessarily launching yourself off a building or tip-toeing around the crater of a volcano, but don’t you think it would sometimes be nice to have more of a handle on what’s going on than your remote control allows? Sherlock bingo is a great idea, … >

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Channel 5’s ‘Suspects’ will return for Season 3 in 2015

Fay Ripley, Damien Molony and Clare-Hope Ashitey will be back for a new season of crime drama Suspects on Channel 5 next year. Season 3 will begin in January, with guest stars set to include Emmett J. Scanlan (The Fall), Chris Coghill (EastEnders), Jody Latham (Shameless), Ben Peel (Hunger), Ray Fearon (The Hooligan Factory), Lucy … >

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‘Gotham’ preview: Channel 5’s new Batman prequel drama

This is truly the age of the superhero. Not only do they dominate the comics industry, but the biggest films of the year invariably involve genetically/mystically/technologically/alien enhanced people punching one another. Even TV isn’t safe, what with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and DC’s Arrow – soon to be followed up with a The Flash spin-off … >

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‘Under the Dome’ Season 2 UK start date confirmed

Channel 5 has announced that the new season of US drama Under the Dome will begin in the UK later this month. Based on Stephen King’s novel about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome, the show returns at 10pm on … >

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Batman series ‘Gotham’ to air on Channel 5

The upcoming Gotham TV series will air in the UK on Channel 5. Set in a pre-Batman Gotham City, the series stars Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) as young Detective (and future Commissioner) James Gordon. Channel 5’s Head of Acquisitions, Katie Keenan, commented: “I don’t think there was a more exciting show at the LA … >

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Channel 5 orders second series of ‘Suspects’

Improvised crime drama Suspects will return to Channel 5 with new episodes for a second series this autumn. Executive-produced by Paul Marquess (The Bill, Footballers’ Wives), Suspects launched last month. Starring Fay Ripley (Cold Feet), Damien Molony (Being Human) and Clare-Hope Ashitey, the show sees the actors  improvise the dialogue from a tightly-plotted storyline, using … >

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‘Suspects’ Episode 1 review

Channel 5, not traditionally known for supporting home-grown talent unless it’s emerging from a reality show, has piggy-banked enough to air its first original drama in nine years: Suspects. It’s a police procedural, shot in documentary style, and it’s semi-improved by the cast – are the alarm bells in your head ringing yet?

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