Channel 4’s new satirical comedy ‘Power Monkeys’ will be made in one day

Jack Dee and Claire Skinner will lead the cast of Power Monkeys, a new scripted comedy that will be made and aired in one day. Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Outnumbered, Drop the Dead Donkey) return to Channel 4 following the success of their 2015 election comedy Ballot Monkeys. Power Monkeys will lampoon the fictional communications and social media ‘experts’ on both … >

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‘Line of Duty’ writer ‘not angry’ about Sky1 axing medical drama ‘Critical’

The creator of Sky1’s Critical has discussed the broadcaster’s decision not to renew the show for a second season. Starring Lennie James (Line of Duty), Catherine Walker (Strike Back), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), the 13-part real-time medical drama launched in February 2015. Sky1 announced last July that Critical had been axed due to low … >

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Sky1 has axed medical drama ‘Critical’

Critical, Sky1’s real-time medical drama from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio, won’t be returning for a second season. Starring Lennie James (Line of Duty), Catherine Walker (Strike Back), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), the 13-part first season launched in February. > Buy Critical on DVD on Amazon. Sky1 confirmed this week: “We … >

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‘Critical’ Season 1 episode guide

Sky1’s Critical is an ultra-realistic real-time medical drama from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio. Lennie James (Line of Duty) leads the ensemble cast as locum trauma consultant Glen Boyle, alongside Catherine Walker (Strike Back) as trauma registrar Fiona Lomas, Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) as trauma consultant Lorraine Rappaport and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat) as junior … >

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‘Critical’ Episode 9 review

There is a slight sense of ‘same old, same old’ and ‘what else have you got?’ to this week’s episode of Sky1’s new medical drama. A non-responsive, hypothermic teenager is a serious case but it does feel like a bit of a come down after recent weeks. Or maybe I’m just becoming as hard-hearted as … >

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‘Critical’ Episode 8 review

Upping the ante this week, the Critical team’s patient is one of their own. The patient is burned so severely as to be unrecognisable, but even before Fiona has asked “Has anybody seen Lorraine today?” the audience is ahead of her. A member of staff, rescued from the female locker rooms – who else was … >

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