David Mitchell as Ludwig

Ludwig – BBC announce new genre bending detective series

David Mitchell will star as John ‘Ludwig’ Taylor who assumes his detective brother’s identity.  The BBC have announced the start of filming on Ludwig. No, not a revival of the odd 1970’s children’s animation, but a new detective series starring David Mitchell. Ludwig is described as a genre-bending mystery-of-the-week crime comedy drama. Here’s the premise: … >

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Greg Davies The Cleaner

The Cleaner — who is in the cast with Greg Davies?

The BBC has revealed details of the cast for The Cleaner As we first reported in August, Greg Davies is to star in The Cleaner, a remake of German crime scene cleaner comedy Der Tatortreiniger. Now we can report further casting details. The cast includes: Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), David Mitchell (Upstart Crow, Back), Stephanie Cole (Still Open … >

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Mitchell and Webb Back series 2 finally arrives!

Channel 4 has revealed Robert Webb and David Mitchell (pictured) will return in Back series 2 Back series 2 was originally announced several years ago (see our piece here). The series follows Stephen (Mitchell) as he tries to follow in his recently deceased father’s footsteps and take over the family business, but his plans are … >

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The top 10 episodes of Upstart Crow

With Upstart Crow recently finishing up its third series, and a new Christmas special on the horizon, here’s our pick of the Shakespearean sitcom’s top 10 episodes so far… 10. The Quality Of Mercy (Series 1 Episode 6) After discovering that his father has squandered the family savings, Will foolishly borrows money from his nemesis … >

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Back, starring Mitchell & Webb, earns a second series

The hit sitcom Back is returning for another series, it’s been confirmed. The show, written by Simon Blackwell, stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with the former playing Stephen, a man taking over the family pub after the death of his father. Robert Webb, however, plays his foster brother, Andrew, who unexpectedly comes back into … >

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BBC Two orders second season of Shakespeare sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’

Ben Elton’s Upstart Crow will return to BBC Two for six further 30-minute episodes and a Christmas special in 2017. Commissioned as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Festival 2016, marking the 400th anniversary of the writer’s death, the first season launched on BBC Two last month, averaging over two million viewers. Actor David Mitchell commented: “I’m thrilled that we’ll be … >

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14 unrecognisable famous guest stars in ‘Doctor Who’

Here we take a look at some of Doctor Who‘s famous guest stars who you might not have recognised…   Peter Kay as The Abzorbaloff in ‘Love & Monsters’   Zoe Wanamaker (Harry Potter, My Family) as Lady Cassandra in ‘The End of the World’ and ‘New Earth’   Ian McKellen (The Hobbit, X-Men) as … >

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