‘EastEnders’ actor’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ role confirmed

EastEnders star Ben Hardy’s role in the next X-Men movie has been revealed. Directed by Bryan Singer, the follow-up to X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due to arrive in UK cinemas in May 2016. Singer told Empire: “Ben Hardy is Angel – I shall confirm it for you!” He teased: “But he’s not a … >

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‘Spamalot’ musical review

It’s odd, the boxes we put people in. Joe Pasquale is generally thought of as a squeaky-voiced light entertainment performer, Todd Carty is often considered a depressed barrow boy (or an overly cheerful school kid, depending on your age), and Monty Python is regarded as the summit of all sketch shows. It’s this last that’s … >

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Tracy-Ann Oberman joins ‘New Tricks’ cast as regular

EastEnders star Tracy-Ann Oberman will become a regular cast member in the final season of New Tricks. Oberman joins in the first episode of Season 12 as Fiona Kennedy, forensic pathologist and partner to Nicholas Lyndhurst’s character, Danny Griffin. The Friday Night Dinner actress commented: “I’m delighted to be a part of the final series … >

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Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ gallops into Brighton

Based on the classic comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, hit musical Spamalot arrives in Brighton next week. Following a hugely successful run at The Playhouse in London, the show is playing at Theatre Royal in Brighton from Monday 30 March until  Saturday 4 April with Joe Pasquale as King Arthur and EastEnders … >

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‘EastEnders’ actor joins ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ cast

EastEnders star Ben Hardy has now officially joined the cast of the next X-Men movie. Hardy has played Peter Beale since 2013 and departed the BBC One soap in last night’s episode. Variety reports that the exact role is “unknown at this time, but sources say the part is significant to the X-Men universe”. The … >

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BBC One has axed ‘New Tricks’ after 12 years

The BBC has confirmed that New Tricks will end after its twelfth season later this year. The long-running crime drama began in March 2003 and Dennis Waterman is the only remaining member of the original cast. BBC One controller Charlotte Moore and BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson announced today: “We are incredibly proud of New … >

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BBC One leads Christmas Day 2014 ratings

Mrs Brown’s Boys was the most watched programme on Christmas Day for the second year running. The sitcom attracted an average audience of 7.6 million viewers last night. Christmas Day’s top five most popular programmes across drama, comedy and entertainment were all on BBC One including EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing, Call the Midwife and Miranda. … >

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Larry Lamb joins ‘New Tricks’ cast for Season 12

EastEnders star Larry Lamb has joined the cast of New Tricks as Dennis Waterman’s replacement. The crime drama will return to BBC One for a twelfth season next year, opening with “an explosive two part story” that will see Waterman’s character, Gerry Standing, depart the show. New Tricks began in March 2003 and Waterman is … >

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BBC One reveals Christmas schedule

BBC One has confirmed this year’s Christmas schedule. Highlights on Christmas Eve will include Harry Hill’s The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm at 8.30pm and a Not Going Out special at 9.30pm. Highlights on Christmas Day will include Doctor Who‘s Christmas special at 6.15pm, the penultimate episode of Miranda at 7.15pm, a Call the Midwife … >

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