‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ review: Russell T Davies’ adaptation is life-affirming

Well, that was gloriously life-affirming, wasn’t it? Maybe it’s the fact that Shakespeare’s comedies, when done well, lead to a freeing of the human spirit.  (When done badly, they’re excruciating.)  Maybe it’s because there is little more delightful on television than hearing Bernard Cribbins sing.  Whatever, that was a more than convivial way of spending … >

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Watch trailer for Russell T Davies’ adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

BBC One has released the first trailer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted William Shakespeare’s classic play as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will air at 8.30pm on Monday 30 May on BBC One. Watch the trailer… Maxine Peake and @RealMattLucas star in Russell T Davies’ adaptation of A … >

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Interview: Russell T Davies chats about adapting ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

As part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted A Midsummer Night’s Dream for BBC One. The 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play stars Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera (Lion In The Tent) … >

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Did ‘Cuffs’ deserve a second season?

So Cuffs, BBC One’s cop drama set in Brighton, will not be renewed for a second season. The official line (as always) is that the BBC are “proud” of the show, but they are seeking to make way for new programmes. It’ll be interesting to see what the next attempt to fill the mid-week early-evening … >

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‘Cuffs’ won’t be returning for a second season

The cast of Cuffs have revealed that BBC One’s new Brighton-based police drama has been axed after just one season. Written by Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives, Secret Diary Of A Call Girl), the “fast-paced contemporary cop show” began in October on BBC One and the eighth episode aired last night. > Buy Season 1 on … >

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‘Cuffs’ Episode 7 review: The writing is becoming more relaxed

The penultimate instalment of BBC One’s Cuffs largely centres on Eleanor Matsuura’s Donna (who could front a series all by herself). This episode begins with her being put forward for a recommendation as a result of her quick thinking in the line of fire that potentially saves the lives of three police officers, and certainly … >

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‘Cuffs’ episode guide

From Prisoners’ Wives writer Julie Gearey, Cuffs is BBC One’s new fast-paced contemporary cop show set in Brighton. Cuffs is a fresh, authentic and visceral drama that will take the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front-line policing. Adrenalized and vibrant, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. From … >

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‘Cuffs’ gallery: 8 pics from BBC One’s new Brighton cop drama

A set of new promotional photos for BBC One’s new police drama Cuffs has been released. Starring Amanda Abbington (Sherlock) and Ashley Walters (Top Boy), the eight-part series was filmed on location in Brighton, Shoreham-by-Sea and surrounding areas this summer. Written by Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives, Secret Diary Of A Call Girl), Cuffs begins at … >

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