‘Wolf Hall’ Episode 4 review: ‘The Devil’s Spit’

It wasn’t meant to be like this. When you’re the king of England in 1533, you should be confident in your belief that your throne is appointed by a God who will provide you with a brood of strapping sons to strengthen the family line. When you’re instead presented with a possibly illegitimate daughter and … >

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‘Wolf Hall’ Episode 3 review: ‘Anna Regina’

We’re halfway through BBC Two’s six-part series now, and it’s time for Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) to get his Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on. He’s bursting through doors, slamming people up against the wall, stomping through brothels, threatening to bash Thomas More’s head into the cobbles. It’s not as if Wolf Hall has … >

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‘Wolf Hall’ Episode 2 review: ‘Entirely Beloved’

We’re into the second week, and deeper into the corridors of power of Wolf Hall, as more and more people are beginning to notice that young buck Cromwell, who is attempting to change the opinion of the royal court. Now less Jim Dale in Carry On Columbus, more a young Robert Lindsay, stomping the streets … >

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‘Wolf Hall’ Episode 1 review: ‘Three Card Trick’

Hilary Mantel’s pair of bestsellers, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies have been conflated into a new six-part drama for BBC Two. ‘Sumptuous’ is a somewhat overused phrase for these sorts of things, but it’s a fair description of at least this first episode, ‘Three Card Trick’, which introduces us to Thomas Cromwell at … >

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Anna Friel’s US thriller ‘Odyssey’ to air on BBC Two

BBC Two will air NBC’s new action thriller Odyssey in the UK. The conspiracy drama series begins in the US in April and is created by writer-director Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy, Dirty Sexy Money) with writers Adam Armus and Kay Foster (The Following). Set in the murky shadows of contemporary global politics, Odyssey stars Anna … >

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‘Wolf Hall’ preview

Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Wolf Hall is a historical book steeped in intrigue and gritty, dark drama. A page-turner based in the difficult, relentless world of Tudor politics, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy screenwriter Peter Straughan’s new six-part adaptation takes well-known elements and figures from history and casts them in a new light. In December 2013, the … >

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‘Wolf Hall’ start date confirmed

BBC Two’s epic new drama series Wolf Hall will begin later this month. The six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels stars Homeland‘s Damian Lewis as Henry VIII alongside Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Claire Foy (The Promise) as Anne Boleyn. Wolf Hall begins at 9pm on Wednesday 21 January on BBC Two. … >

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‘Wolf Hall’ trailer

The first trailer has been released for BBC Two’s epic new drama series Wolf Hall. Written by Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), the six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels stars Homeland‘s Damian Lewis as Henry VIII. Also featuring Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Claire Foy (The Promise) as Anne Boleyn, Wolf … >

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5 life lessons we’ve learnt from 2014’s TV shows

The thought of a compelling TV series that grips us by the gut from the offset is just as appealing as going to the cinema. An increasing number of people are channelling their downtime through the medium of the monthly (credit card only) subscription service Netflix or revelling in old-school physical box sets themselves for … >

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Channel 4 confirms ‘Homeland’ Season 4 UK start date

The fourth season of Homeland will begin in the UK later this month. The US political thriller returns to Channel 4 on Sunday 12 October, with Carrie (Claire Danes) working as a case officer in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Season 4 features Merlin actor Bradley James and Spooks actor Raza Jaffrey. Other new cast members include … >

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