‘Indian Summers’ has been axed by Channel 4

Channel 4 has confirmed that Indian Summers will not be returning for a third season. The period drama’s ten-part second season is currently airing on Sunday nights on Channel 4, but stiff competition from The Night Manager, Home Fires and Undercover has seen ratings fall to just 1 million viewers. Telling the story of the final years of British … >

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‘Billionaire Boy’ review: Very enjoyable, silly family fare

Based on David Walliams’ book of the same name, Billionaire Boy is the inspiring story of one man’s quest to unleash his potential to become an exceptionally terrible person with the help of a miraculous windfall – or possibly the story of one boy’s discovery that wealth isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. We … >

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‘Indian Summers’ trailer: First look at Season 2

Channel 4 has released an epic two-minute preview for the second season of Indian Summers. Ten new episodes of the period drama about the final years of British colonial rule in India began filming last June and will air on Channel 4 in early 2016. > Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon. Rachel Griffiths … >

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David Walliams adapting his ‘Billionaire Boy’ book for BBC One

BBC One has announced the cast for Billionaire Boy, the channel’s fourth dramatisation of a David Walliams book. The hour-long adaptation begins filming this week in Sheffield and Rotherham. Billionaire Boy is the story of Len, who makes a billion from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe (Elliot Sprakes) who appears … >

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Rachel Griffiths and Art Malik join ‘Indian Summers’ cast

Channel 4 has announced several additions to the cast of Indian Summers for the show’s new season. Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), Art Malik (Upstairs Downstairs), James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley), Sugandha Garg (My Name is Khan), Arjun Mathur (My Friend Pinto) and Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons) have joined the cast for Season … >

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‘Indian Summers’ Season 2 begins filming

Production has begun on the second season of Channel 4’s Indian Summers. Ten new episodes of the epic period drama about the final years of British colonial rule in India were commissioned in February. Season 2 will feature “political intrigue, terrorism, treachery, adultery and murder”, Channel 4 has revealed. Julie Walters, who plays Cynthia, commented: “I … >

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Kayvan Novak and Danny John-Jules join BBC Three comedy ‘Top Coppers’

BBC Three’s new spoof police comedy Top Coppers has started filming. Created by Cein McGillicuddy and Andy Kinnear, the six-part series stars John Kearns (winner for Best Comedy Show at Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014) and Steen Raskopoulos (nominee for Best Newcomer at Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014). Top Coppers follows the finest and weirdest detectives … >

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