Life on Mars promo shot with Phillip Glenister, John Simm and Liz White

Life on Mars – sequel series Lazarus has been scrapped

Lazarus would have reunited Gene Hunt and Sam Tyler, but it hit insurmountable financial hurdles.  A proposed follow-on series to the BBC’s terrific Life on Mars have been in the works for a number of years. The original show burst onto our screens in 2006, mysteriously transporting the modern day police officer Sam Tyler (John … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – February 2022

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast Roundup for February 2022.  Our favourite podcasts this month in the worlds of film and tv have included, in no particular order… The Two Shot Podcast, S9 Ep11 – Arthur Darvill Craig Parkinson speaks to Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow). The wide-ranging conversation takes in his … >

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Grace renewed

Grace renewed – at least more series for John Simm as the Brighton based detective

Grace is renewed — ITV commissions a second series of the contemporary detective drama  ITV is having a good year (so far) for detective drama, and Grace has proven to be no exception to this trend. Adapted by Russell Lewis from bestselling author Peter James’ award winning novels, John Simm will return as Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace in three … >

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Grace starring John Simm — everything you need to know

ITV has released extensive details for new detective drama Grace starring John Simm alongside Richie Campbell Set in Brighton (and filmed during 2020), Grace is a two-hour detective drama adapted from the Peter James novel Dead Simple. It stars John Simms as Roy Grace, a hard working police officer dedicated to the job. The drama opens with Grace’s … >

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Masterful (Limited Edition): Doctor Who audio review

Masterful celebrates the Doctor’s best enemy on the fiftieth anniversary of the character’s onscreen debut. An eight-disc collection, it contains the eponymous full-cast drama as well as two short trips and a longer narrated tale. The headline story also features the audio debut of John Simm’s “Harold Saxon” incarnation. Masterful A three-disc, full-cast epic, Masterful … >

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John Simm would “absolutely consider” returning to Doctor Who

In an interview with the Metro, John Simm was asked if he might play opposite Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who. He gave an encouraging anwer: “I’ve no idea but if they asked me I’d absolutely consider it because she’s fantastic. It’s always a pleasure and a joy to go back and do that show and … >

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John Simm in White Dragon

John Simm headlines ITV’s new conspiracy thriller

An impressive cast has been sent to Hong Kong to commence filming on ITV’s upcoming conspiracy thriller, White Dragon. The drama comes from the pens of Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood, and Amazon Prime is co-funding this one. The cast for the show features John Simm, Anthony Wong, Emilia Fox, Tim McInnerny, Anthony Hayes, Raquel … >

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