‘The Casual Vacancy’ Episode 3 review

With the parish council election looming over Pagford, it’s too close to call between mummy’s boy Miles Mollison and wheezing Colin Wall. In the end Miles wins the coveted chair and no time is wasted on the vote on the fate of Sweetlove House. As newly elected Miles raises his hand in favour of the … >

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‘The Casual Vacancy’ Episode 2 review

In not so sleepy Pagford, Barry’s body is hardly in the ground and his ghost is causing havoc amongst the council candidates. As tensions rise and suspicion breeds paranoia, we discover that the voice from the grave is actually that of ‘Arf’ Price (it really is the quiet ones you have to watch). At last … >

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‘The Casual Vacancy’ Episode 1 review

Being invited in to a world conjured up by the literary superstar J.K. Rowling was always going to be an event and we’ve been anticipating Sarah Phelps’ adaptation of The Casual Vacancy with excitement and gusto. And so we delved down the rabbit hole into the quaint English town of Pagford, where not everything was … >

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10 things we learned from the press launch for ‘The Casual Vacancy’

A press launch for BBC One’s upcoming adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy was held in London last week. Based on the Harry Potter author’s global bestseller, the three-part mini-series begins at 9pm on Sunday 15 February on BBC One. The Casual Vacancy is adapted for TV by Sarah Phelps (The Crimson Field) and stars … >

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10 more actors we’d love to see in ‘Doctor Who’

Following our recent wishlist of British acting legends that are overdue a guest spot in Doctor Who, here are ten more thespians we’d love to appear in the show.   Dame Angela Lansbury Question: compelling though Michelle Gomez was as the (ahem) Master of the Nethersphere, why couldn’t space have been made for giving her … >

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J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ trailer

The first trailer for BBC One’s upcoming adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy has been unveiled. Based on the Harry Potter author’s global bestseller, the three-part mini-series begins at 9pm on Sunday 15 February on BBC One. Watch the trailer… The Casual Vacancy is adapted for TV by Sarah Phelps (The Crimson Field) and stars … >

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BBC One confirms ‘The Casual Vacancy’ start date

BBC One’s adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy will launch later this month. Based on the Harry Potter author’s global bestseller, the three-part mini-series begins at 9pm on Sunday 15 February on BBC One. The Casual Vacancy is adapted for TV by Sarah Phelps (The Crimson Field) and stars Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Julia McKenzie … >

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Keeley Hawes cast in BBC One’s adaptation of JK Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’

Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) will lead the cast of The Casual Vacancy, BBC One’s upcoming mini-series based on JK Rowling’s novel. Other confirmed cast members includes Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie and Abigail Lawrie. Gambon will play Howard Mollison, owner of the Pagford delicatessen, with Julia McKenzie (Shirley … >

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