Channel 4 to celebrate 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth

Channel 4 has ordered a one-off film celebrating Roald Dahl’s 10 best-selling children’s books, hosted by David Walliams. The 90-minute special will bring together a host of stars to mark the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth, including Stephen Spielberg, Julie Walters, Richard Curtis, Mackenzie Crook, Jarvis Cocker, Johnny Vegas, Jessica Hynes and Miriam Margolyes. Roald Dahl’s Most Marvellous Book will climax with the nation … >

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Win ‘Indian Summers’ box sets!

Following the huge success of its first season, Channel 4’s lavish period drama Indian Summers recently returned for a sumptuous second season. To celebrate the DVD release of Season 2 and the complete Season 1-2 box set on Monday 16 May from RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn Label, we’ve got a complete Season 1-2 box set to give away to one of our Twitter followers! > … >

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‘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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Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters lead cast of Channel 4’s ‘National Treasure’

Channel 4 has announced the cast for National Treasure, a new drama from This is England ‘90 writer Jack Thorne. Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters and Andrea Riseborough will star in the four-part series, which is directed by Marc Munden (Utopia). “A timely exploration of truth, memory, trust and family,” National Treasure will examine “the impact, … >

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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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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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‘Indian Summers’ Season 1 episode guide

Channel 4’s epic new ten-part period drama tells the story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India. Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, Indian Summers stars Julie Walters (Harry Potter), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners), Jemima West (The Borgias), Nikesh Patel (Bedlam), … >

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‘Indian Summers’ Episode 8 review

‘Chin up’, Cynthia Coffin (Julie Walters) remarks sagely. ‘Final furlong.’ Perhaps she’s seen the episode guide: only two parts of Indian Summers left, and most of the characters are finally showing their hand, or at least displaying their loyalties. Certainly, things are getting a bit strained between her and Ralph, who can’t hold a conversation … >

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