Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in the Crown

Rumours of a prequel series to The Crown

Is Peter Morgan about to wind back the clock to the start of the Twentieth Century?  With Netflix’s award-winning royal drama The Crown about to begin its final iteration, rumours abound that the streamer wants more. The show, made by Left Bank Pictures, has focussed on the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II … >

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Magpie Murders – BritBox drops a trailer ahead of February launch

The show drops next month and we have been granted the first clues… Here at CultBox, we’ve been following the television adaptation of Magpie Murders for some time. Based on Anthony Horowitz’s 2016 best-seller, this is a high-profile show for BritBox. Known as a home for classics like Doctor Who, the streamer is now commissioning … >

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Magpie Murders — first look images for new BritBox crime adaptation

BritBox reveals first-look images for Magpie Murders adaptation BritBox has revealed a selection of initial images from the upcoming adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s acclaimed and best-selling novel Magpie Murders, which wrapped production in London, Suffolk and Ireland last month. The plot to Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, played by Lesley Manville, an editor … >

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Sherwood cast first look image

Sherwood — cast details and first-look images for new drama

We now know the Sherwood cast and have a first-look image from the BBC for the James Graham series David Morrissey leads an all-star ensemble in the six-part series also starring Joanne Froggatt, Robert Glenister, Alun Armstrong, Lesley Manville, Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Kevin Doyle, Lorraine Ashbourne, Phillip Jackson, Perry Fitzpatrick, Adam Hugill and Stephen … >

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‘Downton Abbey’ star joins cast of new ITV brothel drama ‘Harlots’

ITV has announced the commission of Harlots, a new period drama set in 18th century Georgian London. A co-production between ITV and Hulu, the eight-part series will star Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Samantha Morton (Minority Report) and Lesley Manville (River). Written by playwright and screenwriter Moira Buffini (Jane Eyre, Tamara Drewe), Harlots is described as “a brand new take on the … >

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‘River’ finale review: A more than satisfactory resolution

With so many loose strands needing to be tied up, this week’s final episode of River really needed to deliver. Luckily, BBC One’s six-part drama gave us a satisfying story and delivered more than a few shocks along the way. “You are caught in what is called a paradox, my friend. The closer you get … >

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‘River’ Episode 5 review: ‘What the hell was she up to?’

With only two episodes left, River moves all of its plot lines along speedily this week, overlapping the personal and professional relationships of everyone concerned, building anticipation for next week’s finale. Stellan Skarsgard continues to be excellent, and – despite the emotional beats of the script – the scenes where he is at his best … >

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‘River’ episode guide

Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) leads the cast of River, BBC One’s new six-part drama, as John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind. Nicola Walker (Last Tango In Halifax) and Adeel Akhtar (Utopia) star alongside Skarsgård as Detective Sergeant Jackie ‘Stevie’ Stevenson, River’s … >

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