Matthew Macfadyen and Romola Garai join ITV’s Winston Churchill drama

ITV has announced further casting for their new one-off drama about Sir Winston Churchill set in the 1950s. Churchill’s Secret is based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book, The Churchill Secret: KBO, and adapted by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island). Joining the previously announced Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) as Churchill and Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) as Clementine … >

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Michael Gambon to play Winston Churchill in new ITV drama

ITV has commissioned a new one-off drama about Sir Winston Churchill set in the 1950s. Churchill’s Secret will star Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) as Churchill and Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) as Clementine Churchill. The feature-length film is based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book, The Churchill Secret: KBO, and adapted by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island). ITV’s … >

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Win ‘Fortitude’ Season 1 on Blu-ray!

Fortitude is the incredible new dark drama series, set in a remote Arctic town where the existence is shattered after a shocking murder. Prepare to brave the cold as Season 1 comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD on Monday 1 June. To celebrate the release, we’ve got Blu-rays to give away to three of our Twitter … >

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‘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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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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Jimmy McGovern’s ‘Common’ preview

In the TV drama landscape, not every drama can be as genre-busting as, say, Line of Duty or Happy Valley. The surer commissions are those which guarantee sofa-grabbing returns – where resilience of format, and potential for re-commission, matter more than the moral or emotional challenging of the viewer. Which is why a writer with … >

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