Jimmy McGovern’s ‘Common’ trailer

BBC One has released the first trailer for Accused creator Jimmy McGovern’s new one-off film, Common. Set in the north west of England and based on the UK’s controversial Joint Enterprise Law, the 90-minute drama stars Nico Mirallegro (The Village), Daniel Mays (Ashes to Ashes), Sir Michael Gambon (Doctor Who) and Jodhi May (Strike Back). Common … >

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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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‘Quirke’ writer hoping for Series 2

Quirke writer Andrew Davies has revealed that he is uncertain whether he’ll write a second series of the new 1950s-set crime drama. Based on the books by Benjamin Black, the pseudonym of award-winning Irish writer John Banville, BBC One’s three-part drama launched last month. Davies told Radio Times: “I hope it’ll be on again [for … >

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‘Quirke’ Series 1 episode guide

Based on the books by Benjamin Black, the pseudonym of award-winning Irish writer John Banville, BBC One’s new three-part drama Quirke stars Gabriel Byrne in the title role.   Episode 1: ‘Christine Falls’ Sunday 25 May 2014, 9pm Late autumn in Dublin 1956, and city pathologist Quirke – we never get to know his Christian name … >

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‘Page Eight’ review

The dilemma of whether to serve the interests of one’s country, one’s loved ones or one’s superiors lies at the heart of David Hare’s one-off spy thriller.

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