‘Poldark’ Episode 4 review

Roll those Easter Eggs under the bed, put your clocks back an hour, then drag your decorations from the attic – and oh, someone wake 18th century warble-wrangler Noddy Holder from his enchanted slumber – because it’s CHRIIIIIIISTMAAAAAS! The festive season comes to Sunday night’s most hashtaggable drama (#takethatshirtoff), and while you may be thinking … >

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‘Poldark’ Episode 3 review

No time for verbal innuendo this week: Poldark’s getting straight down to business. Ross Poldark’s Kickstarter copper mine is finally up and running, take that, Margaret Thatcher. What’s that? The Iron Lady won’t be born for another one hundred and forty years? Typical sneaky Westminster tactics. Against the sneers of the bankers, Ross is defiantly … >

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‘Poldark’ Episode 2 review

After a galloping introductory episode, Poldark week 2 settles into the glamorous cantering pace that you sense the series will likely continue to take. And that’s great. This is Sunday night on BBC One, not a bedtime Netflix queue, and Poldark isn’t something to be binged on, it’s a glass of port: you don’t neck … >

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‘Poldark’ Episode 1 review

Hold on to your cocoa. Sunday nights just put on a tricorn hat and got sexy. Or perhaps ‘sexy’ isn’t the right word. Barring an almost Carry On reference to rural copulation, there’s no hint of carnality, yet Poldark is a drama which radiates an irresistible hormonal power through every glance across the salty Cornish … >

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‘Mr Holmes’ trailer: Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

The first trailer for Ian McKellen’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie has been unveiled. Set in 1947, Mr Holmes sees the X-Men star play Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s private detective at the age of 93. Based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, the film is directed by Bill Condon and will … >

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‘Poldark’ first trailer: Aidan Turner in BBC One’s new adaptation

The first trailer for BBC One’s new adaptation of Winston Graham’s acclaimed Poldark saga has been released. Set in 18th century Cornwall, the eight-part series stars Aidan Turner (Being Human) as Ross. The cast also includes Eleanor Tomlinson (The White Queen), Heida Reed (Silent Witness), Jack Farthing (Blandings), Kyle Solder (Anna Karenina), Warren Clarke (Red … >

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‘Mr Holmes’ first look: Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

Ian McKellen has revealed the first photo from his upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie. Set in 1947, Mr Holmes sees the X-Men star play Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s private detective at the age of 93. Based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, the film is directed by Bill Condon and will … >

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Top 5 ‘Sherlock’ villains

Over their time spent together in BBC One’s detective drama, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson have faced a number of threats to themselves and those close to them. They have confronted criminals of all kinds, from dangerous organisations to foes hiding in plain sight. > Buy the complete Season 1-3 boxset on Amazon. Here we … >

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‘New Tricks’ Season 11 episode guide

New Tricks returns this autumn for a new 10-part season. Tamzin Outhwaite (Sasha Miller) and Nicholas Lyndhurst (Dan Griffin), who were introduced at the end of Season 10, join Denis Lawson (Steve McAndrew) and Dennis Waterman (Gerry Standing) as the team of retired ex-coppers reinvestigating the Met’s unsolved crimes. Guest stars in Season 11 include … >

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Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett working on Radio 4 dramatisation of ‘Good Omens’

BBC Radio 4 has announced that authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett will be creating a new dramatisation of their co-penned cult-classic, Good Omens, for the station. The audio drama will star Colin Morgan (Merlin) as Newton Pulsifer, Josie Lawrence (EastEnders) as Agnes Nutter and Paterson Joseph (Peep Show) as Famine, with Mark Heap (Spaced) … >

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