Channel 4 announces Home, a sitcom about a Syrian refugee living in the UK

Channel 4 continues to make programming decisions that other outlets would shy away from, which is a very admirable thing indeed. The UK broadcaster has just announced Home, a sitcom centred on a Syrian refugee who lives in the UK. Home is written by Rufus Jones (who you’ve probably seen on screen in W1A, Camping and/or Hunderby), who will also star in … >

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Reece Shearsmith and Sharon Rooney join BBC Two’s dark comedy ‘Stag’

BBC Two’s new comedy-thriller about the Stag weekend from hell has begun filming in Scotland. Created by Jim Field Smith (producer/director of The Wrong Mans) and George Kay (The Tunnel), Stag follows a meek schoolteacher (Jim Howick – Peep Show), his future brother-in-law (Stephen Campbell Moore – Our Zoo) and several obnoxious friends on a deer-stalking … >

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‘W1A’ Season 2 Episode 1 review

W1A, the trailers tell us: it’s not just a postcode; it’s a state of mind. They’re not wrong. Most of the pre-publicity for the BBC satire-sitcom has, inevitably, focused on the inclusion of a prescient storyline involving a Mr J. Clarkson (of which more later). But, in truth, W1A is more than just a game … >

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‘W1A’ return date confirmed for Season 2

The second season of Twenty Twelve spin-off W1A will begin later this month. The award-winning mockumentary comedy about the BBC returns with a one-hour special at 9pm on Thursday 23 April on BBC Two. > Order Season 1 on DVD on Amazon. Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, commented last year: “There’s an all-too-painful yet comedic … >

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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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