Years and Years: Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear and more join Russell T Davies drama

Following the huge success of A Very English Scandal Russell T Davies is penning a new futuristic drama, Years and Years – starring Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear and a bunch more stars… Years and Years will be a limited six-part series and take place in a future vision of UK. As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological … >

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‘Sherlock’ writer Mark Gatiss directing ‘Queers’ monologues for BBC Four

BBC Four has announced a series of all-star monologues as part of the BBC’s Gay Britannia season this summer. Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who), Queers will feature Ben Whishaw, Alan Cumming, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead each delivering a 15-minute monologue. The eight episodes will … >

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What are the cast of ‘Being Human’ doing now?

Between 2009 and 2013, supernatural drama Being Human was the jewel in BBC Three’s crown, being nominated for two BAFTAs and launching the careers of its young and upcoming cast. The series saw two sets of main characters – a vampire, a werewolf (or two) and a ghost – as well as numerous guest characters … >

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Toby Whithouse on possibility of ‘Being Human’ return

Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has revealed that he’d only bring back the show if he had a “stunning and revolutionary idea”. The supernatural comedy-drama launched on BBC Three in 2008 and the fifth season concluded in 2013. Whithouse told BBC Writersroom: “We all know shows that have outstayed their welcome, or been cynically resurrected. … >

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‘Banished’ finale review

The final episode of Banished delivered an emotional punch as the show went out with a howling bang rather than a whimper. Honour and virtue were the watchwords as Mrs Johnson realised she had been duped, Tommy met his end, Captain Collins engaged in some soul searching and the authorities struggle to keep control of … >

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‘Banished’ episode guide

Banished is BBC Two’s new convicts drama from Accused writer Jimmy McGovern. From the makers of Top Of The Lake, the seven-part series stars Myanna Buring (Ripper Street), Russell Tovey (Being Human) and Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Hour). > Order Banished on DVD on Amazon. The cast also includes David Wenham (Top Of The Lake), Joseph … >

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‘Banished’ Episode 6 review

This week’s episode saw Banished finally hit its stride. For the first time really, the full episode was packed with dramatic tension and intrigue. There were still issues involving some poorly written dialogue and some questionable character choices – Catherine’s volte face where her feelings for Major Ross were concerned felt unconvincing. If admitting that … >

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‘Banished’ Episode 5 review

After a somewhat frustrating wait, this week’s episode finally delivered some of the drama and tension that previous instalments have only hinted at, and yet three dimensional characterisation and a sense of consequence were still vexingly absent. The episode opened with Freeman contemplating his new life in the pay of the Governor. His fellow convicts … >

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