‘Hooten and the Lady’ review: ‘Merlin’s Angel Coulby guest stars in Episode 3

After their Roman holiday, this week’s escapade begins with our heroes working together from the beginning, with Hooten (Michael Landes) ostensibly on the British Museum payroll as Lady Alex (Ophelia Lovibond) attempts to uncover the tomb of Alexander the Great. While she is making a presentation to the authorities in Alexandria, seeking permission to dig … >

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‘Hooten and the Lady’ Episode 1 review: Sky1’s adventure drama is fast and funny

Promising action, adventure and a simmering slice of unresolved sexual tension, Sky1’s new series has arrived to enliven your Friday nights teaming up Michael Landes (Upstairs Downstairs) with Ophelia Lovibond (W1A, Elementary). This first episode wastes little time setting the scene; suffice to know that Alexandra Lindo-Parker, the Lady, is a conservator at the British … >

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‘The Musketeers’ star leads cast of J.K. Rowling’s new BBC One drama

Tom Burke has been cast as Cormoran Strike in BBC One’s major new series based on J.K. Rowling’s crime novels. The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm and Career Of Evil, which were written under Rowling’s pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, will be produced as three separate event dramas. The seven episodes – one 3-part story and two 2-part stories – will begin filming in London … >

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Kim Cattrall and Toby Jones to star in BBC One’s new Agatha Christie adaptation

Filming begins in Liverpool today on The Witness For The Prosecution, from the makers of last year’s hit And Then There Were None. Writer Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None, The Casual Vacancy) and director Julian Jarrold (The Crown, Appropriate Adult) will adapt Agatha Christie’s 23-page short story as for BBC One. Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion), Kim Cattrall … >

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‘Hooten and the Lady’ gallery: 9 pics from ‘Hustle’ creator’s new adventure drama

Sky1 has released a set of promotional photos from Hustle creator Tony Jordan’s new drama series, Hooten and The Lady. From the makers of Death In Paradise and Dickensian, the eight hour-long episodes follow the nail-biting escapades of maverick adventurer Hooten (Michael Landes), who teams up with fearless historical expert Lady Alexandra (Ophelia Lovibond) to … >

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BBC One to adapt Agatha Christie’s ‘The Witness For The Prosecution’

The makers of last year’s hit And Then There Were None are reuniting to adapt another classic Agatha Christie story. Writer Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None, The Casual Vacancy) and director Julian Jarrold (The Crown, Appropriate Adult) will adapt The Witness For The Prosecution as a two-part drama for BBC One with Mammoth Screen (And Then There Were None, Poldark) and Agatha Christie Productions (And … >

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Sky1 announces cast for adventure drama ‘Hooten and the Lady’

Michael Landes (Love Soup) and Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy) will lead the cast of Sky1’s Hooten and The Lady. An original drama commission for Sky1, Hooten and The Lady sees Hustle creator Tony Jordan head up a writing team which includes co-creators James Payne, Sarah Phelps, Jeff Povey and Richard Zajdlic. Showrunner Tony … >

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JK Rowling bringing ‘The Cormoran Strike Mysteries’ to BBC One

BBC One has announced new adaptations of Robert Galbraith’s best-selling novels The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. From the makers of The Casual Vacancy, the series is set in modern London and will bring “one of the most memorable detective duos of modern times” to television. The Cormoran Strike Mysteries will be executive produced by … >

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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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