Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent join BBC One’s ‘War and Peace’

Further cast additions have been revealed for BBC One’s new adaptation of War and Peace. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece by Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies, the six one-hour episodes will “bring the classic to life for a modern audience on a truly epic scale”. Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter) will appear as Prince Bolkonsky, … >

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‘The Musketeers’ Season 3 confirmed

A third season of BBC One’s The Musketeers has been announced, less than halfway into the current run. The action-adventure drama has once again been re-commissioned with financial backing from BBC Worldwide and BBC America. Season 2 continues at 9pm on Friday 13 February on BBC One. A BBC Worldwide spokesman commented: “The Musketeers has … >

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‘The Musketeers’ Season 2 Episode 4 review: ‘Emilie’

This week, the Musketeers are faced with the dangerous mystery of a young woman named Emilie (Emma Lowndes), who appears to be something of a visionary, having prophetic dreams and mobilising the people to march into Spain. Meanwhile – oh Aramis, what sort of romantic subterfuge are you playing at? It’s clear that he has … >

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‘The Musketeers’ Season 2 Episode 3 review: ‘The Good Traitor’

Once again, the Musketeers find themselves embroiled in a mess of politics and things that go boom very loudly this week, as they are tasked with recovering the daughter of a former Spanish general in exchange for the secret to a highly powerful gunpowder, which could tip the political scales of Europe very heavily in … >

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‘The Musketeers’ Season 2 Episode 2 review: ‘An Ordinary Man’

The endless danger, political machinations, and nice-looking people in fabulous historical costume continues in this week’s instalment of The Musketeers. This week, the King takes a page from a classic Pulp song, and spends an evening living like the common people, borrowing some less conspicuous garb and apparently becoming convinced that peasants spend all their … >

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BBC One’s ‘War and Peace’ adaptation cast announced

The cast has been revealed for BBC One’s epic new adaptation of War And Peace. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece by Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies, the six one-hour episodes will star James Norton (Grantchester), Paul Dano (12 Years A Slave) and Lily James (Downton Abbey). Directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders), War and … >

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