By Patrick Munn | October 9, 2019 - 6:20 pm | No Comments
Casualty is losing Duffy for good. Cathy Shipton, who has played Lisa ‘Duffy’ Duffin since the pilot in 1986, is exiting the BBC Studios produced series. She is one of the show's longest running cast members. While Duffy has come and gone in the Emergency Department throughout the years, this will be the character's final departure. Cathy's final appearance as Duffy will air in 2020.
By Patrick Munn | September 23, 2019 - 2:54 pm | No Comments
Chris Geere (You're The Worst, Modern Family), Will Arnett (BoJack Horseman, Arrested Development), Shaquille Ali-Yebuah (The Feed, The Children Act), Jack McMullen (The Souvenir, Ford v Ferrari), Jake Short (SuperCool, This Is the Year), Paolo Sassanelli (The Teacher, Inspector Coliandro) and Theo Barklem Biggs (Sliced, White Gold) are set to star in BBC Two's comedy series The First Team (formerly known as Afternoons).
By Patrick Munn | September 9, 2019 - 9:28 pm | No Comments
Newcomer Yasmin Kaur Barn has joined the cast of BBC One's daytime drama series Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators as a series regular for its just ordered third season. She will play PC Viola Deacon, a 20-something friend of Sebastian with boundless, puppy-like enthusiasm. Back in 2016, Yasmin Kaur Barn was cast as one of the leads in Fox's pilot Recon, which ultimately did no go to series. She has also appeared in an episode of BBC Three's Man Like Mobeen.
By Patrick Munn | September 9, 2019 - 8:33 pm | No Comments
After a five year break, Hugo Speer (The Musketeers) is returning to Father Brown. The actor, most recently seen on BBC One in U.S. acquisition London Kills, is set to reprise his role as Chief Inspector Valentine in the show's just announced eighth season. He last appeared in Father Brown's season two premiere back in 2014. Fan favourites Alex Price (Penny Dreadful) and Nancy Carroll (Prime Suspect 1973) are also returning for season eight and will be reprising their roles as Sid Carter and Lady Felicia, respectively.
By Patrick Munn | September 9, 2019 - 4:47 pm | No Comments
BBC One is sticking with two of its daytime dramas. The BBC's flagship channel has renewed Father Brown and Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators for an additional two seasons. Father Brown will return for an eighth and ninth season, while Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators will be back for a third and fourth season. Said seasons will each consist of ten episodes.
By Patrick Munn | September 2, 2019 - 10:54 am | No Comments
Babou Ceesay (Dark Mon£y, National Treasure) and Eve Myles (Keeping Faith, Broadchurch) have been tapped to star in We Hunt Together, Alibi's six episode cat and mouse thriller from Cheat scribe Gaby Hull and BBC Studios.
By Patrick Munn | August 29, 2019 - 6:50 pm | No Comments
BBC Studios and Anton have co-commissioned Cheaters, an eighteen episode short-form series from Misfits and The End of the F***ing World indie Clerkenwell Films. It is is eyed as a returnable series and each episode will run ten minutes.
By Patrick Munn | August 19, 2019 - 10:18 am | No Comments
BBC Two drama MotherFatherSon will not be returning for a second season. News of this broke over the weekend, but sources are telling me that, contrary to other reports, the show was not axed due to poor ratings, but was instead designed to run a single season.