By Patrick Munn | December 6, 2019 - 4:25 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 and Australian broadcaster Network 10 - both of whom are now sister networks following the ViacomCBS merger - have teamed up for Breathless, a new four-part miniseries starring Charlie Brooks (EastEnders) and Brett Tucker (Station 19). Breathless tells the story of a British woman and her husband, who are seeking a fresh start in Australia after infidelity rocks their marriage. That’s the plan until they hire a young local nanny who isn’t as innocent as she appears and there are deadly consequences.
By Patrick Munn | November 28, 2019 - 12:02 pm | No Comments
Ben Frow is getting a promotion. Channel 5's Director of Programmes has been promoted to Director of Programming for Viacom International Media Networks' UK operations. The promotion sees Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Network added to his remit.
By Patrick Munn | November 18, 2019 - 1:42 pm | No Comments
Emily Reid (Curfew, Belgravia), Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders, The Fall), Catherine Walker (Shetland, Versailles) and Eleanor Methven (Little Women, Derry Girls) have been tapped to star in Channel 5's four-part drama The Deceived. The Deceived is described as having as "sinister narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal". It follows English student Ophelia, who falls in love with her married lecturer, seeing in him all the answers to her needs.
By Patrick Munn | November 15, 2019 - 1:48 pm | No Comments
Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle), Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty), Tallulah Greive (Millie In Between), Nico Mirallegro (The Village), Art Malik (The Woman In White) and Wanda Ventham (Only Fools And Horses) have been cast in Penance, Channel 5's three-part drama based on Kate O’Riordan's novel of the same name.
By Patrick Munn | November 6, 2019 - 11:03 am | No Comments
Dame Diana Rigg (Game Of Thrones, The Avengers), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Ripper Street) and Nigel Havers (Chariots Of Fire, Coronation Street) have joined the cast of Channel 5's All Creatures Great And Small.
By Patrick Munn | October 14, 2019 - 4:42 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has found a new Agatha Christie. Lyndsey Marshal (Rome, Hanna) has been tapped to play the famous author in Agatha And The Curse Of Ishtar, the second entry in Channel 5's series of Agatha And The... films. She replaces Ruth Bradley (Humans) who played Christie in the first film, Agatha And The Truth Of Murder.