All posts tagged 'Red Planet Pictures'

Red Planet Pictures & ITV Announce Devin Doyle As Red Planet Prize Winner

Red Planet Pictures and ITV have announced Dublin-based Devin Doyle as the winner of this year's Red Planet Prize - the talent discovery initiative that was launched by Tony Jordan's indie a decade ago to find writers that can create fresh, original and inspiring popular dram. As the winner, Doyle will get a script commission and development opportunities with ITV for his family drama Devoted Wife And Mother. It tells the story of a woman whose life is turned upside down when her debt dealing husband is kidnapped with a 500k ransom deadline for 5pm that day.

Danny John-Jules To Exit BBC One’s ‘Death In Paradise’, Shyko Amos Set As New Series Regular

BBC One and Red Planet Pictures are shaking up the cast of Death In Paradise. Original cast member Danny John-Jules, who plays Officer Dwayne Myers, is exiting the Caribbean-set murder mystery drama after seven seasons. Additionally, Shyko Amos (A Very English Scandal) is joining the cast as a series regular for season eight.

Jaime Winstone, Samantha Spiro Among Quartet Of Actresses To Play Barbara Windsor In BBC Biopic ‘Babs’

winstone-spiroBBC One's Barbara Windsor biopic is starting to take shape. Jaime Winstone (After Hours) and Samantha Spiro (Game Of Thrones) have been set to play Windsor in Babs. In total there will be four actresses tackling the role in the 90 minute drama from Death In Paradise executive producer Tony Jordan. Winstone will play a 20-30 year old Barbara, while Spiro will play her in her 50s. Two child actors will play her at a younger age.

Sky1 Sets Premiere Date For ‘Hooten & The Lady’

Sky1's Relic Hunter-like action series Hooten & The Lady, starring Michael Landes (CSI) and Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary), will premiere on Friday September 16th at 9pm, it has been announced.

Channel 5 Orders SAS Factual Series From Red Planet Pictures

Channel 5 - New LogoChannel 5 has ordered Secrets Of The SAS: In Their Own Words, a four part factual series about the UK's elite special forces group, from Tony Jordan's independent production company Red Planet Pictures, TVWise has learned.