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New Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy TV Series Coming to Hulu

Kirsten Howard Jul 25, 2019

Hulu will adapt Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

So long, and thanks for all the fish! The dolphins will once again be getting the hell off this awful globe in a new adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at Hulu. Disney owns the Hitchhiker’s Guide IP, so resistance is futile - not that the author himself, who passed away in 2001, would likely have much of a problem with it springing back to life again.

Carlton Cuse is at the helm of the developing series (via Deadline). The man behind Lost, Amazon's Jack Ryan, and Netflix's upcoming comic book series, Locke & Key, has teamed up with Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs for the project.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has been a stage show, a comic, a TV series back in 1981, a video
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Win Endeavour Series 6 Boxset

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To mark the release of Endeavour Series 6 on 18th March, we’ve been given 1 copy to give away on DVD boxset.

It’s 1969, and things have taken a darker turn for the old Cowley team. With Endeavour (Shaun Evans), Thursday (Roger Allam) and the gang now scattered across Oxfordshire, it takes a series of brutal crimes – including the death of a young schoolgirl, a fatal act of sabotage, a deadly campaign of gossip and rumour in a picturesque village and a murder at the Bodleian Library – to reunite them. Now joined by former adversary Dci Ronnie Box (Simon Harrison) and his sidekick DS Alan Jago (Richard Riddell), the gang must battle crime and corruption to finally solve their greatest challenge – the truth behind George Fancy’s death.

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Endeavour: Season Seven Renewal for PBS Detective Series

Detective Morse is back on the case! ITV just announced they've renewed Endeavour for a seventh season.

The UK drama, which airs on PBS in the U.S., stars Shaun Evans as a young Detective Endeavour Morse. The cast also includes Roger Allam, Anton Lesser, Dakota Blue Richards, Sean Rigby, James Bradshaw, Caroline O’Neil, and Abigail Thaw.

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ITV Brings Back Period Detective Drama ‘Endeavour’ For Seventh Season

Endeavour Morse is back for a seventh season after the period drama starring the eponymous detective was renewed by ITV.

The British commercial broadcaster handed Mammoth Screen-produced Endeavour, which airs on PBS in the U.S., a new set of films. It is likely to return for four new episodes.

The show, which charts the early career of the young Endeavour Morse, played by Shaun Evans, alongside his mentor Di Fred Thursday, played by Roger Allam.

Creator Russell Lewis, who has penned all of the 27 Endeavour screenplays to date, continues in this role. The new series, which will air in 2020, will be set in 1970 and production will take places later this year in Oxford. Mammoth Screen’s Damien Timmer and Helen Ziegler will exec produce Lewis and Wgbh’s Rebecca Eaton. ITV Studios Global Entertainment distributes.

Lewis said, “We’re thrilled ITV has asked #TeamEndeavour to continue to add
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The Missing

Network: Starz

Episodes: 16 (hour)

Seasons: Two

TV show dates: November 15, 2014 -- April 2, 2017

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor, Tchéky Karyo, Jason Flemyng, Ken Stott, Diana Quick, Arsher Ali, Titus De Voogdt, Saïd Taghmaoui, Anastasia Hille, Oliver Hunt, Jean-François Wolff, Eric Godon, Émilie Dequenne, Anamaria Marinca, Johan Leysen, David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Jake Davies, Abigail Hardingham, Laura Fraser, and Roger Allam.

TV show description:      

This anthology TV series follows a new case with new characters in a new location each season. The story unfolds over multiple time frames simultaneously.

The first season begins when a five year-old boy named Oliver (Oliver Hunt) disappears while on holiday in France. This event starts a nearly decade-long search for his whereabouts. Viewers are taken inside the mind of the boy's
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Endeavour: Season Six Filming Begins on ITV Series

Endeavour is back on the case. Recently, ITV announced the TV show's sixth season has begun filming.

The UK drama, which airs on PBS in the U.S., stars Shaun Evans as a young Detective Endeavour Morse. The cast also includes Roger Allam, Anton Lesser, Dakota Blue Richards, Sean Rigby, James Bradshaw, Caroline O’Neil, and Abigail Thaw.

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U.K. Greenlit: ‘Bond’ Will Return in 2019, Start Filming This Year + More Production and Casting

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “Bond 25”“Bond 25” was confirmed last week, with production to begin this December and director Danny Boyle officially attached to direct. Set to open in cinemas in time for Christmas 2019, this will be the final feature with Daniel Craig as the legendary spy, ending months of speculation. Still unconfirmed is the return of Ben Whishaw as gadget expert Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Rory Kinnear as Tanner. Debbie McWilliams is the resident “Bond” CD so keep an eye on her door. “Endeavour” Critically acclaimed “Morse” prequel series “Endeavour” has been confirmed for a sixth series after an emotional ending to series five. Shaun Evans returns as the Oxford dropout turned police detector alongside his mentor,
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First look at Harry Michell's dark comedy 'Ilkley' (exclusive)

First look at Harry Michell's dark comedy 'Ilkley' (exclusive)
Independent handling sales in Cannes.

Screen can unveil an exclusive first look at Chubby Funny director Harry Michell’s upcoming comedy Ilkley.

The film, about an attempted assassination of a controversial secularist at a literary festival, stars Roger Allam (The Lady In The Van) Derek Jacobi (Tolkien) and Anna Maxwell-Martin (Philomena), alongside Harry Melling (The Lost City Of Z) and Tom Brooke (The Death Of Stalin). Vinette Robinson and Flora Spencer-Longhurst also star.

Michell (Chubby Funny) directed from a script he co-wrote with Jamie Fraser. Helen Simmons produced. The film is now in post-production after shooting in Yorkshire, UK.

Executive
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Endeavour: Season Six; TV Series Will Return But Some Cast Members Won't

Who's leaving Endeavour? RadioTimes reports some cast members will not return for season six of the ITV series.The UK drama, which airs on PBS in the U.S., stars Shaun Evans as a young Detective Endeavour Morse. The cast also includes Roger Allam, Anton Lesser, Dakota Blue Richards, Sean Rigby, James Bradshaw, Caroline O’Neil, and Abigail Thaw.Read More…
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Roger Allam, Derek Jacobi, Anna Maxwell-Martin to star in black comedy 'Ilkley' (exclusive)

Roger Allam, Derek Jacobi, Anna Maxwell-Martin to star in black comedy 'Ilkley' (exclusive)
Project is second film from Chubby Funny director Harry Michell.

Roger Allam, Derek Jacobi and Anna Maxwell-Martin will lead the cast of black comedy Ilkley, which Independent is introducing to buyers at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin.

The film is the second feature from former Screen Star of Tomorrow Harry Michell, whose debut Chubby Funny saw the director nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer Bifa in 2016.

The film is set in an idyllic Yorkshire spa town during its annual literary festival. As the world’s most controversial secularist is set to make an appearance, two hapless evangelicals are tasked with killing him. Harry Melling, Vinette Robinson and Flora Spencer-Longhurst also star.

Michell co-wrote the screenplay with Jamie Fraser and the director is reuniting with his Chubby Funny producer Helen Simmons on the project. Executive producers are Independent’s Andrew Orr, Screen Yorkshire’s Hugo Heppell, Ivy Gate Films’ Roger Le Tissier and Frances
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Endeavour series 5 episode 1 review: Muse

Gem Wheeler Feb 6, 2018

Endeavour returns for its fifth series with grisly murders, amusing developments and more romantic turmoil. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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5.1 Muse

It’s 1968, a year of political unrest and social upheaval. The assassination of Martin Luther King, reported in clipped tones on a radio broadcast at the end of this opening episode of Endeavour’s fifth series, brings a chill of foreboding from the outside world to Oxford’s tranquil streets. That peace, however, has always been deceptive. The discovery of the body of Joey Sikes (Victor Gardener) underlines the point. The boxer-turned-gangster, instantly recognised by Thursday as a bad lot, has been shot dead, but there’s a gruesome twist; a metal spike has been driven deep into his ear. This unnecessary touch suggests a
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CBeebies: the top 12 shows

Seb Patrick Nov 23, 2017

Are your kids Bing fans, or more partial to Sarah & Duck? We count down a dozen of CBeebies' finest...

There’s arguably no more important television than children’s television. Sure, you could be one of those parents who doesn’t let their child anywhere near a screen – but chances are, if you’re the kind of person to read Den of Geek, the idea of doing so would utterly horrify you.

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Besides, children can learn so much from watching television – not as a substitute for actual parenting or schooling, of course, but as an addition to it. It can be damaging to rely solely on it, to park them in front of it for several hours a day – but in healthy doses,
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Sliff 2017 Review – The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus screens as part of the 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival on Sunday, November 5 at 1 Pm at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre. Click Here for ticket information. It also screens there on Sunday, November 12 at 9:15 Pm. Click Here for ticket information for that day.

From across the pond comes a pitch black comedy set amongst the veddy, veddy upper classes. Proving that Larry David doesn’t have a monopoly in the Us as an ill-tempered cranky curmudgeon, celebrated actor/ writer Stephen Fry gives us a most unlikely screen hero, middle-aged failed poet, reviled theatre critic, and “boozehound” Ted Wallace. He’s played with swaggering bravado by Roger Allam, an actor known for his deep baritone, who has amassed a long list of supporting roles (The Queen, The Book Thief) and now proves that he’s more than ready for a leading role. After being canned from
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The Missing: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Starz?

Vulture WatchWill Alice help Julien Baptiste find Sophie? Has The Missing TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Missing season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A BBC One crime drama anthology on the Starz premium cable channel, season two of The Missing stars Tchéky Karyo, David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Jake Davies, Abigail Hardingham, Laura Fraser, and Roger Allam. In 2003, Sam (Morrissey) and Gemma Webster's (Hawes) daughter Alice went missing. Eleven years later, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and announces she is Alice (Hardingham). Her return raises suspicions throughout Eckhausen. Alice may hold vital clues to the whereabouts of another missing girl,
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The Missing: Season Three? A Spinoff Is More Likely for BBC & Starz Series

Will there be a third season of The Missing? Recently, creators Harry and Jack Williams spoke with Digital Spy about the future of the BBC TV show.The anthology drama, which airs on Starz in the U.S., follows detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) as he solves cases of missing children. The cast also includes David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Jake Davies, Abigail Hardingham, Laura Fraser, and Roger Allam.Read More…
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The Missing: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Starz?

Vulture WatchWill Alice help Julien Baptiste find Sophie? Has The Missing TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Missing season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A BBC One crime drama anthology on the Starz premium cable channel, season two of The Missing stars Tchéky Karyo, David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Jake Davies, Abigail Hardingham, Laura Fraser, and Roger Allam. In 2003, Sam (Morrissey) and Gemma Webster's (Hawes) daughter Alice went missing. Eleven years later, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and announces she is Alice (Hardingham). Her return raises suspicions throughout Eckhausen. Alice may hold vital clues to the whereabouts of another missing girl,
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Game Of Thrones season 7 episode 5 questions answered

Louisa Mellor Aug 14, 2017

If your memory of past Thrones seasons is fuzzier than you’d like, here’s a refresher on key background relevant to this week’s ep…

Warning: contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones 7.5 Eastwatch.

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As it builds towards its endgame, Game Of Thrones is now mining almost seven seasons of eventful intrigue, conspiracy and action. Plot-points disregarded for years are poping up and long-absent characters are returning to the fold. If your recall of what’s happened in seasons past isn’t as sharp as it could be, we’re here to help.

From Gendry, to Sansa’s season one letter to Robb, from Gilly’s unwitting discovery to the mystery reappearance of (hooray!
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DVD Review – The Hippopotamus (2017)

The Hippopotamus, 2017

Directed by John Jencks.

Starring Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw, Tim McInnerny, Emily Berrington, Geraldine Somerville, and Matthew Modine.

Synopsis:

Ted Wallace, a washed up, alcoholic theatre critic, is recruited by his estranged god-daughter to establish if a miracle has occurred at the ancestral home of his oldest friend, leading him on a journey of misadventure…

There aren’t many actors who can take a role tailor-made for Stephen Fry’s prosaic, upper middle class cutting wit and make it their own, but Roger Allam makes the trick work with The Hippopotamus. Adapted from Fry’s 1994 book of the same name, Allam is Ted Wallace, an embittered, middle-aged theatre critic who lives alone inside a bottle most of the time, and makes a living tearing apart poorly made drama. We see such a tirade at the beginning before Ted goes too far, ends up with the sack, and gets
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Win The Hippopotamus on Blu-ray signed by Stephen Fry

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To mark the release of The Hippopotamus on 3rd July, we’ve been given 3 Blu-ray copies, signed by Stephen Fry, to give away.

Directed by John Jencks (The Fold), the film, based on Stephen Fry’s comedy novel, tells the story of disgraced poet Ted Wallace (Roger Allam) who is summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Loganʼs (Matthew Modine & Fiona Shaw) country manor, Swafford Hall, to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings.

Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen-year-old David Logan (Tommy Knight), whose parents believe he has healing hands.

Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their son’s gift with the world. With a poet’s passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.

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Home Entertainment review: The Hippopotamus

Director: John Jencks

Starring: Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Fiona Shaw, Tommy Knight, Tim McInnerny, Russell Tovey, Emily Berrington

Stephen Fry is a national treasure in our part of the world and to a certain extent across the globe. What’s less well-known is his output as a novelist, but director John Jencks hopes to redress that with an adaptation of the author’s 1994 comedy.

Roger Allam stars as Ted, a washed-up poet who’d rather spend his time wallowing in a bath off his face on whiskey than interacting with the world around him. He is the hippo of the title, roaming around with an ungainly wit. This behaviour threatens to ruin him once and for all after he gets verbal at the theatre in the process of writing a review for a pretentious show. Dumped by his employers, he is unexpectedly picked up by Jane (Emily Berrington), a terminally
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