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Netflix Is Adding A Ton Of Great Movies This Week To Help You Self-Isolate

Netflix Is Adding A Ton Of Great Movies This Week To Help You Self-Isolate
Now that we’re self-isolating at home to help defeat the Covid-19 pandemic, this may be the perfect opportunity to catch up on things that have been in our Netflix watchlist for a long while.

The novel coronavirus, a mutated strand from the family of coronaviruses, originated from Wuhan, China late last year, but currently, every single country in the world is battling the outbreak. As of now, more than 714,000 people have contracted the disease and 33,617 have passed away due to severe cases of acute respiratory syndrome. In the Us alone, more than 139,000 patients have been identified and approximately 158 million people are under lockdown across all 50 states. While the ramifications of the Covid-19 may have dealt the world of economics an unprecedented blow, business models like Netflix have profited from people spending more time at home with little to do.

Now, obviously, the platform has enough TV shows and movies
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The TVLine-Up: What's Returning, New and Leaving the Week of Feb. 16

This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings.

With more than 530 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable and streaming, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the Vcr… however it is you roll.

More from TVLineNew on Netflix in FebruaryStreaming TV Renewal Scorecard: What's Returning? What's Cancelled?TV Ratings: God Friended Me, Good Girls Tie Lows; American Idol Dominates

This week,
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CNN Content Chief Amy Entelis On ‘The Windsors’, Evolving Its Docuseries Strategy & Expanding Its Universe Via HBO Max

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Harry and Meghan’s exit from the British royal family could not have come at a better time for CNN. However, it’s not just the constant news coverage that is a boon for the WarnerMedia brand but the fact that its six-part docuseries, The Windsors: Inside The Royal Dynasty, launches on February 16.

Amy Entelis, Evp, Talent and Content Development, CNN, opened up to Deadline in an extensive interview about the story behind the royal series, the company’s latest programming slate as well as opportunities to “expand its universe” through upcoming streaming service HBO Max.

The Windsors: Inside The Royal Dynasty, produced by Three Identical Strangers and Gold Rush producer Raw Television, is narrated by A Private War star Rosamund Pike. It tells the dramatic and emotional story of the British royal family from the calamity of Wallis Simpson to the tragedy of Diana and Harry and Meghan’s
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CNN Cooks Up Culinary Documentary Series With Stanley Tucci From ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Producer Raw

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CNN Cooks Up Culinary Documentary Series With Stanley Tucci From ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Producer Raw
Exclusive: Stanley Tucci is to go on a culinary adventure across Italy in CNN’s latest original series. The WarnerMedia brand has ordered Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy from Three Identical Strangers and Gold Rush producer Raw Television.

The four-part series will feature The Hunger Games star travelling across Italy on a food tour.

Tucci is a well-known fan of Italy, having spent a year living in Florence with his family in the 1970s. He co-directed and starred in Big Night, the 1996 comedy drama about two Italian immigrant brothers from Calabria who set up their own restaurant in New Jersey, and has published his own cookbooks.

The series will see Tucci travel to a number of very different regions in the country and he will also look at the history of the food, for instance, looking at how wealth and poverty impacted on the cuisine culture in Florence, Tuscany. He will also visit Rome,
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From Bran Stark to Boris Johnson: TV heroes and villains of 2019

From Game of Thrones to BBC Parliament via a fascist Emma Thompson, there were champions and tyrants aplenty on our screens this year. Here are the best – and the very worst

The royal family didn’t exactly cover itself in glory in 2019, but salvation came from a most unexpected place. Princess Anne (previously portrayed in The Windsors as a sort of terrifying vampire) turned out to be the breakout star of The Crown. Played by Erin Doherty, she was funny, sardonic and exactly the right character to counter the dreary poshos that make up the rest of her awful family – even if they did miss out the (surely intrigue-heavy) kidnap attempt against her.
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‘In Bed with Tracey Emin’: ‘The Windsor’s Morgana Robinson To Star As Controversial British Artist In Sky Comedy Drama

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Exclusive: Controversial British artist Tracey Emin is getting the urban myths treatment at Sky.

The Comcast-owned broadcaster has ordered on a comedy drama about Emin’s infamous messy bed artwork with Inside No. 9 and The Windsors star Morgana Robinson (below) playing Emin.

One-off special In Bed with Tracey Emin, which will be a surreal telling of how Emin created the infamous work of art in less than a week, will air as part of Sky’s Urban Myths strand in 2020.

The strand, which airs on Sky Arts, is gearing up for its fourth season. Previous specials have seen Gemma Arterton star as Marilyn Monroe set against the backdrop of the 1959 rom-com Some Like It Hot, Sophie Rundle play Princess Diana in a story about a night out with Freddie Mercury, and Kelly Macdonald as Princess Margaret in a comedy about her relationship with Mick Jagger. The strand’s most controversial moment,
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Michael Palin Joins Mackenzie Crook’s ‘Worzel Gummidge’ Specials

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Michael Palin Joins Mackenzie Crook’s ‘Worzel Gummidge’ Specials
Michael Palin will be The Green Man, creator of the scarecrows, in the Mackenzie Crook adaptation of “Worzel Gummidge.” The specials will be a modern retelling of the classic stories of the eponymous walking, talking scarecrow. Kew Media has landed the distribution rights and will sell the series internationally.

The Office” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Crook is writing, directing, and taking the title role in the drama, which will play on BBC One later this year in two one-hour installments. “It’s a lovely part for me, but the whole script is very memorable and touching, and very funny,” Palin said. “It quite skillfully weaves in something for everybody all the time.”

Barbara Euphan Todd wrote the Worzel Gummidge books, which were the basis for a classic British series starring Jon Pertwee in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Leopard Pictures has partnered with Treasure Trove Productions and
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Zombie Comedy ‘Zomboat!’ Sets Sail for ITV and Hulu

  • Variety
The zombie apocalypse is coming to the U.K. and will be seen on British and U.S. TV after ITV and Hulu greenlit “Zomboat!” The upcoming comedy will star Leah Brotherhead (“White Gold”), Hamza Jeetooa (“Doctor Who”), Ryan McKen (“White Dragon”), and Cara Theobold (“Downton Abbey”). It will bow on the ITV2 channel this fall and then on Hulu.

The story follows the aftermath of a zombie onslaught being unleashed on the British city of Birmingham. Sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, flee for their lives, by canal boat.

As they journey along the canal in their tightly packed living quarters, friendships develop, alliances form, arguments occur and romance blossoms. Along the way, they realize there is no escaping the problems of everyday life, even in a zombie apocalypse.

Zomboat! will be made by Noho Film & Television production, which is run by former
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Hulu & ITV2 Set Sail On Zombie Apocalypse Comedy ‘Zomboat!’

Hulu and ITV have partnered on a new zombie apocalypse comedy set on a canal boat in Birmingham, England.

The digital platform and youth skewing network ITV2 have ordered Zomboat!, a six-part comedy from ITV-owned Noho Film & Television, the company behind Prime Suspect 1973 and Channel 4 royal comedy The Windsors.

The series will launch on ITV2 this autumn and on Hulu later this year. It marks the latest collaboration between the two companies, which previously partnered on period prostitution drama Harlots.

It stars White Gold’s Leah Brotherhead, Doctor Who’s Hamza Jeetooa, White Dragon’s Ryan McKen and Downton Abbey’s Cara Theobold with Line of Duty and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’s Rochenda Sandall guest starring.

Created by The Windsors and Flack writer Adam Miller and Will Hartley, who starred on BBC1’s Tracey Breaks The News alongside Tracey Ullman, the pair write alongside Please Like Me’s Liz Doran.
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‘The Crown’s Anna Chancellor & ‘Black Mirror’s Daniel Rigby Join Second Season Of British Comedy ‘Timewasters’

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‘The Crown’s Anna Chancellor & ‘Black Mirror’s Daniel Rigby Join Second Season Of British Comedy ‘Timewasters’
The Crown’s Anna Chancellor and Black Mirror’s Daniel Rigby have joined the second season of British comedy Timewasters after ITV2 recommissioned the series.

Chancellor, who played Lady Rosse in the Netflix royal drama and also recently starred in Trust, and Rigby, who starred in Black Mirror episode The Waldo Moment, are joined in the six-part series by Javone Prince (PhoneShop) and Ellie White (The Windsors).

BAFTA-nominated comedy Timewasters, which is produced by Friday Night Dinner producer Big Talk Productions, follows a group of Londoners who are transported back to the 1950s to play in a jazz band. Original cast members including Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo and Samson Kayo.

The second season follows the band as they start a jazz club. Nick discovers that his one true love from the 1920s is alive and well and has a 32 year old son, Lauren is on a roll
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Hugh Skinner: ‘I like playing people who are crap at things’

The W1A star on embracing Abba in the Mamma Mia sequel, being mistaken for The Crown’s Matt Smith and the joy of spray tans

London-born Hugh Skinner, 33, graduated from Lamda and began his acting career in the theatre. He’s best known for his comedic TV roles as bumbling intern Will in W1A, Prince William in The Windsors, and as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s on-off boyfriend in Fleabag. He has also appeared in period dramas Poldark, Our Zoo and Harlots. This summer he plays Harry, the younger version of Colin Firth’s character, in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to the hit 2008 musical romcom that opens in cinemas on Friday.

How does it feel to play a young Colin Firth?

Doing Mamma Mia was scary full stop, so playing a young Colin Firth was even more intimidating. I just had to keep reminding myself that
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‘Skyfall’s Rory Kinnear & ‘The Crown’s John Heffernan Join Benedict Cumberbatch’s C4 Drama ‘Brexit’

‘Skyfall’s Rory Kinnear & ‘The Crown’s John Heffernan Join Benedict Cumberbatch’s C4 Drama ‘Brexit’
Skyfall star Rory Kinnear and The Crown’s John Heffernan have joined Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted drama Brexit (w/t) as the first image of the Sherlock star, without his long locks, has been unveiled.

Filming has begun on the two-hour drama special, produced by Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell’s House Productions for Channel 4.

Kinnear, who has also starred in The Imitation Game and Black Mirror stars as Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron’s Director of Communications, who was brought in to oversee the Remain campaign’s communications strategy, while Heffernan, who played John Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham in Netflix’s royal drama, stars as Matthew Elliott, political lobbyist and Chief Executive of Vote Leave.

They join Cumberbatch, who stars as Dominic Cummings, the leading strategist and Campaign Director of Vote Leave.

Elsewhere, Call The Midwife star Liz White plays Mary Wakefield, a journalist and Dominic Cummings’ wife
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Adrian Edmondson webchat – your questions answered on Rik Mayall, hate mail and what's in a Peperami

The former Young One revealed who he’d like to thwack with a frying pan, his guitar battles with heavy metal legends and what he makes of today’s sitcoms

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Thank you to everyone who took part.

Right, I'm off to hide in your hard drive and have a bloody good look at your internet history!

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usefulmirage asks:

Will your Malvolio be sympathetic or pompous?

I keep changing him. He's not a very nice man really is he? But he is badly abused. Should you abuse nasty people? I'm playing him as the kind of puritanical bastard he is. Although one line I'm trying to inject is that he is genuinely in love with Olivia and has been all his life really because she's about half his age. I think he's been holding a candle for her for ever. So like most mean-spirited people he's to be pitied.
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Win The Windsors series 1 & 2 on DVD

Outrageous satirical comedy The Windsors starring Harry Enfield arrives on DVD from 28th August. Series 1 and 2 are packaged in a two-disc set along with the Christmas special and to celebrate we have 2 copies to giveaway!

It’s the royal family as you’ve never seen them before featuring an all-star comedy cast including Enfield as Prince Charles, Haydn Gwynne as Camilla, Morgana Robinson as Pippa, Hugh Skinner as William, Louise Ford as Kate and Richard Goulding as Harry, with Katy Wix as Fergie.

The Windsors are divided: Prince Charles wants his son Will to show a more regal detachment but Wills wants to fly the air ambulance and mingle with the people. Kate is trying to find acceptance in the royal family, and Camilla alarmed at Wills and Kate’s popularity, is plotting to destroy them. Meanwhile, Harry is chasing Pippa Middleton’s famous arse, Prince Edward’s fallen on hard times,
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Wednesday’s best TV: Thronecast – War Room; Joanna Lumley’s India

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Sue Perkins convenes a meeting of Game of Thrones celebrity superfans to air their views on season seven, while the Ab Fab actress revisits Mumbai. Plus, more from Harry Enfield-led royal satire The Windsors

Channel 4’s answer to Waterloo Road – about an academy in West Yorkshire – reaches its season finale. Clearly there has been common ground with the BBC1 show, but the original setting (cows grazing on council estate verges etc) and strong characters – Jordan is a less cool, more downtrodden and believable version of Grange Hill’s Tucker Jenkins – make it a cut above. Tonight, the plot’s chickens come home to roost at an open day for parents of prospective pupils. John Robinson

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The Windsors review – you’d watch this riotous parody if you were them

Charles boasts about breaking every taboo with Camilla, while Beatrice and Eugenie steal every scene. Plus, exploring Kolkata in Joanna Lumley’s India

There’s always a danger when making drama about current affairs, I suppose: that something will change during the making of it. It happens in The Windsors on Channel 4 (even if you don’t consider The Windsors to be drama about current affairs). “You’re just jealous because she’s got real power,” says Camilla, sucking hard on a fag, to Charles. About Theresa May. Ha, real power!

She – Tm the Pm, played by Gillian Bevan – is the wicked queen of Westminster, strong perhaps but very unstable. She’s come to see Charles because, post-Brexit, no one wants to trade with Britain; she needs to woo the Chinese and may need royal assistance. Well, that still very much rings true.

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Full list of winners from BAFTA’s 2017 British Academy Television Awards

The Crown may have led the nominations going in to BAFTA’s 2017 British Academy Television Awards, but the Netflix series ended the night empty handed, losing out on Best Drama Series to Happy Valley, which also saw Sarah Lancashire named Best Leading Actress.

Damilola, Our Loved Boy also picked up two awards in Best Single Drama and Best Supporting Actress (Wunmi Mosaku), while Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) and Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) were named Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Check out a full list of winners here…

Leading actor

Adeel AkhtarMurdered By My Father (BBC3)

Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1)

Benedict CumberbatchThe Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses (BBC2)

Robbie ColtraneNational Treasure (Channel 4)

Leading actress

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Jodie ComerThirteen (BBC3)

Nikki Amuka-BirdNw (BBC1)

Sarah LancashireHappy Valley (BBC1)

Supporting actor

Daniel Mays
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The Crown leads BAFTA nominations for the 2017 British Academy Television Awards

BAFTA has today announced the nominations for the 2017 British Academy Film Awards, with Netflix’s original drama The Crown leading the pack with five nods in total for Best Drama Series, Leading Actress (Claire Foy), Supporting Actress (Vanessa Kirby) and Supporting Actor (Jared Harris and John Lithgow). There are also multiple nominations for Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Fleabag, Happy Valley and Murdered By My Father. Check out a full list of the nominations here…

Leading actor

Adeel AkhtarMurdered By My Father (BBC3)

Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1)

Benedict CumberbatchThe Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses (BBC2)

Robbie ColtraneNational Treasure (Channel 4)

Leading actress

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Jodie ComerThirteen (BBC3)

Nikki Amuka-BirdNw (BBC1)

Sarah LancashireHappy Valley (BBC1)

Supporting actor

Daniel MaysLine of Duty (BBC2)

Jared HarrisThe Crown (Netflix)

John LithgowThe Crown (Netflix)

Tom HollanderThe Night Manager
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On my radar: Hugh Skinner’s cultural highlights

The W1A and Fleabag actor on the weird humour of Julia Davis, lovely but lethal sandwiches, and Nina Simone

Hugh Skinner attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (Lamda) before beginning his career in the theatre. Since 2014 he has played the role of the useless intern Will in the BBC satire W1A; his other television roles include would-be MP Unwin Trevaunance in series two of Poldark, the protagonist’s on-off boyfriend Harry in Fleabag, and Prince William in royal spoof soap opera The Windsors. His film credits include Kill Your Friends and Les Misérables, while theatre roles include American Psycho at the Almeida, and The Trial and The Cherry Orchard at the Young Vic. The Windsors Christmas Special is on 23 December at 10pm on Channel 4.

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Morgana Robinson’s The Agency review – the laugh 2016 has been crying out for

With clever impressions of Miranda Hart and Danny Dyer, this show about a talent agency is just what we need in this strife-strewn year. Plus: spirulina-spaffing in The Retreat

Do you know what I want in this post-Brexit, Trump-elevating, reef-killing, antibiotic-resistant, strife-strewn pile of bollocks we call life? A laugh, that’s what. And God (who is dead) be praised, I got one – more than one – last night, from Morgana Robinson’s The Agency (BBC2). The mere memory of Robinson as Pippa (or rather “Puppah”, as the equally marvellous Richard Goulding as Harry had it) Middleton in The Windsors, or as Julie in Vic and Bob’s House of Fools, is enough to bring joy, but last night’s opening episode adds to my growing collection of happy Morgana moments.

Robinson plays all the clients represented by Mann Management, a talent agency run by Vincent Mann (Cavan Clerkin), in this
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