Tag: bbc

China Mieville's THE CITY AND THE CITY Coming To The BBC

Big news for fans of speculative fiction with word that David Morrissey has signed on as the lead in a long gestating adaptation of China Mieville's The City And The City for the BBC. Mieville is an absolute titan in...

Gaiman And Pratchett's GOOD OMENS Coming To Amazon

Oh, it's good news here for scifi-fantasy fans with word reaking this morning that author Neil Gaiman is on board as an executive producer for an adaptation of Good Omens - the apocalyptic comedy he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett -...

Hey Australia! Win HINTERLAND Seasons 1 & 2 On DVD!

To celebrate the Australian release of the BBC series Hinterland 2 on home video, RLJ Entertainment is giving local readers the chance to win one of THREE sets of both Seasons 1 & 2 of the series on DVD!  ...

Hey Australia! Win MURDER: THE COMPLETE SERIES On DVD!

To celebrate the Australian release of BBC’s BAFTA-winning series, Murder: The Complete Series on home video, RLJ Entertainment is giving local readers the chance to win one of FIVE copies of the series on DVD!   Here’s a description of...

LUTHER Returns With Trailer For New Episodes!

All due apologies to The Wire - which in this case amounts to none - but if you've not yet experienced Luther then you've not yet experienced Idris Elba at his peak powers. The UK crime series is simply one...

Pullman's HIS DARK MATERIALS Heads To BBC One

In yet another move proving that home screens are where it's at for ambitious projects these days, The BBC announced today that New Line Cinema and Doctor Who production company Bad Wolf will begin developing with Scholastic and author Philip...

DOCTOR WHO Returns In September, Why Does He Have A Guitar? Check The New Series Trailer Now.

Peter Capaldi returns as crusty old man Doctor Who in September and he's bringing along Missy and Clara with him according to the brand new trailer for the upcoming ninth series of the classic show. Also, he's showcasing his guitar...

New-School SHERLOCK Gets An Old-School Special. Take A Look At The First Scene!

It's tough times at the BBC these days, with major budget cuts leading to a thousand person layoff and rumblings of more changes in the works. And so, perhaps in the name of generating some positive attention for a change,...

Review: Wicked And Witty INSIDE NO.9 Brings Innovation to Television Comedy

The apocalyptic prophecies about the impending doom of television did not materialise and serialized (television) fiction blossoms thanks to alternative distribution channels. Apart from the technological upgrade to hybrid television and the enhancement of consumerĀ“s interactivity and transmediality, the...

Benedict Cumberbatch And Martin Freeman Shooting Victorian Era SHERLOCK Special For BBC

The BBC is cooking up something special for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson that should please fans of their monster hit modern-day series Sherlock and Conan Doyle purists who prefer their crime fighting rooted firmly in 19th Century...

The Trailer For Matt Lucas' POMPIDOU Will Make You Want To Stab Out Your Eyes

Hands up everyone who remembers when Matt Lucas was funny. And I don't just mean a little bit funny ... during the first couple seasons of Little Britain, Lucas was arguably one of the funniest men on the planet. But...

Hey England! Watch Your Nation's First Ever Sci-fi Film A MESSAGE FROM MARS

Here is something very cool for British sci-fi fans to look forward to next week. On Friday, December 12th, Britain's first ever sci-fi film A Message From Mars will be made available to watch online thanks to a collaboration between...

What Remake? More Of The Original LUTHER On The Way ...

Never say never, right? Ever since the most recent episodes of Idris Elba starring UK crime drama Luther aired on the BBC official word has been consistent: There may be a Luther feature, there may be a spinoff devoted to...

Fox Developing US Remake Of BBC Cop Drama LUTHER, But Who Will Play The Title Role?

Can there really be Luther without Idris Elba? That's the only question that really matters in response to word that Fox is developing a remake of the hit BBC cop thriller with series creator Neil Cross currently writing a US...

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E05, TIME HEIST (Or, The Doctor Finds The Time To Rob A Bank)

On the surface, there's so much about "Time Heist" that should be loads of fun. Doctor Who and time travelling bank robbery shenanigans seems like such a perfect fit that it had me wondering if the show's taken on this concept...

DOCTOR WHO, With Peter Capaldi, Gets A New Teaser, And A Premiere Date

Often keeping their cards right smack dab to their chest when it comes to things Doctor Who, the folks at BBC and BBC America have revealed the premiere date for series/season 8, starring The Thick Of It's Peter Capaldi as...

International TV Roundup: A Quality Quartet From The BBC In 2014

While the bulk of our coverage here at Twitch is dominantly film related we do love a good bit of TV, particularly when the TV in question is ... well ... good. And though the year is early it is...

TV Beat: GETTING ON, HBO's Newest Brit Adaptation, Strains Too Hard For Humor

Fecal matter! Ha, ha!! Asian person speaking Asian language! Ha, ha!! Right up front, Getting On, HBO's adaptation of the BBC series of the same name, establishes itself as something in which I have little to no interest. Poop humor...

SHERLOCK: Check The First Image From The Third Series

John looks sad. Sherlock looks stern. And that, friends, is what we can glean from the first official image of Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch from the upcoming third series of Sherlock. Also, there is the reassurance in knowing that...

Bertie Carvel And Eddie Marsan Are JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL

Those who have already read Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell are already fully aware that the novel is arguably a modern classic of speculative fiction, a magic-infused alternate history of England that stands with the very finest works...