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Radio | Cabin Pressure

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Cabin Pressure is a radio situation comedy series written by John Finnemore. Its first series was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008. The show follows the exploits of the oddball crew of the single aeroplane owned by “MJN Air” as they are chartered to take all manner of items, people or animals across the world. The show stars Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch and John Finnemore.

Critical reception to the series was positive and three series have currently been produced, the most recent broadcast in July, 2011, along with a special 2010 Christmas Day episode. Cabin Pressure will return for a fourth series in 2012. The theme tune of the series is the Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka.

As part of her last divorce settlement, Carolyn Knapp-Shappey (Stephanie Cole) received a mid-size jet aeroplane named “Gertie” (a “Lockheed McDonnell 312”, registration G-ERTI). As a result, she founds her very own single plane charter airline, “MJN Air” (“My Jet Now”), which is crewed by an oddball mixture of characters who fly to various cities around the world, encountering a variety of odd situations.

The airline’s only Captain, Martin Crieff (Benedict Cumberbatch – except for series 3 episode 3, in which Tom Goodman-Hill stood in for Cumberbatch), has wanted to be a pilot since he was six years old (before which he wanted to be an aeroplane). He suffers, however, from a distinct lack of ability in that department. He was rejected by at least one flight school, and had to put himself through the required coursework, barely qualifying for his certification – on his seventh attempt. He took the job with MJN for no salary at all, as long as he could be Captain. He appears to have no outside interests beyond flying. He is a stickler for procedures and regulations, but is more prissy than pompous. At the end of series two he tells Douglas that he survives financially by running a delivery service using the van he inherited from his father (running two different jobs largely explaining the lack of hobbies). This was his only inheritance because his father believed he would waste any money he received trying to become a pilot.

First Officer Douglas Richardson (Roger Allam) is, on the other hand, a quite competent pilot who worked for Air England – until he was fired for smuggling. He chafes at his subordinate position to Martin, and misses no opportunity to flaunt his superiority in the younger pilot’s face. In later episodes, it is revealed that Douglas, ashamed of his second-rate job, dresses in Captain’s uniform for his wife Helena’s benefit, changing to First Officer’s uniform before he gets to work. Douglas is, however, something of a smooth operator who knows all of the dodges available to airline officers, and enjoys taking part in all of them.

Carolyn’s son Arthur (John Finnemore) is an eager dimwit aged 29, who is supposed to be the flight attendant but usually manages to get in everyone’s way. Arthur is a relentless optimist, whose biggest claim to fame is being the inventor (or at least discoverer) of fizzy yoghurt (the recipe for which is yoghurt plus time).

The cockpit crew frequently pass their time by engaging in word games, such as naming Brians [sic.] of Britain, making bets that Douglas always wins or playing ‘Simon says’. All crew members also make humorous cabin addresses, inserting e.g. limericks or titles of Hitchcock films, generally when there are no passengers on board.

Telly for Anglophiles | Parade’s End (coming soon)

This is the original press release, I believe.

Filming has begun on Mammoth Screen’s epic BBC Two drama and HBO miniseries Parade’s End which stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, War Horse, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Town, The Awakening) and heralds the return of Sir Tom Stoppardto British television.

Parade’s End is a flagship five-part drama adapted by internationally acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Brazil, Empire Of The Sun, Shakespeare In Love) from a quartet of novels by Ford Madox Ford, considered by many to be one of the literary masterworks of the 20th century. It is directed by multi Emmy-nominated and Bafta award-winning film maker Susanna White (Generation Kill, Bleak House, Jane Eyre, Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang).

Parade’s End is set during a formative period of British history – from the twilight years of the Edwardian era to the end of the First World War. At its centre is English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens (Cumberbatch), his beautiful but wilful wife Sylvia (Hall), and Valentine Wannop, a young suffragette, played by Logie-nominated actress Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Generation Um, Camilla Dickenson).

Filming will take place across the UK and Belgium until December with a supporting cast including such acting luminaries as Roger Allam (The Queen, The Woman In Black) Anne-Marie Duff (The Virgin Queen, Nowhere Boy), Rupert Everett (The Importance Of Being Earnest, Hysteria), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Clare Higgins (A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, The Golden Compass), Janet McTeer (The Woman In Black, Albert Nobbs) and Miranda Richardson (Made In Dagenham, The Lost Prince).

Also starring are Freddie Fox (The Shadow Line), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Tom Mison (One Day), Geoffrey Palmer (The Lost Christmas), Jamie Parker (The Hour) and Steven Robertson (Red Riding).

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, says: “It’s great to be working with HBO again on this ambitious project which further demonstrates BBC Two’s ongoing commitment to original British drama in 2012. The stellar cast assembled simply confirms the buzz and excitement around Sir Tom Stoppard’s return to British television.”

Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries, says: “The marriage of Tom Stoppard’s extraordinary scripts and Susanna White’s singular cinematic vision presented us with an irresistible opportunity. As we find ourselves approaching the centennial of the First World War, this work will resonate with contemporary audiences as a touchstone for the human effects of global social transformation.”

Parade’s End was commissioned by Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning. It will join a raft of new drama series on the channel including Jed Mercurio’s Line Of Duty, Paula Milne’s White Heat, Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing On The Edge, and a major new cycle of Shakespeare’s four most acclaimed historical works as part of a season based on the Bard’s life and works.

Parade’s End is produced by Oscar and Bafta-winning David Parfitt (The Madness Of King George, Shakespeare In Love, My Week With Marilyn) and twice Bafta-winning Selwyn Roberts (Longitude, Shackleton). Michele Buck, Damien Timmer and Tom Stoppard are executive producers for Mammoth Screen, Piers Wenger for the BBC.

It is a Mammoth Screen production for the BBC in association with HBO Miniseries and Trademark Films and BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point co-produced with BNP Paribas Fortis Film Fund and Anchorage Entertainment. Filmed with the support of the Belgian federal government’s Tax Shelter scheme.

FROM http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/09_september/19/parade.shtml

Telly for Anglophiles | Extras

Extras is a British sitcom about extras working on TV and film sets and in theatre. The series was co-produced by the BBC and HBO, and is created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, both of whom also star in it. Extras charts the lives of Andy Millman, his friend Maggie Jacobs and Andy’s substandard agent and part-time retail employee Darren Lamb, as Millman rises to fame.

Extras has two series of six episodes each as well as a Christmas Special. The first episode aired in the UK on 21 July 2005 on BBC Two and on 25 September 2005 on HBO in the US. The second series premiered in the UK on BBC Two on 14 September 2006 and began airing in the US on HBO and in Australia on ABC on 14 February 2007. The Christmas Special aired on 27 December 2007 on BBC One and on 16 December 2007 on HBO. Both series are available on DVD in the UK and the US.

The series is filmed in a more traditional sitcom style than the mockumentary style used by Gervais and Merchant in their previous series The Office. Each episode has at least one guest star; a television or film celebrity, who play what Gervais and Merchant have referred to as “twisted” versions of themselves;an exaggerated or inverted parody of their famous public personas.

The show has been critically acclaimed, and has a Metacritic score of 81/100.

Overall, Extras has been received very well by critics in the UK. The show received 3 BAFTA Award nominations in 2006 including Best Comedy Performance for Ashley Jensen, Best Writer for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and Best Situation Comedy. In 2007, both Gervais and Merchant were nominated, separately, for Best Comedy Performance, with Gervais ultimately winning the award.

The show has also received high accolades in the US. In 2006, the show received four nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Ben Stiller and Patrick Stewart received nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and both lost to Leslie Jordan on Will & Grace. Kate Winslet received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and lost to Cloris Leachman for Malcolm in the Middle. Gervais and Merchant were also nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episode with Kate Winslet. They lost to Greg Garcia for writing the pilot episode of My Name Is Earl. In 2007, the show received four nominations for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards. Gervais was nominated for and won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Ian McKellen was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Gervais and Merchant were also nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for “Daniel Radcliffe” and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for “Orlando Bloom”. Extras made the Top 10 list of Outstanding Comedy Series, but was not nominated in the Top 5.

British Celebrity Spotlight | Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor. His most acclaimed roles include Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama Hawking (2004); William Pitt in the historical film Amazing Grace (2006); protagonist Stephen Ezard in the miniseries thriller The Last Enemy (2008); Paul Marshall in Atonement (2007); Bernard in Small Island (2009); Sherlock Holmes in the modern BBC adaptation series Sherlock (2010); and Peter Guillam in the spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

In February 2011, he began playing both Victor Frankenstein and his creature opposite Jonny Lee Miller in Danny Boyle’s stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The play had a three-month run at the National Theatre. In late 2011, he played Major Stewart in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse (2011). The film received five BAFTA nominations and six Academy Award nominations, including the Best Picture nomination in 2012. He also played Peter Guillam, one of the pivotal roles in Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), which was nominated for three Academy Awards and 11 BAFTA Awards. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was also nominated for Best Picture in 2012.

He reprised the role of Sherlock Holmes in the second series of the BBC’s Sherlock, which aired in the United Kingdom in January 2012 and was broadcast on PBS in the United States in May 2012. He also stars as Christopher Tietjens in the BBC/HBO co-production television miniseries Parade’s End, which is expected to be released in 2012. He will portray Smaug the Dragon through motion capture and voice the Necromancer in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: There and Back Again. He will also portray the antagonist in J.J. Abrams’s sequel to Star Trek, which is scheduled to be released in May 2013.

News | Sherlock and Downton Abbey receive 29 Emmy nominations

This year’s Emmys could be a very big deal indeed for US network PBS’s two big British imports Sherlock and Downton Abbey, as the shows have received a total of 29 nominations from the prestigious annual American television awards this year.

Sherlock will contest 13 separate categories, with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman up for Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actor in a Miniseries, respectively.

Along with a nomination in the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category, Sherlock is also recognised for its costuming, writing, directing, casting, cinematography, editing, music, sound mixing, sound editing, art direction and cinematography.

Downton is up for 14 different awards, not least the Outstanding Drama Series gong, while the show’s leads Hugh Bonneville and Michellle Dockery will compete for the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series gongs.

Maggie Smith and Joanne Froggatt are also up for awards for their work on the show, vying for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series gong, while Brendan Coyle and Jim Carter find themselves in similar competition for best supporting actor.

The popular ITV period drama has also received nominations for everything from best writing and direction to Outstanding Hairstyling.

BBC series Luther is another British programme that’s earned a fair bit of stateside recognition and is also up for best writing, direction and miniseries, with star Idris Elba facing off against Cumberbatch in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries category.

And Armando Iannucci’s Veep will go up against Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and 30 Rock for Oustanding Comedy Series, while its lead player Julia Louis-Dreyfus is up for best lead actress in a comedy series.

A full list of this year’s nominations is available at the Emmys website. The ceremony itself will be held on Sunday 23 September at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

FROM http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-07-19/sherlock-and-downton-abbey-receive-29-emmy-nominations

Telly for Anglophiles | Sherlock

Sherlock is a British television series that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. After an unbroadcast pilot in 2009, the first series of three 90-minute episodes was transmitted on BBC One and BBC HD in July and August 2010, with a second series of three episodes first broadcast in January 2012. A third series has been commissioned and is scheduled to begin production in early 2013. The series has been sold to over 180 territories.

The series was conceived by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss during train journeys to the Doctor Who production base in Cardiff. Credited as co-creators, Moffat and Gatiss each write one episode per series, with the other written by Steve Thompson. Hartswood Films produced the series for the BBC and co-produced it with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series. Filming took place at various locations, including London, Merthyr Tydfil, Swansea, Dartmoor and Cardiff. Other cast members include Rupert Graves as DI Greg Lestrade, Andrew Scott as Jim Moriarty, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, and Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, as well as Vinette Robinson and Louise Brealey playing recurring roles.

Critical reception was overwhelmingly positive, with many reviews commending the quality of the writing, performances and direction. Sherlock has been nominated for many awards, including BAFTAs and Emmys, winning several across a variety of categories. The first series won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Drama Series.[1] All six episodes have been released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the UK, alongside tie-in editions of some of Conan Doyle’s original books. Soundtrack albums from each series have also been released.

British Awards | Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith present Steven Moffat with his BAFTA

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British Awards | BAFTAS 2012 – Nominations

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Fellowship

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Rolf Harris

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Special Award

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Steven Moffat

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Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock (BBC One) <—-
Dominic West – Appropriate Adult (ITV)
John Simm – Exile (BBC One)
Joseph Gilgun – This is England ’88 (Channel 4)


Leading Actress

Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult (ITV1)
Nadine Marshall – Random (Channel 4)
Romola Garai – The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC Two) <—-
Vicky McClure – This is England ’88 (Channel 4)


Supporting Actor

Andrew Scott – Sherlock (BBC One) <—-
Joseph Mawle – Birdsong (BBC One)
Martin Freeman – Sherlock (BBC One)
Stephen Rea – The Shadow Line (BBC Two)


Supporting Actress

Anna Chancellor – The Hour (BBC Two)
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (ITV1) <—-
Miranda Hart – Call the Midwife (BBC One)
Monica Dolan – Appropriate Adult (ITV1)


Entertainment Performance

Alan Carr – Alan Carr Chatty Man (Channel 4) <—-
Dara O’ Briain – Mock The Week (BBC Two)
Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show (BBC One)
Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1)

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Jennifer Saunders – Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One)
Olivia Colman – Twenty Twelve (BBC Four) <—-
Ruth Jones – Stella (Sky One)
Tamsin Greig – Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4)


Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One) <—-
Darren Boyd – Spy (Sky One)
Hugh Bonneville – Twenty Twelve (BBC Four)
Tom Hollander – Rev. (BBC Two)


Single Drama

Holy Flying Circus
Tony Roche, Owen Harris, Kate Norrish, Polly Leys
Hillbilly Television, TalkbackTHAMES/BBC Four
Page Eight <—-
David Hare, Bill Nighy, David Heyman, David Barron
A Heyday Films, Runaway Fridge TV, Carnival Films production in association with NBC Universal for BBC/BBC Two
Random
Polly Leys, Kate Norrish, Debbie Tucker Green
Hillbilly Television/Channel 4
Stolen
Sita Williams, Rebecca Hodgson, Stephen Butchard, Justin Chadwick
Open Door Films Ltd/BBC One


Mini Series

Appropriate Adult
Neil McKay, Lisa Gilchrist, Julian Jarrold, Jeff Pope
ITV Studios/ITV1
The Crimson Petal and the White <—-
David M Thompson, Steve Lightfoot, Marc Munden, Lucinda Coxon
Origin Pictures, Cité Amérique/BBC Two
This is England ‘88
Shane Meadows, Jack Thorne, Mark Herbert, Rebekah Wray-Rogers
Warp Films/Channel 4
Top Boy
Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind, Ronan Bennett, Yann Demange
Cowboy Films/Channel 4


Drama Series

The Fades
Susan Hogg, Caroline Skinner, Jack Thorne, Farren Blackburn
BBC Productions/BBC Three
Misfits
Petra Fried, Howard Overman, Murray Ferguson, Matt Strevens
Clerkenwell Films/E4
Scott and Bailey
Production Team
Red Production Company/ITV1
Spooks <—-
Production Team
Kudos Film & Television/BBC One


Soap & Continuing Drama

Coronation Street
Production Team
ITV Studios/ITV1
EastEnders
Production Team
BBC Productions/BBC One
Holby City
Production Team
BBC Productions/BBC One
Shameless <—-
Paul Abbott, George Faber, David Threlfall, Lawrence Till
Company Pictures/Channel 4


International

Borgen
Adam Price, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen
DR/BBC Four
The Killing II <—-
Soren Sveistrup, Piv Bernth, Kristoffer Nyholm, Sofie Grabol
DR, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises / BBC Four
Modern Family
Steve Levitan, Christopher Lloyd
20th Century Fox/Sky One
The Slap
Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon
Matchbox Pictures/BBC Four


Factual Series

The Choir: Military Wives
Lucy Hillman, Stephen Finnigan, Gareth Malone, Tim Carter
Twenty Twenty Television/BBC Two
Educating Essex
David Clews, Andrew Mackenzie-Betty, Beejal-Maya Patel, Grace Reynolds
Twofour Productions/Channel 4
Our War
Production Team
BBC Productions/BBC Three
Protecting Our Children <—-
Sacha Mirzoeff, Emma Burman, Petra Graf, Anna McGill
BBC Bristol Factual/BBC Two


Specialist Factual*

British Masters

James Fox, Jonty Claypole, Matt Hill, Richard Wilkinson
BBC Vision Productions/BBC Four
Frozen Planet <—-
Vanessa Berlowitz, Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, David Attenborough
A BBC, Discovery Channel, Antena 3 Television S.A, ZDF, Skai, Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada/BBC One
Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret
Laura Jones, Justine Kershaw, Gillian Mosely, Kenny Scott
Blink in association with medialab/ Channel 4
Wonders of the Universe
James van der Pool, Brian Cox, Jonathan Renouf, Michael Lachman
BBC London Factual Productions/BBC Two

*Specialist Factual is given in honour of Huw Wheldon


Single Documentary**

9/11: Day That Changed the World
Leslie Woodhead, Kate Botting, Brian Lapping, Talya Tibbon
Brook Lapping Productions in association with the Smithsonian Channel, France Télévision and NHK/ITV1
The Fight of Their Lives
Gabriel Clarke, John McKenna
ITV Sport/ITV1
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
Craig Hunter, Charlie Russell, Rosy Marshall, Gary Scott
Keo North/BBC Two
We Need To Talk About Dad (Cutting Edge) <—-
Peter Dale, Elizabeth Stopford
Rare Day/Channel 4

**Single Documentary is given in honour of Robert Flaherty


Features

DIY SOS: The Big Build
Simon Knight, Hannah Corneck, Ben Rowland, Susan Aartse-Tuyn
BBC Productions/BBC One
Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels
Production Team
Optomen Television/BBC Two
The Great British Bake Off <—-
Anna Beattie, Richard McKerrow, Simon Evans, Emma Willis, Andy Devonshire
Love Productions/BBC Two
Timothy Spall: Back at Sea
Paul Crompton, Philip Shotton, Matt David, Anton Short
BBC Productions, Willey Spiros Enterprises/BBC Four


Reality & Constructed Factual

An Idiot Abroad
Production Team
Risk Productions/Sky One
Don’t Tell The Bride
Lisa Edwards, Jon Rowlands, Rebecca Bayatti, Steph Wetherill
Renegade Pictures/BBC Three
Made in Chelsea
Sarah Dillistone, David Granger, Sharyn Mills, John Pereira
Monkey Kingdom Productions/E4
The Young Apprentice <—-
Michele Kurland, Colm Martin, Darina Healy, Andy Devonshire
Boundless/BBC One


Current Affairs

Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
May Ying Welsh, Jon Blair, Hassan Mahfood, Tuki Laumea
Al Jazeera/Al Jazeera English
Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields <—-
Callum Macrae, Chris Shaw, Jon Snow
ITN/Channel 4
The Truth About Adoption (Panorama)
Roger Graef, Tom Giles, Clare Johns, Todd Downing
Films of Record/BBC One
Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (Panorama)
Frank Simmonds, Paul Kenyon, Matthew Chapman, Joe Casey
BBC Productions/BBC One


News Coverage

BBC News at Ten: Siege of Homs
Production Team
BBC News/BBC One
Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake <—-
Production Team
ITN/Channel 4
ITV News at Ten: Battle of Misrata
Production Team
ITN/ITV1
Sky News: Libya Rebel Convoy – Live
Production Team
Sky News/Sky News


Sport & Live Event

Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds
Meredith Chambers, Eleanor Moran, Richard Fell, Pat Connor
BBC Wales in collaboration with BBC North/BBC Three
The Royal Wedding <—-
Production Team
BBC Entertainment & Events/BBC One
Rugby World Cup Final
Tony Pastor, Paul McNamara, Phil Heslop, Roger Pearce
ITV Sport/ITV1
Tour De France 2011
Steve Docherty, Gary Imlach, James Venner, Carolyn Viccari
V Squared TV/ITV4


New Media

Autumn Watch
Jeremy Torrance, Phil Windley, Roger Webb, Tim Scoones
BBC/ BBC Online
The Bank Job
Production Team
Endemol, Chunk, Monterosa/Channel4.com
Misfits
Matt Jarvis, Chloe Moss, Alexandra Wall, Mike O’Leary
Clerkenwell Films/E4.com
Psychoville <—-
Jon Aird, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Justin Davies
BBC Productions/BBC Comedy Online and Plug-in Media


Entertainment Programme***

Celebrity Juice
Dan Baldwin, Leon Wilson, Toby Baker, Ed Sleeman
Talkback/ITV2
Derren Brown: The Experiments
Derren Brown, Simon Dinsell, Iain Sharkey, Fiona Cotter-Craig
Objective Productions/Channel 4
Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Spencer Millman, Peter Orton, Harry Hill
Avalon Television/ITV1
Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow <—-
Michael McIntyre, Addison Cresswell, Andrew Beint, Anthony Caveney
Open Mike Productions/BBC One

***The Entertainment Programme BAFTA is given in honour of Lew Grade


Comedy Programme

Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe
Alison Marlow, Al Campbell, Annabel Jones, Charlie Brooker
Zeppotron/BBC Four
Comic Strip: The Hunt for Tony Blair <—-
Nick Smith, Peter Richardson, Pete Richens
Great Western Features/Channel 4
The Cricklewood Greats
Peter Capaldi, Adam Tandy, Tony Roche
BBC Productions/BBC Four
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
Stewart lee, Richard Webb, Tim Kirkby
BBC Productions/BBC Two


Situation Comedy

Fresh Meat
Production Team
Objective Productions, Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Brendan O’Carroll, Stephen McCrum, Ben Kellett, Martin Delany
BBC Scotland, BBC Productions co-production with BocPix in association with RTE/BBC One
Friday Night Dinner
Robert Popper, Steve Bendelack, Kenton Allen, Caroline Leddy
Popper Pictures, Big Talk Productions/Channel 4
Rev. <—-
Production Team
Big Talk Productions/BBC Two


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Celebrity Juice
Educating Essex
Fresh Meat
Frozen Planet
Sherlock <—-
The Great British Bake Off

 

Telly for Anglophiles | Sherlock

Sherlock is a British television series that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. It was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. After an unbroadcast pilot in 2009, the first series of three 90-minute episodes was transmitted on BBC One and BBC HD in July and August 2010, with a second series of three episodes first broadcast in January 2012. A third series has been commissioned and will reportedly air in 2013. The series has been sold to over 180 territories.

Hartswood Films produced the series for the BBC, and co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series. Filming took place at various locations, including London, Merthyr Tydfil, Swansea, Dartmoor and Cardiff. Other cast members include Rupert Graves as DI Greg Lestrade, Andrew Scott as Jim Moriarty, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, as well as Vinette Robinson and Louise Brealey playing recurring roles.

Critical reception was overwhelmingly positive and the first series won the 2011 BAFTA Television Award for Best Drama Series. All six episodes have been released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the UK, alongside tie-in editions of some of Conan Doyle’s original books. Soundtrack albums from each series have also been released.

NYC PBS Sherlock Q&A [videos by romangirl88]

 

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