My first issue was when Trish, having taken Ellie and Alec around the scene of her assault, proceeds to lie down in the spot where it happened. My second issue was the almost sudden revelation that it was ex-husband Ian’s new girlfriend Sarah that sent the threatening message to Trish.
In the final episode of Game of Thrones season 6, Bran travelled via flashback to the Tower of Joy and confirmed something long suspected with regards to Jon Snow’s parentage. In turns out that Jon Snow was in fact, *pauses for dramatic effect*, not Ned Stark’s son after all. For many people, the theory than Jon’s actual parents are Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targyaryen is nothing new.
Because of the current rabid, bizarre political climate, the cast and crew behind ‘Veep’ are seemingly asked about their reactions and thoughts on Donald Trump and his presidency every time they step foot in front of a microphone. It’s unsurprising really, because over the last five seasons ‘Veep’ has done a stellar job of satirising the White House and presidency, all of which seemed way too outlandish to ever actually come true. Donald Trump’s first two months in office have put that notion to bed, but while showrunner David Mandel has already made it clear that ‘Veep’ won’t actively reference the current President of the United States he has now insisted that the show already has two characters that are very similar to him anyway.
Last week, we were delighted to learn that classic dating show ‘Blind Date’ is being rebooted with Paul O’Grady at the helm. Now the comedic presenter has revealed he accepted the chance to take the reigns from the late Cilla Black as a tribute to the TV legend and his good pal. The 61-year-old host made a complete U-turn on his original decision to reject the offer by bosses because he realised Cilla would enjoy seeing him present the show and would have been “screaming with laughter”.
Iron Fist was Marvel and Netflix’s eagerly anticipated next big superhero television show, following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed and quite frankly brilliant Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. It currently sits with a 17% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes which is a far-cry from the unanimous acclaim that Daredevil’s first and second season, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage got, and technically makes it Netflix and Marvel’s first major superhero flop.
Danny Boyle is the latest mainstream filmmaker to take the plunge into the world of television, as it has been announced that his next project will be on the small instead of the big screen. The 10-episode long season focuses on the 1973 kidnapping of oil fortune heir John Paul Getty III, and it will be shot in both London and Rome. “Paul’s grandfather – possibly the richest man in the world – is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by five mistresses and a pet lion.
Transformers spin-offs, Matrix reboots and now, on the small screen, the threat of Young Sheldon. It’s nerd culture cliches and often cheap humour have dragged my enjoyment of the show down quite a bit and despite appreciating some smart character development (Howard, Sheldon) I’m only watching it now to see what happens in the end. Based on reports so far it seems that the series will be a single camera show instead of the classic sitcom multi-cam (of which Big Bang has been for ten years) and therefore could prove better or worse depending on what becomes of it.
The acclaimed E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners might be due for a reboot soon, if those who own the brand get their wish. Peter Langenberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Banijay UK – the company that produced The Inbetweeners – has said he’s keen to revitalise the brand, returning the show to television once more. Of course, Langenberg has also pointed out that it’d be unfeasible to bring the main cast of the show, now in the 30s, back for a return of the show – meaning that he’s now looking towards a reboot.
Craig is a nice guy, watchable and more importantly, has a cracking voice bristling with emotion. Into The Ark have star quality stamped on them, with a great dynamic physically and vocally. Tom’s Pick: Into The Ark – maybe he thought they’d be a little more at risk than Craig, who was again sent through by the public.
Steven Moffat has been the executive producer and head writer on Doctor Who since 2010 – he’s helmed the series for 7 years, 5 seasons, and brought the show through its fiftieth anniversary year. Moffat also recently overtook Robert Holmes and Russell T Davies as having written the most televised Doctor Who – Moffat has 35 stories to Davies’ 25 and Holmes’ 16, which brings Moffat to a total of 1950 minutes in comparison to Davies’ 1593 minutes and Holmes’ 1660.
Somebody overbooked so we’ve four panelists this week: Jennifer Saunders, Julian Clary, Tameka Empson and Miranda Hart. Another Strictly alumnus comes grooving out first, as Alison Hammond becomes Missy Elliott with Get Your Freak On and is way too cool. “I heard someone say Missy Elliott UK” – Tameka.
The people who make The Walking Dead aren’t going to risk another cliff hanger at the end of this season. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Gimple claims ‘We step on the gas and we do not let our foot off the gas until the end of episode 16… I mean, the next three episodes we’re going to shoot you through a lot of big events and things become quantum intense.’ If Gimple has been reading what fans have been saying on the internet, then perhaps he’s very aware that many want the pace to pick up.
Danny Dyer’s break from ‘EastEnders’ has reportedly been causing problems for the show’s writers and they’ve been “working around the clock” to explain his character’s absence from key storylines. Danny Dyer taking part in Who Do You Think You Are? The 39-year-old actor recently took a well-deserved break from the long-running BBC soap in order to spend time with his family after having worked non-stop since he joined the cast as loveable landlord Mick Carter in 2013.
Noel Fielding is to host Bake Off alongside Sandi Toksvig, and people are confused. Split in that they were overjoyed about Sandi and well, again to be polite, not totally convinced by Noel. If this was the BBC we would have almost certainly got French and Saunders just like we expected, but Channel 4 have swerved and given us a man in a glittery cape.
ITV bosses have allegedly approached Paul Burrell’s former partner over a possible stint in the I’m A Celebrity jungle this year, with the hope that he might spill the beans on their past relationship. Australian Greg Pead dated Princess Diana’s former butler for three years in the 1980s, and show producers are hoping that he might have some royal secrets to share around the campfire, according to the Daily Star.
If there’s one thing series three of Broadchurch is getting right, it’s dialogue like this. Smartly written and performed without incredulity, the way Chibnall and co approach the subjects of sexual assault and slut-shaming feels very real and important. In previous weeks I’ve talked about the show’s lack of sensationalism and how sexual objectification in media can be a bad influence, this week there are more layers to uncover.
HBO’s newest series, Big Little Lies, is the mystery drama we’ve been craving ever since Desperate Housewives came to an end. With its pilot airing this week in the UK and boasting an all-star cast, Big Little Lies uses its oxymoronical title to introduce its externally jovial but internally screaming characters over an intriguing opening hour.
Holly took the prize for TV Personality, beating the usually unbeatable Ant & Dec and Celebrity Juice colleague Leigh Francis, although her second gong was shared with him for Celebrity Juice (Satellite/Digital Programme). It was Girl Power on the radio too, as Emma Bunton scooped the Radio Personality gong ahead of Dave Berry and Simon Mayo, and – alongside Jamie Theakston – Digital Radio programme for Heart Breakfast.
The sky’s the limit for Scarlett Moffatt, who has just signed up to host two new shows on Channel 4. As well as joining forces with comedian Alan Carr for a brand new entertainment show, the young starlet is said to be gearing up to host the reboot of 90s dating show Streetmate – a role made famous by Queen of TV Davina McCall. Speaking about her upcoming gigs, the 26-year-old said: “I can’t believe Channel 4 have asked me to present this iconic dating show.
Jake Humphrey exposed a steamy scandal about his history with Holly Willoughby on a recent episode of Play to the Whistle. The TV presenter and journalist made a guest appearance on the sports comedy panel game show hosted by Holly, who informed the audience that she and Jake had known each other for a very long time.
This is the Friends ‘reunion’ we never expected to happen. Viewers were left in hysterics after a team of four quizzers, who appeared on The Chase earlier this week, featured on the panel with some very familiar names. The participating contestants sent Twitter into an absolute meltdown as eagle-eyed spectators noticed they possessed the same names as four of the main characters from the TV sitcom Friends.
Letterman, who retired as the host of ‘The Late Show’ in 2015, admitted to Vulture that because he is such a “big fan of ‘Veep’” he considered popping up on it, too. “Here’s how nice they were,” David Letterman said of the team behind ‘Veep’. “They asked if I would consider a cameo.
Because of the current upheaval across the western world there has arguably never been a more important time for political satire and comedy. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who stars as Selina Meyers in the hit show, explained during a ‘Veep’ panel at South by Southwest that it doesn’t actually make sense for them to bring up either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton because they weren’t candidates in their reality. “I think that we set up this premise for our show – this alternate political universe – we don’t have any real-life celebrities on the show, we don’t have real journalists,” she remarked (via Mashable).
Strap on your Proton Packs and hold on to your hats because Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness have teamed up with Robbie Williams to recreate an iconic scene from Ghostbusters. As part of a new comedy sketch show – aptly named The Keith and Paddy Picture show – celebrities will be taking to the small screen to pay homage to their favourite films of all time.
Stephanie Davis has sparked concern after posting a photograph of her legs, which appears to show them covered in bruises. In the now-deleted picture the 24-year-old star is seen surrounded by bubbles in a bathtub, but appears to reveal a number of mysterious marks all over both of her legs – something Steph chooses not to address in the post. This comes after the former Hollyoaks star recently unfollowed Jez, the father of her newborn baby, on Twitter and Instagram – on the same day that she had opened up about their recent rendezvous.