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Moving On 4

Rob James-Collier as Aidan.

Rob James-Collier as Aidan.

MOVING On is back with a Scandinavian twist.

Created by Jimmy McGovern, the fourth series of BBC1’s daytime drama has the usual impressive cast lists.

This time including actors from The Killing, Borgen, Wallander and Lilyhammer. Continue reading

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Appropriate Adult: Fred West Drama

Emily Watson as Janet Leach and Dominic West as Fred West

“THIS is a true story. What follows is based on extensive research, interviews and published accounts.

“Some scenes have been created for the purpose of dramatisation.”

So begins Appropriate Adult, ITV1’s two-part Fred West drama.

Or rather the story of how trainee social worker Janet Leach was plunged into the nightmare world of serial killers Fred and Rose West.

I watched both 90 minute instalments of the two-part production in one sitting earlier this month and was hugely impressed by the way it had been handled. Continue reading

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Moving On: Plays For Our Today

John Simm as Moose

“IT feels a lot harder now than when I started,” said writer John Fay.

“There’s definitely more writers and actors out of work. There’s less getting done.

“And I do think that comes down to money. If people aren’t investing in it, then it’s not getting made, is it?'” Continue reading

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Spooks: Nicola Walker

Nicola Walker as Ruth

THE interview notes are buried somewhere in my archives.

I first met up with Nicola Walker back in the late 1990s when she starred in The Last Train and Touching Evil.

She is, of course, now best known as Ruth Evershed in Spooks.

While still finding time for stage roles, including another at the National Theatre in London this Christmas.

I spoke to Nicola again recently for the new series of Spooks. Continue reading

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Spooks: Ask The Audience

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Hostage Ros (Hermione Norris)

“WHO doesn’t want to be a dead billionaire?”

That’s the nightmare game show at the heart of Spooks episode three.

Along with very angry man in black Lucas North (Richard Armitage) having that fight in a swimming pool.

And something that may come as a shock to those viewers unfamiliar with The Way Spooks Works. Continue reading

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