“I hope viewers will see Home Fires as a really gripping drama telling various personal stories.
“It shows what goes on behind closed doors with elements of discovery and intrigue.”
Samantha Bond talking to me about ITV’s new World War Two drama, which begins at 9pm this Sunday (May 3).
The six-part series, also starring the likes of Francesca Annis, Ed Stoppard, Ruth Gemmell and Daniel Ryan, is not what you might be expecting.
“I hope I’m not intruding…”
Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall – and our television screens – in a new BBC1 (and PBS) adaptation of Winston Graham’s novels.
Some, like me, will be old enough to remember the iconic 1970s’ Poldark TV series starring Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees.
While younger viewers may have no idea what all the fuss is about.
Aidan Turner, who takes the title role in the 2015 series, admits he initially had to enlist the help of Google to find out what Poldark was.
THE rather wonderful Being Human returns for a third BBC3 series tonight.
With a brilliant opening episode featuring Mitchell’s quest to rescue Annie from purgatory.
Plus a move to Wales, the arrival of Robson Green and Michael Sorcha, an impressive guest appearance by Lacey Turner and just the odd twist in the tale.
Also screened on the BBC HD channel.
I met up with Russell Tovey, Sinead Keenan and Michael last October to discuss the new series.
THE vampire, the werewolf and the ghost were watched by 1.4m viewers when they returned for a second BBC3 series last Sunday.
Aidan Turner (vampire Mitchell), Russell Tovey (werewolf George) and Lenora Crichlow (ghost Annie) are back for more this weekend.
Mitchell encounters an old friend, George and Nina (Sinead Keenan) are still trying to make their relationship work and Annie asks Saul out on a date.
Saul being played by former Spooks star Alex Lanipekun, whose MI5 character Ben Kaplan met a particularly bloody end.
OUTSIDE excited fans were lining up in the freezing cold.
Inside Russell Tovey and the other stars of Being Human spoke about the new series of BBC3’s supernatural hit.
Among other things.