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Moving On 6

Graeme Hawley as Ken and Lisa Riley as Moira.

Graeme Hawley as Ken and Lisa Riley as Moira.

“WE always hear, ‘Golden age of British drama.’

“It’s not. It’s a golden age of British acting talent.

“We have never been so blessed in this country. It is incredible.”

Jimmy McGovern speaking at the London BAFTA launch of Moving On series six last month.

Five new stand alone dramas by up and coming writers starting on BBC1 at 2:15pm tomorrow (Monday Nov 10). Continue reading

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Love And Marriage Q&A 2

Graeme Hawley and Zoe Telford as Martin and Michelle.

Graeme Hawley and Zoe Telford as Martin and Michelle.

IT starts on ITV at 9pm tonight (Wed June 5).

And comes recommended.

Presuming you have already read the background at:

Love And Marriage: Q&A 1

…here, as promised, is my transcript of the second Q&A at the London press launch.

With all the remaining main cast members, aside from Ashley Jensen (Sarah) who did not attend. Continue reading

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Love And Marriage: Q&A 1

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“DO not go gentle into that good night.”

There’s no drifting away in new TV drama series Love And Marriage.

The six part serial follows three generations of the Paradise family and has every chance of becoming another drama hit for ITV.

Written by Stewart Harcourt and directed by Debbie Isitt and Roger Goldby, it begins with Pauline Paradise (Alison Steadman) retiring from her job as a school lollipop lady.

She’s married to ‘Silent Ken’ (Duncan Preston) – a man of few words and, it appears, even fewer to say to his wife after 41 years of marriage.

As Alison Steadman explained at the press launch: “They forget to look and see the other person.” Continue reading

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