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Atlantis: Q&A

Atlantis

The first surprise about new BBC1 fantasy adventure drama Atlantis is that it begins in the modern day.

Our young hero Jason (Jack Donnelly) is about to dive in a one man submarine to find the wreckage of his father’s long lost sub.

Later finding himself naked on a beach with only the sand between his toes for company.

The 13-part Saturday night series continues to surprise as we venture into the mythical city of Atlantis and meet some legendary names.

Including brilliant but innocent Greek maths genius Pythagoras (Robert Emms) – “the triangle guy”.

And a different take on strong man Hercules, played by Mark Addy, who explains: “I’m not fat. I’m big boned.”

Atlantis is the BBC’s replacement for Merlin and comes, in part, from the team behind that show. Continue reading

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The Village: BAFTA Q&A

The Village

“MY name is Bert Middleton. I’m the second oldest man in Britain.

“This is the last thing I’ll do so you better listen carefully…”

Old Bert (David Ryall) talks to a modern day TV documentary crew in the opening moments of new BBC1 drama serial The Village.

Before we go back to the summer of 1914.

“The summer the bus came.” Continue reading

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White Heat: Final Episode

SOME TV dramas divide opinion more than most.

White Heat appears to have fallen into that category over the last six weeks.

I almost gave up on this BBC2 series after the second episode.

And am now very glad I didn’t.

Tonight’s (Thursday April 12) final hour repays the investment viewers have put in to the previous five. Continue reading

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