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Black Work: Sheridan Smith


“IT must be a horrible feeling to trust someone and then find out they weren’t who they said they were.”

Sheridan Smith talking to me about her role as Jo Gillespie in new three-part drama Black Work.

It’s always a pleasure to speak to Sheridan and this latest encounter came just after she had been to Buckingham Palace to collect her OBE from Prince William:

“An unforgettable day. Absolutely magical, like a dream. I will never, ever, forget it.” Continue reading


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Jamaica Inn: Q&A

Jessica Brown Findlay as Mary Yellan.

Jessica Brown Findlay as Mary Yellan.

“THERE’S nothing so dangerous as a headstrong girl who knows her own mind.”

Jessica Brown Findlay is mean, moody and muddy as Mary Yellan in a terrific three-part BBC1 adaptation of Jamaica Inn.

The former Downton Abbey star deserves to shake off all mentions of Lady Sybil and sentences that begin like this one after her dark and brooding performance as Mary.

Screenwriter Emma Frost stays faithful to Daphne du Maurier’s novel while adding her own stamp on the Cornish classic.

With BAFTA award-winning director Philippa Lowthorpe weaving yet more screen magic across three hours of drama. Continue reading

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Our Girl: Lacey Turner

Lacey Turner as Molly Dawes.

Lacey Turner as Molly Dawes.

FALL in you horrible lot…

Our Girl is a 90-minute drama on BBC1 at 9pm this Sunday.

Written by Tony Grounds and starring Lacey Turner, I highly recommend it.

A story of one young person’s struggle and hope for the future.

You can learn more in my story below, published the day after the London press launch earlier this month.

Followed by my transcript of the Q&A with Lacey, Tony and producer Ken Horn. Continue reading


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The Syndicate: Kay Mellor

Denise (Lorraine Bruce), Jamie (Matthew Lewis), Bob (Timothy Spall, Leanne (Joanna Page) and Stuart (Matthew McNulty).

“THERE’S a lot of worries about at the moment.

“I can look at poverty and wealth. That’s what this series gives me the ability to be able to do.”

Can money bring you happiness?

Writer Kay Mellor has something to say about that in BBC1 drama The Syndicate, which begins at 9pm tonight (Tuesday March 27). Continue reading


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