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Maigret 2017: Interviews

“YOU can come up with a caricature in a relatively short space of time.

“But if you want a character, that takes longer.

“All characters for me are a voyage of discovery.”

Rowan Atkinson talking to me about how his portrayal of Maigret has developed.

Ahead of Maigret’s Night At The Crossroads (ITV, 8pm Easter Sunday).

Rowan’s third appearance in the role – in a series that has really hit its stride.

Terrific, compelling, thoughtful, top quality drama and so beautifully written, directed and filmed. Continue reading

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Houdini & Doyle: Interviews

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“IT was one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done in my life.”

House star Michael Weston talking about filming Harry Houdini’s Chinese Water Torture stage routine for a new TV drama.

Houdini & Doyle co-stars Stephen Mangan as Arthur Conan Doyle.

An intriguing 10-part crime drama with a supernatural twist which begins in the UK on both ITV and ITV Encore at 10:15pm tomorrow (Sunday March 13).

Subsequent episodes screening exclusively on ITV Encore at 9pm on Thursdays, starting from March 17.

A UK / Canada co-production broadcast on Global in Canada and Fox in America from May 2.

Brought to the screen by the creators of House. Continue reading

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Downton Abbey: Final Press Launch

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“IF I could stop history in its tracks maybe I would.

“But I can’t, Carson.

“Nor you nor I can hold back time.”

Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) in the opening episode of the sixth and final series of Downton Abbey, which begins early in 1925.

Setting the scene for what is to come.

I attended the London premiere of Downton Abbey 6.1 yesterday.

Followed by two press conferences and then the usual afternoon of embargoed round table interviews with the cast. Continue reading

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