It’s A Julia Donaldson Christmas

If you have a little one, it’s likely that you’ve read at least one of Julia Donaldson‘s picture books, and probably on repeat due to her simple rhymes and fun characters that are perfect for getting children interested in reading. And with beautiful illustrations by Axel Scheffler, her books have always been a favourite in our house.

This Christmas, BBC One are airing all of the short film adaptations of her books, including the new premier of Zog. Here’s a list of what films are on and when you can catch them:

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The New Trailer For ‘American Horror Story’ Season Five Is A Haunting Journey

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A while back I gave 4 reasons why you should catch up with American Horror Story, and if you didn’t take my advice then, now you’ll be eager to watch the new series with the release of this exciting first trailer.

We’ve been teased Lady Gaga’s AHS debut for quite some time and now we’ve finally got a trailer for the highly anticipated American Horror Story: Hotel.

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New TV Channel ‘Spike’ to Air The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Son’s of Anarchy

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It’s already been deemed “the hardest TV channel on the box”, and it’s no wonder when Channel 5’s spin-off channel, Spike, has such a fantastic schedule of shows. You can’t get much harder than Walter White, Rick Grimes, and Jax Teller.

With a number of exciting new programmes scheduled, ranging from drama to comedy to sport, the biggest news is that Spike, coming soon to the UK, is set to air three of the best TV series of recent years from start to finish – Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Sons of Anarchy.

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Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell To Lead ‘True Detective’ Season 2

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HBO have made one of the most exciting announcements this week, with news officially confirming that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell are set to lead the second series of True Detective.

HBO’s announcement also confirms that The Fast and Furious director Justin Lin is set to direct the first two episodes of the new season.

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Full Series of Ricky Gervais’ Derek Is Commissioned By Channel 4

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Following the success of the pilot episode for Ricky Gervais’ latest comedy series, Derek, which aired in April, Channel 4 have now commissioned a full series of the show.

Set in an old people’s home in England. the series centres on Derek, who is played by Gervais, and follows a number of the home’s workers and residents too.

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Five New Feaurettes Ask to Pledge Your Allegiance For ‘Game of Thrones’

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With the release of four new character profiles and the episode synopses for the first five episodes, as well as the fourth trailer for the second season of the medieval fantasy series, Game of Thrones, already this week, HBO now ask you to pledge allegiance in five new featurettes.

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Four New Character Profiles & Five Episode Synopsis for ‘Game of Thrones’

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After the release of the fourth trailer for season two of HBO’s medieval fantasy series, Game of Thrones, earlier this week, we now have four new character profiles and the episode synopses for the first five episodes.

The new character profiles re-introduce us to some of the cast that we first met in season one, featuring videos for Robb Stark played by Richard Madden, Jon Snow played by Kit Harington, Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clarke, and Joffrey Baratheon played by Jack Gleeson.

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TV Series About ‘Braveheart’ Hero William Wallace In Development

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A scripted drama series based on the legendary Scottish knight, William Wallace, is in development, it has been announced this week.

Portrayed by American actor Mel Gibson in the 1995 Oscar-winning film Braveheart, the TV biopic will focus on Wallace’s years spent trying to unify Scotland as well as his loves and losses and his legendary battles with King Edward the Longshank and rival Robert the Bruce.

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UK Series ‘Skins’ To End With One Final Series & Former Stars To Return

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Channel 4 has announced this week that E4’s British teen drama series Skins will bow out with one final series, where famous Skins characters from all six series will star in ‘celebratory’ reappearances.

“Channel 4 today confirmed that next year’s series of E4’s teen drama Skins will be its last,” the broadcaster commented earlier this week. The series has now been recommissioned for a special seventh run, the final in the series, which will be made of three films broken into six parts.

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New Trailer for Lena Durham’s Upcoming HBO Series ‘Girls’

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HBO has a new series coming up this year and, with the first three episodes set to premier for audiences at SXSW later this month, is produced by, starring, written by and directed by Lena Dunham.

The series, Girls, is aimed at young women and is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.

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Another New Trailer for ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Two

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The second official trailer for season two of HBO’s medieval fantasy series Game Of Thrones has been released this week, and if you weren’t looking forward to the series already, with the first official trailer released only a couple of weeks ago, you definitely will be now.

Set to Florence and the Machine’s Seven Devils, the new trailer is both epic and powerful, giving us an even deeper look at where we are this season and a glimpse of the red priestess burning the old gods.

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British ‘Lost’ Actor Alum Dominic Monaghan Lands TV Series

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British actor Dominic Monaghan has landed a new show on BBC America, announcements confirm this week, which sees the actor globetrotting in search of “the biggest, scariest and weirdest insects on the planet.”

Best know for his role as Charlie in J.J. Abrams TV series Lost and as Lord of the Rings hobbit Merry, BBC America, OLN and Channel 5 announced on Tuesday that Monaghan is set to lead the new travel-adventure series titled Wild Things, which sends the actor around the globe in search of big and bizarre insects.

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New Behind-The-Scenes Clip & Character Banners for Season 2 of ‘Game Of Thrones’

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After the recent featurette discussing the costume design and daily work of the show’s extras, HBO has revealed another new behind-the-scenes clip for Season 2 of HBO’s epic series Game Of Thrones, this week, whilst a set of character banners have also been released online.

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Another New Featurette & Host of Images for Season 2 of ‘Game Of Thrones’

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This week we have another new featurette and a whole 17 new images for Season 2 of HBO’s epic series Game Of Thrones, this time discussing the costume design and daily work of the show’s fantastic extras.

The featurette, published on the show’s Facebook page earlier this week, goes behind the scenes of the upcoming season and takes a look at what it’s like to be on the set as an extra.

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