TV Review: The Sister (ITV) – Season One

Directed by Niall MacCormick and adapted by Neil Cross from his own novel, Burial, The Sister is a four-part series that aired on ITV in October 2020. It follows the character of Nathan (Russell Tovey) when, almost a decade into his new devoted married life, is rocked to the core when an unwelcome face from the past, Bob (Bertie Carvel), turns up on his doorstep with shocking news.

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TV Review: Years And Years (BBC One) – Season One

Created and written by Russell T Davies, Years And Years follows a busy British family from Manchester as their lives converging on one crucial night in 2019. As businesswoman Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) causes controversy amongst the nation, Daniel (Russell Tovey) is getting married to Ralph (Dino Fetscher), Stephen (Rory Kinnear) and Celeste (T’Nia Miller) worry about their kids (Lydia West and Jade Alleyne), Rosie (Ruth Madeley) is chasing a new partner, and political activist Edith (Jessica Hynes) has’nt been home for years. Presiding over them all is Gran, the imperious Muriel (Anne Reid).

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Four New Production Videos & New Clip For Aardman Animations’ ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’

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Aardman Animations’ family adventure The Pirates! Band of Misfits has three new behind-the-scenes videos, a new clip and a B-roll video of British actor Martin Freeman in the recording studio, this week, including footage of the cast in their voice recording sessions and the film’s animation team showing how the characters go from paper to moving visuals on-screen.

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IFC Midnight Attain Rights To Irish Alien Flick ‘Grabbers’

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IFC Midnight has acquired the North and Latin American rights to Jon Wright’s Irish comedy, Grabbers, they announced this week, after the film played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The film is set on a quaintly populated Irish fishing village named Erin Island, where, unbeknownst to the village’s occupants, something sinister has hit the shores.

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Watch The New Trailer for Season 4 of ‘Being Human’

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The first trailer for Season 4 of the British supernatural drama, Being Human, has been released this week. With the release of Michael Socha’s prequel and the first video of newbie Hal over the past month, we finally get to see the characters join together in what appears to be a very fearful new beginning for the cast.

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New Images & First Prequel for The UK Season 4 of ‘Being Human’

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The first images and prequel for Season 4 of the British supernatural drama, Being Human, have been released this week. Set to be released in the UK later this month, there is no official air-date for BBC America as of yet but here’s a sneak peek at what you can look forward to, with a few hints at the plot, plus details of the new faces who will be joining the cast.

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Two Full-Length Trailers for ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’

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Today we have two full-length trailers for Aardman Animations’ family adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, following The Pirate Captain, voiced by British actor Hugh Grant in his first animated role.

The film is based on the first two of Gideon Defoe’s The Pirates! novels, The Pirates! in an Adventure With Scientists and The Pirates! in an Adventure With Whaling.

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New Trailer For Aardman Animation ‘The Pirates!’, Me Hearties

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The latest trailer for Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, the first film based on a series of novels from Gideon Defoe‘s The Pirates! series, has been released this week, following The Pirate Captain, voiced by Hugh Grant (Did You Hear About the Morgans?), and his crew of pirates.

Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is based on the first two of Defoe’s novels, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists and The Pirates! in an Adventure with Whaling. The Pirate Captain is on an adventure to beat his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven – TV’s Entourage) and Cutlass Liz (Salma HayekPuss in Boots) in the Pirate of the Year Award, and along the way must battle Queen Victoria (Imelda StauntonArthur Christmas) and meet a young Charles Darwin (David TennantFright Night).

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The New Year Brings New Series

Not only does 2011 look set for great films, but January also brings many new series to some of our favourite TV programs, and some brand new ones altogether.

The American teen series, 90210, started its third series at the beginning of the month on E4. I’d missed the end of Series 2, but it seems that all that happened is a swap of girlfriends and boyfriends. The episode kicked off with an earthquake at Beverly Hills, “signifying both emotional and physical trauma everyone is going through.” What to expect from the series? Naomi’s breakdown, Liam and Annie getting together, Teddy’s darker side, and the endless conflicts between couples that we’ve seen many times before. Nothing new here; a bunch of rich, gorgeous ‘teenagers’ with their clichéd problems, yet I still enjoy to watch it.

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