sabato 28 gennaio 2012

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)

This is an adaptation and completion of Charles Dickens’s last novel, Edwin Drood, left unfinished at the halfway mark at his death on 9 June 1870
A strange, disturbing and modern tale about drugs, stalking and darkness visible, The Mystery of Edwin Drood by writer Gwyneth Hughes is a two-part psychologi. cal thriller about a provincial choirmaster’s obsession with 17-year-old Rosa Bud and the lengths he will go to to attain her.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, alongside Great Expectations on BBC One, is part of the Dickens On The BBC season of programmes.

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10 gennaio 2012 (UK)

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mercoledì 11 gennaio 2012

Birdsong (2012)

Rising stars Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy have been cast to play passionate lovers Stephen and Isabelle brought together by love and torn apart by the First World War, in BBC One's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' epic love story Birdsong. The two-part adaptation moves between 1910 and 1916, in turns telling the story of Stephen Wraysford's passionate and erotic, but ultimately doomed, affair with Isabelle Azaire before the war, and the enduring effect it has on him as he fights amidst the blood and gore of the trenches.

 Birdsong is a 1993 war novel by the English author Sebastian Faulks. Faulks' fourth novel, it tells of a man called Stephen Wraysford at different stages of his life both before and during World War I. Birdsong is part of a trilogy of novels by Sebastian Faulks which includes The Girl at the Lion d'Or and Charlotte Gray which are all linked through location, history and several minor characters.[1]
The novel came 13th in a 2003 BBC survey called the Big Read which aimed to find Britain's favourite bookIn 2011, the BBC announced that Eddie Redmayne and Clémence Poésy had been cast to play Stephen and Isabelle, in BBC One's adaptation of the novel. 

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Birdsong - Sun, January 22 at 9pm on BBC One

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Treasure Island (2012)

"Treasure Island," the special two-part movie event from RHI Entertainment, will premiere on Syfy, the home of imagination-based entertainment, in early 2012. The production stars Eddie Izzard ("The Riches," "Oceans 12," "Oceans 13") as Long John Silver. Elijah Wood ("The Lord of the Rings," "Everything Is Illuminated"), who has just been cast to reprise his role as Frodo in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit," stars as Ben Gunn. Donald Sutherland ("Pride & Prejudice," "Ordinary People," "M*A*S*H") will also star as Flint. This new adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic is currently shooting in Puerto Rico and Ireland.

Treasure Island is a two-part British television miniseries adaptation of the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was made by BSkyB and first shown in the United Kingdom on Sky1 on 1–2 January 2012. The screenplay was by Stewart Harcourt and it was produced by Laurie Borg and directed by Steve Barron.

two-part movie
1 gennaio 2012 (UK)

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Just Henry (2011)

ITV’s much anticipated dramatization of the children’s book Just Henry will air on the network on 18 December at 7.00 p.m. The drama is part of ITV’s Christmas line up and critics will be closely watching to see how the show shape’s up in terms of ratings when compared with the BBC’s own adaptation of The Borrowers.
Just Henry is set in post-World War II Britain and Josh Bolt takes on the title role of Henry – a boy who is struggling to come to terms with his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage. Henry begins to become obsessed with investigating the circumstances of his father’s death but things take an unexpected turn when a man meets Henry at his father’s graveside and claims to be his Dad.

90-minute film

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Young James Herriot (2011)


Britain’s most famous vet returns to the small screen in December as the BBC get set to air the three part drama Young James Herriot. In the series, Iain de Caestecker (The Fades) takes on the role of Herriot as he attempts to complete his degree at veterinary college in 1930s Glasgow. The would-be vet has to contend with the realities of life in Scotland during the depression era as well as the trials and tribulations that veterinary students of any era must face. 

 Young James Herriot is a three part BBC drama that aired on BBC One from 18 to 20 December 2011. The plot is based on the early life and studies of veterinary surgeon James Herriot, known for his autobographical books which were the basis for the BBC show All Creatures Great and Small. The idea for the programme came from Herriot's adventures as a veterinary student. While the plot centres around Herriot, other topics come up like the subjugation of women, the treatment of students by Professor Gunnell - one of the professors at the college, and the rise of the fascist movement in the UK.

UK:180 min (3 parts)
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Sunday 18 December 9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE


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Great Expectations (2011)

It would not be Christmas without a full scale costume drama on the BBC and this year's offering is a Dickens classic, Great Expectations.
The first episode is on Tuesday 27th December on BBC One at 9pm.
Graham Satchell went to have a look at the set and meet the cast. 

Great Expectations is a three-part BBC television drama adaptation by Sarah Phelps of the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations. Starring Ray Winstone as Magwitch, Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham,[1] Douglas Booth as Pip, Vanessa Kirby as Estella and David Suchet as Jaggers. The adaptation was first broadcast on British television over the Christmas period in 2011.
Anderson's casting as Miss Havisham drew attention to the production due to her being a mere 43 compared to other actresses who have played her. However, critical reception was generally positive.

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 27/12/2011 ore 9.00 pm

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Land Girls Season 3 (2011)

BBC One Daytime commemorates the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War with a new, five-part, all-star period drama – Land Girls.
The stellar cast line-up includes Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Bleak House), Christine Bottomley (Hope Springs, Massive, Early Doors), Sophie Ward (Holby City), Summer Strallen (Hollyoaks), Mark Benton (The Street), Danny Webb (Our Friends In The North), Jo Woodcock (Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, All The Small Things) and Becci Gemmell (Home Time).

Land Girls is a British television period drama series, first broadcast on BBC One on 7 September 2009. Land Girls was created by Roland Moore and commissioned by the BBC to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. The programme was BBC Daytime's first commission of a period drama. Land Girls was filmed in and around the city of Birmingham. The first series features Summer Strallen, Christine Bottomley, Jo Woodcock and Becci Gemmell as four different girls doing their bit for Britain in the Women's Land Army during the War. Land Girls won the "Best Daytime Programme" at the 2010 Broadcast Awards and in that same year the BBC announced that it had commissioned a second series, comprising five episodes. Woodcock and Gemmell reprised their roles as Bea and Joyce and Seline Hizli made her debut as new girl, Connie Carter. The second series began airing from 17 January 2011 and two months later BBC Daytime Controller, Liam Keelan, renewed Land Girls for a third series. It began airing from 7 November

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Roar (1997)

Roar chronicles the extraordinary life of Conor, a reluctant 20-year-old orphaned prince who must rise above tragedy to lead his people to freedom. Conor takes on a band of ragtag allies that include Tully, a teenage apprentice magician; Catlin, a beautiful former slave; and Fergus, Conor's big-hearted, ebullient protector. Their primary struggle is against Longinus, a supernatural creature whose true essence is that of a 400-year-old Roman centurion ready to do the bidding of evil Queen Diana, an emissary of the Romans. In this fight for freedom, what is most important for Conor and his people is the Roar—the roar of the land, the roar of the people—a voice that echoes through every living creature and is the power of life.

13x 43m

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Kidnapped (2005)

In the politically divided Scotland of 1751, orphaned Davie Balfour leaves the peace of his idyllic Lowland home to seek out his inheritance from his estranged uncle. But before he can claim his rightful fortune, young Davie is launched on an extraordinary and amazing adventure where he must battle with slave-traders, evade capture by the British army's finest troops and learn some harsh truths about himself along the way'

Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck.

Duration: 150 mins

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To Serve Them All My Days (1980)

To Serve Them All My Days is a British television adaptation of the 1972 novel by R. F. Delderfield. 13 episodes 50 minute in length were first shown by the BBC in 1980 and 1981.
As in the novel, the protagonist is David Powlett-Jones (John Duttine), a coal miner's son from South Wales, who has risen from the ranks and been commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in World War I. In 1918, after being injured and shell-shocked, he is hired to teach History at Bamfylde School, a fictional public school in North Devon, in the southwest of England, where he wins the respect and acclaim of colleagues and students. He serves under headmaster Algy Herries (Frank Middlemass), forms a friendship with Ian Howarth (Alan MacNaughton), engages in a rivalry with Carter (Neil Stacy), and marries Beth (Belinda Lang).

episodes (13) 50m cad.


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The Dwelling Place (1994)



The Dwelling Place is the 1994 made-for-TV adaptation of the best-selling Catherine Cookson novel. In 19th century England, teenager Cissie Brodie (Tracy Whitwell) is left on her own after she loses her parents and the family home. She finds a place to stay in a cave in order to take care of her younger brothers and sisters. She falls in love with the equally poor carpenter Matthew Turnbull (Ray Stevenson), who is burdened with caring for his aging parents. Cissie is raped by aristocrat Clive Fischel (Edward Rowie-Hicks) and ends up having a child that she must fight to keep against the child's biological grandfather, Lord Fischel (James Fox). ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

8 May 1994 (UK)     
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Colour Blind (1998)

    A gritty period drama set in industrial Tyneside during World War I. Life for the McQueen family is turned upside down when daughter Bridget comes home with a black husband.

    180 min (3 parts)
    16 December 1998

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    A Dinner of Herbs (2000)

      A legacy of love, hate, betrayal and revenge that spans three generations and nearly half a century. Catherine Cookson's epic novel is brought to the screen in a sweeping miniseries.
      Growing up in a 19th century, working class English town, Roddy, Hal and Mary Ellen are the closest of friends. The unspeakable hardships they have each suffered as children - including the murders of Roddy's and Hal's fathers at the hands of the same man - have sealed their bond of friendship.
      Filmed on location in the north of England, "A Dinner of Herbs" is an unforgettable mix of murder, passion and revenge!

      approx. 5 hrs.

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      The Secret (2000)

        Based on a novel by Catherine Cookson, this period drama concerns Freddie Musgrave (Colin Buchanan), who, as a young man, fell in with a band of criminals and made a career as a smuggler. With the help of Maggie Hewitt (Clare Higgins), a respectable businesswoman who fell in love with him, Freddie was able to leave his life of crime behind him and has become a trusted employee of Maggie's firm. However, a face from Freddie's past -- and a cache of rare gems -- could destroy the new life Freddie has ..

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        The Rag Nymph (1997)

          Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag lady Aggie Winkovski and her crippled helper, Ben. Young Millie is a very well-brought up little girl, which Aggie questions and finds out that her mother had been a ladies maid before being forced into prostitution.


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          The Hour (2011)


          The Hour is a 2011 BBC drama series, starring Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and Romola Garai, with supporting cast including Tim Pigott-Smith, Juliet Stevenson, Burn Gorman, Anton Lesser, Anna Chancellor, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Oona Chaplin. It was written by Abi Morgan (also one of the executive producers, alongside Jane Featherstone and Derek Wax). The series centres on a new current affairs show being launched by the BBC in June 1956, at the time of the Suez Crisis - a period setting which has led to comparisons with Mad Men.[1]
          It premiered on BBC Two and BBC HD from 19 July 2011 each Tuesday at 9pm.[2][3] Each episode lasts 60 minutes, with Ruth Kenley-Letts as producer and Coky Giedroyc as lead director. It was commissioned by Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two, and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and produced by Kudos Film and Television.

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          The Borrowers (2011)

          Family adventure based on Mary Norton's classic children's books about a race of tiny people who live under the floorboards, resourcefully surviving by borrowing bits and pieces from the large residents who dwell above.
          After being discovered by 'human beans', borrower Arrietty and her parents are forced..

          19,30    26/12/2011

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