Sunday, May 29, 2016

THIS WEEK'S EPIC TV EVENTS: BBC'S 'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM' WITH JOHN HANNAH, MAXINE PEAKE, 'ROOTS' EPIC REMAKE WITH JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, MATTHEW GOODE, JAMES PUREFOY, LAURENCE FISHBURNE

  NEW BBC'S TV MOVIE
'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'
Today I'm reminding you of the two epic programmes that are airing this week on the telly, starting with new TV movie version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM which airs tomorrow at BBC One! Starring John Hannah, Maxine Peake, Matt Lucas and Nonso Anozie it is set in the tyrannical court of Athens, where the pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the town below, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild woods, dark forces are stirring...


  'ROOTS' EPIC TV REMAKE
 MALACHI KIRBY, JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, MATTHEW GOODE
Also debuting tomorrow simultaneously at  History, A&E and Lifetime in four consecutive nights is the new mini series version of ROOTS! The $50 million eight hour saga is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship! With Malachi Kirby playing the lead role of Kunta Kinte, the star studded cast also includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers (as a merciless slave owner), Laurence Fishburne (as "Roots" author Alex Haley), James Purefoy (a tobacco plantation owner who buys Kunta Kinte), Mehki Phifer (as a mute farm slave) and Matthew Goode (as Dr. William Waller who is more benign toward slaves)! 

16 comments:

  1. Oh, that second show sounds interesting!

    -Kati

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  2. I watched, ROOTS, back in the late 70's. It still remains one of my all-time favourite TV dramas. I hope they don't stuff up the remake.

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    1. fingers crossed, it starts tonight, you can probably catch it on Kiwi History if you have it on the cable!

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  3. Strange and feeric, what a dream!

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    1. I loved the fairy forest clip :) It is one of my faves of Shakespeare's dramas

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  4. I have seen so many version of Midsummer Night's dreams and always love it..

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    1. They say this one tonight will be a very bold and shocking one :)

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  5. I love the Midsummer Night Dream trailer. Definitely has my interest. I think I'll go back and watch the original Roots before looking at this redo.

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    1. excitement comes to the enchanted forest tonight at BBC

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  6. Thanks for the reminder about Roots! I didn't know it was on starting today. I'll check my TV listings so I can record this miniseries!

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    1. hope Canadian History airs it too!

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  7. I've got Roots on my Tivo. I probably won't be able to watch it for another week or two with all this end of the year school junk taking up all my free time.

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    1. gotta keep something for the summer. All my shows have ended last week, except REIGN, so I'm making up a new weekly programme for myself with leftover British shows.. hope they will last me till Autumn

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  8. I've seen the TV-series of Roots when I was young! Looking forward to the new one!

    Greetings
    Peter

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