Monday, November 28, 2016

1ST PHOTOS FROM DECEMBER PERIOD SET NEW TV SERIES 'WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION', BRONTE SISTERS 'TO WALK INVISIBLE', 'HALCYON' WW2 HOTEL, EPIC 'LAST DRAGONSLAYER'

  BBC'S AND AGATHA CHRISTIE'S  
'WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION'
First photos are arriving for upcoming new period set television series, among them BBC's latest adaptation of Agatha Christie! After scoring amazing success with their last year's And Then There Were None, which boasted a tremendous cast, BBC is bringing us THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECU- TION this December within their festive programme schedule! Admittedly it does look much weaker than the last year's project and does not have such a strong cast. This one stars Kim Cattrall, Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough and Billy Howle.
With the long terrible shadow of the Great War falling across the rackety, feral 1920s, THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECU- TION is a compelling story of deceit, desire, murder, money and morality, innocence and guilt, heartbreak and most painful and dangerous of all, love. The story starts after the murder of glamorous and rich Emily French (Kim Cattrall). All the evidence points to Leonard Vole (Billy Howle), a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet McIntyre (Monica Dolan) stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine (Andrea Riseborough), can prove his innocence.

  BBC'S 'TO WALK INVISIBLE'  
BRONTE SISTERS MINI SERIES
Speaking of BBC December will also bring us their new mini series on Bronte sisters TO WALK INVISIBLE which shows them in a new light and tells the story behind these three women who, despite the obstacles they faced, came from obscurity to produce some of the greatest novels in the English language. Jonathan Pryce plays the role of the Brontë sisters’ father, Patrick, and is joined by Chloe Pirrie as Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë. Finn Atkins portrays ambitious older sister Charlotte who wrote Jane Eyre and Charlie Murphy plays the determined, level headed younger sister Anne the author of novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall. Their reckless brother Branwell, whose destructive behaviour threatened to destroy his family, is played by always great Adam Nagaitis.

  ITV'S 'HALCYON' SERIES
SET IN WW2 HOTEL 
Their rival ITV is, meanwhile, ready to air their eight part period set series HALCYON  set in the luxury of the Halcyon Hotel in World War II London! Fast paced and filled with music of that era, it shines a spotlight on the class divide between the upstairs and downstairs inhabitants of the hotel and their enduring relationships, lives and politics, set against the backdrop of World War II as it reaches its ferocious peak.  Olivia Williams is lady Hamilton, the owner of HALCYON, Steven Macintosh is the hotel manager. Lord and lady Hamilton also have two sons: Freddie (Jamie Blackley), a young Spitfire pilot, who's in love with Emma, manager's  daughter, the hotel receptionist, and younger son Toby (Edward Bluemel), who is secretly gay.

  'THE LAST DRAGON SLAYER'  
SKY'S CHRISTMAS TV MOVIE
Meanwhile, Sky One's Christmas festive programme will include a new television adaptation of THE LAST DRAGON SLAYER  based on the  first in the series of popular fantasy novels written by Jasper Fforde. Little Ellise Chappell plays an orphan Jennifer Strange, a young inhabitant of the Ununited Kingdoms, who discovers that her destiny is to become the last Dragonslayer. This magical series also stars Ricky Tomlinson, Pauline Collins and John Bradley.

20 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to the Bronte Sisters mini-series!

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    1. I reckon we shall get the first trailer real soon!

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  2. I do like a hotel drama after working in a few of them!

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    1. did you mess with the receptionist, admit it, Fran, just admit it :)

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  3. I do like Kim Cattrall. I think she really carried Sex and the City along for the series run. God knows SJP's whiny ass character didn't keep me engaged, it was all Kim that had me tuning in. I do hope she does well in this role as well. And if all else fails, there's that adorable kitty to look at :)

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    1. yes, her character was the strongest, although Kim often says idiotic things in her interviews :) I'm surprised she hasn't made anything after the show. I see Kristin Davis plays in Hallmark movies, so she didn't make it either :(

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    2. Sadly, that seems the norm once actresses are on a hit series. They go to Hallmark and Lifetime to die a slow death...

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    3. yes, not that Hallmark movies aren't lovely in its own way, but it does mark a downfall in the career

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  4. THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER looks great, but I love that kinda thing.

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    1. yes, it will be a lovely watch on a festive afternoon with a family

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  5. I thought Matt Ryanwas to be in the regular cast of Halcyon?

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    1. he is in it! We had a separate post on him when he joined! Just click the HALCYON label at the bottom of the post and you will find it

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  6. The Last Dragon has me intrigued.I think I will start looking into the Bronte sisters more myself.

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    1. them English writers all had silly lives indeed

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  7. Witness for the Prosecution has all the elements to make you tune in.

    Love the look of The Last Dragoslayer!

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    1. hope you did not miss last year's And Then There Were None, it aired in USA too!

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  8. The Last Dragonslayer looks like one I will really like. Also quite curious about the Bronte sisters mini-series. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I think we should get trailer for that one soon

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  9. I would love to watch the Bronte Sisters Mini Series. It's always interesting to see how the authors' real life experiences influenced the way they viewed the world and the way it shaped their writing.

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    1. I'm still not sure if it is a very short mini series or just a TV movie

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