Thursday, June 3, 2021

EL CID HISTORICAL SERIES SEASON 2 TEASER AND PHOTOS ARE HERE! BBC RELEASES 1ST PHOTOS FROM RIDLEY ROAD PERIOD SET SHOW WITH TOM VAREY, RORY KINNEAR, EDDIE MARSAN

  RIDLEY ROAD TV SERIES  
BBC RELEASES 1ST PHOTOS FOR POSTWAR THRILLER DRAMA
BBC has released first photos with newcomer Aggi O'Casey and our dear Village star Tom Varey as the leads of gripping new thriller RIDLEYROAD which will also air on PBS in USA. Based on a novel by Jo Bloom, it tells the story of a young Jewish woman, Vivien Epstein (Aggi O’Casey). After falling
Tom Varey will take the male lead in the new series
in love with a member of the 62 Group, she rejects her comfortable middle class life in Manchester and joins the fight against fascism in London, risking everything for her beliefs and for the man she loves. Inspired by the struggle of the coalition of Jewish men who stood up against rising neo Nazism in post
Aggi O'Casey takes the female lead in the new series
war Britain, Vivien is working with them when she realises that Jack, her missing boyfriend (Tom Varey) has been badly injured. Vivien infiltrates the NSM, a neo-Nazi movement which is becoming increasingly prominent in London. As Vivien descends further into the fascist organisation her courage
Ridley Road will air in four hourlong episodes at BBC and PBS
and loyalties are challenged. Rory Kinnear plays Colin Jordan, leader of neo Nazi movement NSM, Eddie Marsan also stars alongside Danny Hatchard, Samantha Spiro and Tracy Ann Oberman in the four part mini series!
 
  EL CID SEASON 2 TEASER 
TAKES US BACK TO ESPANA
Although I feast on epic shows like they're roasted potatoes, I do admit I found the first season of Amazon Prime's EL CID rather bland in taste and lacking in any even remotely delicious flavour, but for some reason the
historical saga, that brings the story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain, was renewed for another season which is coming to us soon as it is announced in the first teaser below and the
Francisco Ortiz returns as hotheaded prince, now king Sancho
first photos from the second season. Let us hope, the return will have better scripts, better acting and a better hairdo for the lead hero who was humiliated with the fugliest mullet in the first season, poor sod.
THE SECOND SEASON SHOULD
continue the story where it left off last December when King Fernando (Jose Perez), poisoned by his horrid daughter Urraca (Alicia Sanz) died and, instead of proclaiming his oldest son as his sole heir, divided the kingdom to
The first season featured a lot of female characters
all of his three sons Sancho (Francisco Ortiz), Alfonso (Jaime Olias) and García (Nicolas Illoro) making them the new kings of Castilla, León and Galicia. Devious princess Urraca will continue to weave her dark plots in the
Amparo Alcaraz has joined the cast as queen Alberta
shadows, while our hero Ruy (who, played by rather weak and non charismatic Jaime Lorente, did not even feel like the hero in the first season with not a lot of screen time) will have to fight to save the land, the royal family as well as
The second season will air sometime later this year, possibly soon
his own one. Of course, the disputes between all of them will probably lead to bloody battles. Elia Galera should return as their mother, treacherous and
The second season will also air on Amazon Prime
evil queen Sancha who plotted her husband's demise. Who needs enemies, when you have daughters and wives, right? Actress Amparo Alcaraz has joined the cast as queen Alberta.

14 comments:

  1. I'm sad to hear this because I was hopeful that this one would be good when I finally have the time to sit down and watch something.

    P.S. I have news! I RACED through the other book and have officially started Elizabeth Street. Look what you started.. :)

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    1. Hope the book itself is not boring.

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    2. So far it's relatable for me and I'm enjoying hearing about old world Sicily. The only annoying part so far is the narrator's pronunciation of things. A character's name is the same as my father's name, Giacomo. The person narrating the audiobook can't even say the name right let alone get the New York accent even remotely close. Hopefully it's just the initial shock of the narrator's voice and it doesn't ruin the book.

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    3. They could have found some Italian to narrate it.

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    4. I agree! I'm on Chapter 3 and it's pretty good, although the narrator's voice is still obnoxious.

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  2. Looks like a lot of blood and violence. I think I'll pass on this one.

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  3. I think I will like Ridley Road.

    El Cid I did not watch the first season. I suppose that's a good thing because I hate fugly mullets :P

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    1. The mullet was so fugly! He is not a pretty boot to start with, but the mullet just made him ridiculous.

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  4. While I won't be watchin' any of 'em, if I had to... I'd probably choose the first one 🤷‍♂️

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    1. We do ever so love Tom Varey who stars in it. He was uber cute in The Village series at BBC some years ago and then in Dark Angel.

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  5. RIDLEYROAD seems something we would enjoy too. We just finished The Kominsky Method in Netflix...not bad.

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    1. I think that one got a second season order recently!

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