The BBC have just released this show reel of upcoming BBC1 stuff. It includes footage of the second series of Sherlock… Read more…
French illusionists Cubic Act, who use a magical box on stage, card expert Michael Vincent, Victorian magicians Morgan & West and award-winning performer Nick Einhorn try to outwit the double act with mind-boggling tricks, in the hope of landing a gig with them in Las Vegas. The duo also perform a trick involving a nailgun.
ITV1 at 9pm
The Apprentice winner is announced on Sunday
The four candidates face a gruelling interview process, and Lord Sugar picks his partner.
BBC1 at 9pm
Show Me The Funny premieres on Monday
Jason Manford hosts a new stand-up comedy competition which sees ten comics competing for a £100,000 prize, their own DVD and the chance to headline a nationwide tour.
ITV1 at 9pm
The Hour is born on Tuesday
Two BBC reporters apply to join an ambitious new current affairs programme.
BBC2 at 9pm
Sherlock begins another run on Wednesday
Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes meet, and tackle the case of the Impossible Suicides.
BBC1 at 8:30pm
The Killing’s mystery continues to unravel on Thursday
Sarah and Holder pressure Rosie’s former boyfriend, Jasper, for answers and later, interview a new suspect.
Channel 4 at 9pm
The Rob Brydon Show returns on Friday
Rob Brydon meets Little Britain star Matt Lucas and shows off his voice with The Script.
BBC2 at 10:30pm
This day, the BBC have released a press release officially announcing Sherlock S2. Some of the stuff that is revealed like episode titles is already known but still. Here is the press release…
BBC One’s much praised, multi-award winning drama Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, begins filming on location in Cardiff and London for a second series of three 90-minute films.
The contemporary version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, Sherlock – co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss (The League Of Gentlemen, Doctor Who, The First Men In The Moon) – caused a sensation last summer, delivering an audience of over 8 million viewers, who tuned in to watch Sherlock and John Watson navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers in three thrilling action-packed adventures.
Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, Frankenstein) stars as Sherlock and is joined by Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office) as Dr John Watson, Rupert Graves (Case Sensitive, Garrow’s Law) as Inspector Lestrade and Una Stubbs (Worzel Gummidge, EastEnders) as Mrs Hudson.
Steven Moffat says: “The three stories will be called A Scandal In Belgravia, The Hounds Of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall.”
Mark Gatiss reveals that when it came to sharing the writing responsibilities, Steven chose to do the twisted love story (Scandal) while he chose the Gothic horror (Baskerville) and Stephen Thompson (Silk, Doctor Who) is writing the thrilling finale (Reichenbach).
“The hotly anticipated return of BBC One’s hit series Sherlock begins filming this week with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in fine form,” says Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning.
Commissioned by Ben Stephenson, BBC Drama Commissioning, Sherlock is directed by Paul McGuigan (Monroe) whose style and inventiveness contributed to the success of the first series, and Toby Haynes (Doctor Who, Being Human).
Sue Vertue (Sherlock, Coupling) will produce A Scandal In Belgravia and The Hounds Of Baskerville and will executive produce The Reichenbach Fall which will be produced by Elaine Cameron (Jekyll). The Executive Producers are Beryl Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. The Executive Producer for BBC Wales is Bethan Jones. It is a Hartswood Films Production for BBC Wales, co-produced with MASTERPIECE. The Executive Producer for MASTERPIECE is Rebecca Eaton.
The South Bank Awards took place earlier today,
BBC2’s Rev starring Tom Hallander beat Jo Brand’s Getting On and Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge to be named Best Comedy while Channel 4’s This is England 86 was named Best Drama ahead of BBC1’s Sherlock and E4’s Misfits.
I would have given best comedy to Getting On but Rev winning isn’t the worst thing. My pick for best drama would have been Misfits then Sherlock.
The full South Bank Awards show can be seen on Sky Arts tonight at 9pm
Anyone who regularly reads this blog will know it focuses completely on British TV however Erin ( Loster21 on Twitter) who helps keep it running is in America so it was only right to give a top 10 American show list that she has determined as well as the British list I thought up posted here…. We don’t agree on Luther 😉
These are shows that were broadcast in the US in 2010. My picks, in order:
Lost (season 6) – only one episode that was a “less favorite,” all the rest were exquisite representations of the best show ever on television
Fringe (seasons 3-4) – top notch throughout, both in mythology stories and monsters of the week
The Walking Dead – stunning first 5 episodes, hated the writing in finale
Haven – excellent rookie season, excellent season-ending cliffhanger
Rubicon – excellent throughout, sadly canceled after its one and only season
Terriers – excellent throughout, sadly canceled after its one and only season
The Good Wife (season 2) – no second-season dropoff, continued great stories and multidimensional characters
Inspector Lewis (season 2) – great twisty stories, great character developments
Sherlock – 2nd episode was the weakest of the three by far, but even that was better than most shows on tv in 2010, Excellent dialogue handled well by the cast.
Doctor Who (season 5) – very uneven, really disliked the season finale and the WW2 episode, but again, still better than most shows on tv, and there’s still that Doctor Who magic.
Honorable Mentions: Being Human (season 2), Justified, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Sanctuary, Hawaii Five-O, Miss Marple, Leverage, Burn Notice, Castle, Covert Affairs, White Collar, The Glades, Human Target, Caprica, Luther