The BBC show - written and starring Miranda Hart - could be back on our screens again soon
Popular BBC sitcom, Miranda, looks like it’s in talks to return to our screens after a two and half year break. The comedy show is one of a number of shows that moved from BBC One to BBC Two due to its huge rise in ratings but - after three series - creator, Miranda Hart pulled the plug: disappointing many fans in the process.
Comedian Miranda Hart could be bringing her self-titled show back
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The period drama returns with a Christmas special next month.
‘Call The Midwife’ has been renewed for three more series and three Christmas specials by BBC One.
Series' seven, eight and nine of the period drama will consist of eight episodes each and a Christmas special. It will see the midwives enter the 1960s and face a rapidly changing Britain.
Following this year’s Christmas special, season six will begin airing on BBC One in the UK and on PBS in the US in early 2017.
Continue reading: 'Call The Midwife' Renewed By BBC For Three More Series
Miranda Hart seen outside ITV Studios, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd November 2016
Hart played Chummy in the BBC drama and was expected to appear in the new series.
Miranda Hart has confirmed she will not be back as Chummy in this year’s ‘Call The Midwife’ Christmas special and the forthcoming sixth series. In April it had been reported that Hart would be making a return to the show, but the comedian says work commitments have made it impossible.
Miranda Hart sadly won’t be back as Chummy
“News: it's with a heavy heart that having shared Chummy's return to CTM, I've not been able to birth (pun) the schedule to make it work. xx,” Hart tweeted. “Truly sad not to be playing Chummy this year but fans are in for a treat with Dame Harriet Walter as a new cast member and more besides.”
Continue reading: Miranda Hart Will Not Be Returning To 'Call The Midwife' After All
Hart will also appear in this year’s Christmas special.
Miranda Hart will be returning to BBC drama ‘Call The Midwife’, show bosses have confirmed. Miranda will make her return as Camilla 'Chummy' Fortescue- Cholmeley-Browne in this year's Christmas special and then be back full time for series six, which will feature the cast visiting South Africa.
Miranda Hart is retuning to ‘Call The Midwife’.
Speaking to The Sun, the show’s producers said: "We’ve been bursting to share the news Chummy has left the mother and baby unit and is heading back to Poplar for series six. We’re thrilled to be once again featuring Miranda Hart and her fabulous blend of warmth, strength and vulnerability as Chummy gets to grips with the medical and social challenges of the 1960s.”
Continue reading: Miranda Hart Is Returning To 'Call The Midwife' For Series Six
The star-studded version of 'Gogglebox' is part of a special night of shows on Channel 4 designed to raise money for charity.
As part of a night of one-off programming tonight (Friday October 9th) in order to raise money and awareness for the charitable organisation Stand Up To Cancer, a star-studded line-up will be sitting in front of their televisions for a night in and commenting on the week’s shows.
The ace partnership between filmmaker Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy evolves into something formidable with this raucous action comedy, which simultaneously spoofs the espionage genre and provides some genuine thrills. From ensemble player (Bridesmaids) to costar (The Heat) and now to the star of the show, McCarthy finds a role worthy of her talents, subverting rather than exploiting her distinct physicality.
She plays Susan Cooper, a desk-jockey at the CIA who works with the field agents, guiding them by radio link through their dangerous paces. When star spy Bradley Fine (Jude Law) is taken out of service and all other top agents have their covers blown, the boss (Allison Janney) has little choice but to send the well-trained Susan into the field to take down the villainous arms dealer Rayna (Rose Byrne). With her best pal Nancy (Miranda Hart) as her office-bound helper, Susan gets into a series of disguises and travels to Paris, Rome and then Budapest. And despite the constant attempts of rogue agent Rick Ford (Jason Statham) to "help" her, Susan gets ever closer to Rayna and her gangster buyer Sergio (Bobby Cannavale).
The relatively simple plot is overcrowded with characters and subplots that add absurd layers of humour to the film, almost all of which are genuinely hilarious. Best of all, none of the laughs come at the expense of Susan, a capable, smart, witty woman who's the perfect alter ego for McCarthy (and certainly much more engaging than her obnoxious-slob persona in The Heat or Tammy). She has terrific chemistry with all of her costars, flirting shamelessly with the Bond-like Law, an amusingly swaggering Statham and especially the purringly hysterical Byrne. As always, the great Janney steals every one of her few scenes. Less effective is an extended goofy cameo by Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, who at least shows willing to dive into some ridiculous comedy. There's also another terrific foil in Susan's local contact Aldo, played with leering, opportunistic relish by Peter Sarafinowicz.
Continue reading: Spy Review
Susan Cooper works as an analyst for the CIA; rarely out where the action is and working entirely from the office, advising some of the organisation's top agents during their most deadly assignments. However, following a serious lapse in judgement at the hands of her partner during a bomb disposal mission, the agency are forced to enlist another member of the team to uncover the location of the nuclear weapon. Deciding now is the time to drop her boring persona and become the super keen spy she always wanted to be, Susan volunteers to go undercover - to much derision from her colleagues who barely know her name let alone her position in the CIA. She's allowed to prove herself on the task though, with no appropriate alternative, but can she show that Susan Cooper is just as deadly as her team?
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Sir Donald Sinden, the British actor best known for his roles in the 'Doctor' series and his long associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died at the age of 90.
Sir Donald Sinden, the prolific British stage and film actor, has died at the age of 90 after battling cancer.
Sir Donald Sinden at the UK premiere of Run For Your Wife in 2012.
Sinden died at his home in Romney Marsh, Kent just weeks before his 91st birthday. His son, as the Mail reports, explained how his father had been suffering from prostate cancer for several years.
Clare Cathcart was a much loved member of the acting community.
Clare Cathcart, the Northern-Irish actress best known for starring in 'Call The Midwife' and 'Doctors', has died at her home in Brighton - she was 48.
Miranda Hart had paid tribute to her co-star Clare Cathcart
"It is with huge sadness that we have to report the death of our beloved friend and client Clare Cathcart," a representative for the actress said in a statement.
Continue reading: 'Call The Midwife' Actress Clare Cathcart Dies Aged 48
2012 was another brilliant year when it came to Christmas on the box. As well as some seminal family movies, both old and new, December's festive comedy, sci-fi and drama TV brought us much cheer throughout the holiday season making the couch our favourite place in the world in the run up to Christmas and New Year. Here are our highlights still available to watch on BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Channel 5 online.
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
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