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    BBC Adapting 'The Lady Vanishes' Into a New TV Movie

    Ethel White's 1936 novel "The Wheel Spins" was adapted to film by an early career Alfred Hitchcock as "The Lady Vanishes." Now the BBC is giving that source material another whirl with Diarmuid Lawrence ("Little Dorrit") directing and Fiona Seres writing the adaptat...

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    'I want to die, please kill me': HBO Remaking BBC Elder Care Comedy ‘Getting On’

    Having ordered a pilot for Stephen Merchant show "Hello Ladies" three weeks ago, HBO's now moving forward on another British-inflected comedy -- an adaptation of BBC Four series "Getting On."

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    BBC Making a TV Movie to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of 'Doctor Who'

    Next year, it will have been a formidable half-century since "Doctor Who" was first broadcast back on November 23rd, 1963. The long-running, once-revived BBC sci-fi series has been through several (literal) incarnations, ingeniously including in its own concept the possibility for its main...

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    BBC Greenlights Jim Henson Puppet Pilot 'No Strings Attached'

    BBC One is getting into the Muppet(ish) business.

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    Andy Samberg's First Post-SNL TV Series Will Be British

    Early this month, Andy Samberg announced he'd be leaving "Saturday Night Live" after seven seasons on the sketch comedy institution. Usually, this means a performer intends to pursue a movie career (whether that movie career will participate is another issue), and Samberg does have &qu...

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    'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch On the Sleuth's Sexuality and How His Own Stock Has Increased

    The BBC's "Sherlock," the popular and critically acclaimed modern day take on the iconic British sleuth, returns for a second season this Sunday on PBS (9pm ET) in the US. The three new feature-length episodes -- which find Holmes butting heads with his female counterpart Irene Adler (...

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    Director James Watkins To Follow 'The Woman In Black' With Olympics Drama 'Second Is Nowhere,' Julien Temple's Kinks Biopic 'You Really Got Me' Moves Forward

    The success of well-received ghost tale "The Woman In Black" has benefited pretty much everyone: Star Daniel Radcliffe has proven he can be a viable lead outside of the "Harry Potter" franchise, revived horror label Hammer Films has taken its place again at the top of the British...

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    The Small Screen: Chiwetel Ejiofor & Matthew Goode To Star In 1930s Jazz World Drama 'Dancing to the Edge'

    His name might be pretty much unfamiliar to all but the most fervent Anglophiles, but Stephen Poliakoff is something of a legend among British writers. He started his career as a playwright in the 1970s, before moving into television, which has hosted the bulk of his work, followed by feature f...

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    Ray Winstone & Gillian Anderson To Star In Sexed-Up 'Great Expectations' For Brit TV

    A zeitgeisty role like Agent Dana Scully may cast a long shadow, but Gillian Anderson seems determined not to have the first line of her obituary read “that redheaded gal off 'The X-Files.'" Lurching in recent years between respectable British TV costume dramas and mirthless crime fare (“Straightheads” won’t be one to tell the grandkids about), Anderson is now in talks to take the most iconic role in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “Great Expectations” as Miss Haversham, alongside eternal Cockney bruiser Ray Winstone as the novel's duplicitous Magwitch. Like everything else nowadays, though, don’t expect this to be your mot...

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