Time for Ripper Street fans to dust off the bowler hats, fire up a cheroot and do the happy dance: Ripper Street is coming back from the dead. Yes, really! The recently axed drama is being revived by Amazon’s brand, spanking new service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. It will re-run the first two series/seasons followed by an … Continue reading Ripper Street Has Been Saved! By Amazon Prime Instant Video
Great news for Ripper Street fans: the drama could be back for a third series after all. But don’t put away your widow’s (t)weeds just yet… According to The Guardian, Ripper Street production company Tiger Aspect is in talks with Amazon streaming service LOVEFiLM to secure a third series of the drama. Under the terms of the proposed … Continue reading Ripper Street Not Dead Yet?
In news that will have even the most hard-hearted doxies, coiners and bludgers weeping into their hankies, it seems the time has come for Artherton to turn off the lights, lock up 72 Leman Street and post the keys back through the letterbox: The BBC has cancelled Ripper Street. (Sob!) According to Jerome Flynn falling … Continue reading Ripper Street Is Cancelled
Get your tweed on: Ripper Street will be back for more in 2014! The BBC has commissioned an eight-episode Series/Season 2 of the bawdy, violent drama, due to air on BBC 1 and BBC America in 2014. Starring Matthew Macfadyen (Spooks/MI-5) as technology-loving, forward-thinking Inspector Albert Reid, steampunky Ripper Street is not your grandma’s period piece. … Continue reading Ripper Street Gets a Second Series
This year has been a really busy one — hence the paucity of posts from TVClaw Towers. Apologies to anyone who’s missed me. What have I enjoyed watching in the rare moments when I haven’t been working? Here’s what. And if you haven’t seen the good stuff yet, then pull up a comfy chair and get ready to … Continue reading What Have I Enjoyed Watching in 2015?
Now the 2014 BAFTAS are done and dusted it’s time to see who won what. As expected, Broadchurch, The IT Crowd and Ant & Dec were big winners, and Julie Walters received this year’s BAFTA Fellowship. Those Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 winners in full: Leading actor Sean Harris – Southcliffe (Channel 4) Jamie Dornan – … Continue reading BAFTAS 2014: Who Won What?
This is an entirely subjective list. It’s not claiming to be a “Best of” or “Top 10 of” 2013 television shows. Instead, it’s a list of what’s tickled our fancy over at TVClaw Towers this calendar year. So here, in no particular order, are the TVClaw Favourite TV Shows of 2013 Game of Thrones Such heartbreak, … Continue reading Favourite TV Shows Of 2013
Chickens is like the unfunny bastard child of Horrible Histories In the week when Beyoncé dropped a cool £1,500 in her local Nando’s, Sky kept the poultry theme going with the premiere of Chickens, the “brand new World War I comedy” (yes, you read that right) from Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas and Simon Bird plus their … Continue reading Chickens And Big Bad World: Time To Bring Back The Live Studio Audience?
As the magnificent Game of Thrones Series/Season 3 cracks on apace, viewers could be forgiven for thinking that some of the faces look a bit familiar. The Game of Thrones supporting cast is, quite frankly, awesome, despite the lack of Timothy Dalton and Christopher Eccleston. The latest appearance to have TVClaw spilling wine on the floor was … Continue reading The Game of Thrones Cast: Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?
Do comebacks get any better than this? From Soldier Soldier to chart-topping pop moppet, to … where? Once one of the biggest stars — and most famous vegetarians — on British television Jerome Flynn has largely been off-screen for nearly 15 years. While his erstwhile pop partner Robson Green was carving out a high-profile career in dramas like … Continue reading Welcome Back, Jerome Flynn