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Laurence Fishburne to Star in, Executive Produce 'Rendlesham' UFO Drama Series

Laurence Fishburne to Star in, Executive Produce 'Rendlesham' UFO Drama Series
Laurence Fishburne is headed across the Atlantic for a UFO encounter.

The Emmy-winning actor and producer (Black-ish, Miss Evers' Boys) has signed on to star in and executive produce Rendlesham, a limited series from British company Eleventh Hour Films (Foyle's War) and Sony Pictures Television.

No outlet on either side of the pond is attached yet. Sony is handling international distribution.

Rendlesham is inspired by reported UFO sightings near an airbase in Suffolk, England, in 1980. The eight-part series, planned as an anthology, will move back and forth between the time of the incident and the present.

Fishburne will play the ...
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Sony Pictures TV Takes Stake in British Indie Eleventh Hour Films

Sony Pictures Television has acquired a minority stake in Eleventh Hour Films, the U.K.-based indie behind the long-running period detective series Foyle's War on ITV, plus BBC drama series New Blood, Vexed and, most recently, ITV's Safe House.

As part of the deal, Sony will distribute Ehf's new content internationally. Financial details weren't disclosed.

"We are thrilled to be deepening our relationship with the passionate and visionary women of Ehf, who are among the sharpest and most motivated producers we’ve met," said Wayne Garvie, Sony Pictures TV's president of international production. "We look ...
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Alex Rider: Trailer and Details for Sony Teen Spy TV Series

Joseph Baxter Oct 28, 2019

Alex Rider, the teen spy novel franchise of author Anthony Horowitz, is coming to television.

The Alex Rider Ya literary franchise is about to step into the realm of television.

Back in July 2018, U.K.-based indie company Eleventh Hour Films received a major boost to its spec project from Sony Pictures Television, having landed the rights to bring British author Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider books to the small screen.

The television project will manifest as an eight-episode offering on a network/platform to be determined, adapting the second book in Horowitz’s novel series, Point Blanc.

Alex Rider TV Series Trailer

Check out the full trailer for the Alex Rider TV series!

Video of Alex Rider I Official Trailer

You can also check out the teaser trailer for the series just below.

Video of Alex Rider | First Official Teaser Trailer Alex Rider TV Series Release
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John Mahoney, 'Frasier' Actor, Dead at 77

John Mahoney, 'Frasier' Actor, Dead at 77
John Mahoney, the actor who played the role of Martin Crane on Frasier for 11 seasons, died in Chicago on Sunday while in hospice care, his manager confirmed to Variety. He was 77.

The British-born Mahoney, who moved to the Chicago area at the age of 19, didn't fully enter acting until decades later, when John Malkovich and Gary Sinise enlisted Mahoney, then in his 40s, to join their Steppenwolf Theater Company. After winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1986 for his role in the Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves,
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Sony Pictures Television Ties With ‘Foyle’s War’ Producer To Develop UFO Drama

Doctor Who director and Da Vinci's Demons writer Joe Ahearne is developing a UFO drama with Sony's international production division and Foyle's War producer Eleventh Hour Films. Sony Pictures Television has partnered with Jill Green's UK firm on Rendlesham and the Hollywood studio will take the international rights to the series. Rendlesham is inspired by a "real-life" UFO incident, which took place at a Us air base close to the village of Rendlesham, Suffolk in 1980…
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Crime Traveller: celebrating an underappreciated 90s sci-fi

Alastair Stewart Nov 21, 2016

Anthony Horowitz's Crime Traveller deserves to be better remembered in the history of British sci-fi...

The 1990s are Doctor Who's lost decade. Although the eponymous Timelord found a brief home with Paul McGann's American pilot in 1996, the revival was never picked up. So began an even longer winter on the long road to 2005's regeneration under Russell T. Davies with Christopher Eccleston. The rest, as they say, is history.

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What is seldom remembered, however, is that while the failed reboot had proven the franchise hadn't recovered from 33 years worth of plot, nor had there been any marked improvement on the production, the entire exercise had given a
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159 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2014-15 Season

Here's a list of TV shows that aired (or were expected to air) during the 2014-15 season (roughly September 2014 through August 2015) and that also won't be back for the 2015-16 season.Latest updates: Queens of Drama (Pop), Alpha House (Amazon), America Unearthed (H2), Cold Justice (TNT), That Metal Show (VH1 Classic), Austin & Ally (Disney), The Sing-Off (NBC), The Briefcase (CBS), Foyle's War (PBS), The Crimson Field (PBS), Community (Yahoo), Other Space (Yahoo), Sin City Saints (Yahoo), Breathless (PBS), Big Time in Hollywood, Fl  (Comedy Central), A Young Doctor's Notebook (Ovation), The Red Road (SundanceTV), Cedar Cove (Hallmark), Transporter: The Series (TNT), Stewarts and Hamiltons (E!), The Brink (HBO), Married (FX), Your Family or Mine (TBS), Clipped (TBS), The Whispers (ABC), I Didn't Do It (Disney), Defiance (Syfy), Rookie Blue (ABC), Dominion (Syfy), Extant (CBS), Chasing Life (ABC Family), Graceland (USA), Wake Up With Al (Weather Channel), Lab Rats (Disney Channel), Mighty Med (Disney Channel), Proof (TNT), Mr. Robinson (NBC), King of the Nerds (TBS), Under the Dome (CBS), Complications (USA), Hindsight
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Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks is Found 'Safe and Sound' After Going Missing

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Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks is Found 'Safe and Sound' After Going Missing
British actress Honeysuckle Weeks - who had been missing since late Thursday night after exhibiting concerning behavior - has been found safe. Weeks' sister Perdita tweeted Friday: "Safe and sound thank you all," after Sussex police in England confirmed the news. According to the BBC Sussex police said the actress had been "found safe and well, and is with police". Safe and sound thank you all xxxx — Perdita Weeks (@PerditaWeeks) July 29, 2016 Weeks, best known for her role on the drama Foyle's War, was reported missing by her family an hour after she was last seen in Chichester, a city in West Sussex,
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Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks is Found 'Safe and Sound' After Going Missing

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Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks is Found 'Safe and Sound' After Going Missing
British actress Honeysuckle Weeks - who had been missing since late Thursday night after exhibiting concerning behavior - has been found safe. Weeks' sister Perdita tweeted Friday: "Safe and sound thank you all," after Sussex police in England confirmed the news. According to the BBC Sussex police said the actress had been "found safe and well, and is with police". Safe and sound thank you all xxxx — Perdita Weeks (@PerditaWeeks) July 29, 2016 Weeks, best known for her role on the drama Foyle's War, was reported missing by her family an hour after she was last seen in Chichester, a city in West Sussex,
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Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks Missing After Concerning Behavior, Police Say

Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks Missing After Concerning Behavior, Police Say
Sussex Police are searching for British actress Honeysuckle Weeks, who they say has been missing since late Thursday night after exhibiting concerning behavior.

Weeks, best known for her role on the drama Foyle's War, was last seen in Chichester, a city in West Sussex, at 9 p.m. Thursday night and was reported missing by family an hour later.

"We are concerned about Honeysuckle as her recent behavior has concerned family and friends and she has expressed to them she is feeling anxious," Detective Kate Witt said in a press release.

Witt noted that her lack of contact is unusual, even
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Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks Missing After Concerning Behavior, Police Say

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Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks Missing After Concerning Behavior, Police Say
Sussex Police are searching for British actress Honeysuckle Weeks, who they say has been missing since late Thursday night after exhibiting concerning behavior. Weeks, best known for her role on the drama Foyle's War, was last seen in Chichester, a city in West Sussex, at 9 p.m. Thursday night and was reported missing by family an hour later. "We are concerned about Honeysuckle as her recent behavior has concerned family and friends and she has expressed to them she is feeling anxious," Detective Kate Witt said in a press release. Witt noted that her lack of contact is unusual, even
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks Missing After Concerning Behavior, Police Say

  • PEOPLE.com
Foyle's War Actress Honeysuckle Weeks Missing After Concerning Behavior, Police Say
Sussex Police are searching for British actress Honeysuckle Weeks, who they say has been missing since late Thursday night after exhibiting concerning behavior. Weeks, best known for her role on the drama Foyle's War, was last seen in Chichester, a city in West Sussex, at 9 p.m. Thursday night and was reported missing by family an hour later. "We are concerned about Honeysuckle as her recent behavior has concerned family and friends and she has expressed to them she is feeling anxious," Detective Kate Witt said in a press release. Witt noted that her lack of contact is unusual, even
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Foyle's War: Series Creator Was Ready for UK Cancellation

The Foyle's War TV show on ITV was cancelled after eight seasons, because of rising production costs. Creator Anthony Horowitz tells Digital Spy he was ready for the British detective drama series to end. In the Us, some seasons of Foyle's War aired on PBS. The complete Foyle's War TV series is available for streaming on Acorn.TV (but Acorn's series numbering is confusing).

Foyle's War is set during and after World War II, with the eighth and final season set in 1947. Michael Kitchen stars as detective Christopher Foyle. The Doyle's War TV series cast also includes: Honeysuckle Weeks, Ellie Haddington, Tim McMullan, Daniel Weyman, Jeremy Swift, Rupert Vansittart, and Hermione Gulliford.

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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Ovation, Own, PBS, Pivot, Pop, Reelz, Spike TV, and Sundance TV Shows

When will the new seasons of the PBS shows start airing? What happened to that Own show? Gone for good? Which Reelz TV shows have been cancelled? Which Pivot and Ovation shows have been renewed? How many episodes?

Below, you'll find the status of recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows on Ovation, Own, PBS, Pivot, Reelz, and Sundance. To see a series' ratings (if available), click the links in the middle column.

Shows include The Artful Detective, Babylon, Call the Midwife, Case Histories, The Crimson Field, Deutschland 83, Downton Abbey, Endeavour, Fortitude, Foyle's War, Grantchester, Greenleaf, Hap & Leonard, Harvest, The Haves and the Have Nots, If Loving You Is Wrong, Impress Me, Last Tango in Halifax, Lewis, Love Thy Neighbor, Mercy Street, Mr. Selfridge, Please Like Me, Poldark, Rectify, The Red Road, The Returned, Schitt's Creek, Sherlock, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, Vicious, Wallander, Wolf
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Anthony Horowitz webchat – post your questions now

The writer was online to answer questions about James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Foyle’s War and whether he is ever mistaken for David Walliams (he’s not)

2.06pm GMT

And finally, philipphilip99 asks:

Have you ever given up on a novel? If so, why?

Great last question. Generally I don't start a book until I know everything about it, including the fact that it's probably worth writing. Frankly, life's too short to write ten or twenty thousand words and then throw them away. I'm currently writing a new novel, Magpie Murders, and I'm 90,000 words in. In fact, I'm off now to write the next chapter (my biggest fear being that I'll be run over by a bus on the way home).

Can I thank everyone for these great questions - it's been a real pleasure doing this with the Guardian. And thanks also to the fastest typist on the planet
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Game of Thrones' Mark Addy joins Anthony Horowitz series New Blood

Game of Thrones and Atlantis star Mark Addy is to swap his sword for a gun after joining the cast of crime drama New Blood.

He will play DS Derek Sands in the cop show from acclaimed writer Anthony Horrowitz, which will debut on BBC One in 2016.

Sands is described as a "rough and cynical" officer who has grown jealous and embittered by the success of his much younger colleagues.

Addy will reunite with his former Atlantis co-star Aiysha Hart in the drama, which will also feature No Offence actor Ben Tavassoli and The Mill's Mark Strepan in the lead roles of junior investigators Rash and Stefan.

Also joining the series is Four Weddings and a Funeral star Anna Chancellor, who will play boss Eleanor Davies, the tough Director of the Serious Fraud Office. Rounding out the cast are Ariyon Bakare, Kimberley Nixon, Mark Bonnar and Dorian Lough.

Addy
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James Bond author Anthony Horowitz casts new blood for crime drama... New Blood

Jame Bond author Anthony Horowitz has cast the lead roles in his new BBC One crime drama New Blood.

No Offence actor Ben Tavassoli and The Mill's Mark Strepan will take on the lead roles of junior investigators Rash and Stefan.

Apparently, it'll be the first time that the Serious Fraud Office and police have worked together on screen, as the two are brought together by a link between two seemingly unrelated cases.

The crime-solving duo will come up against rich and powerful individuals, corporations and governments that are protected by an army of lawyers.

Anthony Horowitz said: "When I created a hero who was Polish/British and another who was Iranian/British, I never expected that we'd actually find the real thing but with Mark and Ben we've done exactly that.

"They really are the 'new blood' that the title promises and I'm confident that they're going to
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UK TV ratings: The Great British Bake Off powers on with 9.6m on Wednesday

UKTV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb

The Great British Bake Off kept up its remarkable performance in the ratings with Dessert Week on Wednesday (August 26).

According to overnight data, 9.57m (43.0%) tuned in to see how the bakers fared with Crème brûlées and other sweet treats at 8pm - a slight dip on last week. Later, Britain's Spending Secrets intrigued 4.74m (23.9%) at 9pm.

On BBC Two, Horizon appealed to 720k (3.2%) at 8pm, and The World's Busiest Railway 2015 continued with 1.64m (8.3%) at 9pm.

Foyle's War brought in 2.08m (9.9%) for ITV between 8pm and 10pm, with a further 192,100 (1.1%) watching an hour later on +1.

Channel 4's Posh Pawn was watched by 1.0m (4.5%) at 8pm (165k/0.8% on +1), before One Born Every Minute warmed the hearts of 1.20m (6.1%) at 9pm (224k/1.5%).

On Channel 5, Nightmare Neighbour Next Door interested 1.07m (4.8%) at 8pm (109k/0.5%), while Undercover Benefits Cheat averaged 1.15m (5.8%) at 9pm (77k/0.5%). Wentworth Prison
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UK TV ratings: The Great British Bake Off rises with more than 10m for Bread Week

UKTV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb

The Great British Bake Off's ratings reign is showing no sign of slowing down - the BBC One hit rose to more than 10 million viewers for Bread Week, according to overnight figures for Wednesday (August 19).

10.06m (44%) tuned in at 8pm to see the remaining bakers take on Soda Bread and French baguettes, before wowing Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with some impressive showstoppers.

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Anne Robinson's Britain's Spending Secrets followed with 5.49m (27.6%) at 9pm.

On BBC Two, Great British Menu continued with 1.60m (7.9%) at 7.30pm, before Horizon interested 970k (4.3%) at 8pm, and Return of the Giant Killers: Africa's Lion Kings averaged 1.22m (6.2%) at 9pm.

ITV's Foyle's War was watched by 2.05m (9.5%) between 8pm and 10pm,
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UK TV ratings: Great British Bake Off episode 2 drops slightly but still takes the biscuit with 8.9m viewers

UKTV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb

The Great British Bake Off continued to dominate the ratings on Wednesday (August 12) despite losing around 430,000 viewers from its opening episode, according to overnight data.

The drama and delights of Biscuit Week brought in a hefty 8.87m (14.8%) at 8pm, while Earth's Natural Wonders followed with 4.36m (22.6%) at 9pm.

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On BBC Two, Great British Menu appealed to 1.39m (7.5%) at 7.30pm, before Horizon averaged 1.02m (4.8%) at 8pm, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Inside the Post Office interested 770k (4.0%) at 9pm.

ITV's Foyle's War entertained 1.83m (9.0%) between 8pm and 10pm, while a further 203,000 (1.2%) tuned in on +1.

Over on Channel 4, Supervet in the Field brought in 1.10m (5.2%) at 8pm (396k/2.0 on +1), while One Born Every Minute followed with
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