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Diana: 7 Days – Prince William and Prince Harry Revisit The Week After Their Mother’s Death!

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry look back at the week following the 1997 death of their mother, Princess Diana, in the BBC documentary Diana, 7 Days.

The two-hour documentary will be broadcast by NBC on September 1st (8/7C).

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Starz & BBC To Co-Produce Kenneth Lonergan Miniseries Adaptation of Howard’s End!

Starz and BBC are partnering to co-produce a four-hour adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic novel Howard’s End from Manchester By The Sea writer/director Kenneth Lonergan. Lonergan will script the adaptation which will be directed by Hettie Macdonald (Fortitude, Doctor Who).

Haley Atwell, Matthew Macfayden and Tracey Ullman have joined the cast.

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AMC Goes Back to John Le Carré!

Following the success of The Night Manager (3 Golden Globes wins), AMC is partnering with the BBC on a new John Le Carré adaptation: The spy Who Came in From the Cold.

Set in 1962, just after the building of the Berlin Wall, Spy centers on Alex Leamas, a British intelligence officer whose network has fallen apart.

The classic espionage novel will be adapted by Academy Award winning scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy (pictured). Details follow the break.

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SundanceTV to Co-Produce Female Divorce Lawyer Drama with BBC One!

SundanceTV is set to co-produce the original drama series The split with BBC One.

Set in London, the series follows three sisters – two of whom are divorce lawyers working for rival firms – who have to deal with the return, after some thirty years, of their estranged father.

Creative and production talent from such productions as The Hour, Broadchurch, Humans, and Black Mirror will work on the series – which will air exclusively on SundanceTV in the U.S. and, following its linear TV run, Sundance Now.

Details follow the jump.

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Movie News: BBC’s Top 100 American Films, Preview Reviews for Joy, Freeheld, and More!

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On this week’s episode, the hosts review the recently released list of the Top 100 American Films by the BBC. The GeekScholars discuss surprise inclusions, exclusions, and odd placements.

In the second half of the show, the hosts review the first trailers for several character-driven films coming out this Fall including Before We Go, Mississippi Grind, Freeheld, and Joy. 

Gearhead Gonzo! Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson Done!

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Arguably the most popular presenter on BBC America’s Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson has been informed that his contract will not be renewed.

This comes as a result of ‘a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature’ with one of the show’s producers. Follow the jump to read the BBC’s statement.

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PBS Announces Civil Series, Co-Production Partnership With BBC!

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PBS is scheduling a civil war series, title to be determined, set in Virginia, for a winter 2016 debut. The series would be part hospital story, part family saga. Ridley Scott (Gladiator and Thelma & Louise), David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife”) and Lisa Q. Wolfinger (“Desperate Crossing, The untold story of the Mayflower”) will executive produce. Series co-creator David Zabel (“ER”) will write.

PBS has also announced a co-production deal with the BBC and BBC Worldwide to develop eight-to-ten specials comprising twenty hour of programming – both standalone pieces and multi-part series will be included.

A series of specials covering the Vietnam War (culminating in the 2017 premiere of Ken Burns’s and Lynn Novick’s THE VIETNAM WAR (working title), and two documentaries (The Bomb, and Uranium – Twisting The Dragon’s Tale) the development of nuclear weapons are also planned for a July, 2015 premiere.

For further details, follow the jump.

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Mira Sorvino chats about BBC’s Intruders

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Amy Whalen is a lawyer and devoted wife of former LAPD cop turned writer Jack Whalen. When they relocate to rural Washington state to restart a new life, suddenly life takes a turn for the worst.  With Amy’s sudden disappearances and erratic behavior, not only is her marriage in danger, but something even deeper — her soul.  Jack must search for the key to the paranormal forces behind the “new Amy” before it is too late.

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Silent Witness Comes To Home Video!

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Long before CSI, Bones, or NCIS, there was BBC’s ground-breaking crime drama, Silent Witness. Featuring a team of forensic pathologists, using their scientific skills and knowledge to solve mysterious and/or suspicious deaths, the long-running BBC forensics series is finally being released in North America by BBC Worldwide.

To give the North American audience a look at how the show began – and look at where it is now, BBC Worldwide is releasing both the first and seventeenth (yes, seventeenth!) seasons of Silent Witness on October 21st. Details follow the jump.

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John Simms chats about Intruders, BBC America’s latest thriller

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Jack Whalen is a former LAPD cop who retires to rural Washington state with his wife (Mira Sorvino). Suddenly, he notices she’s behaving erratically. In the meantime, strange things are happening around him. He searches for the key to save her from forces that threaten to overwhelm them both.

I caught up with John Simm(“Life on Mars”, “State of Play”, “Doctor Who”) during a roundtable interview to discuss this thrilling new show.   From playing an American for the first time to spooky ghost sounds on set, check out John Simm’s interview as he gives us behind the scenes scoop on “Intruders”.

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