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To Watch TV or Not to watch TV: Britbox Brings BBC Shakespeare to North America!

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On May 26th, Britbox will bring the full BBC Television Shakespeare Collection to North America – thirty-six of the greatest plays ever written – featuring some of the biggest stars of British stage and screen: Dame Helen Mirren, Derek Jacobi, John Cleese, Alan Rickman, and more.

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New Series/Season of The Syndicate Coming for Britbox!

The BBC’s drama series The Syndicate is returning for a fourth series/season – with an all-new setting cast of characters

When the owners of Woodvale Kennels announce they are selling the business to a larger company, the staff are devastated to realise they may well be out of a job. Time to check those lottery tickets…

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All the World Will Be Your Enemy Trailer: Watership Down!

Watership Down – Hazel faces Woundwort – Image courtesy of Netflix.

Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down tells the story of a band of rabbits that are forced to leave their cozy warren because of encroaching technology – and the dangers they face on their journey to find a new home.

Already adapted as a brilliant film from Martin “Short, the BBC and Netflix have partnered for a four-episode limited series CGI adaptation of the story with a terrific cast that includes John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Gemma Chan, Peter Capald, and Taron Egerton.

Watership Down will premiere on Netflix on December 23rd and on the BBC December 22-24. Check out the trailer below.

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Michael Shannon Joins Cast of Little Drummer Girl for AMC, BBC!

Little Drummer Girl – Michael Shannon – Photo by Lauren Weissler/Courtesy of AMC/BBC

Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon has joined the cast of AMC/BBC’s Little Drummer Girl – a six-episode adaptation of the John le Carré novel. All six episodes will be directed by Park Chan-wook.

Shannon will play Israeli Spymaster Kurtz.

Little Drummer Girl is slated to premiere later this year.

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BBC, AMC and The Ink Factory Announce Co-Production of John LeCarré’s The Little Drummer Girl!

Following the success of The Night Manager, The Ink Factory, BBC and AMC have announced their collaboration John LeCarré’s The Little Drummer Girl.

Set in the late 1970s, “The Little Drummer Girl” weaves a dynamic and exciting story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal.

The Little Drummer Girl will be directed by Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Stoker) and star Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth). The six-part limited series will go into production in January, 2018.

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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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