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Coast Vs Country Series Monday 15 May on Channel 4



Relocation property show Coast Vs Country returns Monday 15 May. Katrina and Nigel are keen to relocate to Cornwall after 27 years in London. Having lived in the hustle and bustle for so long they can’t wait to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.

Katrina is originally from Boston, USA and has fond memories of being by the sea as a child, while Nigel’s got his heart set on getting a dog and having long country walks followed by a visit to the local pub. For their budget of £600,000 coastal fan Kerr Drummond plans to entice them to the coast while property expert Sara Damergi is all about the countryside.

Producer and Director: Mark Butcher
Series Producer: Lizzie Gill
Production Company: Freeform Productions

Coast Vs Country Episode 1 airs on Monday 15 May 2017 from 4.00pm-5.00pm on Channel 4.



BBC Two: New sketch show for Morgana Robinson

Morgana Robinson (The Morgana Show, House Of Fools) is back with a brand new sketch show – Impressions Of Fame – for BBC Two following a successful pilot.




Morgana Robinson (The Morgana Show, House Of Fools) is back with a brand new sketch show – Impressions Of Fame – for BBC Two following a successful pilot.

Impressions Of Fame will explore the world of celebrity both on and off the screen as she lifts the celebrity curtain with her incredible impressions.

This show will bring together some of her new impersonations including Joanna Lumley, Mel & Sue, Gregg Wallace, Miranda Hart and Alan Davies, along with her huge back catalogue of popular impressions such as Natalie Cassidy, Danny Dyer, Russell Brand and Fearne Cotton.

Morgana will also be joined by a host of big name actors, comedians and guest stars, who will take on the roles of the friends, family and entourage of her comic creations.

Morgana says: “The BBC have given me my show under one condition: I’m not allowed to be myself in it. I guess this is what school prepared me for.”

Gregor Sharp, BBC Commissioning Editor, says: “Morgana is a comedic force of nature who lights up every screen she’s on and we’ve been excited about the prospect of her bringing her singular talents to this new series for BBC Two ever since she came to tell us about it. At least we think it was her.”

Executive Producer for Happy Tramp, Neil Webster, says: “Morgana is about 150 incredible talents in one. She embodies an impression unlike anyone else, managing to hone in on the essence of a celebrity whilst also adding her own unique comic spin. She absolutely deserves her own show and we’re thrilled that BBC Two has given us the opportunity to help her bring a whole new raft of comic creations to life.”

Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, says: “I’m thrilled that the highly talented Morgana is bringing this show to BBC Two – there just isn’t anyone else like her. I believe that being a home for distinctive and innovative British comedy is one of the key things BBC Two is here to do. 2015 has been a great year for comedy on Two with terrific shows like Boy Meets Girl and Cradle To Grave placed right at the heart of the peak-time schedule, plus still to come later this month, A Gert Lush Christmas penned by Russell Howard and starring the inimitable Kerry Howard, and We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story. With Morgana and the rest of our comedy slate, we’re promising more of the same fresh, distinctive comedic energy on Two for 2016.”

Impressions Of Fame (6 x 30’) is executive produced by Neil Webster for Happy Tramp, produced by Jack Bayles and directed by Ben Palmer. The BBC commissioning editor is Gregor Sharp.

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Festive Fun for BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer adds some festive sparkle with its launch on the all-new Apple TV, update to mobile apps and exclusive programming.




Christmas has come early for BBC iPlayer fans, with the launch on new Apple TV from today, just in time for the BBC’s bumper line-up of Christmas programming.

And, following the launch of BBC Store in November, people who use BBC iPlayer’s native mobile and tablet apps and sign-in will now be able to stream their BBC Store purchases directly from the app, as well as receive programme recommendations personalised to their tastes and preferences.

This festive season also brings a range of exclusive programmes to iPlayer only, from some of our viewers’ favourite BBC shows to give them something extra to get excited about:

Luther: The Journey So Far
This BBC iPlayer exclusive is a fast-paced, high-octane journey through Luther series 1-3. Whether you’re a super fan, occasional viewer or completely new to Luther, it’s a thrilling rollercoaster that will set you up perfectly for the new two-part special coming soon to BBC One. Luther: The Journey So Far is available exclusively on BBC iPlayer now.

Star Wars at the BBC
Peter Serafinowicz digs into the BBC’s archive to find the biggest Star Wars actors and characters from the Seventies appearing on shows like Blue Peter, Pebble Mill and Ask Aspel. The footage, most of which hasn’t been seen since its original broadcast, gives a fascinating and hilarious insight into how the UK reacted to the original films. And we finally get to find out whether Mark Hamill appeared in Coronation Street. Star Wars at the BBC will be available exclusively on BBC iPlayer from 16 December at midday.

EastEnders: Back To Ours, Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright
Previous episodes of the Back To Ours series have clocked up over 3.8 million views on BBC iPlayer, and the ever-popular exclusive, Back To Ours, is back for a New Year’s Day special. Join Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright as they relive their greatest EastEnders moments as Mick and Linda. Back To Ours gives EastEnders fans the chance to see their favourite cast members talking about their most infamous moments. Watch Danny and Kellie upstairs in The Queen Vic and hear personal funny stories, their unique insights into production and just the odd bit of cockney rhyming slang. EastEnders: Back To Ours, Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright will be available exclusively on BBC iPlayer from 1 January 2016 at 7.30pm.

The Voice UK: Meet The Coaches
Get to know our superstar coaches Paloma Faith, Boy George, Ricky Wilson and, and get an exclusive first look at the brand new series in The Voice UK: Meet The Coaches. Snuggle up with the fab four on The Voice UK sofa, and get to know them as they get to know each other and reveal their innermost secrets, fears, fashion faux pas, favourite songs, food items and of course, their love for their teams and each other. The Voice UK: Meet The Coaches will be available exclusively on BBC iPlayer from 1 January 2016 at 6am.

Matt Berry Does… Happy New You
Enter 2016 with renewed vigour, as Matt Berry invites you to celebrate your post-Christmas over-indulgence in this New Year episode of his comic documentary series Matt Berry Does… exclusively for BBC iPlayer. Matt Berry Does… Happy New You will be available exclusively on BBC iPlayer from 1 January 2016 at 9pm.

Dan Taylor-Watt, Head of BBC iPlayer, says: “Christmas is a popular time for viewers to come to BBC iPlayer, as they unwrap new devices and browse and discover the BBC’s fantastic Christmas programmes. With the launch of iPlayer on new Apple TV, I’m delighted we’ve been able to give people another way of accessing the full breadth and range of BBC programmes. And, the updates to our mobile and tablet apps mean we can now deliver more personalised recommendations of BBC programmes to viewers, as well as the ability to stream BBC Store purchases directly from the iPlayer app.”

These updates add to the features launched on BBC iPlayer earlier this year, making it a more personalised for viewers. These include:

  • My Programmes – where you can find the shows you’ve favourited, programmes you’ve started watching but not finished, as well as programmes purchased on BBC Store
  • Live Restart on Connected TVs – allowing you to skip back to the start of a programme if you’ve missed the beginning
  • Cross-device pause and resume – letting you start watching programmes on one device and continue from where you’ve left off on another
  • Recommendations of BBC programmes personalised to you – helping you find more of what you like on the BBC

BBC iPlayer is available on over 10,000 devices in the UK for free, from computers and smartphones to tablets and Connected TVs. 2014 was a record-breaking year for BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio, which saw 3.5bn TV and radio programme requests across all devices and the catch-up window extend from seven to 30 days.

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33 Ways Hawaii Five-O Has Celebrated The Original Series




Through the past five years, Hawaii Five-0 has often honored the original “Hawaii Five-O” series with references to its predecessor hidden within the episodes.  In celebration of the 100thepisode that airs Friday, Nov. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), following is a list of those nods to the legendary original series hidden within the current one.

Pilot – McGarrett’s 1974 Mercury Marquis is the actual car from the original series. It was owned by Jack Lord himself and is seen several times throughout the series.

Pilot – “Book’em Danno” – The most famous line from the original series was said for the first time in the pilot and often repeated throughout the series.

Pilot– Danny (Scott Caan) is the only member of Five-0 to wear a shirt and tie – similar to how the original Five-O team always wore Suits to The Office.

102 “Ohana” (Family)– Kono (Grace Park) first refers to McGarrett as “Boss” in this episode and continues throughout series.  Kono on the original series often called McGarrett “Boss.”

103 “Malama Ka Aina”(Respect the Land) – In this episode, the mother who took Grace (Teilor Grubbs) to hide in the bathroom is played by Helen Kuoha-Torco.  Helen was the original Tahitian dancer featured in the main credits of the original series.

104 “Lanakila” (Victory)– McGarrett’s sister, Mary Ann McGarrett (Taryn Manning), shares the same name as McGarrett’s sister in the original series.

105 “Nalowale” (Lost)– First appearance of Dr. Max Bergman (Masi Oka), named after the main Medical Examiner in the original series.

107 “Ho’apono” (Innocent) –Robert Loggia plays retired Navy man Ed McKay and also played an ex-cop named Russell Hendrix in “The Execution File” episode of the original series.

109 “Po’ipu” (The Siege)– Ric Young, who plays General Pak, also played a travel agent (as Eric Young) in the episode “Nine Dragons” in the original series.

109 “Po’ipu” (The Siege)– McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) gives his address as 2727 Piikoi St.  In the original series, Steve McGarrett also lived on Piikoi St.

112 “Hana ‘a’a Makehewa” (Desperate Measures)– We first meet Sgt. Duke Lukela, played by Dennis Chun.  Dennis not only had a few smaller roles in the original series, but he is also the son of Kam Fong who played the original Chin Ho Kelly.

112 “Hana ‘a’a Makehewa” (Desperate Measures)– Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) makes his first appearance.  Wo Fat was the main bad guy on the original “Hawaii Five-O.”

113 “Ke Kinohi” (Beginning)– We first meet surf shop owner and instructor Mamo Kahike played by Al Harrington.  Al played series regular Ben Kokua in the original “Hawaii Five-O.”

118 “Loa Aloha” (Long Goodbye)– Clyde Kusatsu, who plays Judge Kamalei, also appeared in the original show’s ninth season episode “Yes, My Deadly Daughter.”


119 “Na Me’e Laua Na Paio” (Heroes and Villains)– The episode features the first appearance of recurring character Jenna Kaye as a CIA analyst.  Jenna is a nod to original series character Chief of Pacific Operations Counter Intelligence Jonathan Kaye.

121 “Ho’opa’I” (Vengeance)– While interrogating Agent Marsh, McGarrett says “I answer to God and to the Governor, neither of whom are going to help you right now.”  This is a reference to the original series pilot “Cocoon” when it’s said Steve McGarrett only takes orders from the Governor and God, “and sometimes even they have trouble.”

As of Season Two, McGarrett’s Silverado’s license plate reads F6-3958, a nod to the original series where Jack Lord‘s McGarrett had this plate number for his personal state issued car, used for both the 1968 Park Lane and 1974 Marquis Brougham.

202 “Ua Lawe Wale” (Taken)– Homeland Security Agent Lori Weston, played by Lauren German, is a reference to Det. Lori Wilson, the member of Five-O in the final season.

202 “Ua Lawe Wale (Taken) – Tom Sizemore plays Captain Fryer in Internal Affairs. This is a nod to the original series character Bernie Fryer, who was also a big shot in Internal Affairs.

219 “Kalele” (Faith) –Ed Asner reprises his role as renowned smuggler August March from the original series episode “Wooden Model of a Rat.”

219 “Kalele” (Faith) –In August March’s home, we see a collection of miniature sculptures from Japan.  These sculptures are a wink to how in the original series episode, March framed McGarrett for stealing one of these priceless statues.

223 “Ua Hala” (Death in the Family)– Karl Herlinger, playing Toothpick, had a small role as “Baseball Kid” in the premiere of Hawaii Five-O’s final season

302 “Kanalua” (Doubt)–Ed Asner once again makes a ‘final’ appearance as original series villain August March.

303 “Lana I Ka Moana” (Adrift)– While fishing, McGarrett wears an unusual straw hat, a nod to the style of hats Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) wore in the original series.

307 “Ohuna” (The Secret)– Russell Wong, who plays Kong Kiang, also appeared in the 1997 pilot as Nick Wong, an FBI agent who the Lt. Gov. appoints to be co-director of Five-O.

315 “Hookman”– For the new series, undoubtedly the biggest homage to the original Hawaii Five-O is the remake of fan-favorite “Hookman.”  With a modern day update of the story and using original locations, shot compositions, original title and style of opening credits, the cast and crew created a meticulous reboot of this original episode.

315 “Hookman”– Local character actor Terry Plunkett, who played several small roles over the years in the original series, makes an appearance as the Mailbox Proprietor.

Season Four makes its first use of the original Five-O theme as the score during the show.  The theme can be heard in episodes 401, 407 and 422.

401 “Aloha Kekahi I Ke Kahi” (We Need Each Other) – Capt. Grover was an original series character that Five-O meets in the seventh season episode, “The Hostage.”

407 “Ua Nalohia”  (In Deep)– Cathy Foy, who plays coffeehouse waitress Nani, appeared in the original series twice.  Once as a receptionist in “Head to Head,” and again as a telephone operator in “Though the Heavens Fall.”

413 “Hana Lokomaika’I” (The Favor)– Chin Ho’s father is named Kam Tong, a nod to Kam Fong, the actor who played the original Chin Ho Kelly.

415 “Pale ‘la” (Buried Secrets) –Clara Williams gets her name from Danny’s aunt in the original series. Interestingly, on the original series, Clara Williams is played by Helen Hayes, the real-life mother of original Danno, James MacArthur.

501 “A’ohe Kai e Pe’e Ai” (Nowhere to Hide)– After getting a call from the drone pilot, Sgt. Duke Lukela tells Pua to “Patch him through to McGarrett.” This line was used in the original series.

The 100th episode of Hawaii Five-0 will be broadcast Friday, Nov. 7 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


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