TV Mad Dogs (Sky1 2011, John Simm, Philip Glenister) Published 2 years ago on October 28, 2016 In thriller series Mad Dogs a quartet of old friends (Woody, Quinn, Baxter and Rick) are invited to spend a few weeks with the fifth member of their old “gang” at his luxury villa in Spain. The group are now in their forties and their lives have all moved in different directions, none of them have made a huge success of their lives apart from Alvo who is seriously rich and living the high life in Mallorca. The visit is supposed to be to celebrate Alvo’s early retirement but it soon becomes clear that there are some sinister things going on, not least when a midget hitman wearing a Tony Blair mask blunders into the villa and shoots Alvo. Soon the boys are deciding to cover up the murder… Filmed on location in Mallorca Mad Dogs is excellent, deliciously black with a fabulous cast and marking the working together of John Simm and Philip Glenister for the first time since the iconic Life on Mars. There is a nicely what on Earth is going on vibe as things start to spiral out of control and we learn what Alvo’s motives really are for bringing the boys over to the villa. As the series progressed things got weirder and weirder with the CIA getting involved and the show turning into something of a travelogue as the quartet ended up having to assume new identities in South Africa. In the two part finale the boys finally got to return to the UK but their rosy return home is not quite as rosy as they hoped and a final return to South Africa led to an ambiguous ending that left many viewers confused as to whether the boys were actually dead or alive. classic quote “Nothing significant has ever been typed using thumbs” production details UK / Sky One – Left Bank Pictures / 14×60 minute episodes / Broadcast Thursday 10 February 2011 – 29 December 2013 Writer: Cris Cole / Stunt Co-Ordinator: Gareth Milne / Costumes: Mary Jane Reyner / Music: Martin Phipps / Production Design: David Roger / Executive Producer: Elaine Pyke, Suzanne Mackie, Andy Harries / Producer: Spencer Campbell / Director: Adrian Shergold cast JOHN SIMM as Baxter MAX BEESLEY as Woody MARC WARREN as Rick PHILIP GLENISTER as Quinn BEN CHAPLIN as Alvo TIM WOODWARD as Dominic ELOISE JOSEPH as Lottie TOMAS POZZI as Tony Adrian ShergoldAndy HarriesBen ChaplinCrime And MysteryCris ColeDramaJohn SimmMarc WarrenMax BeesleyPhilip GlenisterTelefantasyTim WoodwardTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Features1 day ago Classic Movie Characters: Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Terminator Before The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was viewed as little more than a B-list barbarian. But director James Cameron helped turn... Features1 day ago Classic Episodes: The Untouchables – The Rusty Heller Story In “The Rusty Heller Story,” Elizabeth Montgomery took Prohibition-era Chicago by storm as Heller, a seductive Dixie damsel who pits... TV1 day ago Time Trax (1993, Dale Midkiff, Elizabeth Alexander) SciFi action adventure series. Future cop Darien Lambert travels back in time in search of renegade criminals unable to return... TV1 day ago Three’s a Crowd (NBC 1984-1985, John Ritter, Mary Cadorette) Sitcom. A spin off from Three’s Company and an adaption of the UK’s Robin’s Nest. This saw Jack Tripper and... TV1 day ago Strange Luck (1995, D.B. Sweeney, Frances Fisher) Fantasy drama series. After surviving a plane crash as a child Alex ‘Chance’ Harper, a photographer, finds himself dogged by... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Deadly Secrets: A Fire Inside (ID Thurs 21 Feb 2019) A Fire Inside: When a serial arsonist murders four people in a hardware store fire in Southern California, veteran arson... Episodes1 day ago How to Get Away with Murder: Make Me the Enemy (S5EP14 ABC Thurs 21 Feb 2019) Make Me the Enemy: Annalise is determined to get to the truth about Nate Sr.’s murder and will stop at... Episodes1 day ago Fam: Drunk in Love (S1EP7 CBS Thurs 21 Feb 2019) Drunk in Love: During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.