If only the director could see their Narrator Three now. The snub marked the beginning of Baynton’s steady rise to Brit-com stardom, from comic turns like the innocent but inane Deano in Gavin and Stacey (2008-2010), to creating and starring in several dearly beloved sitcoms, the most recent being BBC One’s Ghosts (2019-).
The television series Poldark was a huge hit, peaking with nearly 10 million viewers and sparking an unlikely national debate about topless scything. The eagerly awaited next series will be airing later this year, this time with 10 episodes.
Tickets are free for RTS and RTS Student members. Tickets cost £12.50 for non members Click here to book
The three-hour fundraising extravaganza will also be hosted by ex-Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc, comedians Jason Manford and Chris Ramsey, and sports stars Alex Scott MBE and Ade Adepitan MBE. Lenny Rush’s new post means he will be the youngest presenter CIN has ever had.
2022’s show saw Doctor Who’s new companion exclusively revealed on stage, included segments from The Repair Shop, Blankety Blank and The Weakest Link, and featured live performances from Lewis Capaldi and Diversity. £35 million was raised for charity.
Hot Flush focuses on the lives of five women in the band as they deal with demanding jobs, dependant parents, adult children, disappointing husbands and the menopause. The group soon discovers they have more to say than they ever imagined, and the band becomes the perfect vehicle for their voices to be heard, as well as a catalyst for change in their lives.
As the women’s lives become intertwined, Kitty and Beth, the two unlikely creators of the band, realise they are connected by more than their love of music as a long-buried secret threatens to tear everything apart.
Channel 4, 10.00pm
Written, created and produced by Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, SAS Rogue Heroes is the “mostly true” account of the unbelievable origins of the SAS, in the midst of the Second World War.
Series one saw David Stirling, played by Connor Swindells (Sex Education), seeking out the best and most reckless soldiers to push back the Nazis in a series of raids in North Africa.
The five teams will have to traverse Canada from the very edge of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver to North America's most easterly city, St John's Newfoundland, all at ground level. And as always, the contestants will have to leave the modern world and all its comforts behind. There will be no air travel, no phones, no internet and no credit cards; just the cash equivalent of the same journey by plane.
The sitcom, fronted by Brendan O’Carroll (All Round to Mrs Brown’s), saw runaway success due to its unusual fourth wall-breaking comedy style.
Although the series itself ran for only 3 series between 2011 and 2013, Agatha Brown and her collection of family and friends have made their return every year for Christmas specials, which the BBC has commissioned up to 2026.
The BBC has commissioned Grenfell, a drama centred on the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire tragedy which killed 72 people, displaced many more, and dismantled a west London community.
The story will be told through the eyes of the people involved, recounting the stories of the victims, their families and friends, and the firefighters tasked with handling the worst residential fire in Britain since the Second World War.
Few novels have excited as much love and devotion as Andrew O’Hagan’s Mayflies, a funny, tender but heart-rending tale of male friendship. Now, only two years after its publication, an adaptation is coming to the BBC, an astonishingly quick turnaround for television drama.