My interview with dramatist James Graham regarding his Channel 4 drama Brexit: The Uncivil War takes place slightly later than planned for an appropriate reason.
Alfred Hitchcock was the first filmmaker to widely use them, making cameo appearances in 39 of his films.
Over the years Easter eggs have become more complex and are almost a trademark for some series such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the small screen they remain prolific in shows where the writers wish to give something back to their audience.
Whether it’s secret messages, inside jokes or obscure references, we’ve got a rundown of ten of the best Easter eggs from British TV.
One of the standout drama launches of the year is unquestionably Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose. The five-parter memorably opens in London with a heroin-addled Melrose, played magisterially by Benedict Cumberbatch, receiving news of his abusive father’s death in New York. Melrose then travels there to bring home his father’s ashes. While in Manhattan, he embarks on an epic drugs binge. Expect the erstwhile Sherlock star to win multiple awards for this astonishing performance.
Sky Atlantic release the trailer for new drama series Patrick Melrose - Pleased To Meet You.
The series, based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn, will be adapted for television by One Day and Starter for Ten author David Nicholls.
Cumberbatch, who will also serve as an executive producer on the show, stars as Melrose, a man struggling to overcome the damage inflicted growing up with an abusive father and unsupportive mother. It will track his journey from his harrowing childhood through substance abuse and to eventual recovery.
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BBC Three’s award-winning Uncle is back for the final part of the trilogy.
Based on a comic book and produced by Seth Rogan (Superbad) this explosive drama follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a preacher who finds his body inhabited by a mysterious entity known as Genesis – the offspring of an angel and a demon.
The event recognises actors’ efforts on stage over the last year and this year includes many faces from the small screen. Here are some of the best known names from television featured among this year's nominees.
The event is part of the BBC Shakespeare Festival which will take place in April to mark 400 years since the writer’s death.
The live television event will be hosted by David Tennant and directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, and will feature Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Joseph Fiennes, the English National Opera and more.