The “getting in and getting on” panel featured a veritable army of TV talent – with Denhams, TwoFour, Silverstream TV, Beagle Media, Elixel, iMarvel, the BBC and Sky all represented. It offered tips and hard-earned advice on getting started in TV to an audience of more than 150 students from schools, colleges and universities in the region.
Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez (Do the Right Thing, White Men Can’t Jump) will pair up in new action comedy Bounty Hunters.
Uptight Brit Barnaby Walker (Whitehall) is sorting out his family’s antique business after his father is hospitalised following a mysterious accident. He unwittingly buys a blood antiquity looted from the Middle East, and as a result sets off a chain of events that he is evidently not trained or prepared for.
Judi Dench - All the World's Her Stage
BBC One, 8pm
This documentary celebrates one of Britain’s best-loved actors Dame Judi Dench, by looking back over her remarkable 60-year career.
Narrated by Colin Salmon, with contributors including Daniel Craig, Ann Mitchell, Sam Mendes and Sir Ian McKellan, the film reveals why Judi Dench has become the ‘second most popular woman in Britain’.
Devon and Cornwall welcomed students from across the region to its annual “Breaking into Media” event, which featured a fascinating insight into TV directing from Toby Haynes.
The event, which was held at the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s riverside rehearsal venue, TR2, in mid-November, also offered students advice on working in TV from a heavyweight panel of industry experts.
French plays passionate cook Gina whose ex-husband Leo (Iain Glen) is a successful entrepreneur, chef and hotel owner in Cornwall. Leo owes much of his success to Gina’s cooking, and yet despite leaving her for another woman – the glamourous Sam, played by Silent Witness’ Emilia Fox –business continues to boom for the hotel owner.
Leo’s new wife Sam becomes concerned that he is cheating on her. She confides in Gina, confident that she will recognise the signs, however Sam later finds out that the ‘other woman’ is Gina herself.
Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear (Spectre, Penny Dreadful), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) and Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) have all been announced to be joining Golden Globe winner Idris Elba in the thriller.
The six-part series will air on Sky Atlantic next year, and Elba will co-star and executive produce the series through his company Green Door Pictures.
With some stellar names attached to write, act and direct the shows, Sky is building on the game-changing successes of the BAFTA-nominated The Last Panthers and the Enfield Haunting, and fan favourite Stan Lee’s Lucky Man