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TV TIMES 5
Tom (Baptiste) will play
a hopeless romantic in
Us, a four-part drama
adapted from David
novel for BBC1.
Rising star Jessie (War
& Peace, Chernobyl)
has joined the cast
of US comedy drama
Fargo. The previous
series have aired on C4.
Tour guide Brendan is
packing his suitcases to
take more VIPs abroad
for a new series of E4’s
Celebrity Coach Trip,
airing in the Autumn.
The comedian will
explore the world’s
most endangered jobs
for a new two-part
BBC2 series, The Last
Woman on Earth.
The star will reunite with
Steve Coogan for a fourth
instalment of their
comedy The Trip, this
time visiting Greece. It’ll
air on Sky One next year.
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Fans of the award-winning sitcom have been
visiting the Welsh town of Barry, as filming is
now in full swing for the Christmas special.
Creators and stars Ruth Jones (Nessa) and
James Corden (Smithy) have reunited the
cast, with Mathew Horne and Joanna Page
reprising their roles as the title characters.
Rob Brydon, Melanie Walters, Larry Lamb
and Alison Steadman are also returning.
‘The script is brilliant,’ says Joanna. ‘It
made me cry, it made me laugh and it made
me think, “I just want to spend Christmas
with this family”. I think fans will love it.’
Ruth and James thanked the crowds who
came to watch filming on a sunny Sunday by
treating them to free ice cream! N-ice!
Filming is now underway
on this six-part drama from
Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett.
Alison Steadman heads the cast
alongside former Doctor Who Peter
Davison, Adrian Lester and Rachael
Stirling (Wild Bill). The plot follows
the residents of a house in Manchester,
which has been divided into four flats.
Alison plays Gail, who is married
to Henry (Peter) and is about to
celebrate her 70th birthday when a
chance encounter throws her world
upside down. ‘Mike Bartlett has created
an extraordinary character in Gail – I’m
delighted to be playing her,’ says Alison.
Here’s a first look at Lily James
(Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia!
Here We Go Again, War & Peace), sporting
a blonde cropped wig, as filming begins in
Devon on the upcoming adaptation based
on Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic novel.
The story follows the young Mrs de Winter
(played by Lily) who is newly married to her
husband, Maxim de Winter (film star Armie
Hammer). When she arrives at his imposing
family estate on a bleak English coast, she
finds herself battling the shadow of his dead
first wife, the mysterious Rebecca.
Jane Goldman (wife of Jonathan Ross) has
adapted the story for the small screen and the
cast list also includes TV Times favourite
Keeley Hawes and Kristin Scott Thomas.