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Sky Original Production ‘Living The Dream’ Set For A Second Series

Sky’s Living The Dream is to get a second season. The first season, which is still airing on Sky One in the UK, has proved to be a hit with viewers, so filming on a follow-up has been scheduled to start in spring 2018.

In the second instalment of the comedy drama from the makers of Cold Feet, stars Philip Glenister (Outcast, Mad Dogs) and Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey, Paranoid) once again play Mal and Jen Pemberton, who with their teenage kids Tina (Rosie Day) and Freddie (Brenock O’Connor) have left Britain behind in pursuit of the American dream.

The first episode of Living the Dream attracted an audience of 830,000, making it the biggest launch of a comedy-drama on Sky One since 2012. The six-part series, currently airing on Thursday nights at 9pm, as well as on Catch Up TV, follows the Pembertons as they decide to leave rainy England
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Chris Carey Joins Lookout Point; Will Produce BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Event Mini

UK indie Lookout Point has appointed Chris Carey as Executive Producer to develop a slate of new series, and to produce Andrew Davies' upcoming adaptation of Les Misérables. The Victor Hugo classic is being made for the BBC in partnership with BBC Studios and The Weinstein Co. Veteran scripted comedy and drama producer Carey’s credits include This Is Jinsy, under his Welded Tandem Picture Company shingle. More recently, he produced Abi Morgan's crime drama River
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Tonight's TV highlights 29/01/14

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Twenty20 Cricket: Australia v England | The Restaurant Man | Midsomer Murders | Outnumbered | Horizon: Sugar v Fat | Celebrity Big Brother: the Final | Bones | This is Jinsy

Twenty20 Cricket: Australia v England

8am, Sky Sports 2

The most sadistic of Australian fans must sympathise with England by this point: whitewashed in the Tests, trounced in the subsequent one-day series, now reduced to salvaging some dignity from three T20 games, of which this contest at Hobart's Bellerive Oval is the first. The relative lack of expectation here may coax England out of the shell in which they are now hunkered; time, perhaps, to let some potential sentinels of the next generation have a bash.

The Restaurant Man

8pm, BBC2

Russell Norman, of London's Polpo and Polpetto restaurants, is the titular Restaurant Man. Eschewing the aggro of a certain craggy chef in favour of a Beeny-esque gentle-nurturing style, he joins budding restaurateurs hoping to realise their dreams.
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Tomorrow People, Grey's Anatomy

The Tomorrow People: E4, 9pm

A slick Us remake of the vintage sci-fi series. Robbie Amell - cousin of Arrow star Stephen - plays Stephen Jameson, a young man who 'breaks out' and develops special abilities, meeting a gang of similarly super-powered underground dweller and Mark Pellegrino's sinister villain Jedikiah.

This Is Jinsy: Sky Atlantic, 10pm

Sky Atlantic's oddball comedy returns for a second series, launching tonight with a double bill. This time round, Ben Miller, Stephen Fry, Greg Davies and Derek Jacobi are among the big names getting in on the fun.

Grey's Anatomy: Sky Living, 10pm

The soapy Us medical drama's 10th run kicks off with our favourite medics struggling to cope in the aftermath of a devastating storm. Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh - in her final season with the show - lead the cast.
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TV highlights 08/01/2014

  • The Guardian - TV News
Midsomer Murders | 24 Hours In A&E | The Tomorrow People | The Hidden World Of Britain's Immigrants | Hurricanes And Heatwaves: The Highs And Lows Of British Weather | This Is Jinsy | Hens Behaving Badly | Wta Tennis: Apia International Sydney

Midsomer Murders

8pm, ITV

Gentle, long-enduring and filled with familiar faces, Midsomer Murders has become Last Of The Summer Wine, but with a higher body count. This new film reaffirms that position, a spooky investigation with quality casting. There's Rebecca Front as Martha the vicar, drama perennial Michael Jayston and even a turn from Roy Hudd as a busybody concerned about rising water levels. Flooding isn't the only thing for people to worry about here though, with the discovery of a medieval fresco unleashing a tidal wave of biblically-themed murder. John Robinson

24 Hours In A&E

9pm, Channel 4

It's Red Nose Day at King's College Hospital in the first of the new series of 24 Hours In A&E.
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Derek Jacobi as Robunce Barnatty in This Is Jinsy - new picture

Sir Derek Jacobi has appeared in new photos from This Is Jinsy.

The Last Tango in Halifax and Vicious actor will appear in the seventh episode of the second series of the comedy.

He will play Robunce Barnatty in the Sky Atlantic show, who is the eldest resident of Jinsy island.

This Is Jinsy returns on Wednesday, January 8 with a double bill at 10pm.

The series was created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb and directed by Matt Lipsey. It follows Arbiter Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran), the residents of an extraordinary island.

The details of the guest appearances are as follows:

Episode 1: Stephen Fry as Dr Bevelspepp, who uses his encyclopaedic knowledge of Jinsy to help save the island from an invasion of rampaging hair

Episode 2: Ben Miller as the Chief Accountant of Jinsy as well as his daughter Berpetta, a drunk, hefty, buck-toothed accountant

Episode 3: Katy Brand as Madame Astralina,
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Katy Brand as Madame Astralina in This Is Jinsy - picture

Pictures of Katy Brand as Madame Astralina in This Is Jinsy have been unveiled.

The character appears in episode three of the second run of the show, and is described as "a flamboyant psychic who obtains her readings from a pen of rats".

The Sky Atlantic show returns on Wednesday, January 8 with a double bill at 10pm.

This Is Jinsy was created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb and directed by Matt Lipsey. It follows Arbiter Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran), the residents of an extraordinary island.

The details of the guest appearances are as follows:

Episode 1: Stephen Fry as Dr Bevelspepp, who uses his encyclopaedic knowledge of Jinsy to help save the island from an invasion of rampaging hairEpisode 2: Ben Miller as the Chief Accountant of Jinsy as well as his daughter Berpetta, a drunk, hefty, buck-toothed accountantEpisode 3: Katy Brand as Madame Astralina, a flamboyant psychic
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Stephen Fry, Ben Miller in This Is Jinsy - pictures

New pictures of Ben Miller and Stephen Fry in the second series of This Is Jinsy have been revealed.

Miller stars in the second episode of the show as the Chief Accountant of Jinsy, along with his sister - a drunk, hefty, buck-toothed accountant called Berpetta.

Fry appears in the first episode of the run as Dr Bevelspepp, a character who uses his encyclopaedic knowledge of Jinsy to help save the island from an invasion of rampaging hair.

The Sky Atlantic show returns on Wednesday, January 8 with a double bill at 10pm.

This Is Jinsy was created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb and directed by Matt Lipsey. It follows Arbiter Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran), the residents of an extraordinary island.

The first pictures of Greg Davies as "sinister figure" Jennitta Bishard were unveiled yesterday.

Other guest stars confirmed for the eight-episode second series include Katy Brand, Eilieen Atkins,
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Greg Davies in This Is Jinsy - first look, more guest stars confirmed

The first images of Greg Davies as Jennitta Bishard in This Is Jinsy have been released.

The comedian will appear across several episodes of the second series of the Sky Atlantic show, which returns on Wednesday, January 8 with a double bill at 10pm.

Bishard is described as "a delightfully sinister figure who delivers punishments to residents across the island from the safety of her TV studio".

This Is Jinsy was created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb and directed by Matt Lipsey. It follows Arbiter Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran), the residents of an extraordinary island.

Other guest stars confirmed for the eight-episode second series include Stephen Fry, Ben Miller, Katy Brand, Eilieen Atkins, Rob Brydon, Stephen Mangan, Derek Jacobi, Phil Davis and Olivia Colman, who join series regulars Alice Lowe as Soosan Noop, Janine Duvitski as Mrs Goadion and Geoff McGivern as Trince.

The details of the guest appearances
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Stephen Fry, Rob Brydon, Olivia Colman for new 'This Is Jinsy' series

Stephen Fry and Rob Brydon are among the stars who will feature in the second series of This Is Jinsy.

The comedy series from Chris Bran and Justin Chubb will return to Sky Atlantic in January 2014.

Olivia Colman, Sir Derek Jacobi and Stephen Mangan will also make guest appearances in the show.

This Is Jinsy centres around Arbiter Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran) as they attempt to handle the residents of a unique island, based on the writers' experiences of living in Guernsey.

Consisting of eight episodes, the new series will see Stephen Fry portray Dr Bevelspepp, who uses his encyclopaedic knowledge of Jinsy to help save the island from an attack.

Katy Brand, Dame Eileen Atkins, Phil Davis, KT Tunstall and Greg Davies will also guest star throughout the series.

Among the returning stars are Alice Lowe as Soosan Noop, Janine Duvitski as Mrs Goadion and Geoff McGivern as Trince.
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Greg Davies sitcom 'Man Down' gets Christmas special on Channel 4

Channel 4 has ordered a Christmas special of new comedy Man Down starring Greg Davies.

The sitcom will stars Inbetweeners actor Davies as Dan, an immature teacher.

Though the series will not premiere until the autumn, Channel 4 has already commissioned a festive special after being impressed by the early episodes, Broadcast reports.

The special episode is said to be airing alongside The It Crowd's one-off finale.

55-year-old Rik Mayall will also star in Man Down as Dan's father, despite being just 10 years older than 45-year-old Davies.

The six-part series - shooting under director Matt Lipsey (Vexed, This Is Jinsy) - has also been written by Davies.

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Rik Mayall to play Greg Davies's father in Channel 4 sitcom

Rik Mayall has been cast as the father of fellow comic Greg Davies in a new Channel 4 sitcom.

Man Down will star Davies as Dan, an immature teacher who struggles with his job and personal life.

55-year-old Mayall has been cast as Dan's father, according to the Radio Times, despite being just 10 years older than 45-year-old Davies.

Six 30-minute episodes of Man Down will begin shooting soon under director Matt Lipsey (Vexed, This Is Jinsy).

Davies recently revealed that he is also hoping to make a second series of hit BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo.

"I understand there's a will for it," said the comedian. "I hope there is a second series - I had the best time doing it and I hope there is another one. I'm well up for it."
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The Newsroom, Smash, House of Lies back on Sky Atlantic in summer

Sky Atlantic has confirmed that Smash, House of Lies and Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom will return to the channel this summer.

The satellite channel will host the UK premiere of The Newsroom's second season in August.

Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer are set to return as the leaders of the News Night broadcast team, challenging the corporate agenda as well as dealing with the complicated interpersonal relationships between themselves and colleagues.

The Don Cheadle-fronted House of Lies will also return to British screens with its second season in August. Fans of the dark comedy, which was recently renewed for a third run, will be able to access the first season through Sky On Demand from June 3.

Musical drama Smash, starring Angelica Houston, Debra Messing and Jack Davenport, is back on screens in July. Sky customers can also catch up with the NBC show's first series through On Demand from next month.
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Russell Tovey, Sarah Hadland in ITV's 'The Job Lot' - watch trailer

ITV has released a trailer for its new sitcom The Job Lot.

Him & Her star Russell Tovey appears opposite Miranda's Sarah Hadland in the job centre comedy.

Sophie McShera (Downton Abbey), Tony Maudsley (Benidorm), Martin Marquez (Hotel Babylon), Angela Curran (This is Jinsy) and Adeel Akhtar (Utopia) will also star.

"We're proud to be the home of this joyful, modern and warm sitcom," said ITV's Myfanwy Moore. "I'm so pleased we're able to support new writers, whilst working with such a truly impressive cast."

The Job Lot will air on ITV in the near future.

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Stephen Fry, Rob Brydon join 'This Is Jinsy' series two

Stephen Fry, Rob Brydon join 'This Is Jinsy' series two
Stephen Fry, Sir Derek Jacobi, Rob Brydon and Olivia Colman will appear in the second series of This Is Jinsy. The surreal comedy series - created by stars Chris Bran and Justin Chubb - will return to Sky Atlantic in summer 2013. The series two premiere will see Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran) joined by a host of new characters, including tweedy professor Dr. Bevelspepp (Fry) and the sinister Jennitta Bishard (Greg Davies). Later episodes will introduce flamboyant psychic Madame Astralina (Katy Brand) and school-mistress Miss Penny (Dame Eileen Atkins). Ben Miller will play the dual role of the Chief Accountant of Jinsy and his buck-toothed accountant (more)
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Brand New TV Spot For Buzzed-About ‘Sightseers’

Having garnered seven award nominations at the British Independent Film Awards and received numerous reviews singing its praises, Sightseers is not one to miss. Add in that it’s directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List) and produced by Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead), it’s no surprise that this was very popular at recent film festivals.

Steve Oram (It’S All Gone Pete Tong, The Mighty Boosh) and Alice Lowe (This Is Jinsy, Hot Fuzz) star as Chris and Tina, a new couple who want to get to know each other properly. Chris decides to show Tina everything he loves about his weird little world (including numerous museums and UK ‘landmarks’) by travelling with her up and down the country in his caravan. However, things don’t go to plan when the couple encounter teenagers, litter and pre-booked only caravan parks. Add in Tina’s mother and it may
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Recession sparks comedy golden age as demand for TV scripts doubles

Audiences are yearning for shows packed with jokes – and it can be ratings gold dust if the channels get it right

It might not be the cheeriest of times, but the recession has sparked a golden age of comedy on British television. Commissioning editors have woken up to the fact that viewers want to be entertained by traditional comedies packed with jokes and well-known actors.

Sky TV is ordering new comedies for all its entertainment networks – Sky Arts, Sky Living and Sky Atlantic – after scoring several comedy successes on Sky1. "Comedy is definitely something that works well in a recession," said Stuart Murphy, director of Sky Entertainment.

Sky's latest offering, Starlings, starts ,Sunday featuring Brendan Coyle and Lesley Sharp. It is about a madcap extended family and is Sky1's ninth new series in as many months. Another show, Spy, about a bumbling Dad who stumbles into MI5, starring Robert Lindsay,
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TV review: Grandma's House; Louis Theroux – Extreme Love

Grandma's House is a dark, smart, Jewish comedy – family sitcom for our age

Simon Amstell wakes up with another body in his bed – a single airbed because this is grandma's house and, in fact, Grandma's House (BBC2). The body, which appears to be alive, belongs to a boy. Simon's gay! That's sooo disappointing, though to be honest I had my suspicions (something about the way he has always said he is). Not disappointing because he's gay – come on, who do you think I am? Disappointing because it means he'll never marry Stella Tennant. (She's married already? And? Marriages end, hello?) So she'll never be Stella Tennant-Amstell, almost certainly the only woman ever in the history of women to be named (though admittedly not spelt) after three popular lagers. Then imagine if, for some reason, she were to bring up one of a certain former England rugby captain's kids, the Sun
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'This Is Jinsy' lands second season on Sky Atlantic in 2013

'This Is Jinsy' lands second season on Sky Atlantic in 2013
Surreal comedy This Is Jinsy has been granted a second series by Sky Atlantic. Creators Chris Bran and Justin Chubb won critical acclaim for their show earlier this year. It was originally dropped by BBC Three after only a pilot aired. Sky's head of comedy Lucy Lumsden said: "I can't wait to travel back to the wonderful island of Jinsy for another series of insanely brilliant comedy. Chris and Justin's creation is the perfect fit for Sky Atlantic HD and its wealth of unique story-telling." Executive Producer Chris Carey added: "We are thrilled that Sky Comedy is bringing This Is Jinsy back to Sky Atlantic. (more)
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Miranda Hart leads nominees for British Comedy Awards

Star of sitcom Miranda on course to repeat last year's success with four nominations

Miranda Hart could repeat her triumph of last year after being nominated for four gongs at the British Comedy Awards.

Hart, who picked up three awards last year, is in the running for best female television comic and best TV comedy actress.

Her hit show, Miranda, is nominated for best sitcom and she is again in the running for the people's choice award.

Also up for the award, voted for by viewers, are David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Jack Whitehall, Jo Brand and Sarah Millican.

There are four nominations for Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner, including best new comedy programme and best sitcom.

Two of the stars of the show, Tamsin Greig and Tom Rosenthal, are nominated for best TV comedy actress and best comedy breakthrough artist respectively.

Other nominees include Harry Hill, who gets three nods,
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