Archive for June, 2010


Jun 21,2010

Canal Plus joins C4′s Homeland

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French pay broadcaster Canal Plus is to team with British broadcaster Channel 4 on Peter Kosminsky’s event mini-series Homeland.

The series will be produced by UK indie Daybreak Pictures (The Trial of Tony Blair) and French producer Breakout Films (Resolution 819) and will be directed by Kosminsky, who has worked on Wuthering Heights and race drama Britz.

The 4x1hour mini-series is part of Channel 4′s £20 million push to expand its drama output following this year’s end of reality series Big Brother and the network will air it in 2011, followed by a broadcast on Canal Plus as well as cultural channel Arte.

Homeland follows Little Dorrit‘s Claire Foy as a young girl who travels to Israel after uncovering her grandfather’s journal documenting his experience in the British army around the time of the British mandate of Palestine.

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Jun 04,2010

‘Pulse’ Screencaptures & More

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Pulse‘ aired yesterday on BBC3 and it’s easy to find a ton of glowing reviews – The Scotsman says it’s “grisly, grimy and intriguing” and could “prove another triumph for BBC3, following the hit show Being Human.” Herald.ie wrote that it’s “a deeply satisfying mixture of suspense and horror set in an NHS hospital”.

If you too, enjoyed the pilot episode and want to help it get picked up for a proper series be sure to leave a comment on the BBC 3 Blog (where you can also re-watch the entire episode). And here’s the Official PULSE Facebook Page.

Hannah who is played to beautiful affect by Claire Foy
- Monstersandcritics.com

Built around the impressively versatile Claire Foy, fresh from sneering up a storm in Going Postal, Pulse aimed at a tricky mix of soap and supernatural and got it pretty much spot on. Caring without being cloying, Foy handled Hannah’s complicated backstory, which involved both a mental breakdown and a break-up (with the creepy Nick), with some aplomb.
- Metro.co.uk

The excellently understated Claire Foy playing trainee doc Hannah. … Good performances, most notably from Claire Foy as a traumatised trainee doctor, Hannah Carter, resuming her studies following the death of her mother.
- The Guardian

Foy makes for a convincing heroine, and plays the part with the right mix of vulnerability and determination to prevent her character from sliding into the typical woman-in-peril clichés that the horror genre so frequently falls back on.
- Den of Geek

What is absolutely certain is this is a first-rate cast, headed by Claire Foy of Little Dorrit fame as junior doctor Hannah.
- Mirror.co.uk

So what does the writer, Paul Cornell think of Claire as the heroine in his show? “The way the emotion works through that cast is tremendous. Claire Foy, who appears in almost every frame, did such an amazing job, and it’s wonderful to see.” (source) “The casting here is excellent, though. Claire Foy really does heavy lifting. It’s her quest, she’s the centre for us.” (source)

Here’s an interview where Claire herself talks about ‘Pulse‘:
Claire Foy & Ben Miles, Pulse, TV Choice Magazine

Assuming ‘Pulse‘ gets commissioned by the BBC for a full series we’ll be looking at transmitting in late March or early April of 2011 – according to its producer Simon Heath (source). Don’t forget to leave your positive comments on the BBC 3 Blog.

GALLERY LINKS:
- Movies & Television > Pulse (TV, 2010): Production Stills
- Movies & Television > Pulse (TV, 2010): Pilot

Signing off with this quote:

It was refreshing, and bold, and a break from the norm. So yes, if you’re reading this, BBC controllers: please, sirs, can we have some more?
- The Independent



Jun 02,2010

‘Going Postal’ Reception

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Following the airing of ‘Going Postal‘ on Sunday and Monday the general echo about the Terry Pratchett adaptation is very favourable. Many reviews called it entertaining and great fun and were praising the excellent cast – including Claire Foy – as well as the show’s visuals. And Claire seems to have gained quite a number of new fans according to Twitter.

Claire Foy a sneering delight as Adora Deerheart, the perfect anti-love interest for the perfect anti-hero.
– Metro

The stellar cast is headed by Richard Coyle as conman-turned- postmaster Moist von Lipwig and Claire Foy as Adora Belle Dearheart.
– Mirror

Clare Foy is a petite powder keg of sarcastic sharp-tongued charm and compact strength in four inch steel-tipped stilettos in her Adora Belle guise
– Den of Geek

It was the most-watched multichannel show of the day on Sunday, with 879,000 viewers and a 5% audience share. The second part on Monday attracted 627,000 viewers and brought Sky an audience share of 3.2%.

Sky1 HD and Sky1 are repeating all of ‘Going Postal on Friday, June 4th from 6pm! And it will be released on Region 2 Blu-ray & 2 Disc Special Edition DVD on August 23, 2010 including the following extras:

• Exclusive Terry Pratchett Introduction
• Deleted Scenes
• Blooper Reel
• Image Gallery: props, set drawings, storyboards
• Cast, Crew and Terry Pratchett interviews
• Director audio commentary

GALLERY LINK:
- Movies & Television > Going Postal (TV, 2010): Production Stills