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Chris Morris Four Lions

Chris Morris – Four Lions

The long awaited feature film debut from Chris Morris (Brass Eye) premieres at this weekend’s Sundance Film Festival. A co-production by Warp Films and Film 4, Four Lions is a comedy about four young Muslims from the North of England who set about creating a terror cell of ‘Jihadis’. It’s directed by Morris, and co-written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, who created Channel 4’s Peep Show. The project started life with plans to make a sitcom around the idea, but both the BBC and Channel 4 turned it down due to it’s controversial nature. So Morris turned to Warp

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Doctor Who The End Of Time

Doctor Who – The End Of Time

As time for the new decade started, time for the era of the tenth Doctor finally came to an end on New Year’s Day. It concluded the tale started on Christmas Day, and begun ultimately in March 2005 by Russell T Davies. The End Of Time drew the curtain for many people, and characters. Above all that of David Tennant’s portrayal of the famous Time Lord. Would the Time Lords end their time on the show well? The End Of Time contained all the hallmarks of the Russell T Davies era, as well as most of it’s major characters. Some

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Top TV Shows Of 2009 Part 2

The Top TV Shows Of 2009 Pt.2

Time to finish off my rundown of what I thought were the greatest tv shows of 2009. Before I do, as usual I’ll first mention a few other shows that didn’t quite make the grade. South Park had another great year, but I’ve discussed that already elsewhere on Sunshine Playroom. Also close to making the list was Ashes To Ashes, which although having some episodes of very high quality, didn’t manage to keep it up for the whole run. Perhaps the forthcoming third series will do that. Doctor Who has given us two ‘specials’ this year, so far, but produced

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Top TV Shows Of 2009 Part 1

The Top TV Shows Of 2009 Pt.1

At this time of year, we seem to be surrounded by lists. Lists for Father Christmas, Christmas card lists, and lists in the media of the best of 2009. So in the spirit of things, I’ve put together my Top 10 of the best TV shows of the year. All my choices are series, rather than one-off shows, but special mention should go to BBC Four’s Micro Men (about Clive Sinclair), Synth Britannia, and Charlie Brooker’s one-off Gameswipe. Brooker also gave us the excellent Channel 4 comedy panel show You Have Been Watching. It was a more mainstream look at

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Kids In The Hall Death Comes To Town

Death Comes To The Hall

Canadian comedy quintet The Kids In The Hall have reunited to film a new eight part tv series. Death Comes To Town is due to air in Canada in January. The Kids In The Hall was a sketch show that ran from 1988 to 1994 on CBC in Canada. It built up a cult following around the globe with it’s surreal sketches and characters like Mr.Tyzik. The person who pretended to crush people’s heads from a distance. Consisting of Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson, the team also released one movie. Brain Candy, who’s plot

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Bellamy's People A Not So Fast Show

Bellamy’s People – A Not So Fast Show

Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson return to tv screens for the first time in ten years in the new year. Their new show Bellamy’s People will air on BBC Two, a spin-off from Radio 4’s popular Down The Line. It follows radio talk show host Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas) as he travels up and down the country. Travelling in his “personality vehicle” (a Triumph Stag) he meets the people of Britain to see what makes them tick. Joining them in the cast from the radio show are Simon Day (The Fast Show), Felix Dexter (Armstrong and Miller), Lucy Montgomery (Tittybangbang)

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