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Interview: David Walliams chats about his love of author Roald Dahl

David Walliams will host a one-off film celebrating Roald Dahl’s 10 best-selling children’s books on Channel 4 next month. The 90-minute special brings together a host of stars to mark the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth, including Stephen Spielberg, Julie Walters, Richard Curtis, Mackenzie Crook, Jarvis Cocker, Johnny Vegas, Jessica Hynes and Miriam Margolyes. Roald Dahl’s Most Marvellous Book will climax with the nation voting...

‘In the Club’ interview: Christine Bottomley chats about Season 2 and beyond

Created by Kay Mellor (The Syndicate, Band of Gold, Fat Friends), BBC One’s baby drama In the Club recently returned for a second season. Season 2 is out now on DVD, along with a complete Season 1-2 box set. > Buy Season 2 on DVD on Amazon. To celebrate the release, CultBox caught up with actress Christine Bottomley for...

Interview: Colin Morgan chats about BBC One’s ‘The Living And The Dead’

Merlin star Colin Morgan leads the cast of BBC One’s new supernatural drama, The Living and the Dead. From the creators of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, the six-part series is directed by Alice Troughton (Merlin, In the Flesh) and co-stars Charlotte Spencer (Glue). Somerset 1894. When a pioneering Victorian psychologist and his vivacious young wife are brought back to the...

Interview: Charlotte Spencer chats about BBC One’s ‘The Living And The Dead’

Glue actress Charlotte Spencer stars in BBC One’s new supernatural drama, The Living and the Dead. From the creators of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, the six-part series is directed by Alice Troughton (Merlin, In the Flesh) and co-stars Colin Morgan (Merlin). Somerset 1894. When a pioneering Victorian psychologist and his vivacious young wife are brought back to the family estate after...

Exclusive interview: ‘Dad’s Army’ film producer Damian Jones on adapting the TV sitcom

Fresh from its success in cinemas earlier this year, the Dad’s Army movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The hit film stars Toby Jones (Captain America) as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy (Love Actually) as Sergeant Wilson, Michael Gambon (Fortitude) as Private Godrey and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as journalist, Rose Winters. > Buy Dad’s Army on DVD on Amazon. CultBox...

‘New Blood’ stars Mark Strepan and Ben Tavassoli reveal their favourite TV shows

BBC One’s new investigative drama New Blood premieres on iPlayer today. The seven-part series from Foyle’s War creator Anthony Horowitz stars newcomers Mark Strepan and Ben Tavassoli as two junior investigators who come together against a new breed of criminal – the uber-rich and powerful corporations, individuals and governments who hide behind legitimate facades. The cast of New Blood also includes Mark Addy (Atlantis), Anna Chancellor (The...

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ interview: Bernard Cribbins on playing Snout

Bernard Cribbins (Doctor Who) is playing Snouth in BBC One’s new A Midsummer Night’s Dream adaptation. Adapted by former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season, the 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play stars Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as...

‘The Musketeers’ showrunner reveals his favourite TV shows

The Musketeers are back on BBC One to face their greatest challenge and the final ten episodes will shake their values to the core. Season 3 changes the Musketeers’ allegiance to the crown, turns their personal lives upside down and compromises their loyalty to those they love, as well as their loyalty to each other. Watch the trailer… Season...

Interview: Russell T Davies chats about adapting ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

As part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted A Midsummer Night’s Dream for BBC One. The 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play stars Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera (Lion In The Tent)...