Posted on May 8, 2006 | |
Having trouble getting to sleep on a Saturday night? Well happy happy joy joy, this Saturday coming sees not only a repeat of the stupefyingly dull remake of A for Andromeda, there's now the glorious chance to watch the only remaining episode of the original series, The Face of the Tiger, at the reassuringly late time of 10.40pm. Now, remember that the oh-so-dull remake clocked in at only 90 minutes. This is episode six and runs at 40 minutes. Oh my. Can't wait.
Posted on May 4, 2006 | |
Christopher Eccleston - remember him? - is being hotly tipped to take the lead in Sky One's remake of The Prisoner. Every few years, there are rumours that the classic 60s series about a spy abducted and imprisoned in a 'village' will get remade. Mel Gibson was going to make a movie of it for a while; Granada was hinting at it last year, but dropped it. But this appears to be officially official - another interesting move by Sky's new director of programmes, Richard Woolfe, who's actually going to get Granada to make it for him.
I think Eccleston would be a good choice for the role. He may have been miscast as the Doctor, but Eccleston suits the role of “Number 6” perfectly. As played in the original series by Patrick McGoohan, 6 was a shouting, angry man, constantly on the prowl, sarcastic, untrusting, always getting into fights. Eccleston can do all of those things and do them well. Given Eccleston is now persona non grata at the Beeb and many other networks are wary of working with him in case he buggers off after five minutes, a major role in an iconic series would rehabilitate him no end and might help him shed the image of the Doctor.
Posted on May 2, 2006 | |
Good old Mr T has just landed his own reality TV show. Apparently, he's going to be a 'Dr Phil'-like self-help guru who's going to aid everyday people in their daily lives. Car salesman not meeting his quota? Mr T will help sort it out. Fabulous.
Also coming soon is Back to the Grind, in which actors get to do the jobs of the characters that made them famous. Top of the list is Erik Estrada from CHiPS, who's going to be a California Highway patrolman. Go Poncherello, go!