Wednesday’s “Beauty and the Beast pilot, A Very British Coup remake and a Homeland walkthrough” news

Film

British TV

  • Gabriel Byrne to star in Channel 4 remake of A Very British Coup

US TV

  • Season 7 of 30 Rock could be a mini-season
  • Tia Carrere to guest on In Plain Sight
  • Fox picks up Bill Lawrence’s Like Father
  • The CW picks up medical drama pilot First Cut
  • ABC orders pilot of Beauty and the Beast remake
  • Monday ratings: House stays on top, Alcatraz down just 9%
  • Alex Gansa walks us through the development of and first season of Homeland

Author

  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.