What TV’s on at the BFI in June 2014

It’s time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in June 2014. This month can best be summed up by two words: Dennis Potter. Here’s Pennies from Heaven: it’s not one of the plays showing in the season, but Bob Hoskins, you know?

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  • Rebel Wilson to star in Private Benjamin remake
  • Laura Linney joins Ian McKellen Sherlock Holmes film A Slight Trick of the Mind

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  • Trailer for Coherence with Nicholas Brendon
  • Trailer for Tammy with Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney et al

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Electra Woman and Dyna Girl: the 2001 version

Remember Electra Woman and Dyna Girl? No, of course you don’t, you liar. It was a 1970s superhero show that was part of The Krofft Supershow. Like you ever watched that.

Think Batman – think spoof of the already spoofy Batman. And here’s the first episode in case your imagination fails you.

You’d think that one series of that would be enough, but post-Buffy, all bets were off and networks were looking for superheroine shows. Trouble was, somehow the idea of superheroines is hard for (male) networks to understand for some reason, so the idea of a reboot of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl seemed like a viable idea. Except they wanted to spoof the spoof of a spoof and there’s only so much spoofing you can do before you lose track. And this was the result.

Kind of puts that David E Kelley Wonder Woman pilot into perspective, doesn’t it? Surprisingly enough, it was never picked up to series…

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  • Alex Roe to star in ABC Family’s Unstrung