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Clocking Off Returns In August To CBS Drama

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Wednesday 22nd Jul 2015

The BAFTA award winning series Clocking Off returns to CBS Drama in August. It follows the tumultuous lives of the employees of Mackintosh Textiles factory in an unnamed northern town. Filled with the very best of British acting talent, the series helped launch many careers and is compulsive viewing.

In one episode Stuart Leach (John Simm) returns after having been missing for over a year but has he really lost his memory as he claims?

In another episode Yvonne (Sarah Lancashire) attempts to find a way out of her desperate situation by burning her house down and claiming the insurance money. However, owing to a tragic misunderstanding she is unaware that her children are asleep inside.

Briti... read more

Outrageous Fortune - Season 2 Starts July 13th On CBS Drama

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 15th Jun 2015

The acclaimed, long running comedy drama series Outrageous Fortune follows the lives of the West family, headed by Cheryl and Wolf, in their middle class Auckland home.

The family relied on crime for an income but when Wolf is incarcerated, Cheryl informs her family that they will obey the law and play it straight.

Cheryl is initially disillusioned by her attempts at earning a legal living, but she and a couple of her friends start a business called "Hoochie Mama" making and selling sexy underwear.

In season two, Wolf has been released on home detention but has no intention of keeping to Cheryl's new rules on life. Policeman Wayne Judd who has fallen for Cheryl, is determined to entice Wolf ... read more

Interview With Author Paige Toon

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Friday 5th Jun 2015

Ever since her first book, Lucy In The Sky back in 2007 Paige Toon has gained a legion of loyal fans thanks to her engrossing writing style, a keen eye for sumptuous detail and stunning storytelling.

Her latest book, The Sun In her Eyes is so good it’s been made the CBS Drama Book Of The Month so we decided to chat to this talented author about this anticipated title.

To try and win a signed copy of The Sun In Her Eyes click here.

CBSD: What inspired you to write your first book, Lucy In The Sky?

PT: We used to travel a lot as a... read more

Judging Amy To Continue Through June On CBS Drama

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Tuesday 26th May 2015

Judging Amy Season 2 continues weekdays at 5pm on CBS Drama through June.

If you don't want to know what happens at the end of Season 1 then please do not read below.

Amy Gray (Amy Brenneman) is a Harvard-educated New York corporate lawyer who after separating from her husband, finds herself back in her childhood home in Hartford Connecticut living with her nagging mum and daughter while working as a judge for Hartford's family court. Acting on instinct more than protocol, Judge Amy tries to mete out justice whilst struggling with her new status as a single mother. Amy will be more challenged than she ever dreamed.

Season two sees the Gray family trying ... read more

Ready For Extra Time? Playing The Field Is Back In May

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Thursday 7th May 2015

Making a triumphant return to CBS Drama Kay Mellor's Playing The Field starts May 25th at 10pm.

Starring Ricky Tomlinson and Melanie Hill, Playing the Field follows the on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of The Castlefield Blues, an underfunded, badly managed ladies football team from South Yorkshire in the north of England whose loyalty to the team, the game and each other far exceeds their chances of ever winning the championship.

Waterloo Road Opens Its Doors For Season 7 In May

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Thursday 30th Apr 2015

Season Seven of British television drama series Waterloo Road continues to follow the lives of the faculty and pupils of a failing inner-city comprehensive school.

This series of Waterloo Road gets off a rocky start, as returning head teacher Karen Fisher (Amanda Burton) has to contend with the new site manager, Rob Scotcher (Robson Green).

Elsewhere, new girl Evie Prior (Dominique Jackson) shows up at the school but something about her story doesn't quite add up. She is soon upsetting the rest of her classmates, causing problems for Karen with the school ending up being forced to deal with the fallout when the truth about Evie is revealed.

Season 7 of Waterloo Road starts May 13th at 9pm.

Judging Amy Coming To CBS Drama April 27th

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 19th Apr 2015

If its family drama you're after make sure you tune into CBS Drama from April 27th where you'll meet three generations of one family in the hit US series Judging Amy.

Amy Gray (Amy Brenneman) is a Harvard-educated New York corporate lawyer who, after separating from her husband, finds herself back in her childhood home in Hartford, Connecticut, living with her nagging mom and daughter while working as a judge for Hartford's family court.

Acting on instinct more than protocol, Judge Amy tries to mete out justice while struggling with her new status as a single mother. Amy will be more challenged than she ever dreamed. Amy’s first case involves a child abandoned by a drug-addicted mother. Amy quickly fin... read more

Matlock: Season 6 From March 24th On CBS Drama

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 2nd Mar 2015

Ben Matlock is a Georgia bred, Harvard educated defense attorney. His fees are huge but he's worth every cent of it as he defends his clients not only in Atlanta but all over the United States. He is cantankerous, gruff and often uses colourful language but beneath it all has a heart of gold.

The long-running show finally ended in 1995 when Andy Griffith who played the lead role, decided that at the age of 69 he wanted to take a break from acting to spend more time with his family.

Season Six sees Matlock go back to his hometown for a family reunion but things turn sticky when a good friend of his nephew's son dies and his rival is charged with murder. Not only that but the whole town seems to ha... read more

Brand New To CBS Drama - Hack

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 25th Jan 2015

Hack - Season 1
Weekdays at 10.05pm February 10th

In this network premiere, Mike Olshanky (David Morse) is your average Philadelphia cab driver ferrying passengers around town in order to make ends meet. At least, that’s what he’d like you to believe. Behind the perfectly acceptable guise is the story of a former cop charged with corruption and stripped of his badge, his family and his pride.

In season 1 Mike finds himself in all kind of difficult situations. After reluctantly picking up Chuck, a frantic naked fare, Olshansky agrees to help him track down the hooker who stole his wallet, clothes and most importantly his wedding ring but the hooker's pimp has already gotten the ring from her.

... read more

Award Winning Movie Boyhood Coming to DVD And Blu-ray

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Wednesday 14th Jan 2015

From Director Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise), comes a unique, award-winning portrait of a young boy’s life and what is being hailed as a ground-breaking cinematic masterpiece. Boyhood will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on 19th January by Universal Pictures (UK).

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.

Starring Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight) and Patricia Arquette (Boardwalk Empire) as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhoo... read more

Judge Judy Is Back For More This January On CBS Drama

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Tuesday 6th Jan 2015

Judge Judy - Season 11
Weekday Double Bills 8pm 11.20pm

With her outspoken style, hard-hitting decisiveness and engaging wit, Judge Judith Sheindlin single-handedly reinvented the courtroom genre and in the process has become a pop culture icon.

A former New York family court judge known for her ability to cut through a dispute and get to the core of the emotional issue at hand, Judge Judy acts as a true moral compass for people seeking guidance, resolution and common sense in their lives. Judge Judy’s goal is to make a lasting impression that will discourage repeat offenders and help heal families and victims of injustice.

T... read more

Gone Girl - Coming To Blu-ray And DVD Early Next Year

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Tuesday 16th Dec 2014

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment promise to take you to the edge of your seat when Gone Girl hits Blu-ray and DVD early next year.

Based on the New York Times Best Seller, Gone Girl delivers critically-acclaimed performances from Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and the entire all-star ensemble.

Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global best seller by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of ... read more

 

 

 

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