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Penny Dreadful

In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula — become embroiled in Victorian London.  

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Love, Rosie

Directed by Christian Ditter
LOVE, ROSIE is based on author Cecilia Ahern’s best-selling novel ‘Where Rainbows End’ and stars Lilly Collins and Sam Cleflin. This romantic comedy follows the close friendship between Rosie and Alex, throughout their teen and senior school years and into adulthood. Things get complicated and plans get sidetracked when Rosie unexpectedly discovers she’s pregnant, just before she plans to move with Alex to the US to attend college. Alex is not the child’s father and as the years pass the pair stay in touch by instant messages, letters and e-mails as their lives change and destinies unfold.

 
LOVE, ROSIE is due for release in 2014.  

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Undeniable

This is a two-part thriller commissioned by ITV Studios and written by Chris Lang. Set in both 1990 and the present day, the film deals with the devastating impact of a young mother’s murder by a ruthless killer on her seven year-old daughter, Jane, who witnesses the violent crime and manages to survive, but is subsequently haunted by possible sightings of the murderer throughout her teenage and adult life.

A chance encounter with a distinguished doctor in her local hospital reactivates her nightmares as she is convinced that this apparent pillar of society is the attacker who killed her mother. As her desperation grows to prove his guilt, her confrontation with Doctor Bolton proves deeply traumatic and plays havoc with her own family who want to believe her despite forensic evidence that suggests that he is innocent of the horrible crime….

Undeniable is expected to broadcast on ITV in April/May 2014.

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The Widower

Directed by Paul Whittington
This three-part ITV drama series is based on the true story of Malcolm Webster who was convicted in 2011 of murdering his first wife, attempting to murder his second wife and attempting to bigamously marry another woman. Starring Reece Shearsmith, Archie Panjabi, and John Hannah, each episode will focus on Webster’s relationship with each of his victim’s and is set in Scotland and New Zealand.

THE WIDOWER will air on ITV from March 17th 2014.

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Life Of Crime

Directed by Jim Loach
In 1985 Denise Woods, played by Hayley Atwell, is new to the MET Police. Starting off as a Uniform WPC, she progresses to plainclothes CID Detective by 1997, and by 2012 she is looking at promotion to Superintendent of Lambeth. But in those three decades one crime has touched them all – she is obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl. This three-part TV series focuses on her hunt for the killer and for justice over 27 years.

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Romantic Road

Directed by Michael Karen
When Franziska, a single mother from Berlin, allows the magic of childhood to shine down on her life again, she starts to feel - bit by bit - what it means to be alive, and what it means to be human. This 2 part TV series follows Franziska and Amelia, her cousin, through a tale of adventure and love as they search for a life of their dreams.

ROMANTIC ROAD aired on ZDF in February 2014.

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Ice Cream Girls

Directed by Dan Zeff
Novel by Dorothy Koomson. Adapted for the screen by Kate Brooke.

This three-part TV drama tells the tale of two women, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe, who witnessed a tragic event as teenagers.

In the summer of 1995 the girls are accused of murdering their schoolteacher. For 17 years they are forced to go their separate ways and lead very different lives before confronting each other in 2013 as the truth about the incident refuses to remain buried. Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while Serena wants nobody in her present life to find out about her past. But some secrets will not stay buried, and if theirs is revealed everything will become a living hell all over again...



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Foyle's War

Created by screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitz, this long running drama series has been on the air since 2002.

As World War II rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front in investigating murder, robbery, and espionage on the south coast of England in Hastings, where Detective Chief Superintendent attempts to catch criminals who are taking advantage of the confusion the war has created. He is assisted by his driver Samantha "Sam" Stewart and Detective Sergeant Paul Milner.

http://www.foyleswar.com

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Loving Miss Hatto

Directed by Aisling Walsh
This TV film tells the story of the greatest fraud in the classical music world.

LOVING MISS HATTO is a real-life drama written by Victoria Wood and directed by IFTA award winner Aisling Walsh. It is set in the 1960s and depicts the life of British pianist Joyce Hatto.

Hatto, played by Francesca Annis, is married to record producer William Barrington-Coupe, played by Alfred Molina, who released dozens of recordings belonging to other musicians under her name. The fraud wasn’t unearthed until 2007, months after Hatto’s death.

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Astérix And Obélix: God Save Britannia

Directed by Laurent Tirard
ASTÉRIX AND OBÉLIX: GOD SAVE BRITANNIA is the fourth instalment in the Astérix franchise.

This film is a broad adaptation of Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's original 1966 comicbook ‘Astérix in Britain.’ Astérix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans.

Co-written and directed by Laurent Tirard, who plays the role of Little Nicholas, the French language film also stars Edouard Baer and Gérard Depardieu playing the title characters Astérix and Obélix respectively with Fabrice Luchini as Julius Caesar.

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