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Discovery will show Benedict Cumberbatch's Stephen Hawking movie Saturday

Before Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne compete against each other at the Golden Globes, Discovery Channel will show Cumberbatch performing what this year became Redmayne’s role: Stephen Hawking.

In honor of Hawking’s 73rd birthday, Discovery will air Hawking, the 2004 BBC TV movie starring Cumberbatch as the famed theoretical physicist, on Saturday at 10 p.m. Cumberbatch was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for his portrayal.

The next evening at the Globes, Cumberbatch’s performance as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game will go up against Redmayne’s interpretation of Hawking in The Theory of Everything in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category.


J.K. Rowling's 'The Cuckoo's Calling' to be adapted by BBC


The BBC announced today that the Cormoran Strike novels, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will become a BBC One television series.


Benedict Cumberbatch: Yeah, Sherlock Holmes is pretty great at sex

There’s no denying it: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes is the object of affection for just about anyone who watches BBC’s Sherlock, whether its Molly’s unrequited love on the show itself or the legion of Tumblr fans who turn every wink, smirk, and step into a GIF-able moment.

But for all the love Holmes receives, he hasn’t exactly returned the favor. More bluntly, Holmes has never had sex on the show. Not with an actual proposed love interest, nor with Watson, to the dismay of all “Johnlock” fans. But while viewers shouldn’t expect a Sherlock sex scene anytime soon, Cumberbatch recently discussed what Sherlock would be like in bed—and readers may need a cigarette after some of his comments.


Martin Freeman to star in BBC movie about Adolf Eichmann trial

Martin Freeman will play the British TV producer who turned the 1961 trial of fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann into a worldwide television event. The Eichmann Show will be a BBC2 drama that tells the story of how producer Milton Fruchtman and director Leo Hurwitz (Anthony LaPaglia) televised the trial of the century, which exposed the horrors of the Holocaust to a global audience over four months in 1961.

Eichmann had been one of the architects of the Final Solution, the genocide of the European Jewish population during World War II. He had fled to South America after the war but was captured by Israeli commandos in Argentina in 1960 and brought back to Israel for trial. He was convicted and hanged in 1962. READ FULL STORY

Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston to star on 'The Night Manager' series

This is not some True Detective-level casting rumor – Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are actually coming together on television.


Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's mustache star in new BBC 'Sherlock' trailer: VIDEO

The good news: Just six weeks stand between stateside Sherlock fans and new episodes of their favorite detective series. The bad news: Those lucky stiffs across the pond only have to wait three more weeks, since Sherlock‘s third batch of episodes premieres January 1 in the U.K. However will we manage the wait?!

Step 1: On New Year’s Day, have someone else reset your Tumblr password to avoid accidental spoilers. Step 2: Do the same for Twitter, Facebook, and any other social network that may draw British Cumberbitches (plus Americans with, er, virtual plane tickets to England). Step 3: Comfort yourself with this new trailer, featuring plenty of trademark Sherlock smugness and Watson’s bushy “I’ve moved on” mustache.


Andy Samberg's BBC comedy 'Cuckoo' is coming to NBC

Andy Samberg is about to go a little crazy … or cuckoo, rather.

EW has confirmed that NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a U.S. remake of BBC Three’s Cuckoo, a story about a normal family who gets a rude awakening when their daughter returns from a summer abroad having married a very unusual man named Cuckoo (think hippie). UK writers Robin French and Kieron Quirke will serve as executive producers and writers on the remake with The Simpsons‘ Tim Long attached as executive producer and showrunner. The original series’ executive producers, Ash Atalla and Dan Hine, will also produce the remake.

Watch the BBC Three trailer for Cuckoo below: READ FULL STORY

Wimbledon final leads to big ratings for BBC

We all know Bradley Cooper loves tennis — and according to BBC’s ratings this weekend, he’s not the only one.

The U.K. network said a peak audience of 17.3 million tuned in to see Andy Murray dominate Novak Djokovic, breaking a 77-year British losing streak in men’s singles. The audience average was 12.1 million, up from 11.4 million average and 16.9 million peak last year.

Additionally, according to a release, 10.59 million people watched Wimbledon via BBC online streaming throughout the competition, up from 7.17m last year.

'Burton & Taylor' trailer: Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West are addicted to love -- VIDEO

A popular subject for TV movies these days, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are being brought to life again in Burton & Taylor. Rather than attempt to chronicle the tempest that was their long relationship, the BBC film focuses on the pair’s time starring in Private Lives on Broadway.

Watch the duo debate if their attraction is an addiction while they navigate super-stardom and a keen public interest in their personal lives — all the while attempting to be taken seriously as stage actors in a failing Broadway play.

'Fleming': Bond's creator gets a mini-series

We all know the deal: He was a playboy, a gambler, a spy. No, I’m not talking about the infamous James Bond — I’m talking about the man who created him.

BBC and Sky Atlantic have released the first teaser trailer for the new mini-series Fleming, starring Dominic Cooper as the iconic author. Check it out and see if Ian Fleming can give James Bond a run for his money: READ FULL STORY

'Luther' season 3 trailer: 'His good fortune ran out the day that I heard his name' -- VIDEO

Watching the trailer for Luther‘s newest series season, you’d never know that Idris Elba is having the biggest summer of his career, starring in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Indeed, he’s slipped right back into the skin of the best, most unstable detective in Britain. (How do someone’s shoulders convey so much emotion?)

Though the show has been awash with buzz since premiering in 2010, it’s actually been off the air since 2011. What’s happened since? New killer(s) on the loose, of course. Luther, still unraveling, of course. And Ruth Wilson’s Alice — she’s back, y’all, and she’s waving at us.

Check it out below:


Lohan-less Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton movie coming to the BBC

Reasons the BBC’s upcoming TV movie about one of Hollywood’s most famous couples will be different from Lifetime’s infamous 2012 film based on the very same pair:

1. This one is called Burton and Taylor, not Liz & Dick. (Surnames are classier.)

2. It stars The Wire‘s Dominic West and Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter in the title roles — rather than New Zealand-born actor Grant Bowler and certified train wreck Lindsay Lohan.


BBC series 'Being Human' canceled

British supernatural series Being Human has been canceled, BBC announced Thursday. The show will wrap up its fifth and final season (or series as our friends across the pond call them) later this year on BBC Three.

Series creator Toby Whithouse promised an “epic, thrilling and shocking finale” in a post on the show’s official blog. Hal, Tom and Alex will face off with their most fearsome adversary yet: the Devil himself.

About a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living under the same roof, the format was adapted to an American series of the same name, which is currently airing its third season on Syfy.

The six-episode fifth season kicked off earlier this month on BBC Three. An air date for the finale has not yet been scheduled.

[CORRECTION Feb. 8 4:47 p.m. ET: An earlier version of this post stated that season 5 of Being Human had begun airing on BBC America. The fifth season has in fact not begun airing in the U.S., and a premiere date has not been set by the network, EW has confirmed.]

Read more:
‘Being Human’ exec producer Toby Whithouse talks season 4 finale
Sam Witwer breaks down Syfy’s ‘Being Human’ season premiere, teases what’s to come
BBC America’s ‘Orphan Black': See the first teaser trailer and key art — EXCLUSIVE


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