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‘Simpsons’ Character Smithers Comes Out as Gay

In Sunday night’s episode, Waylon Smithers comes to terms with his love for his boss, Mr. Burns, as the character officially came out as a homosexual for the first time. The Simpsons episode, number 591 (season 27 episode 17) “The Burns Cage“, aired on Sunday 3rd April 2016, and sees C. Montgomery Burns’ long-suffering right-hand-man come out as gay. Homer Simpson is …

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Wingsuit Daredevil on National Geographic Channel, 9th November 2013

Wingsuit Daredevil is the story of Jeb Corliss, an American wingsuit flyer who took on the ultimate challenge of flying through a cave. Starting out in skydiving and base jumping, the adrenaline junkie from the states has flown from, under and around some of the world’s greatest landmarks, including; Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space Needle, the Christ the Redeemer statue …

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Whitechapel: The Demon in the Police Station and the Power of Suggestion

Series Four of Whitechapel - more gruesome than ever before

The fourth series of ITV’s dark crime series Whitechapel is well under way and the demon in the police station is drawing viewers onto a spectacular season finale. Each member of Detective Inspector Chandler’s team is battling their own unsettling experience – from a fear of dying to the sound of footsteps around empty parts of the Whitechapel police station. …

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Fourth Series of Downton Abbey Hits UK Screens on Sunday 22nd September 2013

The hit ITV series, Downton Abbey is returning to UK screens for a fourth series on Sunday 22nd September 2013. A creation of Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), who has since been created Baron Fellowes of West Stafford, Downton Abbey is a romp through the aristocracy of the United Kingdom, celebrating everything “upstairs, downstairs” in a traditional landed family. The show …

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Brenda Blethyn is Back – Series 3 of “Vera” Starts Sunday 25 August 2013

Brenda Blethyn is back as “Vera” the country detective from the North East of England. Series three of the popular detective drama begins on Sunday 25th August 2013 on ITV. Inspired by the crime novels and characters of Ann Cleeves, the series follows the exploits of Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope and Detective Sergeant Joe Ashworth (David Leon). Episode One …

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Red Dwarf Makes a Comeback on Dave

The comedy series, Red Dwarf, is making a comeback in 2012 with a six episode series on BBC-owned channel, Dave. Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) all return in their former incarnations as a hapless quartet of space travellers stranded aboard a mining ship. Written and directed by Doug Naylor, the series deals …

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DCI Banks Series 2 “Strange Affair”

The new series of the DCI Banks murder mysteries begins on 10th October 2012 on ITV. The series is split into two part dramas and based on the novels by Peter Robinson. The first of the stories “Strange Affair” goes to the heart of the characters with DS Annie Cabbot feeling emotional about going on maternity leave and DCI Alan Banks …

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New Series of Monroe Begins 1st October 2012 on ITV

The second series of Monroe kicks off a drama-packed autumnal season for ITV. Northern Irish star, James Nesbitt, steals the show as a cranky neurosurgeon with nerves of steel and a penchant for red wine. In series two, Lawrence Shepherd (played by Tom Riley) takes a more central role as the attractive anaesthetist. Meanwhile, his ice-queen new partner in life, …

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