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03.03.2021 18:57:50
The Singapore Grip
Luke Treadaway, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Colm Meaney and Charles Dance, star in the ambitious...
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Watch the greatest race against time in the histor...
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Golden Globe, and Emmy nominated powerful period d...
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The multi award-winning international period crime...
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03.03.2021 18:57:50

The Singapore Grip

Luke Treadaway, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Colm Meaney and Charles Dance, star in the ambitious adaptation of The Singapore Grip, premiering on Epic Drama

Luke Treadaway, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Colm Meaney and Charles Dance, star in the ambitious adaptation of The Singapore Grip, premiering on Epic Drama

Adapted from Booker Prize winner J.G. Farrell’s novel by Oscar winning screenwriter and playwright Sir Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons), The Singapore Grip stars Luke Treadaway, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Colm Meaney and Charles Dance. The highly anticipated 6-part series will premiere across Central & Eastern Europe, exclusively on Epic Drama, from 7th March, at 21:00 (21:30 Poland).

An epic story set during World War Two, The Singapore Grip focuses on a British family living in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion. Olivier Award winning actor Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Ordeal By Innocence, Traitors) plays the reluctant hero and innocent abroad, Matthew Webb.

Award winning actor, David Morrissey (The Missing, Britannia, The Walking Dead) takes the role of ruthless rubber merchant Walter Blackett, who is head of British Singapore’s oldest and most powerful firm alongside his business partner Webb played by Charles Dance OBE (Game of Thrones, And Then There Were None).

With Webb’s health failing, Walter needs to ensure the future of their firm is secure. He decides Webb’s son Matthew is the perfect match for his spoilt daughter Joan (Georgia Blizzard). Matthew’s idealism leaves Walter increasingly suspicious as Matthew himself falls under the spell of Vera Chiang (Elizabeth Tan), a mysterious Chinese refugee.

Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous, Little Voice) plays Sylvia Blackett, Walter’s wife and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) plays Major Brendan Archer. Also joining the esteemed cast are Luke Newberry (In The Flesh) playing Walter’s son Monty, Bart Edwards (UnREAL, Peep Show) as Captain James Ehrendorf and Christoph Guybert (Sakho et Mangane, Falco) as Dupigny.

The series is co-executive produced by Sir Christopher Hampton alongside Mammoth Screen’s Damien Timmer and Karen Thrussell. Mammoth Screen are responsible for recent dramas including Poldark, World on Fire, The War of the Worlds, Endeavour, The Pale Horse, Noughts and Crosses and The Serpent. Farah Abushwesha (The ABC Murders) produces the series and Tom Vaughan (Press, Victoria, Doctor Foster) directed all six episodes.

Christopher Hampton is one of the UK’s most distinguished writers, with a career spanning six decades. His plays, musicals and translations have won four Tony Awards, three Olivier Awards, five Evening Standard Awards and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award; prizes for his film and television work include an Oscar, two BAFTAs, a Writers' Guild of America Award, the Prix Italia and a Special Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Stage work includes Tales From Hollywood, The Philanthropist and Total Eclipse, plays adapted from novels include Les Liaisons Dangereuses, translations include Art and God of Carnage from Yasmina Reza, and musicals include Sunset

Boulevard. Feature films include A Dangerous Method, Atonement, The Quiet American, Carrington (which he also directed) and Dangerous Liaisons, for which he won an Oscar.

J.G. Farrell (1935 – 1979) wrote the Empire Trilogy of novels: Troubles (1970), The Siege of Krishnapur (1973) and The Singapore Grip (1978) all of which dealt with different facets of colonial rule. He received the Booker Prize in 1973 and was retrospectively awarded the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010. He died aged 44, drowning on the coast of County Cork while fishing.

The Singapore Grip premieres exclusively across Central & Eastern Europe, only on Epic Drama, from 7th March, at 21:00 (21:30 Poland) 

 

 

 

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08.02.2021 17:49:38

“MANHATTAN”

Watch the greatest race against time in the history of science in Epic Drama’s thrilling new series from Lionsgate Television

February 5, 2021 - Set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science - the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico – “Manhattan” follows the project’s brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. The period drama from Lionsgate Television premieres on Thursday 25th February at 21:45 (22:35 Poland) across Central & Eastern Europe exclusively on Epic Drama. “Manhattan” is created and written by Sam Shaw (“Masters of Sex”) and directed by Emmy Award®-winning director Thomas Schlamme (“The West Wing”).
Fuelled by mystery and suspense, “Manhattan” is set in the 1940s in a town whose very existence is classified. Frank Winter and his team have been recruited to work on a project even they could know nothing about until their arrival. Once inside “The Hill,” a middle-class bubble on a dusty foothill in the New Mexico desert, they begin to sense that this is no ordinary assignment. In fact, they are living in a town with the world’s highest concentration of geniuses, yet it can’t be found on any map—a place where men and women are torn between duty and their moral values, husbands and wives conceal the truth from each other and their families, the military keeps secrets from the scientists they chaperone, and the scientists keep secrets from each other. “Manhattan” depicts the wonder, danger and deceit that shadowed the first “nuclear” families.

Glen Babbit mentors the younger scientists and helps them navigate the political minefield of Los Alamos. Charlie Isaacs, a wunderkind, becomes as adept in deception as he is in math and his wife, Abby, emerges as an unlikely leader among the other wives. Frank’s wife, Liza, is a scientist in her own right—a botanist who has put her own career on hold to move to the desert with her husband and their rebellious 17-year-old daughter Callie, and in the process begins to uncover unsettling changes in their environment. Ambitious British scientist Paul Crosley takes advantage of every opportunity for upward mobility, even at the expense of the man who recruited him for the Manhattan Project. Helen Prins is one of the few female scientists assigned to the project and remains a complete mystery to her male colleagues, including Jim Meeks, Louis “Fritz” Fedowitz and Sid Liao.

The ensemble cast of “Manhattan”, includes John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C, The Good Wife) as Frank Winter; Olivia Williams (Rushmore, The Ghost Writer) as Liza Winter; Daniel Stern (Home Alone, Home Alone 2) as Glen Babbit; Ashley Zukerman (Rush) as Charlie Isaacs; Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Abby Isaacs; Katja Herbers (De Storm) as Helen Prins; Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher) as Callie Winter; Christopher Denham (Argo, Shutter Island) as Jim Meeks; Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones) as Paul Crosley; Michael Chernus (The Big C, Orange Is The New Black) as Louis “Fritz” Fedowitz; and Eddie Shin (Men of a Certain Age) as Sid Liao.
 

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01.02.2021 12:29:19

THE WHITE QUEEN

Golden Globe, and Emmy nominated powerful period drama, starring Rebecca Ferguson and Max Irons, premiering soon on Epic Drama

Epic Drama, the home of high-quality international period drama series, brings you THE WHITE QUEEN. Set in 15th Century England, but filmed on location in Belgium, this multi layered epic saga is based on Philippa Gregory's historical novel series The Cousins' War (The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Kingmaker's Daughter). The series, which received several award nominations – three Golden Globe, four Primetime Emmys and a People's Choice - will premiere exclusively across Central & Eastern Europe on Epic Drama, Wednesdays at 21:00 (21:30 Poland) from the 3rd February, with the season finale on the 31st.

The White Queen is a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal, and murder, uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women - Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they scheme, manipulate, and seduce their way onto the English throne.

The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster. The House of York's young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick "The Kingmaker." But when Edward falls in love with the most beautiful woman in the land, Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick's plan to control the throne comes crashing down. A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father's power game. The stage is set for an almighty power struggle, with women pulling most of the strings.

The all-star cast includes, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible, The Greatest Showman) as Elizabeth Woodville. Max Irons as Edward IV (Condor, The Little Matchgirl, Tutankhamun).  James Frain (Elementary, Star Trek: Discovery) as The Earl of Warwick. Amanda Hale (Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker) as Lady Margaret Beaufort. Janet McTeer (Ozark) as Jacquetta Woodville. Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones) as Lady Anne Neville and Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) as Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

The White Queen, premiering on Epic Drama, 3rd February at 21:00 (21:30 Poland), is an immensely powerful story of love, lies, deception and death: a game of thrones that really was played and, indeed, determined the fate of Britain. Also coming to the channel later this year will be follow-up sequel, The White Princess and third instalment in the trilogy, The Spanish Princess.

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22.01.2021 13:27:48

Babylon Berlin

The multi award-winning international period crime drama series returns with season three, premiering soon on Epic Drama!

The critically acclaimed and most expensive non-English-language TV production ever made, Babylon Berlin, is back and premiering exclusively on Epic Drama across Central and Eastern Europe on Thursday 28th January at 21:00 (21:30 Poland).

Delighting critics worldwide, this ambitious series has claimed numerous international awards, including the Deutscher Fernsehpreis, the Grimme Prize, the BAMBI for Best German TV Series, the Bayerischer Fernsehpreis, the Austrian Romy, the Spanish Television Award Premios Onda, and the Magnolia Award of the Shanghai TV Festival. And the European Film Academy awarded the series the newly founded "European Achievement in Fiction Series Award" at the European Film Awards.

Berlin, September 1929: A metropolis in turmoil. Everything is undergoing radical change – the economy, culture, politics and the underworld. Speculation and inflation are already eating away at the foundations of the still young Weimar Republic. Growing poverty and unemployment stand in stark contrast to the excesses and indulgence of the city’s nightlife and its overflowing creative energy.

In the heated climate of speculative frenzy and political change, one of the first sound movies of that time featuring film star Betty Winter is shot at the Babelsberg film studios, but a falling spotlight tragically ends the life of the young actress. As Chief Inspector Rath and police trainee Charlotte Ritter begin to investigate the case, further deaths confirm their suspicion of murder. A Phantom in a black cloak is responsible. Initial investigations suggest a connection to Berlin’s underworld. The Armenian again has his finger in the pie, but he financed the film, so everything points to a war between the bosses of the underworld. When his business partner, Walter Weintraub, is released from prison, the two take up the fight against their enemies to save their existence.

While Rath battles the demons of his past over his love for Helga, he cannot leave the case of Greta Overbeck behind. Suspecting that other forces posing as communists were behind the assassination she allegedly committed, he wants to prevent her conviction and execution. Rath, with Chief of Police Zörgiebel’s help, resorts to a ruse to capture the men behind the crime to save Greta's life, but Government Councilor Wendt turns out to be Rath's fiercest adversary.

Premiering on Epic Drama across Central & Eastern Europe, on 28th January at 21:00 (21:30 Poland), Babylon Berlin is a complex and beautifully shot series starring a plethora of incredible actors, and this all new season three brings some notable new additions to the cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Meret Becker, Sabin Tambrea, Hanno Koffler, Martin Wuttke, Trystan Putter, Peter Jordan, Caro Cult, Saskia Rosendahl and Bernhard Schütz.

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18.12.2020 12:50:22

Murdoch Mysteries, S10

The methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve some of Toronto’s most gruesome murders, returns in a brand-new season, premiering soon on Epic Drama!

Everyone’s favourite internationally acclaimed drama series, Murdoch Mysteries, returns with Season 10, premiering weekdays on Epic Drama, at 20:15 (CEE) & 20:30 (Poland) from 4th January 2021. The new series also marks the landmark 150th episode with the series finale (ep18) and boasts five female directors!

Season 10 of Murdoch Mysteries kicks off in grand style with Det. Murdoch proceeding with plans to build a house and create a happy life for himself and his wife, Dr. Julia Ogden. But unbeknownst to the detective, Ogden is suffering silently from guilt for killing her tormentor, the psychotic Eva Pearce.

In an effort to distract herself from her anxiety, Ogden is introducing her newly arrived friend Lady Suzanne Atherly (Samantha Bond, Downton Abbey) and her daughter Elizabeth to Toronto society at a debutante ball. Unfortunately, the elegant event turns deadly when one of the ladies vying to marry Toronto’s most eligible bachelor is murdered. The situation worsens when a destructive fire begins to rage throughout downtown Toronto distracting the police from the case and putting Ogden in grave danger.

As the season continues, Murdoch and Ogden must face the possibility that they sent the wrong man to prison for a murder when new forensic testing challenges their original evidence. The detective and doctor will also revisit a harrowing past case when they meet a murderer convinced he’s possessed by the devil.

The suspicious death of a championship show dog leads Murdoch into the competitive world of dog shows and a personal discovery about the merits of canine companionship. After grotesque sketches are found beside the body of a young girl, Murdoch crosses paths with a group of death-obsesssed teenagers, which includes a young artist named H.P. Lovecraft. And Murdoch questions the integrity of his childhood friend-turned-private-investigator, Freddie Pink (Alex Paxton-Beesley, Wynonna Earp), when it appears she’s implicated in the murder of a man she was hired to follow.

After a player’s death puts a football team’s rally for the Olympics in jeopardy, Brackenreid finds himself in a position to coach them and the opportunity to bring Olympic glory to Canada.

As for Constable Crabtree, he’s continuing his relationship with burlesque dancer Nina Bloom (Erin Agostino, 18 to Life) and even decides to go into the automobile repair business with her brother Samuel. But when he meets intrepid newspaper reporter Louise Cherry (Bea Santos, Darken), their mutual attraction becomes obvious. And the more she seeks him out for scoops and insider information, the more precarious his love life becomes.

Meanwhile, at the urging of Ogden, Rebecca James (Mouna Traoré) is studying to become a doctor at the Medical College for Women. But when one of her fellow students is found drowned from an apparent suicide, she is convinced something is amiss and begins her own surreptitious investigation. Under Ogden’s guidance, Miss James confidence grows, and she begins to assert herself.

When the two are nearly knocked over by a group of competitive roller-skaters barrelling down the boardwalk, James decides to take them on at an upcoming racing event. And her enthusiasm is contagious, leading Ogden and a few other allies to lace up for the cause.

Murdoch is also assisted by the young, fastidious Detective Watts (recurring guest star Daniel Maslany, Four in the Morning), whose personal history informs his relentless investigation into a group of missing women. Brash and at times abrasive, his determination to solve the cases leads the constabulary to an unusual communal living arrangement.

Season 10 guest stars include:

Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey, Die Another Day)

Alex Paxton-Beesley (Wynonna Earp)

Daniel Maslany (Four in the Morning)

Bea Santos (Darken)

Jonathan Goad (Republic of Doyle)

Peter Stebbings (Bates Motel, The Listener)

Alan Doyle (Republic of Doyle, Newfoundland at Armageddon)

Natasha Negovanlis (Carmilla, Almost Adults)

Robin Dunne (Inhuman Condition, Defiance, Sanctuary)

Richard Clarkin (Goon, Naturally, Sadie)

 

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25.11.2020 16:52:46

THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

REAL GHOSTS SEEN WHILE SHOOTING IN ENGLAND

The search for happiness of two people in a remote, rural - as it turns out - haunted house in Victorian England. In short, this is how The Living And The Dead can be summed up, which tastefully mixes the genre of emotional costume drama with spooky horror. And anyone who would like to experience the inexplicable phenomena of the haunted house shown in Epic Drama’s new series, 9pm on 13 December, can also travel there!

Starring: the suddenly emerging sexy star!

It is rare for an actor to be seen in a single episode of a series, and for viewers to remember them. Colin Morgan, who stars in The Living And The Dead, is best known for his title role as Merlin in the BBC fantasy series. But when he appeared in The Crown, the British newspapers were flooded with articles about who could be the “hot journalist” in the successful series. Daily Mail: “The Crown fans swoon over new star Colin Morgan”; the Express has dedicated a separate article to his presentation, which is not at all usual for an episode character. The good news is that we can admire the attractive Northern Irish actor in a new six-part series coming soon to Epic Drama!

Shooting in a real ghost house

According to the story of The Living And The Dead, psychologist Nathan inherits the family estate in the wonderful but isolated Somerset Valley and moves in with his wife to start a new life. Instead of a rural idyll, however, inexplicable events upset their lives and everything they have thought so far about themselves or the world. As a set, it would have been obvious if the creators had set up the haunted house in a studio, but they decided otherwise: instead, the actors moved into a real ghostly mansion: Horton Court, built in the 16th century. Charlotte Spencer, who plays the female lead, said some had already seen a mysterious woman by the large fireplace in the house, while others had noticed a little boy on the roof. “The only problem is that this little boy drowned in the lake next to the house in the thirties,” Colin Morgan adds. The crew heard the sound of mysterious footsteps several times during the filming, but when they turned in the direction of the noise, no one was there. Strange shadows were also noticed, and during the filming of a séance scene, sheets of paper blew across the room, though there was no draft. The creepiest thing, however, was the ringing of the phone: it sounded like an old landline phone ringing somewhere in the house, except that it turned out the phone had been disconnected for years. Yet they heard it twice that day…

Anyone who is brave enough and likes the house in the series, can rent it at any time, as Horton Court has recently been refurbished and opened to tourists.

Until then, The Living And The Dead, the latest series from the creator of ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘Ashes to Ashes,’ reveals how a young couple faces all the memories, trauma, and pain of the property’s rich and eery past. The new six-part series will premiere on Epic Drama exclusively across Central and Eastern Europe, from Sunday 13th December, 9pm, and air every evening at the same time across the week.

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19.11.2020 09:46:24

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

A powerful and stylish adaptation of JP Priestley’s play AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Calling all fans of Murder On The Orient Express and other classy crime mysteries. This November on Epic Drama brings the premiere of An Inspector Calls, a film based on the play of the same name written by JB Priestley. The story revolves around a prosperous family embroiled in a tragic death.

Set in 1912, An Inspector Calls tells the story of a wealthy family, as they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft – a marriage that will result in the merging of two successful businesses. Their festive evening is disrupted by a visit from Inspector Goole. Goole is investigating the suicide of a young girl, a former factory worker of Mr Birling's. Interrogating each family member in turn, Goole's relentless questioning reveals that each one not only had a connection with the deceased girl, but may also have played a significant part in her demise.

An Inspector Calls is based on a play written by English playwright J. B. Priestley. First performed in 1945, it is regarded one of his best-known works and is considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th-century English theatre. This adaptation stays loyal to the original, as it’s played out during one single night. The screenplay is written by Helen Edmundson, who has since gone on to write for the big screen in 2018 with Mary Magdalene and adapted Andrea Levy’s 2004 novel Small Island for the National Theatre. Director Aisling Walsh is best known for her work on films Maudie and Song for a Raggy Boy and has directed episodes of series such as The Bill and Trial & Retribution.

Inspector Goole is portrayed by David Thewlis, best known for his role as Professor Lupin in the Harry Potter films. He has also made impressive turns in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, 2015’s Macbeth, The Theory of Everything and Naked, the latter for which he won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993. He’s no stranger to the small screen either, having received recognition for his supporting role as V.M. Varga in Fargo (2014). Sophie Rundle plays the downtrodden Eva Smith. Rundle has made a huge impact in recent years with roles in series such as Peaky Blinders, Gentleman Jack and Bodyguard. Epic Drama watchers will recognize her from series Jamestown and The Bletchley Circle. Miranda Richardson portrays Sybil Birling. She is also no stranger to the Harry Potter franchise, having played Rita Skeeter in two of the films. She’s well-known for her work in The Hours, Made in Dagenham, and The Crying Game and received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Tom & Viv and Damage. Ken Stott, playing Arthur Birling, is most recently known for his role as Balin in the The Hobbit trilogy, and was recognized for his work in series The Vice and The Missing.

An Inspector Calls, premieres on Epic Drama, Saturday 21st November at: 21:00 CET (CEE) 

Calling all fans of Murder On The Orient Express and other classy crime mysteries. This November on Epic Drama brings the premiere of An Inspector Calls, a film based on the play of the same name written by JB Priestley. The story revolves around a prosperous family embroiled in a tragic death.

Set in 1912, An Inspector Calls tells the story of a wealthy family, as they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft – a marriage that will result in the merging of two successful businesses. Their festive evening is disrupted by a visit from Inspector Goole. Goole is investigating the suicide of a young girl, a former factory worker of Mr Birling's. Interrogating each family member in turn, Goole's relentless questioning reveals that each one not only had a connection with the deceased girl, but may also have played a significant part in her demise.

An Inspector Calls is based on a play written by English playwright J. B. Priestley. First performed in 1945, it is regarded one of his best-known works and is considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th-century English theatre. This adaptation stays loyal to the original, as it’s played out during one single night. The screenplay is written by Helen Edmundson, who has since gone on to write for the big screen in 2018 with Mary Magdalene and adapted Andrea Levy’s 2004 novel Small Island for the National Theatre. Director Aisling Walsh is best known for her work on films Maudie and Song for a Raggy Boy and has directed episodes of series such as The Bill and Trial & Retribution.

Inspector Goole is portrayed by David Thewlis, best known for his role as Professor Lupin in the Harry Potter films. He has also made impressive turns in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, 2015’s Macbeth, The Theory of Everything and Naked, the latter for which he won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993. He’s no stranger to the small screen either, having received recognition for his supporting role as V.M. Varga in Fargo (2014). Sophie Rundle plays the downtrodden Eva Smith. Rundle has made a huge impact in recent years with roles in series such as Peaky Blinders, Gentleman Jack and Bodyguard. Epic Drama watchers will recognize her from series Jamestown and The Bletchley Circle. Miranda Richardson portrays Sybil Birling. She is also no stranger to the Harry Potter franchise, having played Rita Skeeter in two of the films. She’s well-known for her work in The Hours, Made in Dagenham, and The Crying Game and received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Tom & Viv and Damage. Ken Stott, playing Arthur Birling, is most recently known for his role as Balin in the The Hobbit trilogy, and was recognized for his work in series The Vice and The Missing.

An Inspector Calls, premieres on Epic Drama, Saturday 21st November at: 21:00 CET (CEE)

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28.10.2020 14:38:07

THE ENFIELD HAUNTING

One Of The Most Widely Debated Hauntings Of The 20th Century…

THE ENFIELD HAUNTING

Epic Drama’s utterly chilling new three-part miniseries, The Enfield Haunting is inspired by the world’s most documented poltergeist incident and adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book ‘This House is Haunted’. Featuring a stellar cast which includes, Timothy Spall (Harry Potter, The King’s Speech), Matthew Macfadyen (Frost/Nixon, Pride & Prejudice) and Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham, Mona Lisa Smile), the series premieres on the eve of All Saints' Day, or Halloween, and will air exclusively across Central & Eastern Europe on Epic Drama over three consecutive nights, 31 October, 1 and 2 November at 21:00 CEE.

Based on terrifying real events that took place at a seemingly ordinary house in Enfield, UK, in 1977, and made shocking headlines around the world, The Enfield Haunting portrays the story of Janet Hodgson (Eleanor Worthington Cox), a cheeky 11 year-old girl who was terrorized by the paranormal activity permeating every room of her home. Also living with Janet in the allegedly haunted house, was her (single) Mother Peggy Hodgson (Rosie Cavaliero) and her three siblings, Margaret, 14, Johnny, 10 and Billy, 7.  It was in August of ‘77 that the Hodgson family’s ghostly troubles began. One night, as Peggy put her children to bed, she heard loud banging. When she went upstairs to investigate, Margaret and Janet told her about a chest of drawers which had inexplicably slid across the room and strange banging noises they’d heard coming from the walls. Peggy, anxious by the situation, called the police. When two constables arrived, they also witnessed odd happenings as a chair moved across the floor, yet no one had touched it.

In the years that followed, the Society for Psychical Research became involved in the high-profile case. Maurice Grosse (Timothy Spall), a doting researcher was called in, and went to great lengths to protect Janet from the strange, dark forces, in hopes of making peace with his own daughter’s untimely death. But the inexperienced Grosse was joined by Guy Playfair (Matthew Macfayden), a skilled paranormal investigator, and together they tried to unravel the bizarre and horrifying events unfolding at 284 Green Street.  

Epic Drama’s chilling new three-part series, The Enfield Haunting, which premieres at 21:00 on Halloween, will have you on the edge of your seat!

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28.10.2020 13:30:17

New TV Adaptation of James Herriot's ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

James Herriot's classic memoirs of a Yorkshire country vet is to be adapted for a nostalgically entertaining new version of the iconic British drama.

 

All Creatures Great and Small will premiere on Epic Drama, Sunday 1st November at 18:45 across Central and Eastern Europe. The much-celebrated seven-part series recently launched in the UK on Channel 5 becoming the channels Number 1 British drama, and highest rated programme this year.

All Creatures Great and Small, follows the heartwarming escapades of a young vet in 1930’s Northern England. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) follows his dream to become a vet in the magnificent and cinematic Yorkshire Dales. He soon discovers that treating the animals is as much about treating their owners, and the Dales’ famers are a tough crowd to please. At Skeldale House, James gets to know his newly formed dysfunctional family; his chaotic and erratic boss Siegfried Farnon (Samuel West), his wayward young brother Tristan (Callum Woodhouse) and the shrewd housekeeper Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley) who is endlessly steering the ship.  When local beauty and independent farmer’s daughter Helen Alderson (Rachel Shenton) attracts James’s attention he finds another, more enduring reason to stay in the Dales.

Other on-screen talent includes, Dame Diana Rigg as Mrs Pumphrey, the eccentric owner of spoilt Pekingese dog Tricki Woo; Matthew Lewis as Hugh Hulton, a wealthy landowner and rival to James in a bid to win Helen’s heart; and Nigel Havers who plays General Ransom, the manager of the local racecourse.

The launch this year of this delightful new series, coincides with the 50th anniversary of the original publication in 1970 of the much-loved books. Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold more than 60 million copies and entranced generations of animal lovers around the world for almost half a century. But this is not the first time the novels have been turned into a television series. Between 1978 and 1990, there was the classic version which ran on the BBC, starring Robert Hardy, Christopher Timothy, Peter Davison and Lynda Bellingham. All Creatures Great and Small was also turned into a feature film in 1975 starring Anthony Hopkins.

Premiering on Epic Drama this Sunday, 1st November, 18:45, the charming, funny and poignant, new TV adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small, is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.

 

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15.10.2020 18:00:32

DELIGHTFUL THRILLER “DEAD STILL” PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON EPIC DRAMA

Photography Is Killer Business…

Epic Drama’s new series, Dead Still, is inspired by the real-life trend of post-mortem photography in the Victorian era. Written and created by John Morton and Imogen Murphy, the six-part series, which premieres [Friday 16th October at 21:00 across CEE and Wednesday 21st at 21:30 in Poland], features an acclaimed international cast including award-winning actor, Michael Smiley (Kill List, Luther, Wire in the Blood) as Brock Blennerhasset; Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones, Victoria) as Conall Molloy; Eileen O’Higgins (Brooklyn, Mary Queen of Scots) as Nancy Vickers, and Aidan O’Hare (The Dublin Murders, Jackie) as Detective Frederick Regan.

Dead Still is set in the late 1880s, when the practice of photographing the recently deceased was popular throughout Ireland and across Europe. A photograph of your lost loved one was considered a most treasured possession, and Brock Blennerhasset, Ireland’s foremost memorial photographer, must revive his business after an accident. Brock enlists the help of loyal and efficient assistant, and former gravedigger, Conall Molloy, and his once-estranged young niece, Nancy Vickers, who he charges with helping run his business.

After a rocky start, their working relationship begins to develop, but it appears someone more sinister is getting in on the act of memorial photography. Detective Frederick Regan of Dublin Castle begins to investigate a series of murders in Dublin’s criminal underbelly, and soon concludes that the serial killer may be cashing in on a taste for a different type of imagery: pictures of his victims in the throes of death. As the body count begins to rise, Blennerhasset, Molloy and Vickers must stop a murderer intent on ending not just their business, but their lives.

Dead Still also stars Jimmy Smallhorne (Taken Down, Clean Break) as Cecil Carruthers, Mark Rendall (Departure, Versailles) as Percy Cummins, Peter Campion (Derry Girls, Kat and Alfie: Redwater) as Henry Vickers, and features Martin Donovan (Big Little Lies, Fahrenheit 451) as Bushrod Whacker.

Epic Drama’s new series, Dead Still, premieres across Central & Eastern on Friday 16th October at 21:00 across Central & Eastern Europe, and on Wednesday 21st at 21:30 in Poland.

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11.09.2020 21:37:07

MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE

Meet 19th Century London’s First-Ever Female Detective…

Epic Drama, home to the very best period drama series from around the globe, brings you the new and exclusive, fast-paced crime series, Miss Scarlet And The Duke, premiering Tuesdays, 21:00 (CET) from 15th September. Lead protagonist, Eliza Scarlet is an educated, fearless, young woman played by Kate Phillips (Wolf Hall, Peaky Blinders, The Crown, Downton Abbey movie), and she stars alongside Stuart Martin (Babylon, Jamestown, Medici: Masters of Florence) as consummate rogue, The Duke.

When Eliza's father dies, he leaves her penniless in a time where marriage is the only option for financial security.  But headstrong Eliza, has an ace up her bonnet - her father's business, a detective agency. But it's Victorian London and to operate in this man's world, she needs a male partner.  The Duke, Eliza’s envisioned partner in crime is a Detective Inspector for Scotland Yard, who as a young boy was mentored by her father. He’s a gambler, a drinker and a womaniser but he is genuinely fond of Eliza who he shares an almost sibling like bond, but with an underlying sizzling attraction.

Also supporting Eliza as she sets out to become 19th century London’s first female detective, are Moses (Ansu Kabia) and Rupert Parker (Andrew Gower). Moses works at a night club in Soho and has come to London from Jamaica for a new beginning. While their first encounter doesn’t make for a good start, they eventually form an unlikely alliance. And Rupert Parker is a wealthy young man, whose domineering mother is extremely displeased about her only son’s unmarried status and forces him to propose to Eliza. Clearly terrified of his mother, Rupert confides in Eliza that he doesn’t want to be married and the two bond over the fact that they both crave independence and soon discover a different way for them to form a partnership.

The gripping and endearing, six-part series, follows the fiery relationship between Eliza and Duke as they team up to solve a new puzzling crime in each episode, set in the murkiest depths of 1880s London. With her inquisitive mind, Miss Scarlet has always been more interested in running her late father's detective agency than behaving like a proper lady. But nothing has prepared her for the dangers she is about to face as a woman in the murder investigation trade.

Miss Scarlet and The Duke premieres exclusively on Epic Drama across Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesdays, 21:00 (CET) from 15th September.

 

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06.12.2017 06:20:00

Harlots

Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots is a powerful family drama ofering a brand new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity - sex. Inspired by the stories of real women, the series follows Margaret Wells (Morton) and her daughters, as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley (Manville), a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret fghts back, even if it means putting her family at risk. Brown Findlay will star as Charlotte, Margaret’s eldest daughter and the city’s most coveted courtesan who begins to grapple with her position in both society and her immediate family.
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Written by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, Moira Bufni (Jane Eyre, Tamara Drewe) and created by Moira Bufni and Alison Newman, Harlots is the frst commission for Monumental Pictures, the independent company founded by Oscar nominated producers Alison Owen (Suffragette, Tulip Fever) and Debra Hayward (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Les Misérables).

In 1760s London there were brothels on every corner run by women who were both enterprising and tenacious. History has largely ignored them, but their stories are in turn outrageous, brutal, humorous and real.
Alison Owen, Executive Producer
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