Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Game Of Thrones’ UK Simulcast; ‘Mr Whicher’ Re-Upped; Andrew Davies Honored; More

Game of ThronesBritain’s Sky Atlantic HD is making sure Game Of Thrones fans don’t have to wait to see the first episode of the upcoming fourth season. The pay channel will premiere the season debut simultaneously with HBO’s U.S. East Coast transmission. Catering to the faithful, it will air on Monday April 7 at 2 AM and then be repeated in primetime at 9 PM UK time. Following the first 2 AM transmission, the premiere episode will also be available on demand. After that, Game Of Thrones will settle into its regular time slot. The move is not unprecedented for Sky which has done similar simulcasts with the series finales of Lost and Fringe. Read More »

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Mipcom: The Weinstein Co Boards BBC’s ‘War And Peace’ Event Series

In a move that signals its serious intent to forge into the European TV arena, The Weinstein Co has joined Look Out Point and BBC Worldwide as production partner on the upcoming Read More »

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Andrew Davies To Pen BBC’s Dylan Thomas Drama ‘A Poet In New York’

By | Wednesday April 24, 2013 @ 2:25am PDT

The BBC is marking a lot of anniversaries with its upcoming specials. Later this year, the broadcaster will celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who and will also remember The Great Train Robbery 50 years on with a … Read More »

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Andrew Davies To Adapt ‘War And Peace’ As Six-Part BBC Miniseries

By | Monday February 18, 2013 @ 5:18am PST

Andrew Davies has written screen versions of everything from the original House Of Cards to Pride And Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Bleak House, Brideshead Revisited and Bridget Jones. He’s now adding the tome of tomes to that list. The … Read More »

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