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2011-07-08 09:00:00

MASTERPIECE on PBS/BBC COPRODUCTION TO AIR DURING DICKENS BICENTENNIAL BOSTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gillian Anderson will star in the iconic role of Miss Havisham in a bold new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. The cast of the star-studded MASTERPIECE on PBS/BBC coproduction also includes David Suchet (Poirot) and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110708/DC31831 ) "I can't wait to see Gillian delicately sink her...

2008-09-21 12:00:20

By Steve Pratt Poirot: Cat Among The Pigeons (tomorrow, ITV1, 9pm) Arena: The Hunt For Moby Dick (tonight, BBC2, 10.30pm) MARK Gatiss has always loved Agatha Christie books and read the books religiously as a child. So the County Durham-born actor and writer was delighted when asked to adapt one of her Hercule Poirot novels for ITV1. Surprising, really, that he found time to fit it in his crowded schedule. Since finding fame as one of The League of Gentlemen comedy outfit, he?s taken...

2008-07-16 09:00:52

Ted Danson: Dead or alive? When we last saw evil businessman Arthur Frobisher in FX's fantastic "Damages," he was lying shot up in some swamp. Costar Glenn Close couldn't get away from fans' questions. "'Is he dead? Was he dead?'" she said people asked her on the street. "I don't know," she would reply. "It's a long shot." Well, apparently the people making "Damages" don't know, either. FX boss John Landgraf said Tuesday that Frobisher survived. The show's producers said his character...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

By Robert Bianco LOS ANGELES -- PBS is once again queuing up the classics, while modernizing a little around the edges. Among plans revealed Sunday at the semi-annual gathering for TV writers: *Cyrano de Bergerac. The acclaimed Broadway run starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner comes to Great Performances as a January special. The filming was done during an actual performance, which, Kline says, can sometimes make actors fret: "Theater is an ephemeral experience, and they're...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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