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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...

2011-04-06 02:13:00

CANNES, France, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DQE, the global entertainment production and distribution company today announced the signing of a co-production agreement with France based Method Animation for a new 3D HD series 'Robin Hood - Mischief in Sherwood' targeted at children aged 6-9 years. The Robin Hood production will comprise 52 episodes of 11 minutes each as a 3D stereoscopic CGI series and has an estimated global production budget of EUR8.5m. The series will...

2010-07-01 06:35:00

OBERLIN, Ohio, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack Dawkins, the character known as The Artful Dodger in Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," is deported to the United States, readers are left with no further information about his whereabouts or circumstance. In his fascinating new book, "The Further Adventures and Life of Jack Dawkins, also known as The Artful Dodger" (published by Trafford Publishing), Alan Montgomery brings the iconic character back to life in a tale chronicling what...

2010-04-30 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- VisitBritain, the national tourist office for England, Scotland and Wales, invites travelers to visit the British sites that set the stage for this year's epic action-adventure from director Ridley Scott, Robin Hood, starring Oscar-winners® Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, in theaters May 14, 2010. VisitBritain has just launched a Robin Hood-themed microsite, www.visitbritain.us/robinhood, which offers in-depth itineraries,...

2010-04-12 17:19:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures announced today the launch of its "Robin Hood: Lionhearts" program, a cause-based initiative designed to reward those who dedicate their time to change the world ... the heroes who inspire us by making selfless contributions to their communities. In support of Universal's upcoming epic action-adventure Robin Hood, starring Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, the initiative will embody the legendary Robin Hood...

2009-07-06 07:01:55

The British TV series Robin Hood has been canceled after three seasons due to low ratings, the BBC announced. The show's title character, as well as his nemesis, the sheriff of Nottingham, were killed off during a showdown in the weekend's Season 3 finale. Jonas Armstrong, the hero's portrayer had previously said he intended to leave the show after the third season so he could tackle other roles. With the death of Robin, we feel that the show has reached its natural conclusion, a BBC...

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2009-03-18 11:41:41

The series finale of the 1970s-set, sci-fi New York cop drama Life on Mars is scheduled to air next month, ABC announced. The U.S. adaptation of the popular British television show stars Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol and Jonathan Murphy. The American version of Mars will have run one season when it concludes April 1. Sam Tyler's past, present and future all confront him when he receives a phone call with instructions on how he can return to 2008: All he needs to...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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