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  • 'The Trip to Italy:' Voyeuristic vacation treat

    Who would have thunk that "The Trip," a movie in which two semi-famous British comedians drive around the Lake District eating fine food and trading dead-on impersonations of Woody Allen, Michael Caine, and Sean Connery, would beget a sequel? But here,...
  • Israel, Germany, France Join Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day' Format (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - Israel, Germany, and France are joining Ridley Scott's user-generated feature format "Life in a Day," the collective filmmaking project in which people in an individual country upload footage of their lives on a...
  • British couple arrested in Spain after taking ill son from hospital

    The parents of a cancer-stricken boy were behind bars in Spain and facing extradition to Britain on Monday after taking their son from an English hospital without doctors’ consent to seek advanced medical treatment abroad. Ashya King, 5, was...
  • British parliament rejects Chinese call to halt Hong Kong democracy probe

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament has rejected Chinese calls to scrap an inquiry into Hong Kong's progress towards democracy, a senior lawmaker said, warning that reforms there may violate a 1984 deal on the former British colony's sovereignty....
  • Weinsteins Board Dustin Hoffman Starrer 'Roald Dahl's Esio Trot'

    LONDON -- The Weinstein Company has taken all non-theatrical rights in the U.S. to Red Arrow Intl.'s "Roald Dahl's Esio Trot," which stars Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench. Dearbhla Walsh ("Little Dorrit") directed the 90-minute film, which was commissioned...
  • United's big spending shows lack of faith in youth - Phelan

    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United have "lost the way a little bit" by offloading homegrown Danny Welbeck to Premier League rivals Arsenal and spending extravagantly to bring in players like Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, former assistant manager...
  • Britain to pass new laws to counter homegrown Islamist fighters

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will announce new laws on Monday to try to stop radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq launching attacks on British soil, after a video purportedly showed a London-accented man beheading a U.S....
  • British Muslims urge cooperation in Foley murder hunt

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Muslim leaders urged people to contact police if they knew the identity of the man with an English accent who appeared in a video showing the beheading of an American journalist. The Muslim Council of Britain, the largest...
  • U.K.'s Channel 4 Acquires Stakes in Four Indie Production Companies

    LONDON -- U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired minority stakes in four independent production companies -- Arrow Media, Lightbox, Popkorn and True North. The investments have been made from its £20 million ($33.2 million) Growth Fund, which it...
  • Deep breath, 'Doctor Who' fans, Peter Capaldi up for adventure

     Deep breath, 'Doctor Who' fans, Peter Capaldi up for adventure
    When Steven Moffat titles an episode "Deep Breath," he isn't kidding. For a program known for its harum-scarum pace and keep-up-or-shut-up iconography, the Season 8 Saturday premiere of BBC America's "Doctor Who" opens slowly — even with the T....
  • Will we ever see a female 'Doctor Who'? BBC boss hopes so

    Will we ever see a female 'Doctor Who'? BBC boss hopes so
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A female Time Lord for BBC's "Doctor Who" is not out of the question, says the network's director of television, Danny Cohen. According to the U.K.'s Radio Times magazine, while at the a panel on Thursday for the Edinburgh...
  • Early on, 'Intruders' gets swallowed by the dark

    Early on, 'Intruders' gets swallowed by the dark
    Here comes "Intruders," creeping into BBC America on dead cat's feet, a Saturday-night sci-fi companion to the gloriously returning "Doctor Who." Putting John Simm ("Life on Mars," "Doctor Who") together with Mira Sorvino ( "Falling Skies" lately,...