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  • Review: "Low Winter Sun"

    It's hard to think of a more compelling combination than the British duo of Mark Strong and Lennie James, and their pairing alone (sans accents) is enough to recommend checking out "Low Winter Sun," an AMC redo of a 2006 U.K. miniseries, with Strong...
  • News Of The Weird: Holy Helicopters and Old Bombs

    News Of The Weird: Holy Helicopters and Old Bombs
    Pro-nationalism English Defence League activists seemed to be itching for a street brawl to break up a scheduled anti-nationalist demonstration in downtown Birmingham, England, on July 18, causing the city to mobilize more than 1,000 police — when...
  • TCA: PBS Boasts Its Viewership Growth While Other Broadcast Ratings Slump

    "Imagine a broadcast net that has seen an increase of 5% in viewership since last year," said Paula Kerger, CEO of PBS. "In a world where audiences seem to be shrinking...We saw a 25% increase on Sunday nights." Some may ascribe such an increase in...
  • '2 Guns' Helmer Kormakur Set to Climb 'Everest'

    LOCARNO -- Baltasar Kormakur, whose U.S. chart-topper "2 Guns" opens Switzerland's Locarno Festival on Wednesday, is set to climb his own "Everest." Produced by the U.K.'s Working Title, and skedded to roll late October/early November, the action-...
  • Montreal World Fest Includes 113 Int'l Premieres

    The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from around the globe on Tuesday, including 113 world or international feature preems. From the U.S. "The Red Robin" by Michael Z. Wechsler competes in the World section while Adam...
  • 'Downton Abbey' returns Jan. 5; PBS shrugs off spoiler problem

    'Downton Abbey' returns Jan. 5; PBS shrugs off spoiler problem
    PBS wants "Downton Abbey" fans to know it's sorry about all those spoilers. But not sorry enough to actually move up the show's airdates. The public broadcasting network revealed Tuesday that season 4 of the smash British period drama will return on...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Raising Fame' on TLC

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Raising Fame' on TLC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 4 - 10, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Law & Order: UK A suicidal man kills...
  • U.K.'s RTS Powwow Draws TV, Digital Toppers

    LONDON -- Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, will deliver one of the keynotes at the Royal Television Society's Cambridge Convention, a confab for top TV execs. Liberty Global, which has 25 million cable customers and 47 million phone and data...
  • John Kerry says Syria chemical attack killed at least 1,429 people

    John Kerry says Syria chemical attack killed at least 1,429 people
    WASHINGTON -- Unveiling a U.S. intelligence report on Syria’s use of chemical weapons, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday the evidence shows President Bashar Assad’s government killed at least 1,429 of its own citizens in a “...
  • Soul-searching in Britain after Parliament's surprising vote on Syria

    Soul-searching in Britain after Parliament's surprising vote on Syria
    LONDON – Will the sun ever stop setting on the British Empire? A day after Parliament’s surprising refusal to back a possible international military strike on Syria, Britons both wrung their hands and rejoiced over what some pundits...
  • Phony intel on Iraq WMD haunting U.S. claims of Syria threat

    Phony intel on Iraq WMD haunting U.S. claims of Syria threat
    The ghost of "Curveball" is haunting the Obama administration and undermining its efforts to marshal strong foreign and domestic support for military strikes on Syria. Curveball was the code name given Iraqi defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan, who claimed in...
  • 'Labour and Wait' displays the melding of art and craft

     'Labour and Wait' displays the melding of art and craft
    SANTA BARBARA — Speaking recently to a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, noted British ceramic artist Grayson Perry held forth as his alter ego, Claire, in a pageboy blond bob and a satiny yellow frock dotted with cheerful coffee...