TV theme tunes should be earworms, just like pop songs, so it it stands to reason that successful musicians - who are privy to the secrets of hit-making - are approached to write them. What's more surprising is the fact the tunes on the box are often written by your favourite pop stars without you knowing. Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks - Tour de France (Channel 4) Given that Kraftwerk once released an album called Tour de France Soundtracks, you could have been forgiven for assuming Channel 4's Tour de France coverage in the 1980s was soundtracked by the German electronic pioneers. Few would have guessed the intrepid electro theme tune was written by indie punk progenitor Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks - he of Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have) fame. Shelley spent the 80s releasing dance-oriented electronic music mainly recorded with Human League producer Martin Rushent, including the 1981 club anthem Homosapien (which was banned by the BBC). His Tour de France … [Read more...] about 12 musicians you didn’t know had written famous TV themes
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Billionaires, assassins, spies, and even (supposed) descendants of Russia’s royal family - choose your favorite. Americans Americans is one of the most successful TV series today. It follows the story of an American married couple who are in fact undercover KGB agents. Six years down the line and loyal viewers are still tuning in. Elizabeth and Philip Jennings pretend they are a usual family with two kids, who live a run-of-the-mill life in the U.S. of the early 1980s. But they actually hunt Soviet defectors, steal top American secrets, prevent the use of biological weapon in their country, and even take part in big politics, changing the course of history. They operate in a risky environment and are always in danger of being found out, especially since their neighbor is an FBI agent tasked with weeding out undercover Soviet agents in the country. Americans aired its final season this year, where everything is revealed. Killing Eve The protagonist of … [Read more...] about These fascinating Russian TV characters will have you glued to the TV in 2018
VICTORIA, the hit ITV drama, will be back for season three. The gripping show follows the life and trials of Queen Victoria and stars Jenna Coleman but when will the series return? Here's all the info... When is the third series of Victoria on TV? An exact date is yet to be confirmed for season three, but it is likely to be autumn 2018. The drama follows the life of Queen Victoria and her marriage to Prince Albert. It was created by Daisy Goodwin and stars Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert. Who will be in the cast of series three of Victoria? Jenna Coleman Jenna reprises her role as Queen Victoria, leading the country while also attempting not to fail in her duties to her husband Prince Albert and their children. Jenna is a well-known face on TV thanks to roles on ITV's Titanic, Emmerdale and Doctor Who. Tom Hughes The role of Prince Albert is played by Tom Hughes, who is dating Jenna off-screen, as he continues to battle with his position as the Queen's spouse. … [Read more...] about When does Victoria series three start, who’s in the cast with Jenna Coleman and what’s it about?
Last week, Netflix announced a whole roster of new shows and films to be released over the years to come, one of which is a true crime series billed as "the next Making a Murderer." . While May looks to be a slower month for the streaming service where the licensed content's concerned, it's with its original content where it's flourishing. Next month Netflix introduces new Scandinavian post-apocalypse drama The Rain as well as welcoming back an old favourite in the form of the fourth season of sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the second run of last year's hit adaptation of the popular film Dear White People. There'll be a host of brand new original films released also, including Cargo, a zombie horror - starring Martin Freeman - set in the Australian Outback. In terms of previously released films, Netflix has acquired rights to stream Martin Scorsese classic Taxi Driver, comedy sequel Bad Neighbours 2 and David Fincher's Oscar-nominated Facebook drama … [Read more...] about Netflix in May: Every new TV show and film coming this month from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Dear White People to Taxi Driver
Playing God has never been a good career choice in dystopian science fiction, and the first series of Westworld ended with several bangs, as the robot “hosts” in the Wild West theme park employed their developing consciousness to shoot up a corporate shindig, while the resort’s Dr Frankenstein, Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), faced ironic justice at the end of a gun. (Or did he?) Series two follows that robot apocalypse by deepening the conflict. Westworld, if you haven’t visited, is a theme park where tourists from the real world get to act out their terrible fantasies without fear of the consequences. It’s cowboy paintball with very high production values. You want to shoot people? Go ahead. Hire prostitutes in the saloon? Why not? But within this false reality, much of it informed by the fantasies of cinematic fiction — there are wrinkles. Ford, the architect of the robot production line, put the seeds of consciousness in some of the hosts. … [Read more...] about Monday’s best TV: Westworld, Blindspot and The Real Camilla