PUBLISHED: 16:10 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:10 16 May 2018 Tom Horton Luther on a family holiday. Picture source: Edwards family Edwards family The knife that was allegedly passed between defendants in the Luther Edwards murder trial could in fact have been a box of cigarettes, a court heard. Luther and his baby daughter. Picture: Edwards family Christopher O’Sullivan, Jerome Osbourne, Kurtis Thomas and Marlon Thomas are on trial at the Old Bailey accused of the July 2016 murder outside York Hall in Bethnal Green and all deny the charge. There are over 30 CCTV cameras inside and outside York Hall and police said they have spent “hundreds” of hours studying the footage, which captures the busy scenes at the well attended boxing match which took place before Mr Edwards died. Prosecuting barristers had previously alleged Kurtis Thomas handed Mr O’Sullivan a knife on the steps of York Hall which he subsequently used to stab Mr Edwards, 32, once a brawl had … [Read more...] about Luther Edwards murder trial: CCTV in Bethnal Green caught ‘cigarettes, not knife’
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes will write a six-part drama about the invention of modern football for Netflix. The new series called The English Game was one of a raft of international shows announced by the streaming service today. The show will be about people reaching cross the class divide and will be “part Etonians, part factory workers, coming together to create the world’s most popular sport”, according to Erik Barmack, head of Netflix’s international originals. Idris Elba will star in and produce a new comedy for Netflix. The Luther star will play the title role in Turn Up Charlie as a struggling DJ and bachelor who reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s wild child daughter. And Jack Whitehall’s show Travels With My Father has been renewed for a second series. The Series was met with rave reviews when he took five-star hotel loving dad Michael for a backpackers’ experience in Thailand last year. They also … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey creator to write drama about the invention of modern football
PUBLISHED: 17:38 15 December 2010 | UPDATED: 17:42 15 December 2010 Steve Bacon with Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden on the famous Soccer AM orange sofa. Archant THE Recorder’s West Ham photographer Steve Bacon donned the famous claret and blue kit on Saturday as he prepared to face the cameras for a change. Our famous snapper was invited by a group of Hammers fans to join them in the ‘Luther Blissett Stand’ on Sky Sports’s Soccer AM programme. “A mad-keen West Ham mate of mine, Dan Jarvis, had got together with a few of his fellow supporters and applied to go on the show,” said Steve. “It’s a programme I watch every week, so I was very interested – but I knew that to appear I’d have to wear full football kit, something I haven’t done since my school days many years ago.” However, the veteran photographer took the plunge and took his place with the seven other fans for the live broadcast which aired at 10 am … [Read more...] about Snapper Steve faces the cameras in role reversal
NEW gritty drama Hard Sun is the BBC's latest hard-hitting drama.But just who exactly is in the all-star cast? We take a look... Agyness Deyn plays DI Elaine RenkoBorn in 1983 in Littleborough, Greater Manchester, Agyness’ real name is Laura Michelle Hollins.She came up with her moniker to differentiate herself when she went into the world of modelling.After moving to London to become a model she made friends with fashion designer Henry Holland and walked on the catwalk for Chanel, Burberry, Jean Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint Laurent, among others.But she retired from modelling 2009 to focus on an acting career.Jim Sturgess plays DCI Charlie HicksBorn in Wandsworth, London in 1978, Jim first launched himself into the limelight in 2008.Landing a support role in the runaway success, The Other Boleyn Girl, as George Boleyn, a lead outing in 21 opposite Kevin Spacey cemented his status as a rising British star.His journey into the arts began at school. He moved to … [Read more...] about Who is in the Hard Sun cast? Agyness Deyn, Jim Sturgess, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Derek Riddell, Varada Sethu, Adrian Rawlins and Aisling Bea
FANS of Luther, top class acting and science fiction are getting a triple treat in BBC drama Hard Sun.The crime show is set before the apocalypse, and follows two very different detectives. Here’s the lowdown…Hard Sun will start on January, 2018,18 at 9.35pm on BBC One.There will be six hour-long episodes.It is a co-production with streaming service Hulu.If you miss an episode you can catch up on BBC iPlayer.Hard Sun is a crime show written by Neil Cross, the creator of Idris Elba cop drama Luther, and it is set five years before the apocalypse.It follows two detectives with diametrically-opposed moral codes who struggle to maintain law and order as the literally earth-shattering event approaches.Cross has said of the premise: “Imagine the world you see when you look out your window… except it’s been given a death sentence.“This isn’t science fiction. This is the real world. There’s no hero to come save us; no contingency … [Read more...] about What time is Hard Sun on BBC One, who’s in the cast with Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess and what’s it about?