Nobody could have anticipated the phenomenon The Walking Dead would become when it aired its modest six-episode debut back in 2010. Eight years on and it's spawned just as many seasons with a ninth (and counting) to come filled with characters up there in the cultural familiarity stakes alongside those from Game of Thrones, Lost and Breaking Bad. Today (30 May) saw the bombshell news that its lead star Andrew Lincoln will be phased out of the show during the next season. Quite how this will occur remains to be seen, but he'll appear in just six of the run's 16 episodes with Norman Reedus' fan favourite Daryl Dixon promoted to main character duties in his absence. This news is a lot for fans to take in and simply put, should spell the end of the AMC zombie series. Full disclosure: I am a loyal follower of The Walking Dead who has been slightly disconcerted by the series' recent evolution into a punching bag for … [Read more...] about Why Andrew Lincoln’s departure is a death knell for The Walking Dead
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FEAR The Walking Dead is a spin-off that is fast becoming a popular show in its own right. Here's everything you need to know about series four and how to watch it in the UK... When does season four of Fear The Walking Dead start? The fourth series of Fear The Walking Dead is set to air on April 23 at 9pm on AMC. Viewers can only access the US channel with BT TV. Season Four premiered in the US on April 15 on AMC. There are a total of 16 episodes in the new series. What channel is Fear The Walking Dead on in the UK? Fear The Walking Dead series four will be available to watch only on BT TV. BT TV customers will find the show on US channel AMC - 381 (HD) and 332 (SD). BT Sport pack customers (with or without broadband) can watch on Sky Guide channel 192. AMC is the home of various US shows such as Preacher, Snatch and Into The Badlands. How can I catch up with previous series of Fear The Walking Dead? Previous series of Fear The Walking Dead are available to watch online with BT Player. … [Read more...] about What channel is Fear The Walking Dead on in the UK, when does season four start and how can I catch up?
THE daughter of a man who died after being hit by a car has paid tribute to him. Peter Heywood, aged 75, of Stretford, was struck by a silver Audi A2 in Chester Road shortly after 8pm on Tuesday last week. Mr Heywood suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Michelle Hall, aged 53, said: "I don’t even know where to start with my dad, but he was the perfect gentleman. I always had to walk on the inside of the road, never the outside — he was always suited and booted — he was just wonderful. "We are all completely devastated. It was so out of the blue — I was with him one minute and the next I have police knocking on the door. "On the Tuesday morning, I had been round to his house and I told him not to go out — the forecast was horrible, but he just said: 'I have stuff to do' — and then this. The worst part was having to go and identify him. "He was a very private man, and everything was on a need-to-know basis — … [Read more...] about Daughter pays tribute to ‘wonderful’ father who died after being hit by a car
The mother of a stuntman who died after falling 20ft from a balcony onto a concrete floor while filming zombie drama The Walking Dead is taking legal action. John Bernecker, 33, passed away on 12 July after succumbing to a head injury sustained days earlier. The 6' 1" stuntman's cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma. Susan Bernecker filed a wrongful death suit on Tuesday (23 January) in Gwinnett County State against the show's network AMC and other parties, saying his death could have been prevented. She claims that AMC Networks Inc. "orchestrated and enforced a pattern of filming and producing 'The Walking Dead' cheaply and, ultimately, unsafely". AMC is also accused of pressuring production company Stalwart Films to work with unreasonably low budgets, which led to inadequate safety precautions. Susan, who is seeking a jury trial and asks for punitive and compensatory damages as well as attorney fees, hopes that taking a stand will force film and television companies to … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead: Mother of stuntman who fell 20ft onto concrete floor files wrongful death lawsuit
HUNDREDS of mourners attended the funeral of a little boy who died following a crash in Bournemouth. Shane Junior Bartlett, who was five, was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa in Naseby Road as he returned home from school on Wednesday, December 13. He suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to Poole Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. On Tuesday morning, family and friends wearing black wept as Shane Junior’s funeral took place. The youngster’s coffin arrived at Bournemouth North Cemetery’s East Chapel in the back of a glass carriage drawn by two white horses with blue feather plumes in their bridles. His brother sat alongside the carriage driver. A floral tribute in the shape of a football had been placed atop the small coffin. The words ‘Shane’, ‘Junior’ and ‘son’ spelled out in flowers had also been placed around the casket. As mourners began to walk into the chapel, grey clouds … [Read more...] about Hundreds attend funeral of five-year-old Shane Junior Bartlett who died after crash