|Posted by PHLOH MAGAZINE on May 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM||comments (0)|
The man of mystery returns. But he's put down his phone and now he's up close and personal!
The voice of the Bafta Award-winning Fonefacker, the inspired prank phone caller (Kayvan Novak)
is back with a host of new fictional characters including: the charismatic and many times divorced car salesman Terry Tibbs, charlatan art critic Brian Badonde and my favourite; Augustus Kwembe, the African scamster , who hypnotises and cons people into eliciting their bank details. All are thrust upon unsuspecting members of the public, resulting in very funny consequences.
This programme is absolutely hilarious and original, which is exactly what we want.
Series 1 Episode 4
Fri 07 May, 10pm
|Posted by PHLOH MAGAZINE on April 24, 2010 at 9:42 PM||comments (2)|
Idris Elba is to star in a thrilling six-part series Luther, made for BBC One.
Elba notably played Russell “Stringer” Bell in the ground-breaking American series The Wire.
The British born actor has also starred in many films and television dramas such as Rocknrolla and American Gangster, for which he received a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild and starred alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe
As John Luther, he plays a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
Elba says: “I’m really excited about playing Luther. He’s a challenging and exciting character because he’s so complex. While he’s capable of great kindness and loyalty, sometimes he steps over the edge of madness – simmering with anger and rage.”
Luther is a new kind of crime thriller for British TV. In each exciting and fast-moving story, the murderer’s identity is known from the start – focussing the drama on the psychic duel between hunter and quarry, who sometimes have more in common than either would like to think.
Creator and writer Neil Cross is an acclaimed suspense novelist and was lead writer for the last two series of BBC One’s Spooks.
“I’m delighted that BBC One is bringing Luther to life,” he says. “It’s an intense psychological thriller which examines not only human depravity but the complex nature of love and how it’s often this – our finest attribute – that leads us into darkness.”