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Old 05-08-2013, 21:09
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http://watch.accesshollywood.com/vid.../2575423288001

James Frain, possibly the best actor in The White Queen, announced in the above interview that he's been cast in a new drama for BBC, The Tunnel. It's going to be a sort of bi-lingual (English/French) version of the Scandinavian drama The Bridge. No other news as to who has been cast yet, the BBC website has a press release from a few months back, but it does sound promising. Will James be cast as a baddie again? Something for all his fans to look forward to anyway!
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Old 05-08-2013, 21:33
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Interesting. I love James Frain. He was amazing in True Blood, loved him in the Tudors and thought he was fab in the White Queen.

I'll give anything with him in it a chance!
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Old 05-08-2013, 21:37
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Question: Is this the same programme which Sky Atlantic are promoting. An international crime drama. I am confused because the OP mentions the BBC yet Sky Atlantic are promoting it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 21:44
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Question: Is this the same programme which Sky Atlantic are promoting. An international crime drama. I am confused because the OP mentions the BBC yet Sky Atlantic are promoting it.
You're seeing ads for the US remake of The Bridge, which is also called The Bridge and is set in the US and Mexico.

The Uk version will be called the Tunnel (Channel Tunnel) and will be set in England and France, made by the BBC.
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Old 05-08-2013, 21:47
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You're seeing ads for the US remake of The Bridge, which is also called The Bridge and is set in the US and Mexico.

The Uk version will be called the Tunnel (Channel Tunnel) and will be set in England and France, made by the BBC.
There is a Sky Atlantic page about this programme, http://skyatlantic.sky.com/shows/the-tunnel

It is being aired on Sky Atlantic not the BBC
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Old 05-08-2013, 21:51
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The Tunnel is a co-production between Sky Atlantic and Canal+ http://skyatlantic.sky.com/the-tunne...nto-The-Tunnel nothing to do with the BBC. Not sure where you got the BBC from, as Frain doesn't say it's for them in the video.
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Old 05-08-2013, 22:45
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No other news as to who has been cast yet...
There has been plenty of news. The show starts in the autumn. The main British role is played by Stephen Dillane, and the main French one by Clemence Poesy. Keeley Hawes and Angel Coulby are two actresses in it whom I am familiar with.

And the moderators should be contacted and asked to change the thread title. The show is a Sky Atlantic drama, not a BBC drama.
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Old 05-08-2013, 22:53
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You're seeing ads for the US remake of The Bridge, which is also called The Bridge and is set in the US and Mexico.
The US show isn't even going to air in the UK. The company "Shine" has a financial interest in both the US remake and the UK/French one, and they seem to have kept the US show from being sold to any channel in the UK (while it has been sold around the world). It looks like Shine doesn't want to take the wind out of the sails of The Tunnel by exposing the UK to the US remake first. Maybe after The Tunnel has aired in the UK they won't mind if a UK channel buys the US show.
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Old 05-08-2013, 23:47
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Apologies for my errors. I was not aware this was a Sky production, and do not subscribe to Sky or read any of their publicity. Well corrected.
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Old 06-08-2013, 00:27
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Sounds awful and unnecessary.
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