December / January 2017
Best wishes from CMM for a joyous holiday season!
On TV this month…
MAIGRET’S DEAD MAN – A feature length Christmas special: A murder of an anonymous Parisian occurs at the same time as a series of murderous attacks on three wealthy farms. Maigret resolutely investigates the Parisian’s death only to discover that what he uncovers solves both crimes. Featuring Rowan Atkinson, Lucy Cohu, Ian Puleston-Davies.
Director: Jon East Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director of Photography – Dirk Nel
DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO - The Doctor joins forces with a masked superhero in New York to fight brain-swapping aliens. Featuring Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Jenna Coleman, Justin Chatwin, Charity Wakefield.
Director: Edward Bazalgette Producer: Peter Bennett
Editor – Adam Green
THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER - Based on the first of Jasper Fforde’s series of fantasy novels, this mythical world blends medieval magic with the modern day and follows fifteen-yaer-old Jennifer Strange (Ellise Chappell) who reluctantly discovers her destiny is to become the last Dragonslayer. If her visions are true, everything will change because something big is coming… Featuring Ellise Chappell, George Webster, Nina Wadia.
Director: Jamie Magnus Stone Producer: Laura Hastings-Smith
Make-Up & Hair Supervisor – Paul Boyce
STILL OPEN ALL HOURS – returns to BBC1 for a third series with a Christmas Special on Boxing Day which will see Granville and Gastric turn marriage counsellors, while Leroy dons an elf costume to avoid his own relationship problems. Elsewhere, Mrs Featherstone tries to bring the whole gang together to defeat rival Finkle Street in a Christmas carolling competition – which might need a little bit of extra help from Granville himself... Featuring David Jason, Stephanie Cole, Johnny Vegas
Director: Dewi Humphreys Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor
1st Assistant Director – Graham Drover
ENDEAVOUR – the mystery crime drama series returns to ITV for a brand new set of complex cases. It is still the summer of 1967, barely a fortnight having passed since the events of the Series 3 finale, and we find Oxford’s finest picking up the pieces of their lives, both personal and professional. Whilst Thursday and wife, Win, struggle to process the departure of both their daughter Joan and son, Sam, who has joined the army, Endeavour waits nervously to hear the result of his Sergeant’s exam. Throwing himself into his work to mask the heartache of Joan leaving, Endeavour is quickly consumed by his duties with an array of new, perplexing cases landing on his desk. Featuring Shaun Evans, Dakota Blue-Richards, Roger Allam
Directors: Ashley Pearce, Michael Lennox, Börkur Sigþórsson, Jim Loach Producer: Tom Mullens
Director of Photography – Joel Devlin (Episodes 1, 2)
Costume Designer – Charlotte Mitchell
STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN 2 - Stan Lee’s unlikely superhero series Lucky Man returns to Sky 1 for a second outing following DI Harry Clayton and his unique ability to control his own luck. Featuring James Nesbitt, Leilah de Meza
Directors: Marek Losey, Andy Hay, Daniel O’Hara, Jamie Childs Producer: Madonna Baptiste
Editor – Josh Cunliffe (Episodes 7, 8)
Make-Up & Hair Designer – My Alehammar