Sherlock (TV series)
Sherlock is a British crime drama television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Thirteen episodes have been produced, with four three-part series airing from 2010 to 2017, a special episode that aired on 1 January 2016; the series is set in the present day, while the one-off special features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories. Sherlock is produced by the British network BBC, along with Hartswood Films, with Moffat, Sue Vertue and Rebecca Eaton serving as executive producers; the series is supported by the American station WGBH-TV Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series on PBS, where it airs in the United States. The series is filmed in Cardiff, with North Gower Street in London used for exterior shots of Holmes and Watson's 221B Baker Street residence. Sherlock has been praised for the quality of its writing and direction.
It has been nominated for numerous awards including Emmys, BAFTAs and a Golden Globe, winning several awards across a variety of categories. The show won in three categories at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Cumberbatch, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Freeman and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Moffat. Two years it won Outstanding Television Movie. In addition, the show was honoured with a Peabody Award in 2011; the third series became the UK's most watched drama series since 2001. Sherlock has been sold to 180 territories. All of the series have been released on DVD and Blu-ray, alongside tie-in editions of selected original Conan Doyle stories and original soundtrack composed by David Arnold and Michael Price. In January 2014, the show launched. Sherlock depicts "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes solving various mysteries in modern-day London. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate and friend, Dr John Watson, who has returned from military service in Afghanistan with the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Although Metropolitan Police Service Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade and others are suspicious of Holmes at first, over time, his exceptional intellect and bold powers of observation persuade them of his value. In part through Watson's blog documenting their adventures, Holmes becomes a reluctant celebrity with the press reporting on his cases and eccentric personal life. Both ordinary people and the British government ask for his help. Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes' conflict with nemesis Jim Moriarty is a recurring feature. Molly Hooper, a pathologist at St. Bart's Hospital assists Holmes in his cases. Other recurring roles include Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson and Watson's landlady, series co-creator Mark Gatiss as Holmes' elder brother Mycroft. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock Holmes fans with experience of adapting or using Victorian literature for television, devised the concept of the series. Moffat had adapted the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the 2007 series Jekyll, while Gatiss had written the Dickensian Doctor Who episode "The Unquiet Dead".
Moffat and Gatiss, both Doctor Who writers, discussed plans for a Holmes adaptation during their numerous train journeys to Cardiff where Doctor Who production is based. While they were in Monte Carlo for an awards ceremony, producer Sue Vertue, married to Moffat, encouraged Moffat and Gatiss to develop the project themselves before another creative team had the same idea. Moffat and Gatiss invited Stephen Thompson to write for the series in September 2008. Gatiss has criticised recent television adaptations of the Conan Doyle stories as "too reverential and too slow", aiming instead to be as irreverent to the canon as the 1930s and 1940s films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, which were set in the contemporary interwar era. Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock uses modern technology, such as texting, the internet and GPS to solve crimes. Paul McGuigan, who directed two episodes of Sherlock, says that this is in keeping with Conan Doyle's character, pointing out that "n the books he would use any device possible and he was always in the lab doing experiments.
It's just a modern day version of it. He will use the tools that are available to him today in order to find things out."The update maintains various elements of the original stories, such as the Baker Street address and Holmes's adversary Moriarty. Some of these elements are transposed to the present day: for example, Martin Freeman's Watson has returned from military service in Afghanistan. While discussing the fact that the original Watson was invalided home after serving in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, Gatiss realised that "t is the same war now, I thought; the same unwinnable war."Sherlock was announced as a single 60-minute drama production at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August 2008, with broadcast set for mid to late 2009. The intention was to produce a series of six 60-minute episodes should the pilot prove to be successful; the first version of the pilot—reported by The Guardian to have cost £800,000—led to rumours within the BBC and wider media that Sherlock was a potential disaster.
The BBC decided not to transmit the pilot, requesting a reshoot and a total of three 90-minute episodes. The original pilot was included on the DVD of the first series. During the audio commentary, the creative team said that the BBC were "very happy" with the pilot but asked them to change the format. Cri
Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford. In the show's fictional history, the street was built in 1902 and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII; the show airs six times a week: Monday and Friday 7:30-8 pm and 8:30-9 pm. Since 2017, ten sequential classic episodes of the series from 1986 onwards have been broadcast weekly on ITV3; the programme was conceived in 1960 by scriptwriter Tony Warren at Granada Television in Manchester. Warren's initial kitchen sink drama proposal was rejected by the station's founder Sidney Bernstein, but he was persuaded by producer Harry Elton to produce the programme for 13 pilot episodes. Within six months of the show's first broadcast, it had become the most-watched programme on British television, is now a significant part of British culture; the show has been one of the most lucrative programmes on British commercial television, underpinning the success of Granada Television and wider ITV network.
Coronation Street is made by Granada Television at MediaCityUK and shown in all ITV regions, as well as internationally. On 17 September 2010, it became the world's longest-running television soap opera and was listed in Guinness World Records. On 23 September 2015, Coronation Street was broadcast live to mark ITV's sixtieth anniversary. Influenced by the conventions of the kitchen sink drama, Coronation Street is noted for its depiction of a down-to-earth, working-class community, combined with light-hearted humour and strong characters; the show averages 8 million viewers per episode. The first episode was aired on 9 December 1960 at 7 pm, was not a critical success. Granada Television had commissioned only 13 episodes, some inside the company doubted the show would last beyond its planned production run. Despite the criticism, viewers were drawn into the serial, won over by Coronation Street's ordinary characters; the programme made use of Northern English language and dialect. Early episodes told the story of student Kenneth Barlow, who had won a place at university, thus found his working-class background—as well as his parents and Ida —something of an embarrassment.
The character was one of the few to have experienced life outside of Coronation Street. In some ways this predicts the growth of globalisation, the decline of similar communities. In an episode from 1961, Barlow declares: "You can't go on just thinking about your own street these days. We're living with people on the other side of the world. There's more to worry about than Elsie Tanner and her boyfriends." Roache is the only remaining member of the original cast, which makes him the longest-serving actor in Coronation Street, in British and global soap history. At the centre of many early stories, there was Ena Sharples, caretaker of the Glad Tidings Mission Hall, her friends: timid Minnie Caldwell, bespectacled Martha Longhurst; the trio were likened to the Greek chorus, the three witches in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, as they would sit in the snug bar of the Rovers Return, passing judgement over family and each other. Headstrong Ena clashed with Elsie Tanner, whom she believed espoused a dauntlessly loose set of morals.
Elsie resented Ena's gossip, which most of the time had little basis in reality. In April 1961, Jed Stone made his first appearance and returned the following year in 1962, he left in 1963, but returned three years in 1966. He left again and returned 42 years in 2008. In March 1961, Coronation Street reached No. 1 in the television ratings and remained there for the rest of the year. Earlier in 1961, a Television Audience Measurement showed that 75% of available viewers tuned into Corrie, by 1964 the programme had over 20 million regular viewers, with ratings peaking on 2 December 1964, at 21.36 million viewers. Storylines throughout the decade included a mystery poison-pen letter received by Elsie Tanner, the 1962 marriage of Ken Barlow and Valerie Tatlock, the death of Martha Longhurst in 1964, the birth of the Barlow twins in 1965, Elsie Tanner's wedding to Steve Tanner and a train crashing from the viaduct, Steve Tanner's murder in 1968, a coach crash in 1969. In spite of rising popularity with viewers, Coronation Street was criticised by some for its outdated portrayal of the urban working class, its representation of a community, a nostalgic fantasy.
After the first episode in 1960, the Daily Mirror printed: "The programme is doomed from the outset... For there is little reality in this new serial, which we have to suffer twice a week." By 1967, critics were suggesting that the programme no longer reflected life in 1960s Britain, but reflected how life was in the 1950s. Granada hurried to update the programme, with the hope of introducing more issue-driven stories, including Lucille Hewitt becoming addicted to drugs, Jerry Booth being in a storyline about homosexuality, Emily Nugent having an out-of-wedlock child, introducing a black family, but all of these ideas were dropped for fear of upsetting viewers; the show's production team was tested when many core cast members left the programm
EastEnders is a British soap opera created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland, broadcast on BBC One since 1985. Set in Albert Square in the East End of London in the fictional Borough of Walford, the programme follows the stories of local residents and their families as they go about their daily lives. There were two 30-minute episodes per week increasing to three, but since 2001 episodes have been broadcast every weekday apart from Wednesdays. Within eight months of the show's launch, it reached the number-one spot in BARB's TV ratings and has remained among the top-rated TV programmes in Britain. In 2013, the average audience share for an episode was around 30 per cent. Today, EastEnders remains a significant programme in terms of the BBC's success and audience share, in the history of British television drama, tackling many dilemmas that are considered to be controversial and taboo issues in British culture and social life unseen on United Kingdom mainstream television; as of May 2016, EastEnders has won nine BAFTA Awards and the Inside Soap Award for Best Soap for 14 years running, as well as twelve National Television Awards for Most Popular Serial Drama and 11 awards for Best Soap at the British Soap Awards.
It has won 13 TV Quick and TV Choice Awards for Best Soap, six TRIC Awards for Soap of The Year, four Royal Television Society Awards for Best Continuing Drama and has been inducted into the Rose d'Or Hall of Fame. In March 1983, under two years before EastEnders' first episode was broadcast, the show was a vague idea in the mind of a handful of BBC executives, who decided that what BBC1 needed was a popular bi-weekly drama series that would attract the kind of mass audiences that ITV was getting with Coronation Street; the first people to whom David Reid head of series and serials, turned were Julia Smith and Tony Holland, a well established producer/script editor team who had first worked together on Z-Cars. The outline that Reid presented was vague: two episodes a week, 52 weeks a year. After the concept was put to them on 14 March 1983, Smith and Holland went about putting their ideas down on paper. Granada Television gave Smith unrestricted access to the Coronation Street production for a month so that she could get a sense how a continuing drama was produced.
There was anxiety at first that the viewing public would not accept a new soap set in the south of England, though research commissioned by lead figures in the BBC revealed that southerners would accept a northern soap, northerners would accept a southern soap and those from the Midlands, as Julia Smith herself pointed out, did not mind where it was set as long as it was somewhere else. This was the beginning of a close and continuing association between EastEnders and audience research, though commonplace today, was something of a revolution in practice; the show's creators were both Londoners, but when they researched Victorian squares, they found massive changes in areas they thought they knew well. However, delving further into the East End of London, they found what they had been searching for: a real East End spirit—an inward looking quality, a distrust of strangers and authority figures, a sense of territory and community that the creators summed up as "Hurt one of us and you hurt us all".
When developing EastEnders, both Smith and Holland looked at influential models like Coronation Street, but they found that it offered a rather outdated and nostalgic view of working-class life. Only after EastEnders began, featured the characters of Tony Carpenter and Kelvin Carpenter, did Coronation Street start to feature black characters, for example, they came to the conclusion that Coronation Street had grown old with its audience, that EastEnders would have to attract a younger, more extensive audience, ensuring that it had the longevity to retain it for many years thereafter. They looked at Brookside but found there was a lack of central meeting points for the characters, making it difficult for the writers to intertwine different storylines, so EastEnders was set in Albert Square. A previous UK soap set in an East End market was ATV's Market in Honey Lane between 1967 and 1969; however this show, which graduated from one showing a week to two in three separate series was different in style and approach to EastEnders.
The British Film Institute described Market In Honey Lane thus: "It was not an earth-shaking programme, not pioneering in any revolutionary ideas in technique and production, but proposed itself to the casual viewer as a mildly pleasant affair." EastEnders, while featuring an East End street market, would be different in its approach and impact. The target launch date was January 1985. Smith and Holland had eleven months in which to write and shoot the whole thing. However, in February 1984, they did not have a title or a place to film. Both Smith and Holland were unhappy about the January 1985 launch date, favouring November or September 1984 when seasonal audiences would be higher, but the BBC stayed firm, Smith and Holland had to concede that, with the massive task of getting the Elstree Studios operational, January was the most realistic date. However, this was to be changed to February; the project had a number of working titles—Square Dance, Round the Square, Round the Houses, London Pride and East 8.
It was the latter. However, the show was renamed after many casting agents mistakenly thought the show was to be called Estate, the fictional postcode E20 was created, instead of using
The Inbetweeners is a British coming-of-age sitcom television series, which aired on E4 from 2008–2010, created and written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris. The series follows the misadventures of suburban teenager Will and his friends Simon and Jay at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive; the programme involves situations of school life, uncaring school staff, male bonding, lad culture and failed sexual encounters. The programme was nominated for Best Situation Comedy at BAFTA twice, in 2009 and 2010. At the British Academy Television Awards 2010, it won the Audience Award, in 2010 the programme won the Best Sitcom award. In the 2011 British Comedy Awards, the programme won the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Comedy; the Inbetweeners Movie was released on 17 August 2011 to box office success, a sequel followed on 6 August 2014. An American version was broadcast on MTV, but axed after low ratings and poor critical reception. Damon Beesley and Iain Morris met. Following posts as commissioners at Channel 4, where Morris shepherded Peep Show, the two launched their own company, Bwark Productions, in 2004 and landed their first series with The Inbetweeners.
A pilot for the programme was produced in 2006 under the direction of James Bobin titled "Baggy Trousers". E4 aired the first series in May 2008, Channel 4 broadcast it in November that year; the second series began screening in the UK on 2 April 2009 and finished on 7 May 2009. A third series was commissioned by E4, commencing on 13 September 2010 and ending on 18 October 2010; the first episode of the third series had the highest-ever audience for an E4 original commission. Following the conclusion of the third series, the cast and crew of the programme indicated that there would be no fourth series as the programme had run its course, but that an Inbetweeners movie would be produced, set some time after the third series and following the cast on a holiday in Malia, Greece. For Red Nose Day 2011, the stars of the programme travelled around the UK in the yellow Fiat Cinquecento Hawaii featured in the programme in a special named The Inbetweeners: Rude Road Trip; the aim was to try to find the 50 rudest place names in the country.
In November 2018, it was announced that a special retrospective programme featuring the cast would be aired to mark the 10 year anniversary of the programme's first airing in 2008. It was called Fwends Reunited and was broadcast on 1 January 2019; the four main characters are seen in every episode as well as the 2014 films. They consist of: Will McKenzie is the programme's central character, with his voiceover introducing and concluding each episode. In the first episode, he has been transferred from a private school, following his parents' divorce, to Rudge Park Comprehensive, where he befriends the others, he is an unconventional hero – although he is the wittiest and most level-headed of the group, he is prone to making bad choices and his sarcasm leads to him making outrageous and offensive remarks. Will is intelligent and eager to get into a good university. However, he is shown to be romantically frustrated, pessimistic about his chances, due to his awareness of his lack of any kind of suave or social grace.
Simon Cooper is the most cynical and grumpy of the group, being prone to bouts of hysterical swearing at the slightest provocation – such as gentle goading, family rules, or well-meaning advice – from his family or peers. However, he is shown in several scenes to be the friendliest and the everyman of the group, he maintains a closer relationship with Will than any of the others. Simon considers himself to be the most romantic of the boys, his on-off relationship with Carli propelling many of the plots. Jay Cartwright is the most arrogant of the boys, he is the most vulgar and harbours a misogynistic outlook. He is obsessed with sex, with all his comments being about the subject, he falsely claims to be the most sexually experienced of the group. He tells wild and fictitious stories about his experiences, hands out ridiculous advice, which demonstrates that in reality he has little understanding of the subject discussed substituting crude nicknames for the vagina. In fact, he is the least sexually experienced of the group relying on pornography to attain gratification, as he finds it difficult to engage with girls.
In addition to his sexual stories, Jay compulsively lies about just about anything to make himself seem interesting, no matter how unbelievable. Neil Sutherland is known to be the dim-witted and gullible "nice guy" member of the group, he fails to appreciate that he is responsible for the bad situations he causes, fails to pick up on sarcasm taking comments and believes Jay's compulsive and blatant lies. Neil's simpler mind means he is happy and positive and he displays less of the selfishness and obsession with sex as the others, he tends to be the most sexually experienced member of the group. Carli D'Amato is Simon's main love interest, she demonstrates a good deal including school bullies. She and Simon have been friends since the age of eight, this accounts for Simon being able to approach a girl in such a different social circle. Carli is quite shallow and has little romantic interest in Simon but uses his obvious in
International Standard Serial Number
An International Standard Serial Number is an eight-digit serial number used to uniquely identify a serial publication, such as a magazine. The ISSN is helpful in distinguishing between serials with the same title. ISSN are used in ordering, interlibrary loans, other practices in connection with serial literature; the ISSN system was first drafted as an International Organization for Standardization international standard in 1971 and published as ISO 3297 in 1975. ISO subcommittee TC 46/SC 9 is responsible for maintaining the standard; when a serial with the same content is published in more than one media type, a different ISSN is assigned to each media type. For example, many serials are published both in electronic media; the ISSN system refers to these types as electronic ISSN, respectively. Conversely, as defined in ISO 3297:2007, every serial in the ISSN system is assigned a linking ISSN the same as the ISSN assigned to the serial in its first published medium, which links together all ISSNs assigned to the serial in every medium.
The format of the ISSN is an eight digit code, divided by a hyphen into two four-digit numbers. As an integer number, it can be represented by the first seven digits; the last code digit, which may be 0-9 or an X, is a check digit. Formally, the general form of the ISSN code can be expressed as follows: NNNN-NNNC where N is in the set, a digit character, C is in; the ISSN of the journal Hearing Research, for example, is 0378-5955, where the final 5 is the check digit, C=5. To calculate the check digit, the following algorithm may be used: Calculate the sum of the first seven digits of the ISSN multiplied by its position in the number, counting from the right—that is, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, respectively: 0 ⋅ 8 + 3 ⋅ 7 + 7 ⋅ 6 + 8 ⋅ 5 + 5 ⋅ 4 + 9 ⋅ 3 + 5 ⋅ 2 = 0 + 21 + 42 + 40 + 20 + 27 + 10 = 160 The modulus 11 of this sum is calculated. For calculations, an upper case X in the check digit position indicates a check digit of 10. To confirm the check digit, calculate the sum of all eight digits of the ISSN multiplied by its position in the number, counting from the right.
The modulus 11 of the sum must be 0. There is an online ISSN checker. ISSN codes are assigned by a network of ISSN National Centres located at national libraries and coordinated by the ISSN International Centre based in Paris; the International Centre is an intergovernmental organization created in 1974 through an agreement between UNESCO and the French government. The International Centre maintains a database of all ISSNs assigned worldwide, the ISDS Register otherwise known as the ISSN Register. At the end of 2016, the ISSN Register contained records for 1,943,572 items. ISSN and ISBN codes are similar in concept. An ISBN might be assigned for particular issues of a serial, in addition to the ISSN code for the serial as a whole. An ISSN, unlike the ISBN code, is an anonymous identifier associated with a serial title, containing no information as to the publisher or its location. For this reason a new ISSN is assigned to a serial each time it undergoes a major title change. Since the ISSN applies to an entire serial a new identifier, the Serial Item and Contribution Identifier, was built on top of it to allow references to specific volumes, articles, or other identifiable components.
Separate ISSNs are needed for serials in different media. Thus, the print and electronic media versions of a serial need separate ISSNs. A CD-ROM version and a web version of a serial require different ISSNs since two different media are involved. However, the same ISSN can be used for different file formats of the same online serial; this "media-oriented identification" of serials made sense in the 1970s. In the 1990s and onward, with personal computers, better screens, the Web, it makes sense to consider only content, independent of media; this "content-oriented identification" of serials was a repressed demand during a decade, but no ISSN update or initiative occurred. A natural extension for ISSN, the unique-identification of the articles in the serials, was the main demand application. An alternative serials' contents model arrived with the indecs Content Model and its application, the digital object identifier, as ISSN-independent initiative, consolidated in the 2000s. Only in 2007, ISSN-L was defined in the
The Jeremy Kyle Show
The Jeremy Kyle Show is a British tabloid talk show presented by Jeremy Kyle. It has been broadcast on ITV since 4 July 2005; the show is produced by ITV Studios and is broadcast each weekday at 09:25. The show first appeared as a replacement for Trisha Goddard's chat show, moved to Five; the show is based on confrontations in which guests attempt to resolve issues with others that are significant in their lives. These issues are related to: family relationships. Guests display strong emotions such as anger and distress on the show, Kyle verbally chastises those that he feels have acted in morally dubious or irresponsible ways, while emphasising the importance of traditional family values; this has led to severe criticism of the show, with one Manchester District Judge calling it "human bear-baiting" during a prosecution after guests had been involved in a violent incident on the show. The show features psychotherapist Graham Stanier, who helps Kyle during the show and assists guests further after they are on air.
Steve and Dan helps people during the show. A lie detector is used determine the veracity of guests' claims, despite scientific research demonstrating the inefficacy of lie detectors. Allegations have been made by people involved with the show that guests have mental illnesses and are mislead by researchers, with many former guests reporting of poor treatment; the show’s 1,000th episode was aired on 18 March 2010. In 2012, the show returned from its Christmas break with a new set. In 2017, the show returned from its Easter break with a refreshed look. In late 2004, Trisha Goddard left ITV to move her talk show to Five, so as a stopgap, Jeremy Kyle was drafted in to host the talk show The Jeremy Kyle Show until a permanent replacement could be found; the Jeremy Kyle Show, first broadcast on 4 July 2005 replaced The Trisha Goddard Show in September, since the show has been the sole occupant of ITV's weekday 9:25am slot. During the launch week of the programme, the show was overshadowed by news coverage of the London tube bombings.
Earlier in that week, a transmission breakdown disrupted one of the first three showings. In 2007, the show was nominated for the "Most Popular Factual Programme" award at the 13th National Television Awards, although lost in that category to Top Gear; the guests include people from the working class who are concerned about a person or people close to them with a problem that they would like to be resolved. Guests on the show have been representing an ignorant underclass. A former producer has alleged. Episodes feature guests discussing personal problems, with Kyle providing mediation between involved parties, trying to help them reach a solution. Common problems shown in episodes include: uncertainty over the biological father of a baby. Kyle offers backstage and after-show support and counselling, guided by Graham Stanier, Kyle's in-show psychotherapist and director of aftercare. With other guests, lie detectors and DNA tests are used to determine whether an individual has been lying, or to reveal whether two people are biological relatives.
The DNA tests are performed based in Warrington. When friends or relatives of the show's guests enter the stage having heard backstage what has been said, strong language and fights break out on the show although the latter are never shown, instead the camera gives a view of the audience and Jeremy until his security team restores order; this has led to the show being compared with Roman gladiatorial combat in its brutality. As a talk show host Kyle is known to react with hostility and anger towards those who he sees as having acted immorally, is seen as having a patronising, "holier-than-thou" attitude towards many of his guests, is accused of exploiting the vulnerable. However, he does claim that he is acting in the best interests of his guests and is intent on helping to solve their personal problems. Critics have said that Kyle's reactions and comments are repetitive and well-worn, such as "Put something on the end of it!" in the context of birth control, or his annoyance at unemployed fathers.
The validity of the help, provided to guests has been called into dispute. A former producer for the show claimed that the production team encourages guests to react angrily to one another; this is strengthened by the fact that the high-octane music that plays whenever a guest appears is played live and not edited in, serving to deliberately incense or upset guests as they reach the stage and enter a conflict. In the show it is applied to cases of theft and infidelity and is claimed to indicate whether someone is being deceptive. However, the validity of polygraph tests have been questioned by researchers to the point that they are cited as a source of legal evidence in countries such as the United States, as such the use of the polygraph test on the show has been criticised, at one point to prove the legitimacy of the lie detector test Jeremy Kyle performed a live on stage test with th
Philip Haywood Glenister is an English actor, best known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt on the BBC series Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes, Reverend Anderson in Outcast, Mal Pemberton in Living the Dream. Glenister was born the second of two boys in Harrow and grew up in Hatch End, he is the son of director John Glenister and Joan Glenister, the brother of fellow actor Robert Glenister. He is of Welsh ancestry from his maternal side, he attended Hatch End High School, with the encouragement of his then-sister-in-law Amanda Redman, he pursued acting and attended drama school at the Central School of Speech and Drama. In the early 1990s, Glenister appeared in various TV series including Minder, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, The Chief, Dressing for Breakfast and Silent Witness. In 1997, he appeared in Sharpe's Justice as Richard Sharpe's half-brother Matt Truman, he played William Dobbin in the 1998 mini-series Vanity Fair. From 1998 to 1999, Glenister co-starred as a mini-cab driver who aspires to be a rock star in the series Roger Roger.
He played factory boss Mack Mackintosh in the first three series of Clocking Off from 2000–02. In 2001, he appeared in two of the Hornblower TV films as Horatio's antagonist Gunner Hobbs. Glenister played the photographer who took nude photos for a Women's Institute fundraising calendar in the 2003 feature film Calendar Girls. In 2003, he appeared in the mini-series State of Play. Glenister played the German commandant, Baron Heinrich von Rheingarten, in the 2004 mini-series Island at War about the Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. In April 2006, Glenister read the Bedtime Story for CBeebies, he returned to the slot in February/March 2007. Glenister played social reformer and estate manager Mr. Carter in the 2007 BBC costume drama Cranford, as part of a cast including Judi Dench and Francesca Annis. Glenister is best known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt in Life on Mars, co-starring with John Simm as Sam Tyler, its sequel Ashes to Ashes with Keeley Hawes as Alex Drake. Glenister worked with Simm on State of Play and Clocking Off and the 2008 crime film Tuesday.
Upon announcement of the film, Glenister joked that he and Simm were contractually obliged to work with each other once a year. Glenister starred as demon hunter Rupert Galvin in the 2009 ITV drama Demons, he used an American accent for the role. After the series was cancelled, he said he had problems with the role and felt that he may have been miscast. In 2011, Glenister reunited with John Simm once more in the Sky TV mini-series Mad Dogs about a group of old friends whose holiday in Majorca takes an unexpected turn. After a successful reception, Glenister returned for a second run of the series in 2012. Glenister had a small role in Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger in 2010 and plays Charles Forestier in a 2011 feature film of Guy de Maupassant's Bel Ami, he starred in the 2011 conspiracy thriller Hidden on BBC One, he played Captain Smollett in Sky1's adaptation of Treasure Island, broadcast at Christmas 2011. Glenister appeared in the 2012 premiere of the play This House. Since 2013, Glenister has played the role of Mr Trevor Gunn, a lothario PE teacher in David Walliams' BBC One comedy series Big School.
Glenister has a leading role in the current Kudos-produced BBC drama, From There to Here which focuses on the aftermath of the IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996. In 2014, Glenister presented the Channel 4 series For The Love Of Cars with fellow classic car enthusiast Ant Anstead; the two friends were set the challenge of restoring classic cars including a Mini Cooper, Land Rover, DeLorean, MG T-type, Ford Escort and a Triumph Stag. The first series ended after six episodes, in which all six classic cars were sold at a London auction, with the second series being aired in 2015. A book by Glenister on 1970s and 1980s culture, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, was published in October 2008. Glenister is patron of the charity Momentum in Kingston upon Thames, which aims to help children and the families of children undergoing treatment for cancer in Surrey. Glenister has been married to actress Beth Goddard since 2006. Together, they have two daughters named Charlotte. Glenister is a supporter of non-league football team Wealdstone FC.
He is known to be a fan of Arsenal FC. Philip Glenister: The Official Website Philip Glenister on IMDb Philip Glenister Fans - unofficial Philip Glenister fan site. Life on Mars at the BBC BBC Ashes To Ashes official website