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'Call The Midwife' Renewed By BBC For Three More Series


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‘Call The Midwife’ has been renewed for three more series and three Christmas specials by BBC One.

Series' seven, eight and nine of the period drama will consist of eight episodes each and a Christmas special. It will see the midwives enter the 1960s and face a rapidly changing Britain.

Following this year’s Christmas special, season six will begin airing on BBC One in the UK and on PBS in the US in early 2017.

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Jenny Agutter - The Costa Coffee Book Awards 2016 at Quaglino's - Red Carpet Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th January 2016

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Charlotte Ritchie, Jenny Agutter, Victoria Yeates, Helen George, Ben Caplan, Jack Ashton, Laura Main , Stephen McGann - The 2015 TV Choice Awards held at the Hilton Park Lane - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 7th September 2015

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Jenny Agutter - The 2015 TV Choice Awards held at the Hilton Park Lane. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 7th September 2015

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Jenny Agutter OBE - RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show - Press Day at Hampton Court, Hampton Court Palace - Surrey, United Kingdom - Monday 29th June 2015

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Jenny Agutter - Royal Ascot 2015 held at Ascot Racecourse - Day 5 at Royal Ascot - Ascot, United Kingdom - Saturday 20th June 2015

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Jenny Agutter, Dudley Sutton and Abigail Sudbury - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the premiere of Tin at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th April 2015

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Jenny Agutter - BBC Broadcasting House arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th April 2015

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Jenny Agutter - Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 at the Grosvenor Hotel London - Arrivals at Grosvenor Hotel - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th October 2014

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Jenny Agutter - Jenny Agutter outside the ITV studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 29th May 2014

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Jenny Agutter - 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' film premiere held at the Vue Westfield - Arrivals - London, Ukraine - Thursday 20th March 2014

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'The Railway Children' A Bad Influence, According To BBFC Complaint


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In a bizarre display of public concern, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has received its first complaint relating to a U-classified film that came out forty-two years ago. An unnamed viewer has written in to complain about classic family drama The Railway Children, despite its release in 1970 after being adapted from Edith Nesbit's celebrated 1906 novel of the same name. The story follows three children, Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter - played by Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett and Gary Warren - who move to Yorkshire with their mother (Dinah Sheridan) in the events of their father's absence. Whilst there, they attempt to discover why their father (Iain Cuthbertson) disappeared. Their new house is near the railway and this forms a key location in the plot as they play there and meet an Old Gentleman (William Mervyn) who helps them reunite their family.

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Jenny Agutter Played One Of The Railway Children 42 Years Ago.

According to the BBFC's annual report, as reported by BBC News, "The correspondent was concerned that children may be encouraged to play on railway tracks as a result of seeing the film." Thursday's report includes the BBFC's reaction to the concerns saying that it was "very unlikely" that "such dangerous activity" would be promoted by scenes of the Edwardian-era children spending time on a railway track. "The Railway Children is set in the Edwardian period and trains and access to railway property are very different today," says the organisation adding that if anything, impressionable children will be deterred from copying the characters: "The film also demonstrates the potential harm to children if proper care is not taken." Since it's release over four decades ago,

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Call The Midwife's Jenny Agutter Doesn't Even Like Christmas


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She may have been the star of a Christmas Day success for the BBC, but Call The Midwife's, Jenny Agutter isn't really fan of the festive time of year.

"I find it quite disturbing how the sales start in November and go right the way through and everyone's so worried about what they're going to buy and how to wrap it," she explained to The Mirror. "For me, Thanksgiving in America is a fantastic holiday because there are no gifts, there are no cards, it's really a family get-together and it's all about sharing that particular moment in time." Jenny, who plays Sister Julienne in BBC1's smash-hit drama, also opened up about the Christmas special. "The prayers in the Christmas episode are woven into a really gritty story," she explains. "You do have the spiritual element of Christmas - something that is sadly lacking today because it seems so material.

This season sees several heart-tugging storylines for her character, and Agutter is trying her best not to take it all to heart. "There are two episodes where birth and death come close to one another and she is very much present in these situations," she says.  "I found them difficult because they are such private, personal moments," she added. "We have an extraordinary prosthetic baby. The first time I saw it, when they put it away it really upset me. I kept thinking, 'Don't put the baby in the box'. The skin is almost transparent, it is so unbelievably lifelike."

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The Avengers Trailer


Nick Fury is the director of law enforcement and espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D, which deals with superhuman threats. One day, an unexpected enemy targets global security and safety. The enemy turns out to be Loki, who was banished from Asgard. This is made known to Nick, who decides to assemble a team of the world's strongest superheroes to tackle this problem.

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An American Werewolf In London Review


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In early February, I found myself at a pub in New York City. All right, so this is American and here we call pubs "bars", but, since I was with a bunch of Yorkshire Brits at the time, we called it a pub. Said pub, located somewhere in the Village (we had been walking about all day and had about zero clue where the hell we were, but I remember observing Dean & Deluca's just a bit before, which meant that NYU couldn't be far off), had a name that I should have immediately picked up on: "The Slaughtered Lamb."

Like the American backpackers in the movie from which "The Slaughtered Lamb" derives its name, I simply muttered "what the bloody hell kinda name for a pub is 'The Slaughtered Lamb'." Regardless, we entered. On the wall, by what may be perhaps the tiniest bathroom in all of Manhattan, is a poster of An American Werewolf in London.

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Equus Review


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Why did Alan (Peter Firth) blind six horses one night? Because he's totally frickin' nuts, that's why. Nonetheless, it takes 137 minutes to drive that point home in Equus, wherein Richard Burton (playing Alan's psychiatrist) draws out Alan's bizarre mental confusion of religion, sex, and horses. In a series of intense shrink sessions, the truth is eventually made clear, well, as clear as possible, considering Burton's own insane rants, delivered directly to the camera. Good Will Hunting's got nothing on this looney bin! (Of note, since Equus, Firth has somehow made a career out of playing doctors and military officers.)

Logan's Run Review


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In the future, it's gonna look a lot like the '70s. We'll wear monochrome jumpsuits, there will be glitter everywhere, and of course we'll have to live under plastic domes on account of the nukes. Oh, and escalators everywhere. Logan's Run has a compelling idea (forced suicide at 30 years old... but some become "runners" as they try to escape to "Sanctuary," where you can grow old in peace) but it's ruined by some of the worst special effects in the history of movies. Still, it's a watershed piece of bad cinema.
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