The show received over 500 complaints when it first aired back in October.
Ofcom has ruled that UK broadcasting rules were broken by ITV, when it aired gory drama 'Jekyll And Hyde' at 6.30pm on a Sunday. The broadcasting regulator received 504 complaints after the series’ debut episode in October, with ITV also being contacted by almost 400 viewers.
'Jekyll And Hyde' creator Charlie Higson.
“We found this programme broke our rules requiring children to be protected from unsuitable material by appropriate scheduling,” Ofcom concluded. “The cumulative effect of violent and frightening scenes made this programme – the first in the series – unsuitable for children when scheduled to start at 6.30pm on a Sunday, and without a clear warning before it started.”
The ITV drama sparked controversy in October due to its strong violence in the pre-watershed time slot.
ITV drama ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ has been axed by after after just one series following hundreds of complaints from viewers. The show, which was created by Charlie Higson, premiered in October and immediately drew complaints thanks to its gory scenes.
‘Jekyll And Hyde’ star Richard E. Grant.
The news was broken last night by Higson on twitter who wrote: ‘Sad day today as ITV announce they don’t want any more #JekyllandHyde It was a grand adventure while it lasted. We had some great stories lined up for series 2…Thanks for all the messages of support I’m moving on to other things.’
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The broadcaster has postponed the episode which was set to air tonight at 7pm.
ITV has decided to cancel tonight’s scheduled episode of fantasy drama 'Jekyll and Hyde', following the devastating terrorist attack which took place in Paris on Friday. The show has previously faced criticism for its high level of violence and pre-watershed airtime of 7pm.
‘Jekyll and Hyde’ writer Charlie Higson.
On twitter, writer Charlie Higson announced the news that the planned episode would not air this evening (November 15th). ‘Tonight’s episode of Jekyll & Hyde has been postponed in consideration of recent events in Paris,’ the writer tweeted.
The fantasy drama premiered on Sunday in the pre-watershed time slot of 6:30pm.
ITV’s new fantasy drama, 'Jekyll and Hyde’, which debuted on Sunday evening, has already run into controversy after amassing over 500 complaints. The complaints were due to the programme’s level of violence and gore which shocked many viewers watching in the 6.30pm time slot.
Richard E. Grant stars 'Jekyll and Hyde' on ITV.
According to The Guardian, ITV said it received 280 complaints, while 263 people contacted broadcasting regulator Ofcom to voice their concerns. An ITV spokesperson commented that a warning was shown before the beginning of show “advising the parents of younger children they may find some scenes scary”.
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‘The Matrix’ actress is the latest addition to the HBO series’ season six cast.
Matrix actress Essie Davis has reportedly become the latest addition to ‘Game of Thrones’ season six cast. The Australian star has already been pictured on the set of the HBO drama which is currently filming its new season, set to air next year.
Essie Davis will play play a member of a travelling theatre troupe in ‘Game of Thrones’.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Davis will play a member of a traveling theatre troupe in Braavos who stages a play titled 'The Bloody Hand'. In the play-within-a-show, Davis will portray Cersei Lannister, a character which mocks debauchery of Lena Headey’s Queen Cersei and the world of Westeros, so we can all imagine how that will go down with the Queen.
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The massively popular HBO series appeared on the 'Withnail + I' star's agency CV briefly.
The potential news was spotted as an unspecified role on Grant’s agency CV on Tuesday (September 8th) by entertainment website Watchers On The Wall, though the entry in question has since been deleted. However, no official announcement has yet been made, and the actor himself hasn’t made any mention of it on his Twitter feed.
Richard E. Grant could be heading for 'Game of Thrones'
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Basic training for the Korean War is tough on a group of young British cadets. It's specifically tough on Bill Rohan (Callum Turner), as their sergeant hates him. The only consoling factor is the trainee nurses school just outside of his basecamp. When he's not trying to woo the nurses in the town, he's sneaking over to their school to see the woman he has fallen in love with. But when the sergeant's prize clock is stolen, Rohan must do everything to save his best friend from court marshalling, catch the girl of his dreams, and prepare for war.
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We're getting ready to head back to 'Downton Abbey' but what does season five have in store?
Everyone’s favourite period drama of manners, ‘Downton Abbey’ is heading back to our screens for a fifth season. If you’re in the UK the wait isn't too long with the season premiere set for this autumn, but things are slightly more frustrating for the drama’s loyal US fanbase who’ll have to wait until January 4th for the new episodes. But it’s not all bad news, this week the cast and executive producer Gareth Neame have given away some exciting new details about the fifth season, which looks to be as drama packed as ever. So to ease your ‘Downton Abbey’ wait, here’s everything we know so far about season five.
Magge Smith is back again as Violet Crawley
1. The Dowager Countess will take center stage
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Richard E. Grant is doing a Tupac.
Richard E Grant is set to appear as a 3-D hologram in new musical Water Babies. The celebrated actor will appear "as live" and interact with the cast in his role as Kraken - Lord of the Oceans. The show is based on Charles Kingsley's classic Victorian fable, though Jon Pertwee voices Kraken in the 1978 children's movie adaptation.
Richard E Grant Will Appear in 'Water Babies' - Sort of
Grant's appearance would be created using a mix of "cutting edge technology and traditional theatre illusion."
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When this South African animated adventure embraces its unique setting and characters, it's visually stunning and a lot of fun. But it also tries to force everything into a trite Hollywood formula, unnecessarily adding clunky songs, goofy comedy sidekicks and big action set-pieces. Still, there's enough fresh storytelling and lively humour to keep us engaged, and some spectacular animation too.
It's set in the Great Karoo desert, where a herd of zebras has fenced off its own watering hole. But as a drought sets in, bullied half-striped zebra Khumba (voiced by Jake T. Austin) becomes worried about the animals outside. When he hears about a mythical pond that can restore his stripes and supply water to everyone, he leaves his best pal Tombi (AnnaSophia Robb) to take an epic trek across the desert. Along the way he picks up a variety of goofy travelling companions, including a hyena (Steve Buscemi), buffalo (Loretta Devine) and ostrich (Richard E. Grant). But he's also hunted by the vicious half-blind leopard Phango (Liam Neeson), who blames Khumba for his own hot-tempered misfortunes.
The animators far surpass the simplistic script with imagery that takes the breath away, from expansive landscapes to cleverly designed characters. And as the wacky sidekicks continually try to push the film over into slapstick silliness, the startlingly violent Phango reminds us of the darker side of nature as well as some deeper African cultural issues. This mix sometimes feels jarring, but that works in the film's favour. As do some inspired comical gags involving, for instance, a nutty sheep (Catherine Tate), a gang of hilariously agreeable meerkats and a herd of dumb-jock springboks.
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