jessica hynes

TV: Inside No 9, A Random Act Of Kindness, BBC Two

We won't say anything specific about this week's episode to avoid spoilers, but here's the BBC synopsis. "Helen and her teenage son Zach don’t really get on, until a random act of kindness brings the mysterious Bob to their front door. He seems to understand their problems and offers to help. But what effect will spending time with this kindly stranger have on their lives?"

With Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Jessica Hynes and Noah Valentine.


News: Adam Buxton And Jessica Hynes Join Crystal Maze Line Up

Adam Buxton and Jessica Hynes have lent their comedic talents to the new series of The Crystal Maze. They will make cameo appearances in the legendary adventure gameshow, which is back on Channel 4 later this month, hosted by Richard Ayoade.

The series sees teams of five contestants navigate the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic zones before facing the fans in the iconic Crystal Dome. On their journey through the maze, our adventurers will encounter fiendish challenges and some interesting surprises.

News: New Radio Show For Jessica Hynes

Jessica Hynes, who recently won a Bafta Award for her role as PR consultant Siobhan Sharpe in BBC sitcom W1A is to present her favourite pieces of writing to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in the R4 series With Great Pleasure. 

Tickets are free and can be applied for at the link below. The recording takes places at the following time and place:


News: Wins For Berry, Crook, Hynes at Baftas

Matt Berry was the winner of Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the Bafta TV Awards tonight for his performance in Toast of London, while Jessica Hynes won Best Female Performance for her role in W1A. 

Ant & Dec won Best Entertainment Performance for Saturday Night Takeaway while The Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones, won Best Scripted Comedy and Graham Norton won Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme for his BBC1 chat show. A special award went to writer Clive James.


Review: Up The Women, BBC2

Are there a lot of misogynistic men out there being mean about this sitcom starring mostly women or is this actually rubbish? This got a bit of a thumping on Twitter last week so I thought I'd better have a closer look. You certainly can't fault the cast which includes Jessica Hynes and Rebecca Front. Not to mention an almost unrecognisable Vicki Pepperdine undergoing a positively De Niroesque transformation as Gwen attempting to spread their suffrage message when not spreading butter on sandwiches.


Classic Interview: Bafta Nominee Twenty Twelve

The second feature in our series on this year's Bafta nominees is a location report on the making of Twenty Twelve featuring interviews with co-stars Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes first published in The Times last March.

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