Tuesday, 28 August 2012

ITV making new series of Vera, Law & Order: UK and Scott & Bailey

Scott & Bailey. Pic: ITV
• Three recent ITV1 hits are returning for new series – Vera, Law & Order: UK and Scott & Bailey. Series 3 of Vera goes into production with Brenda Blethyn in September for four new two-hour films. Law & Order: UK starts filming in November, but without Freema Agyeman and Harriet Walters, who have other theatre and filming commitments. Scriptwriter Emilia Di Girolamo returns to create a two-part story, with the second part exploring a day in the life of the characters. Suranne Jones, currently to be see in the cop comedy A Touch of Cloth, and Lesley Sharp also return as the hugely popular Scott & Bailey for a third series.

• Vote now for your favourite ITV1 detective duo in the 2012 Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards, to be announced on Thursday, 18 October, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The event will again be shown on ITV3.

‘Best Detective Duo’ by Public Vote 
The British public will can vote for their favourite detective duo by phone vote. The phone lines open at noon on 7 September 2012. 

The shortlist is as follows: 
DCI Banks – DCI Alan Banks & DS Annie Cabbot  Call 090 16 16 14 01 
Above Suspicion – DC Anna Travis & DCS James Langton  Call 090 16 16 14 02 
Scott and Bailey- DC Jane Scott & DC Rachel Bailey  Call 090 16 16 14 03 
Lewis – DI Robbie Lewis & DS James Hathaway  Call 090 16 16 14 04 
Whitechapel – DI Joseph Chandler & DS Ray Miles  Call 090 16 16 14 05
Vera – DCI Vera Stanhope & DS Joe Ashworth  Call 090 16 16 14 06



The rest of the Specsavers TV and Film Daggers nominations are: 

      The Film Dagger
Drive (Icon)
The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Sony)
The Guard (Optimum)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studio Canal) 

The TV Dagger
Appropriate Adult (ITV Studios/ITV1)
Line of Duty (BBC/BBC2)
Sherlock: Series 2 (Hartswood Films/BBC1)
Wallander (Left Bank Pictures, Yellow Bird/BBC1)
Whitechapel: Series 3 (Carnival/ITV1)

The International TV Dagger
Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
Dexter: Season 6 (Showtime Networks, John Goldwyn Productions, TheColleton Company, ClydePhillips Productions/FX)
Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4)
The Bridge (Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television/BBC4)
The Killing II: Forbrydelsen (Arrow Films/BBC4)

The Best Actress Dagger
Brenda Blethyn for Vera (ITV Studios/ITV1)
Claire Danes for Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4)
Sofie Gråbøl for The Killing II (Arrow Films/BBC4)
Sofia Helin for The Bridge (Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television/BBC4)
Maxine Peake for Silk (BBC/BBC1)

The Best Actor Dagger
Kenneth Branagh for Wallander (Left Bank Pictures,Yellow Bird/BBC1)
Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1)
Damien Lewis for Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4)
Dominic West for Appropriate Adult (ITV Studios/ITV1
  
The Best Supporting Actress Dagger
Frances Barber for Silk (BBC/BBC1)
Kelly Macdonald for Boardwalk Empire (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
Archie Panjabi for The Good Wife (Scott Free Productions, King Size Productions, Small Wishes, CBS Productions/More 4)
Sarah Smart for Wallander (Left Bank Pictures, Yellow Bird/BBC1)
Una Stubbs for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1)
   
The Best Supporting Actor Dagger
Alun Armstrong for Garrow’s Law (Shed Media/BBC1)
Alan Cumming for The Good Wife (Scott Free Productions, King Size Productions, Small Wishes, CBS Productions/More 4)
Phil Davis for Silk & Whitechapel (Silk: BBC/BBC1)(Whitechapel: Carnival/ITV1)
Laurence Fox for Lewis (ITV Studios/ITV1)
      Martin Freeman for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1)