April 23, 2008

Coming soon to BBC HD

(That's "coming soon" as in "the next few weeks", not "coming soon" as used by Virgin Media when referring to more HD content...)

Looking through the BBC HD listings for the next fortnight, here are a few things that caught my eye:

Sunday 27th, 2.55pm (yes, extended hours! Yippee!) Film: Holes. Fabulous kids' movie. Watched it recently with my family and couldn't believe it wasn't better known. A quality cast (Sigourney Weaver, John Voigt, Shia Leboeuf) and directed by The Fugitive helmer Andrew Davies, this is a real treat...and in HD, too!

Thursday, May 1st at 11.15pm (not a simulcast as Heroes is showing earlier) The Invisibles, a new BBC 'comedy' drama along the lines of New Tricks and (hopefully) Hustle. Cast includes Anthony Head, Warren Clarke and Jenny Agutter.

Friday, May 2nd from 8pm; the entire second season of Gavin & Stacey is shown back to back.

The bad news is that they don't seem to have anything special lined up for the May Bank Holiday weekend; more of the same repeats and simulcasts. A shame, given that Easter and Christmas showed a little more imaginative scheduling.

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