It’s A Julia Donaldson Christmas

If you have a little one, it’s likely that you’ve read at least one of Julia Donaldson‘s picture books, and probably on repeat due to her simple rhymes and fun characters that are perfect for getting children interested in reading. And with beautiful illustrations by Axel Scheffler, her books have always been a favourite in our house.

This Christmas, BBC One are airing all of the short film adaptations of her books, including the new premier of Zog. Here’s a list of what films are on and when you can catch them:

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The New Trailer For ‘American Horror Story’ Season Five Is A Haunting Journey

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A while back I gave 4 reasons why you should catch up with American Horror Story, and if you didn’t take my advice then, now you’ll be eager to watch the new series with the release of this exciting first trailer.

We’ve been teased Lady Gaga’s AHS debut for quite some time and now we’ve finally got a trailer for the highly anticipated American Horror Story: Hotel.

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New TV Channel ‘Spike’ to Air The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Son’s of Anarchy

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It’s already been deemed “the hardest TV channel on the box”, and it’s no wonder when Channel 5’s spin-off channel, Spike, has such a fantastic schedule of shows. You can’t get much harder than Walter White, Rick Grimes, and Jax Teller.

With a number of exciting new programmes scheduled, ranging from drama to comedy to sport, the biggest news is that Spike, coming soon to the UK, is set to air three of the best TV series of recent years from start to finish – Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Sons of Anarchy.

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Four New Character Profiles & Five Episode Synopsis for ‘Game of Thrones’

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After the release of the fourth trailer for season two of HBO’s medieval fantasy series, Game of Thrones, earlier this week, we now have four new character profiles and the episode synopses for the first five episodes.

The new character profiles re-introduce us to some of the cast that we first met in season one, featuring videos for Robb Stark played by Richard Madden, Jon Snow played by Kit Harington, Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clarke, and Joffrey Baratheon played by Jack Gleeson.

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TV Series About ‘Braveheart’ Hero William Wallace In Development

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A scripted drama series based on the legendary Scottish knight, William Wallace, is in development, it has been announced this week.

Portrayed by American actor Mel Gibson in the 1995 Oscar-winning film Braveheart, the TV biopic will focus on Wallace’s years spent trying to unify Scotland as well as his loves and losses and his legendary battles with King Edward the Longshank and rival Robert the Bruce.

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UK Series ‘Skins’ To End With One Final Series & Former Stars To Return

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Channel 4 has announced this week that E4’s British teen drama series Skins will bow out with one final series, where famous Skins characters from all six series will star in ‘celebratory’ reappearances.

“Channel 4 today confirmed that next year’s series of E4’s teen drama Skins will be its last,” the broadcaster commented earlier this week. The series has now been recommissioned for a special seventh run, the final in the series, which will be made of three films broken into six parts.

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Another New Trailer for ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Two

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The second official trailer for season two of HBO’s medieval fantasy series Game Of Thrones has been released this week, and if you weren’t looking forward to the series already, with the first official trailer released only a couple of weeks ago, you definitely will be now.

Set to Florence and the Machine’s Seven Devils, the new trailer is both epic and powerful, giving us an even deeper look at where we are this season and a glimpse of the red priestess burning the old gods.

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British ‘Lost’ Actor Alum Dominic Monaghan Lands TV Series

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British actor Dominic Monaghan has landed a new show on BBC America, announcements confirm this week, which sees the actor globetrotting in search of “the biggest, scariest and weirdest insects on the planet.”

Best know for his role as Charlie in J.J. Abrams TV series Lost and as Lord of the Rings hobbit Merry, BBC America, OLN and Channel 5 announced on Tuesday that Monaghan is set to lead the new travel-adventure series titled Wild Things, which sends the actor around the globe in search of big and bizarre insects.

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Another New Featurette & Host of Images for Season 2 of ‘Game Of Thrones’

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This week we have another new featurette and a whole 17 new images for Season 2 of HBO’s epic series Game Of Thrones, this time discussing the costume design and daily work of the show’s fantastic extras.

The featurette, published on the show’s Facebook page earlier this week, goes behind the scenes of the upcoming season and takes a look at what it’s like to be on the set as an extra.

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