The Collection: Tom Riley cuts a dashing figure in leather and tweed as brother Claude

The Collection began its weekly broadcast today on BBC First Australia, and from 9pm Sunday 19th March will be seen in Canada on OUTtv. To promote the show, a few great preview articles have appeared online, one revealing Tom's fondness for his motorcycle trousers! Read them in full via the links below. 

I've already fallen for BBC First's The Collection, premiering tonight. Set in Paris just two years after the end of World War II, it takes a peek behind the seams at a fashion house modernising with the post-war mood and using fashion a tool of self-expression, luxury, sex and propaganda. Following a tightknit family tasked with restoring a storied French couturier to former glory, it's extravagant, sensual and bursting with some of the most gorgeous costuming and production design I've seen on the small screen in recent years. I devoured it...

Ill Behaviour: spoilerish behind the scenes photos

There is no real news about Ill Behaviour, nor hint of a broadcast date yet. However, an interview with the owner of Hilles House, one of the filming locations for Ill Behaviour last year, very briefly mentions the show - read it on this website. Punctuation heavy...

Of more interest / concern are the three, possibly quite spoilerish photos, from filming last November at Hilles House, which have been shared on the Hilles House Facebook Page. Click the link to see the post. The photos are not of Tom. 

BBC have left the building....after two weeks of filming for a new Black comedy drama - Ill Behaviour. To appear on your screens in 2017!! They have been a pleasure to have at Hilles and very respectful of the property and grounds.

Google has revealed two more cast members: Gregg Miller Burns and Kellie Blaise.

Starfish: DVD cover art and BBFC classification

Amazon UK has uploaded photos of the DVD cover art for the DVD release of the film on April 24th 2017. It is available now to pre-order.

Disappointingly, despite a LOT of deservedly wonderful reviews for the film and central performances, the marketing people decided to promote reviews from hate press sources on the DVD cover, rather than the 4 and 5 star reviews from the credible film press and broadsheets. 

The BBFC has classified the film as 15 for the video and feature versions today. I was hoping the DVD would include the lovely featurette and interviews shown at the special cinema screenings in 2016. Including that would offer a real incentive for potential fans to buy the film. Unfortunately I can't see any mention of included extras on Amazon or the BBFC site.

The Shadow Hours: new film clips & festival news

Kyle Higgins shared good news that The Shadow Hours will be screening at The Newport Beach Film Festival (20 - 27 April 2017), and The Beverley Hills Film Festival (26 - 30 April 2017). Tickets for the festivals are not yet on sale. 

There is a treat for Tom Riley fans, as Kyle has also uploaded a new video showing how The Shadow Hours was colour graded. The video contains two intriguing scenes from the film that we haven't seen before. For more news and updates about The Shadow Hours, visit the official website.

The Collection: one of the most sumptuous-looking TV shows you’ll see all year

The Collection begins its weekly broadcast on BBC First Australia, 9.30pm Tuesday, 14th March 2017. It is included in Who Magazine's recommended list - read it on issuu, while Foxtel has shared two preview articles promoting the show - here and here. No new photos or interviews have appeared online to promote the Australian launch of The Collection, but for some reason episode one has been renamed The Ideal. Surely it must be a typo...

The glamorous world of 1940s haute couture collides with intrigue, conspiracy and war crimes in BBC First’s prestige eight-episode series. As the City of Light looks to put the horror of World War II behind it, fashion impresario Paul Sabine and his brother Claude realise that Parisians want more than their bellies fed – they are also hungry for beauty. The House Of Sabine cuts a swathe through the world of high fashion, leading to one of the most sumptuous-looking TV shows you’ll see all year.

The Shadow Hours: 'Best Fantasy Film' & 'Audience Choice' winner at Juggernaut

Congratulations to Kyle Higgins and all involved with The Shadow Hours. The short film won 'Best Fantasy Film' and 'Audience Choice' award at yesterday's Juggernaut Film Festival in Chcago.

There's an interesting interview with Kyle Higgins on Chicago Now, discussing the film - there could be a feature length film in the future!

Fantasy Queen: I've been lucky enough to watch The Shadow Hours in advance of the festival. It was so intriguing and suspenseful. What inspired you to tell this story?

Kyle: You know, it’s an idea I’d had for a long time. I knew I wanted to design it as something akin to Memento—a low budget, high-concept thriller that I could go shoot as my first feature. That said, as you can probably tell, it was a complicated one to figure out… which is part of why I set it aside. I’d come back to it from time to time, but it was something I just couldn’t seem to crack.

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