Mad Dog Casting

In 2019 Mad Dog 2020 Casting have enjoyed working on a variety of outstanding Film and Television from the likes of Outlander, Jack Ryan, The Capture and Sex Education, amongst many more.  With Christmas fast approaching we’re looking forward to embracing all things festive, enjoying time with family and friends and enjoying the very best of British Television.  We’ve rounded up our top picks coming to you this Christmas.

What’s new:

The Cure – Channel 4 – 9 pm – Thursday 19th December

This 90-minute drama tells the true story of the Stafford Hospital Scandal told through the eyes of Julie Bailey (CBE). Bailey was instrumental in campaigning and fighting for justice following the highly publicised hospital failings in the mid-2000s.

His Dark Materials – BBC One – 8 pm – Sunday 22nd December

Don’t forget to catch the final episode as the 8-part spectacle as season one draws to a close next Sunday.  After rescuing the children from the evil Gobblers, what will the Gyptians face next, and will Lyra uncover more about her parents?  If you haven’t been keeping up there’s still time to catch all episodes on BBC iPlayer right now.

Traces – Alibi – 9 pm – Tuesday 24th December

Brand-new crime drama Traces premiered earlier this month on Alibi starring Line of Duty’s Martin Compston.  The series follows young lab technician Emma, who discovers a fictitious case study has unnerving link to her past.  With help from two female professors, will Emma finally bring a killer to justice? Missed previous episodes? Traces is also available to stream via UKTV Play.

Martin’s Close – BBC Four – 10 pm – Tuesday 24th December

Peter Capaldi stars in this 30-minute one-off drama premiering on Christmas Eve.  Based on M.R. James’ chilling short story of the same name, Martin’s Close follows a court case where a man accused of murder is visited by the ghost of his victim.  While the murder trial takes place the evidence of ghostly apparitions play an unusually large part in proceedings.

Returning Shows:

Dr Who – BBC ONE – 7 pm – Wednesday 1st January

Dr Who returns with Jodi Whittaker’s second series as the infamous Doctor, along with her 3 new companions. Judging from the sneak-peak trailer, we can expect new terrifying monsters, the return of the Cybermen and special guest appearances from the likes of Lenny Henry and Steven Fry.  We can’t wait to catch the new series in the new year!

Bancroft – ITV – 9 pm – Wednesday 1st January

The highly anticipated second series of this 3-part crime drama is back with a bang. Elizabeth Bancroft is a respected DCI who has given her life to the Police force but following her success she now lives a lonely life.  The chilling programme is certain to be packed with drama, a twisted plot and a bumpy ride.

The Big Screen:

Last Christmas – in cinemas now!

Starring Game of Thrones’ Emelia Clark and Henry Goulding, Last Christmas is a heartwarming romantic comedy based around the music of Wham!  Kate finds a job as an Elf in an all-year-round Christmas shop, where she meets love interest Tom, and her life takes an unexpected turn.  If you’re looking for an easy watch this one is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.

The Gentlemen – released worldwide Wednesday 1st January

This Guy Ritchie crime-comedy stars Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunman, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant.  When American expatriate Mickey attempts to sell his profitable drug empire, bribery and blackmail take centre stage by those seeking to steal his fortune.  This anticipated gangster movie is one not to miss!



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