After six months of tough negotiations, the writers’ and actors’ strikes are over. How will these new labor agreements affect the future of television? Who better to ask than Mister John Doyle?It has been a full year since the distinguished Globe and Mail TV columnist retired. I spoke to him about six months ago for
I realize Bill Maher is a polarizing figure. That makes him a lot like many of the politicians he roasts on Real Time with Bill Maher. That doesn’t mean he’s bad television — quite the opposite. Of all the commentators and talk show hosts who were sidelined during the 148 day writers’ strike, his was
Charlie Hunnam does not like to watch himself on screen, especially at film festivals. The star of AppleTV+’s Shantaram was in Toronto recently to promote the 12-episode adventure drama. He did the red carpet and waved to the audience but ducked out of a screening at the Bell Lightbox Theatre. As you’ll hear on the
Sometimes you get all kinds of time to interview somebody on a TV show. Other times, not so much. One such shorter opportunity came up a few days ago with Charlie Hunnam, star of the new AppleTV+ adventure series Shantaram. The 12 episode drama stars Hunnam, a terrific English-born actor best known for his many
On Monday, nine days after her death on September 8, HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service aired live on TV networks across Canada. It is nearly 70 years and a far cry from the early days of television when, in 1953, the Queen’s coronation was paraded in the streets of London. It was filmed, swiftly
Here’s a look at which shows are premiering this Monday-to-Friday, April 11-15. For a look at the full month of April, check our constantly updating calendar page. MON/APRIL 11 Scott’s Vacation House Rules (HGTV). Real estate expert and contractor Scott McGillivray (above) talks about what to expect on Season 3 in a recent brioux.tv podcast
You can draw a straight line from Mort Sahl to Dave Chappelle. Fearless, contentious, uncompromising and sometimes his own worst enemy. The Montreal native died Oct 26 at his home near San Francisco. He was 94. His rise in the mid- to late- ’50s was so pronounced it seems as if he should be older.