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New Dance Series
Channel 4 has commissioned a new
globetrotting street dance series with the working title Dance
Around the World.
The show will follow three European
dancers as they travel far and wide to “find the beating heart
and cultural roots” of indigenous street dance.
Suzette Brissett, who has danced with
Rihanna and now works as a choreographer for stars including Dua
Lipa and MIA, will be joined by Kym Jay, who has worked with
Madonna and is a global dance ambassador for Nike, and Dutch
competitive street dancer Maren.
The trio have performed in street
dance battles across the world, but this series will see them
explore the townships of South Africa, the favelas of Brazil and
New York’s the Bronx to find communities that have inspired
street dance through time.
Emily Jones, Channel 4 commissioning
editor, said: “This is a vibrant celebration of street dance and
explores its roots, how it has evolved and why it is still
relevant today. It’s also a privilege to shine a light on such
fresh female talent and hear voices of people across the world
who share their passion.”
Dance Around the World will air in
three one-hour episodes on Channel 4 later this year.
Line Of Duty Viewers
Episode one of Line Of Duty series
five is the most watched programme on British television this
year with an audience of 13.2 million viewers, 28-day
four-screen data has revealed.
The first four episodes have attracted
larger audiences than any other programme on UK television this
year, averaging 10.6 million viewers in seven-day four-screen
Episode five, which aired on Sunday
night, received the highest overnight figure for Line Of Duty
ever, with an average of 7.9 million viewers and peak of 8.3
Line Of Duty showrunner, Jed Mercurio,
says: “We're thrilled and flattered by the amazing response to
this series of Line Of Duty. On behalf of the whole production,
I want to thank our viewers for their fantastic loyalty, and
World Productions and the BBC for their unstinting support."
Big Bang Cast
Immortalised in Cement
The cast of The
Big Bang Theory continued their emotional goodbye to the
long-running sitcom as they were immortalised in cement outside
Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre.
Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim
Bialik and Melissa Rauch became the first inductees in the
tradition’s 92-year history to be honoured solely for
achievements in television.
At a ceremony in
Los Angeles on Wednesday, each cast member delivered an
emotional message of gratitude to fans and creators of the show,
which will come to an end later this month after 12 years and
their hands in cement and signing their names, Parsons, who
plays the brilliant yet socially inept physicist Sheldon Cooper,
described starring in The Big Bang Theory as an “unbelievable”
friends and family in the audience, including his husband, Todd,
he turned to his fellow cast members and said: “This experience
would not have happened at all with any other combination.
“The chance to
memorialise it like this is very fitting and very moving and
it’s the most unbelievably perfect end to this experience, so