TV tonight: our highlights for Friday 27th March

Pilgrimage: The Road to Instanbul is just one of the gems on today…

Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul

More famous faces go on a Pilgrimage, this time to Istanbul, there’s a Celebrity Murder Mystery on Channel 5 and Friday Night Dinner is back on C4. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include five TV shows, a film and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Celebrity Murder Mystery, 9pm, Channel 5

Celebrity Murder Mystery

Su Pollard checks in for a murder-mystery weekend

Agatha Christie fans eat your heart out as six celebrities are plunged into a whodunnit when they book in for a murder-mystery weekend. The two-parter sees Su Pollard, Keith Duffy, Angela Rippon, Sheila Ferguson, John Sergeant and Rev Richard Coles step back into to the 1920s to unmask a killer after someone is shot in suspicious circumstances. Each celeb assumes a classic crime-melodrama persona, while also interacting with a cast of characters, including the lord of the manor and a village doctor. As the body count rises, clues help the celebs unravel the mystery, while we also learn some historical facts. It makes for a bonkers mix of a reality show, Poirot and a Back in Time series! 

Rating: ★★★ HD

Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul, 9pm, BBC2

Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul

These stars are on their way to Istanbul (not Constantinople)

Two Christians, two atheists, two Muslims and a lapsed Jew decide to walk to Istanbul. No, this isn’t the start of an awful 1970s joke, BBC2’s Pilgrimage returns with a new host of celebrities – Olympian Fatima Whitbread (Christian), journalist Adrian Chiles (Christian), ex-politician Edwina Currie (Jew), comics Dom Joly and Pauline McLynn (confirmed atheists), and presenters Mim Shaikh and Amar Latif (both Muslim). Tonight, they set out from Belgrade along the Sultan’s Trail. On the way they discuss belief, disbelief, who snores loudest (Dom and Adrian) and who talks the most (Pauline), with good humour and personal insights. 

Rating: ★★★★ ER

Friday Night Dinner, 10pm, C4

Friday Night Dinner

The Goodmans are back for more family strife

Nearly a decade has passed since we first met the Goodmans, and over the years they’ve become a feature of the comedy landscape. As they return, dad Martin (Paul Ritter) has bought a derelict old caravan and wants Jonny and Adam to convince their mum, Jackie (the wonderful Tamsin Greig), to have dinner in it. As ever, Mark Heap steals the show as irritating neighbour Jim! 

Rating: ★★★ SMA

Ozark, Netflix

Ozark

Marty and Wendy Byrde are back

After two Emmys and a host of comparisons to Breaking Bad, Ozark returns. We’ve followed Marty Byrde as he’s carved out a money-laundering empire in rural Missouri, but the stakes have never been higher as he falls deeper into a world of crime. Caught between a Mexican drug lord and the FBI, Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) know a single mistake could have fatal consequences. After launching a floating casino at the end of series two, the story resumes with the Byrdes using their new venture to launder millions of dollars from the Navarro drug cartel. Have they bitten off more than they can chew? 

Rating: ★★★ SMA

Duncanville, from 10.35pm, C4

Duncanville

Duncan (second left) and his family

With rumours rife that The Simpsons may be coming to an end in 2020, could this new offering from its producers fill the gap? Well, there are definite similarities – the (mis)adventures of a white working-class family made up of a slacker dad, cool mum, wisecracking son (the Duncan in Duncanville), two younger daughters, real-life people making cameos… Amy Poehler voices both Duncan and his mum, and with likeable characters and relatable situations, it might just do the trick. 

Rating: ★★★ LP

Best box set to watch 

World Without End, My5

Tom Weston Jones as Merthin

Tom Weston-Jones stars as Merthin

The plague is raging in medieval England in this eight-part drama about intrigue and murder. First shown in 2012, it stars Tom Weston-Jones, Charlotte Riley and Rupert Evans.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Rocketman, 8pm, Sky Premiere

Rocketman

Taron Egerton as the shy and retiring Elton

Director Dexter Fletcher throws the kitchen sink and anything else he can find into his big, brash biopic of Elton John. Done as a series of musical numbers rather than a straightforward telling of how Reg Dwight became Elton John (played manfully by Taron Egerton), it’s perfectly entertaining, helped by a strong cast including Bryce Dallas Howard as his mum and Jamie Bell as his lyricist and constant companion Bernie Taupin.  

Soaps on TV tonight

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul on TV tonight, it will take you on a journey.

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

 

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KNIFE ATTACK horror in Coronation Street leaves this LEGEND terrified for their life

There’s deadly danger heading to Coronation Street…

Coronation Street Ken Barlow

Next week’s Coronation Street sees David Platt terrified when he is attacked at knifepoint by a gang of strangers.

The drama comes as David continues to spiral out of control following the news his wife Shona wants a divorce.

Coronation Street spoilers: David Platt moves on from Shona?

David tried to forget his marriage troubles by flirting with Alina (Picture: ITV)

Coronation Street fans will know that Shona found herself in a coma after being shot on Christmas Day, but since walking up she is struggling to remember anything of her life before the incident.

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But the most heartbreaking part of it all is she had just married love of her life David before the shooting, and now she doesn’t even remember who he is.

In typical David style he went off the rails, sharing a fling with Alina Pop and drinking in the day time.

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Coronation Street spoilers: David Platt is attacked!

David is attacked by muggers in broad daylight (Picture: ITV)

And it is his new habit of drinking around the clock that gets him in trouble next week when he is wandering the street in a drunken state when two muggers target him.

David is worried when the gang start to surround him, but it is when one of them pulls out a knife that he starts to see his life flash before his eyes.

Realising that he is in huge danger, David knows he is going to have to act fast, and quickly pushes the attacker away and sprints off.

The gang follow him, but David finally manages to get rid of them by hiding in a fire escape to get away.

Coronation Street spoilers: David Platt is attacked!

David is terrified when one of the attackers pulls out a knife (Picture: ITV)

Once the coast is clear, David heads home shaken but unharmed… but instead of telling Gail and Nick about his ordeal, he keeps the whole thing to himself and pretends he is fine.

Later in the week David apologises to Alina for using her and the pair agree to be friends.

Is this the turning point for David? Will he now start to fight for his marriage with Shona?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

Coronation Street’s scheduling pattern will be changing due to the coronavirus pandemic and will air on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm from Monday 30th March. 

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Messiah Canceled After One Season at Netflix

Messiah will not be rising at Netflix again. 

The streamer has canceled the thriller after just one season, according to series star Wil Traval. 

Messiah Lead

“It’s a very sad day today,” he said via Instagram on Wednesday.

“I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no Season 2 of #messiah.”

Messia Female Lead

He continued, “I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for the support and love.” 

“I wish things were different,” he said in conclusion. 

The series focused on CIA officer Eva Geller (Michelle Monaghan), who uncovers information about a man (Mehdi Dehbi) gaining international attention through acts of public disruption, As such, she begins an investigation into his origins.

As he continues to cultivate followers who allege he’s performing miracles, the global media become increasingly beguiled by this charismatic figure.

Geller must race to unravel the mystery of whether he really is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist capable of dismantling the world’s geopolitical order.

A Land Without Hope - Messiah

As the story unfolds, multiple perspectives are interwoven including that of an Israeli intelligence officer (Tomer Sisley), a Texas preacher (John Ortiz) and his daughter (Stefania LaVie Owen), a Palestinian refugee (Sayyid El Alami) and the journalist (Jane Adams) who covers the story.

The series also stars Melinda Page Hamilton, Wil Traval, Fares Landoulsi, Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges. Created by Michael Petroni (The Book Thief), directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), and Kate Woods (Rectify), and executive produced by Petroni, McTeigue, Andrew Deane (The Double), Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (The Bible Series, Ben Hur).

The Netflix original series Messiah is a provocative and suspenseful thriller that explores the power of influence and belief in the social media age.

The series debuted to a mixed response on January 1, and left enough opened at the close of its 10-part freshman season to continue. 

But Netflix is not going to bring the show back, and Messiah joins Spinning Out, AJ and the Queen, and Chambers as the growing list of Netflix shows canceled after one season. 

What are your thoughts on the news?

Hit the comments. 

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Ozark

Dark time as Marty & Wendy become chilling enemies within their own family. Friday on Netflix.

  • The Capture
  • Bulletproof
  • Picard
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Little J And Big Cuz

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Moments of Joy from Real Netflix Shows | New season announcements

Real fans are talking about *real* moments from our *real* shows on Netflix… so we’re sharing some moments of joy! Oh, and we’re also excited to share that new seasons of Rhythm + Flow, The Circle, and Love is Blind are coming soon — along with a very special new project from Marie Kondo.

Do you love these shows SO much that you *really* want to be on them? Now casting here:

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The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show | Official Trailer | Netflix Comedy Series

Introducing The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show, executive produced and starring comedian Iliza Shlesinger, who leads her ensemble cast in a hilarious, satire-filled series packed with outrageous characters and sketches. Premiering April 1, the series celebrates and skewers the TV stereotypes that fill our screens big and small, from bizarre exercise plans to over-simplified DIY shows and “reality” TV at its best/worst.

Watch The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show, Only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81036256

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From the mind of comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a fun, irreverent mix of kooky characters, sly social commentary and pop culture gags.

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Coffee & Kareem starring Ed Helms & Taraji P Henson | Official Trailer | Netflix

In the raunchy, buddy-cop comedy Coffee & Kareem, twelve-year-old Kareem Manning hires a criminal to scare his mom’s new boyfriend — police officer James Coffee — but it backfires, forcing Coffee and Kareem to team up in order to save themselves from Detroit’s most ruthless drug kingpin. An action comedy directed by Michael Dowse (Stuber, Goon), starring Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson, and co-starring Betty Gilpin, RonReaco Lee, Andrew Bachelor (King Bach) and David Alan Grier. Only on Netflix, April 3.

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An inept Detroit cop must team up with his girlfriend’s foul-mouthed young son when their first crack at bonding time uncovers a criminal conspiracy.

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Money Heist: Part 4 | Official Teaser | Netflix

La Casa de Papel Part 4. Premieres April 3rd. Only on Netflix.

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Lives are on the line as the Professor’s plan begins to unravel and the crew must fend off enemies from both inside and outside the Bank of Spain.

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Earth and Blood | Official Trailer | Netflix

Saïd owns a sawmill deep in the woods, which he decides to sell. Little does he know that one of his apprentices was cornered by his brother and forced to hide a large amount of cocaine inside the factory.
When the gang to whom the drugs belong shows up, Saïd quickly realizes how determined these tough guys are. Albeit outnumbered, he knows his factory like no one else. Forced to strike back to protect his daughter Sarah, Saïd transforms the sawmill into an embattled camp. And as the number of casualties grows, so does the thirst for revenge…

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A sawmill owner and his teenage daughter become tangled in a deadly feud when a drug dealer stashes stolen cocaine on their property in the Ardennes.

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How Much Money Do British TV Actors Make?

In our Facebook group, it’s not uncommon for someone to submit a link to an unauthorised copy of a British TV episode, hoping to share this “free” way to watch a favourite British TV series or movie. We don’t allow those posts for a few reasons. For one, it’s just not right to steal. A lot of people put a lot of time and effort into making TV shows, and we want to make sure we’re only encouraging our readers to watch via the outlets that get the proper people paid.

It’s also important from a dollar vote perspective. If we want to see more British TV shows widely distributed around the world, we all need to do our part by using the right services, buying DVDs or streaming copies, and so on. Even with subscription services, it’s important to watch THROUGH the service so they know which shows – and which types of shows – are best received by their viewers. When companies know the money and interest is there, it helps to incentivise more distribution, better pay for workers, and the creation of new shows.

Though it’s grown in popularity, British TV doesn’t have the kind of money you often see in Hollywood productions. The BBC, of course, is publicly funded – but even purely profit-driven UK TV has very different economics when compared to US television. That might lead you to wonder: How much money do British actors actually make?

How Money Money Do British Actors Earn?

By British TV standards, David Tennant’s £1 million per season Doctor Who deal was enormous

Understandably, much of this data is private. Still, that doesn’t mean it never gets out, and that there aren’t reasonably good estimates out there. 

On the average, British actors are paid far less than their American counterparts (especially at the high end of the spectrum), and there are a couple of reasons for the differences:

  • Shows have fewer episodes, and actors generally aren’t required to commit to any sort of exclusivity contract.
  • British audiences are smaller, so ad revenue tends to be smaller. It makes logical sense that shows airing to a potential audience of 300+ million people will have more money coming in than shows with a maximum potential audience of 60+ million.
  • Some of British TV is publicly-funded via the BBC and TV licenses.

A number of British job websites suggest that “average” salaries for actors fall between 25-48k GBP annually. An article in the Independent cited a Casting Call Pro survey that found just 2% of British actors had earned more than 20,000 GBP in a year. 46% earned less than 1000 GBP, and 30% earned between 1000-5000. 

A similar survey by The Mandy Network (an entertainment recruitment firm) found that in 2017, two-thirds of performers earned less than 5000 GBP. Just 13% earned more than 20k.

Now, the people earning those wages are obviously not your big-name talent. For a fair comparison with Hollywood, you can check out the SAG-AFTRA rate sheet for television performers HERE. SAG-AFTRA is the guild that represents a wide variety of on-screen talent in the US – from actors and stunt people to show hosts and puppeteers. 

What About Well-Known Actors?

For Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker is said to have received similar compensation to her male predecessor, Peter Capaldi

While we don’t have a HUGE amount of data on what different actors earn (especially for specific roles), we’ve assembled what we know below. As a general rule, presenters and soap actors often make more because they put in FAR more hours of work. Many of the BBC’s top presenters do shows on a near-daily basis, and soaps frequently put out dozens or even hundreds of episodes annually. The typical British TV show, of course, has somewhere between 4-12 episodes per season.

Some of the data below comes from BBC reports showing salary data for on-screen talent earning more than 150k GBP. It doesn’t include data for productions by BBC Studios, though, as that’s a separate commercial entity.

Derek Thompson

In a recent BBC report, Derek Thompson was shown to earn somewhere between £350,000 – £399,999 for his work on soap opera Casualty.

Graham Norton

One of the biggest names in British TV, BBC presenter Graham Norton was listed at £850,000 in a recent BBC report.

Jodie Whittaker & Peter Capaldi

In 2016-17, Peter Capaldi took home somewhere between £200,000-£249,999 for 12 episodes of Doctor Who (up to 20,833/episode). Previously, it was stated that Jodie Whittaker would receive a similar amount. 

Mary Berry

For her  work with the BBC, Mary Berry received £195,000-£199,999 in the BBC’s most recent report.

David Tennant

When David Tennant starred in Doctor Who, he’s said to have received £1 million for each of three seasons (around £83k/episode). It’s an enormous sum for British TV, but given that the show is a worldwide phenomenon and he was already a fairly well-known actor, it seems a pittance compared to what many US actors receive.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith was said to have been offered £600,000 for three years (not per year) for his leading role on Doctor Who.

Jack P Shepherd

Shepherd is said to earn £200,000/year for his role as David Platt on British soap Coronation Street. 

Danny Dyer & Adam Woodyatt

The BBC pays these EastEnders actors between £200,000-£249,999 annually.

What About Your Average Working Actor?

Joanna Scanlan had her first 100k year thanks to No Offence

We know soap stars and presenters tend to make more, and we know the stars of big hits like Doctor Who do quite well by British standards – but what about the average working actor getting a mix of major and supporting roles on your average 6-episode sitcom or drama? 

It turns out, that category is by far the hardest to get data on. Their income isn’t always regular, and it may come from a mixture of sources – BBC, BBC Studios, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, stage acting, and so on. These types of actors often fall below the cutoffs for reporting on public lists, or they work with subdivisions of companies that have no obligation to report that data. 

Joanna Scanlan is probably the best data point for that sort of actor. She worked consistently for years, appearing on shows like Requiem, The Woman in White, Rev, Death Comes to Pemberley, Big School, Getting On, The Thick of It, Heading Out, Stella, and even a couple episodes of Doc Martin. There are dozens of roles on her IMDb page, along with a number of movies. 

In one interview, Joanna Scanlan revealed that British TV paid much better in the 1980s, but she missed the boat. “Most people would be amazed to know how little most actors now earn,” she said. She mentioned that she’d set a goal to cross 100k with her acting, and it was only in 2015 that she reached that goal with the help of No Offence.

What About Other Sources of Income?

In some cases, it’s likely that actors are earning money with more than just acting. Many British TV actors also write, direct, or produce. Some get a cut of merchandising or overseas distribution. Some, like Griff Rhys Jones, form production companies. 

Of course, one of the most promising and time-tested ways to earn more money as a British actor…is to go to the US. 

How Do British Actor Salaries Compare to US Salaries?

Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is said to have signed a $20 million/year deal with Amazon

While the salaries for well-known British actors are definitely good, they’re still nowhere near what popular American actors can expect to earn. In fact, that’s a big part of why so many Brits cross the pond to work in Hollywood (California sunshine probably doesn’t hurt, either).

American companies are generally quite happy to hire them – partially because they’re often well-trained, but also because they tend to work for less money. At a 2010 British Film Institute panel, James Purefoy (Rome) made the not entirely appropriate comment, “We are often referred to in LA as white Mexicans.” 

Obviously, there’s an enormous amount of variation in actor salaries – but to give you some idea of the difference, we’ve gathered up a handful of Hollywood examples for comparison.

  • Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel earned $750,000 per episode of their Netflix reboot (source)
  • For the third season of Netflix series Stranger Things, known salaries are: Millie Bobby Brown ($200-250k per episode), Winona Ryder ($300-350k/episode), and David Harbour ($300-350k/episode) (source)
  • Claire Danes is said to have received $450k/episode for Homeland (source)
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson receives $500k/episode for Modern Family (source)
  • For The Crown (a British TV show by Netflix), Claire Foy earned roughly $40k/episode while Matt Smith was said to have received more. Later, Left Bank Pictures apologised and said no one would out-earn the queen, going forward.
  • Tim Allen received $250k/episode for Last Man Standing (source)
  • Jennifer Garner received $150k/episode for camping. (source)
  • Brad Garrett received $100k/episode for Single Parents (source)
  • Tyler Alvarez received $20k/episode for American Vandal (source)
  • James Corden (a Brit!) received $350k/episode for World’s Best (source)
  • Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, and Tan France each received $7500/episode for Queer Eye (source)
  • Sandra Oh received $100k/episode for Killing Eve (a BBC America series) (source)
  • KJ Apa earned $40k/episode for Riverdale (source)
  • During the final series of The Big Bang Theory, the five main cast members each earned $1 million per episode (and in some cases, additional compensation). Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch earned roughly $425k/episode. (source)
  • Though not strictly for acting, Brit Phoebe Waller-Bridge is said to have signed a $20 million/year deal with Amazon (source)

Given the numbers, we completely understand why so many Brits move to Hollywood – but we don’t have to like it 🙂  

 

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