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CBS Action Talks To Streets Of San Francisco Fan Marguerite Boggans.

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Monday 4th May 2015

The classic cop show The Streets Of San Francisco originally aired in the US between 1972 and 1977. With its gritty storylines and stunning locations it become a global hit. It also starred screen legend Karl Malden and introduced the world to an actor who would become a mega-star, Michael Douglas.

With Season 5 continuing on CBS Action weekdays at 4pm we spoke to TSOS fan Marguerite Boggans about why she thinks the series is still so popular and how it defined the crime genre genre.

CBSA: Are you a big fan of crime drama?

MB: I am more a fan of the older crime police dramas of the seventies and eighties which thanks to channels like yours we get ... read more

NCIS Season 4 From May 14th

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Thursday 30th Apr 2015

NCIS is one of the biggest TV dramas in the world. Notching up record viewers its global audience tune in by the millions to see which crimes Gibbs and his team need to crack.

For those of you new to the series (where have you been?!) NCIS chronicles the operations of an elite team of special agents whose mission is to investigate any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position. The NCIS team of investigators is led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), an experienced investigator with sometimes unorthodox but always effective methods.

Working under Gibbs are ... read more

Oz Continues Through May On CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Saturday 25th Apr 2015

Oz is the drama that's taking CBS Action by storm with newspapers rediscovering its power and rightful place as a tre classic of contemporary television. Even The Sunday Times Culture Section has remarked, "Before Breaking Bad, before The Wire, before Orange Is the New Black, and even before The Sopranos, there was Oz…it purported to be a simple prison drama that followed a young lawyer locked up for drunk driving; instead, it veered from magical to gritty realism… The cast later became a who’s who of America television and the scripts are tense and humane”. Who are we to argue?

The tense drama continues as inmates and correctional off... read more

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Teaser Trailer

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Tuesday 21st Apr 2015

Easily one of next year’s most talked about movies, Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice, is the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder which stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

The movie also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred... read more

Brand New Fantastic 4 Trailer

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Monday 20th Apr 2015

Change Is Coming

Fantastic Four (due in UK cinemas August 6th) stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell and is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team.

This new movie centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Are you looking forward to this or were you happy with the line-up from 2005 and 2007?

Anyway here's the rather dark and brooding trailer... read more

News: New Terminator Genisys Trailer

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Tuesday 14th Apr 2015

Its probably Arnie's most talked about movie in years and its coming soon to cinema's all over the UK. Terminator Genisys looks to be filled with action and explosions, but will it be enough?

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.

Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…

The movie comes to UK cinemas July 3rd. What do you... read more

Walk Down The Streets Of San Francisco This Month On CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 15th Mar 2015

One of the greatest cops shows of all time, The Streets Of San Francisco stars Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as a pair of plainclothes homicide detectives, Lt. Mike Stone and Inspector Steve Keller, who cruise the streets of San Francisco solving a variety of crimes, usually involving murder. Stone is the street-smart 20-year veteran cop, and Keller is the college-educated rookie.

Season 4 starts in March and in one episode, an old neighbourhood suddenly sees a huge upsurge in violent crime committed against homeowners, including murder. Keller and Stone find that it may be tied to the fact that all the people in the neighbourhood have been approached by a real estate agent making substantially high offers to buy their ... read more

This Is Not The Emerald City You Were Thinking Of! Oz Comes To CBS Action In April

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 15th Mar 2015

Starring ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Oscar winner, J.K. Simmons as Vern Schillinger, the brutal and powerful series Oz follows inmates and correctional officers inside the Oswald State Correctional Facility, nicknamed ‘Oz’, as they battle for power and survival amid warring factions and explosive acts of retribution.

Much of the show takes place in Emerald City, an experimental unit in the facility that tries to emphasise rehabilitation and learning responsibility while being incarcerated. Described by The Guardian as “profoundly disturbing, it's a show that you don't want to miss yet don't always want to watch”.

In the first episode we get a glimpse of the daily routine of life within Oz itself. Former lawyer Tobias Beecher is... read more

Don't Miss The High Chaparral Season 4 This March

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 2nd Mar 2015

The High Chaparral traces the adventures of the Cannon family and their struggle to maintain a cattle ranch in the rugged Arizona desert. The time is the 1870s when survival means a fight against the elements as well as renegade Indians and outlaws.

The show revolves around ‘Big’ John Cannon a rancher who runs the ranch with his brother Buck and son Billy Blue (Blue Boy). Blue Boy's mother Annalee is killed in the first series by an Indian arrow and John Cannon then marries Victoria, the daughter of the powerful neighbouring rancher Don Sebastián Montoya in what is initially a marriage of convenience. His marriage to Victoria Montoya brings her brother Manolito into the picture as he... read more

More MacGyver In March

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 23rd Feb 2015

MacGyver is a cult hero and role model who applies his scientific knowledge to ordinary items to create for himself and others a means of escape from impending doom. Fans will be pleased to hear Season 2 comes to CBS Action in March.

In one classic episode this season the military ask MacGyver to check out a new high-tech security system at one of their bases. Complications arise when the computer traps MacGyver inside and attempts to kill him. How will he get out of this situation and what will he use?

Catch MacGyver weekdays at 3pm and 7pm with Season 2 starting March 9th.

CBS Action Moving To Freeview Channel 64 This Thursday

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, News, Monday 16th Feb 2015

CBS Action is getting a new Freeview channel number, 64, that’s moving up from 70 as of this Thursday, 19th February.

Remember to retune your Freeview TV or digital box to continue to enjoy channel favourites MacGyver, JAG, Star Trek, NCIS and Deadwood.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Cinema Trailer For Guy Ritchie's New Movie

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Sunday 15th Feb 2015

Henry Cavill (Man Of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. centres on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanish... read more

Matlock To Crack Crime This February On CBS Action

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 25th Jan 2015

Matlock - Season 1
Double-bills Saturdays at 4pm

Ben Matlock is a Georgia bred, Harvard educated defense attorney. His fees are huge but he's worth every cent of it as he defends his clients not only in Atlanta but also all over the United States. He is cantankerous and gruff and often uses colourful language but beneath it all has a heart of gold.

The long-running show finally ended in 1995 when Andy Griffith who played the lead role, decided that at the age of 69 he wanted to take a break from acting to spend more time with his family.

Season one sees Matlock take on many complicated cases including that of a television reporter accused of murd... read more

A True Original - MacGyver Blasts Onto CBS Action In February

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 25th Jan 2015

MacGyver - Season 1
Weekdays 7pm and 3pm starts February 5th

New to CBS Action this February, the action packed series MacGyver blasts onto your screens.

Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) is a cult hero and role model who applies his scientific knowledge to ordinary items to create for himself and others a means of escape from impending doom.

In one episode this season MacGyver is called in to rescue some scientists that are trapped underground when a lab they are studying the ozone layer in, mysteriously explodes. It's soon discovered that the explosion cracked a tank of sulphuric acid and MacGyver is in a race a... read more

Catch Classic Crime On CBS Action This January

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 5th Jan 2015

Father Dowling Mysteries - Season 3
Weekdays 4pm

Father Francis ‘Frank’ Dowling is a Catholic priest who continually stumbles over murders, abductions and other crimes in his hometown of Chicago. He is assisted by Sister Stephanie ‘Steve’ Oskowski, who does much of the legwork for Frank. Sister Steve is a streetwise nun who grew up in a rough housing project nearby, so she can hotwire a car and handle firearms with ease. She knows the language of the streets and converses in it fluently.

The name Francis was revealed in the Episode ‘The Movie Mystery’ when he is talking to the Detective in charge of the case and the Detective calls him Francis. In the final season Father Dowling and Sister S... read more

 

 

 

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