Being Human Series 5

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  1. brian s

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    Being Human will be back for a fifth series on BBC Three next year. Phil Davis (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Silk, Whitechapel, Alien 3 and Bleak House) will join the cast.

    He’ll play Captain Hatch.

    “Captain Hatch has seen it all. At least he reckons he has. And whatever it is, he doesn’t much like it. Stuck in a failing body, in a wheelchair, in a dismal seaside hotel, things aren’t exactly sunny side up. Hatch embodies the worst in humanity – he’s bitter, manipulative, obsequious and cruel. Quite the catch. But those aren’t even the worst things about the aged army captain… beneath his decrepit exterior there lies within him a dark and toxic secret that could rattle your soul with fear.”

    Davis says of the role: “I’m very excited to be joining the cast of Being Human for series 5. It’s a great show. I’ll be playing Captain Hatch. I don’t want to give too much away about the character at this early stage but I can reveal that he is marvellously disgusting. I’m busy researching now.”

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    Official synopsis;
    Expected to begin airing on BBC Three in January.
     
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    I'm actually quite looking forward to this, I felt that by the end of series 4 the cast had gelled quite nicely.
     
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    Series 5 starts Sunday, February 3 at 10pm
     
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    A nice new image to whet the appetite

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    You know I'm not to sure about this season, last years took a while for me to get into and gell with the charters. Not sure if I can be bothered this time round?
     
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    I'm figuring that as the cast seemed to gel at the end last year and found their feet that this year could be good and Phil Davies is a great actor so looking forward to his character.
     
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    I'm amazed that this is still going.

    I stopped watching after series 2 but caught a couple of episodes of series 4, didn't like it at all.

    Michael Socha, for one is awful.

    The acting in general I found to be "soap opera-ish" at best

    Tovey & Turner were sensible to move on

    As much of a fan of Phil Davis in the past, but his role choices of late haven't been great imo

    I still can't fathom that the beeb chose this over The Fades
     
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    +1 but it's better than nothing
     
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    Home > News > Toby Whithouse Introduces Being Human Series 5

    Toby Whithouse Introduces Being Human Series 5
    Dave Golder at 10:26am January 28 2013 Comments 1 Being Human returns to BBC Three for a fifth series on Sunday 3 February at 10pm. In the official BBC press release, lead writer Toby Whithouse introduces the new series.


    From the SFX site.

    Toby Whithouse Introduces Being Human Series 5 | SFX

    Some mild spoilers ahead

    “Whenever we sit down to storyline a new season of Being Human, we try to find a single headline – unofficial and usually never stated – that encapsulates the series arc. It’s more of an ‘aide memoire’ for us, something that articulates our ambition and intention.

    “Series One told the story of Mitchell, George and Annie settling into their new home and the beginning of their (ultimately futile) attempt the ape humanity and live a normal mundane life. In my mind it was titled ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’.

    “In Series Two, our heroes were being hunted and manipulated by a shadowy group of religious zealots who had perverted the word of God to suit their own agendas, believing the eradication of supernatural creatures was a divine mission. I called it ‘God Loves, Man Kills’.

    “Series Three dealt with the aftermath of the massacre Mitchell committed in Box Tunnel the previous year and his ultimate destruction at the hands of ‘The Wolf-shaped Bullet’.

    “And Series Four detailed the vampire myth of ‘The War Child’ – George and Nina’s orphaned baby – and her part in destroying the vampire aristocracy.

    “When we started work on Series Five we gave it the title ‘The Greater Good’.

    “Every year we try and up the ante. Blowing Mark Gatiss and a baby up at the end of series four was good, but we could do better. We wanted to tell a story that was even greater, even more labyrinthine and epic than anything we’ve done before. Slowly a story about sacrifice and misplaced courage started to take shape. Our heroes would be driven to compromise their own fragile humanity to safeguard the rest of the world; and less scrupulous characters would endanger the lives of others in pursuit of their own agendas.

    “Then, as other elements started to develop, we toyed with ‘He Will Rise’ as our headline title. The merits of our main cast(s) have been well documented, but we have also been lucky enough to have some of the finest actors the industry has to offer playing our Big Bads – Jason Watkins, Lyndsey Marshal, Donald Sumpter, Andrew Gower, Mark Gatiss; and this year we’ve been blessed to have Phil Davis join us, as the repulsive and cruel Captain Hatch, arguably our biggest villain ever. It’s a performance of such delicious evil, you’ll be left with your jaw on your chest and your breakfast on your lap. He’s joined by Steven Robertson as the mysterious Mr Rook, the sinister Man In Grey we met at the end of series four, and Colin Hoult as the deluded and volatile Crumb. A newly recruited vampire, he describes himself as ‘the world’s worst nightmare: the victim that suddenly gets super powers’.

    “But in the end we settled on ‘The Trinity’, because this was the first entire series with our new cast. Thanks to the brilliance, enthusiasm and sheer elemental talent of Damien Molony, Kate Bracken and Michael Socha; it was their skill and passion that would stop me rocking and dribbling and draw me out from under my desk to actually write the scripts.

    “And so this series title belongs to them. The new heroes of Being Human. The new trinity.”

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    Not in HD?
     
  14. brian s

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    Not at the same time. My EPG goes up to next Tuesday and it's not showing it on BBC HD.

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    I have next weeks Radio Times and can't see it in HD in there.

    There's plenty of cookery programmes so that's ok.
     
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    The last season was terrible. I will give this one a chance but tbh I don't hold out much hope. Shame really as this really was an Awesome show.
     
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    I haven't seen it yet. The Blu was on my Christmas list and is now on mt birthday list.

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    It was hard going to begin with it but I feel it improved towards the end of the series to the point I'm looking forward to the series 5. Just got to keep an eye in when the HD version is on.
     
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    I wouldnt go as far as terrible but i must admit i lost intrest & didnt even bother watching most of last season, so i wont be watching the new one, but i hope others do, somethimes i think people miss the point of a good story told well & thats it really, after all it really was a character driven series & when it lost that dynamic it lost me, shame but thats tv..
     
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    It's on BBC HD next Saturday at 11.30pm

    So we have to wait nearly a week, thanks Beeb.

    High time they launched another HD channel.
     
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    Episode 1: The Trinity

    Great opening episode, glad it's back
     
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    Pretty good return though the ending could be seen a mile off. I really think the cast have gelled though and I l love Hal's OCD
     
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    The BBC say this is to be the last series.

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    That's a shame but 5 years is pretty good for a series like this, let's hope they commission something good in its place
     
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    Yes it's had a good run for a BBC3 show.

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    like The Fades....
     
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    Yes please nanou nanou
     
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    Thought episode 2 was great, just the right mix of horror, comedy etc. also nice to see
    spider from corrie in a role
     
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    Episode 2: Sticks And Rope

    Watched this last night and agree i also really enjoyed it, stuff in the house were creepy, and the hotel, high jinks.
     

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