Airdate: Mrs Biggs, Hannibal.

By David Knox on April 8, 2013 / Filed Under Programming 10

2013-04-08_1607Seven will screen the UK miniseries Mrs Biggs this Sunday night at 9:30pm following Downton Abbey.

The 5 part drama, featuring Sheridan Smith as the wife of infamous Ronald Biggs, has been partly filmed in Australia with funding from Seven.

Mrs Biggs
It’s 1957 and teenager Charmian Powell has a stultifying home life, dominated by her stern headmaster father. A chance encounter with a charming older man named Ronnie Biggs on a train offers seems to be the perfect escape from her strict family and the beginning of a new rebellious and exciting life.

New US drama Hannibal stars Hugh Dancy is a criminal profiler for the FBI and Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The NBC drama premiered in the US last week to favourable reviews.

It premieres at 9:30pm Wednesday April 17.

Hannibal
“Aperitif”
Explores the early relationship between FBI criminal profiler Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a forensic psychiatrist destined to become Graham’s most cunning enemy. Unorthodox profiler Will Graham is enlisted by the FBI to catch a serial killer who targets young women. When answers prove elusive, they ask psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter to consult on the case and the mental strain it is causing Will.

It will be followed by Strangeways at 10:30pm from the UK.

Witness the first prison wedding shown on television, as an armed robber and his girlfriend marry to help maintain strong family ties while he is inside. Then, with unprecedented access, see inside the
notorious Category A unit where the most dangerous prisoners are kept.

10 Comments »

  1. poss April 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm -

    Why are they now making top rating movies into series??………i really dont feel the need to go back and see why and how he became a killer!

  2. Zee Kay April 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm -

    Agree with MuchTB regarding Hannibal. I wanted to like it but just couldn’t. Too dark for my liking.

  3. MuchoTB April 9, 2013 at 6:24 am -

    I watched the pilot of Hannibal and it was weird. Wayyyy too dark. This will not be a hit for Seven, it will be lucky if it can sustain 500k. They would have been better off airing ‘Red Widow’ instead. Both shows will be axed in May but at least RW has a more engaging storyline and is less depressing/morbid

  4. Guy April 9, 2013 at 5:12 am -

    Well considering next week’s Downton Abbey is the finale i suspect Mrs Biggs will take over the following week or Bones will move back to Sundays at 8:30pm.

  5. alvar April 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm -

    does this mean that Castle is now out of schedule?

  6. Mr. J April 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm -

    I thought Mrs. Biggs was an Australian drama?

  7. carolemorrissey April 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm -

    Really looking forward to Mrs Biggs. I might have to give Hannibal a miss, I have enough shows to watch at the moment. Maybe if they repeat it later in the year when not much is on I’ll watch it then. Very fitting they put it with Criminal Minds.

  8. danny April 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm -

    Let me be the first to declare my love for “Hannibal”. The pilot aired on NBC Friday afternoon our time and I’ve since seen it twice. It’s nothing short of riveting, exhilarating and captivating.

    Upon viewing it for myself, I immediately went onto social media to read peoples reactions. It received a strong, positive response which is great not only for NBC but network television in general seeing it’s a fair statement to say television audiences have grown ardent to cable offerings.

  9. Kirk April 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm -

    Looking forward to Hannibal because of the Bryan Fuller connection :)

  10. Craig April 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm -

    I thought Mrs Biggs was brand new but just found it has been on DVD in the UK since last October.

    FYI parts 1 & 5 are about 60 min long, 2-3-4 are around 45 min, without ads.

    Good on Seven for airing Hannibal so quickly, unlike Nine we don’t have to sit through months of ‘coming soon’ ads!

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