Monday, March 14, 2011


When you can’t play anything

there is always the Kazoo

boydhilton: Mr @russelltovey about to do the #bbckazoo concert for Comic Relief

Tom_In_Oz_: @boydhilton thanks for pic tell him Team Tovey wishes him well...even if he is only miming!!!

russelltovey: At the Royal Albert Hall about to start my part in the#kazoocomicrelief with the iconic @boydhilton Exciting! X

Tom_In_Oz_: @boydhilton @russelltovey haha a kazoo team shirt that looks like a kindergarten painting smock haha

boydhilton: Kazoo double hotness

BeingHumanFans: So, there will be a series 4!

Tom_In_Oz_: @BeingHumanFans Great news that #beinghuman returns in 2012 for a 4th season. The best thing BBC3 has ever comissioned @russelltovey

BeingHumanFans: @Tom_In_Oz_ I agree ;P

Darren_Fewins: @Tom_In_Oz_ @BeingHumanFans @russelltovey Apart from Him & Her, of course!!!

frankolad: @Tom_In_Oz_ @russelltovey Blimey...What a career from an Essex lad !! :0) xx


sexdalek: ‎ Just passed Russell Tovey in Waterloo, nice looking lady with him.

ScoutFinch_: @russelltovey that was absolutely brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!! Goodbye Mitchell. :-( can't wait to see George et al save the world! X

DarthNaga: @SineadKeenan @russelltovey that was a completely unexpected end..I was in tears!! Hope the next season is as good! Season 3 was the best!

OzzieSage: @Theladyreed Maybe I'll feel differently tomorrow, but right now I really think that should be the end. I don't want any more.

absinthefairy88: Aidan Turner was amazing last night but I have to applaud the brilliance of @russelltovey @SineadKeenan and Lenora Crichlow - all incredible

Theladyreed: Utterly blown away by last nights ep of #beinghuman. I have every faith in a 4th series. It's Being Human, not Being Mitchell, x

boydhilton: Awesome acting from @russelltovey and the Being Human gang in that season finale. Spine-tingly.


russelltovey: RT @bbcbeinghuman: #BEINGHUMAN FOURTH SERIES ANNOUNCED FOR BBC THREE... @bbc3tv

ChiquitaMuchow8: @russelltovey you were incredible in tonights episode and bought a tear to my eye! fantastic actor! you should be so proud of yourself! Thanx

MattWilman: @russelltovey nice work if you can get it !! X x

russelltovey: @MattWilman :-) x

modernboy1974: @russelltovey @sineadkeenan congrats on getting picked up for a 4th series. you guys coming to Comic-Con

Being Human Finale: Toby Whithouse reveals Aidan Turner asked for John Mitchell to die

Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has revealed that it was not his decision to kill off John Mitchell on last night’s series finale.

Writing on the show’s official BBC website, the writer explained that actor Aidan Turner asked if his character John Mitchell could die as part of the spectacular episode.

Turner has landed a role in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and will play Kíli the Dwarf in the Hollywood blockbuster. Viewers took to Twitter in their thousands last night as his Being Human character died and writing after the show aired, Whithouse admitted that he had always known one of his major stars would leave.

He said:

“From the first moment we met Aidan, we knew we were really only borrowing him from global superstardom. The same goes for all our cast. You can’t have actors as good as Aidan and Russell [Tovey] and Lenora [Crichlow] and Sinead [Keenan] and Jason [Watkins] and not expect someone else to notice.

“I guess it really hit me back when we were doing series two, and perhaps unconsciously I shifted the stories in a way that paved Mitchell’s exit. I thought it’d be better to have him go out in a scripted satisfying way, rather than lose him between series and open up with the rest of our heroes standing over a grave, with one of them saying ‘Wow, who’d have guessed Mitchell was SO allergic to bee stings…’

He added: “The consequences of the Box Tunnel Massacre were always going to be the cause of his demise, but whether that happened at the end of series three or series 33 was never defined.”

On alternative solutions he had planned, so that Turner could work around his new movie role, Whithouse added:

“Perhaps, we thought, Wyndham could dispatch him back to Bolivia and maybe (though we had to concede it was pretty unlikely given what Aidan’s schedule would be for the next 3 years) we could get Mitchell back for an episode of series 7…?” he wrote. “But y’see, that Turner fella is smart. He knew that ending, while leaving the door open for him to return one day, would be ultimately unsatisfying. And so it was his decision – and with his encouragement – that we ended Mitchell’s story there.”

In praise of the actors skills. Toby concluded:

“Watching him mature as an actor has been one of the great pleasures of working on this show. And aside from his skill and professionalism and talent, he’s also a ridiculously nice and funny guy, and… Actually, damn him. Seriously. I’m glad he’s dead. So let’s raise a glass to Aidan Turner. It’s been a blast.”

Being Human 4th Series Confirmed

Being Human, BBC Three's award winning and critically-acclaimed drama series, written and created by Toby Whithouse, will return for a fourth series next year.

Following the gripping series three finale - in which overnight figures show 1.1m viewers watched Mitchell fall victim to the wolf-shaped bullet - series four will see the aftermath as the housemates return to their home in Barry Island. The series will also introduce some new faces following the success of recent guest artists Lacey Turner, Robson Green and Michael Socha.

Produced by Touchpaper Wales, part of Zodiak Media Group, the hit drama will fulfil the blood-thirsty appetites of its ongoing committed fan base, but also demonstrate BBC Three's commitment to original UK drama for 16-34 year olds.

Consolidated figures show series three had the biggest series launch to date, with 1.8m viewers. The series sustained an average of 1.4m viewers on television across the run and has an additional 0.4m requests per episode on iPlayer each week. Becoming Human, Being Human's exclusive online extension drama also made by Touchpaper Wales, has also moved from online to BBC Three for its final episode airing on Sunday 20 March at 9.00pm. This is BBC Three's most successful multiplatform commission, with over 1.5m views on the red button and online to date.

Harry Lansdown, Acting Controller, BBC Three says: "Being Human's brilliant mixture of fantasy and every day life continues to provide, must-see, ground breaking drama for BBC Three, and I'm delighted to announce a fourth series for 2012"

Toby Whithouse, Creator and Executive Producer says: "We were overwhelmed by the response to series three, and so we're absolutely thrilled that the BBC have given us this opportunity to continue our show into a fourth year. We've got another intense and epic story lined up for you, with some new faces and old, and even more horror and mayhem and mugs of tea. I can't wait to get started."

Rob Pursey, Executive Producer, Touchpaper Television says: "Being Human feels like it's taken on a life of its own now, and we are delighted. I've never known a drama develop such a strong relationship with its audience. We're very excited to be making a fourth series."

Eleanor Moran, Executive Producer, BBC Cymru Wales says: "Following such a dramatic finale, I am thrilled to have Being Human return for a fourth series."

The fourth series of Being Human has 8x60 minute episodes and has been commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Harry Lansdown, Acting Controller, BBC Three.

Being Human is written by Toby Whithouse (Torchwood, Doctor Who) and the fourth series will be produced by Philip Trethowan. Executive Producers are Toby Whithouse, Rob Pursey, Touchpaper Television, and Eleanor Moran, for BBC Cymru Wales.


marcuswhitney1: Thanks for all of your kind messages last night, glad you all enjoyed it x

Tom_In_Oz_: @marcuswhitney1 Can you tell me how we get Being Human nominated for a BAFTA? Cast, directors, writers, actors, make up etc? Love Tom x

marcuswhitney1: @Tom_In_Oz_ hi Tom being human is in the long list for the baftas

Tom_In_Oz_: @marcuswhitney1 and I forgot to say WOOO---HOOO with extra WOOO

Tom_In_Oz_: @marcuswhitney1 congrats mate the team behind the scenes and out in front need an Oscar not just a BAFTA - so when is the movie coming out?

marcuswhitney1: Fantastic news about series 4, better get ordering more blood?, I think I need a wolf shaped make-up brush!!

Scenes from
"A Wolf Shaped Bullet"
From UK Being Human season three with Russell Tovey, Sinead Keenan, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner.

George's last words in Being Human S3:

"I think you've got a fight on your hands."

RuthHB: @russelltovey You see, this is what is best about British TV. Not afraid of treating the audience as adults. 2, cant wait for next series

Paul_Couch: Did Russell Tovey just stick his wood in that handsome Irishman?#beinghuman

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