Next Friday (November 30) at 10PM (UK Time) BBC Four will broadcast “Stevie Wonder: a musical history” which will include a participation from Martin who as we all know is a big Stevie Wonder fan.
There’s an ongoing auction to raise funds for photographer Sarah Dunn who has worked with Martin on many occassions. Martin and more than 20 actors have signed a limited print edition of photos that Sarah took. You can help by placing your bid here.
This is the photo that’s being auction, that’s been signed by Martin Freeman.
About the Charity: On the afternoon of April 3rd 2018 Sarah was struck by a speeding car as she crossed a street near her home in Los Angeles. While the impact spared most of her major organs, she suffered serious brain trauma. She now faces a long and difficult fight to return to the vibrant talent she was before the accident and needs extensive specialized care to recover fully and get back to making art.
As we mentioned before, Martin was seen shooting Vodafone’s new commercial some weeks ago. Finally it’s here!
Since the ad from Vodafone’s youtube page is geoblocked for UK visitors only, we’ve uploaded it here so everyone can watch it.
There is a longer version published by the director here. You can also watch it here:
After receiving some great news with Breeders being finally picked up by Sky and Fx, more news arrived from Deadline. Martin is playing the lead detective in a new 6 episodes Crime Drama from ITV “A Confession” that is set to air next year.
Imelda Stauton – who will be playing the mother of a girl who disappeared a decade ago – is also signed to star in this 6 part drama series that was written by Jeff Pope that tells the story of DI Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman’s character) and how he deliberately breached police procedure and protocol to catch a killer, a decision that ultimately cost him his career and reputation.
The series will be directed by none other than Broadchurch and The Eichmann Show director Paul Andrew Williams.
From Deadline we can know more about this interesting project:
Set in Swindon, Wiltshire, A Confession, details the disappearance of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan in March 2011. On a night out with girlfriends, Sian left a nightclub in Swindon Old Town to walk the 15 minutes home to boyfriend Kevin Reape, played by Charlie Cooper (This Country). Worried for her safety, Kevin reports Sian missing when she fails to come home in the early hours or respond to his increasingly frantic texts.
With the police investigation underway, officers arrive on the doorstep of Sian’s mother, Elaine O’Callaghan, played by Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley), who at first thinks her daughter must have stayed overnight with a girlfriend. Described as a family girl, it was uncharacteristic of Sian to be out of touch with her loved ones.
Senior Investigating Officer Steve Fulcher leads a team which begins to piece together Sian’s last movements, scouring CCTV footage from the club and re-tracing her steps home. Cell-site analysis reveals her mobile phone signal bouncing off a mast 14 miles away in Savernake Forest. With the missing person’s enquiry in full swing Fulcher, orders a full-scale search operation.
Meanwhile, Karen Edwards, played by Staunton, the mother of Becky Godden, a 20-year-old who disappeared a decade previously in 2003, is watching the investigation unfold on the local news and in the town centre. Reminded of Becky’s disappearance, she becomes gripped by fear that her daughter will somehow be involved in what is unfolding before her eyes as the search for Sian goes on.
We finally have some news about Breeders and it’s the best ones: Breeders has been officially confirmed.
Deadline published today that FX & Sky Team will be teaming up and they picked up the 10 part show that will air in 2020. The show is going to be produced by Avalon Television (producers of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Catastrophe).
We finally have more information regaring the plot: Breeder exposes the paradox of parenting where it is possible, in the same moment, to love your child, while being angry at them. Martin Freeman will star as a caring father discovering he’s not quite the man he thought he was. The pilot was filmed sometime around March when we first heard the news.
Martin said about the proyect that he’s co-creator, producer and will star in it as well:
I’m excited to be making Breeders with a team that can make me laugh while we look at some of the less-discussed truths and challenges of being a parent. I really love this project and am delighted to be working with FX and Sky.
You can read more in Deadline’s article.
Martin was joined today by several guests to celebrate and listen to The White Album at BBC Radio 6 music. The show was not live but we had 3 hours of exquisite music and interesting behind the scenes stories even from George Harrisons’ son.
Here are some photos from when they recorded the show:
You can listen to the show again using any of these means:
- In the BBC Iplayer by accessing the programme’s page here, available for 29 days.
- Downloading it from here for when it gets deleted.
We’ve made a Spotify list too with the tracks played, consider that they played some other songs besides the ones from The White Album:
You can also check out the tracklist here or from the iplayer page:
As we were all expecting, Martin delivered a superb show today playing 2 hours of Paul Weller songs through his years: Paul Weller at 60. 31 songs in total and ending with a must for those who know Martin: Shout to the top.
If you missed it live or you want to listen to it again you can do so by:
– Going to the programme’s website and listening to it on the iplayer for 29 days
– We downloaded it so you don’t miss it after 29 days and you can get it here.
We’ve also made a Spotify list which you can access here:
On the programme’s website you can check out the tracklist as well as on our playlist, but if you just want a list of tracks continue reading.