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The BBC is back with a gripping new-mini series, You Don’t Know Me. The four-part drama is an adaptation of 2017 novel by barrister Imran Mahmood of the same name, and was inspired by his 25 years of court experience. In an interview with The Guardian, Mahmood said the novel’s voice comes from a mixture of his clients: “It’s an alloy, an amalgam of the people I speak to,” It was was shortlisted for a Glass Bell Award in 2018.

You Don’t Know Me was adapted by screenwriter Tom Edge, known for Lovesick, Vigil and Strike. As the novel takes the form of a long speech given to a jury, translating it to screen was tricky, as Edge explained in an interview with the BBC: “The challenge of taking a picture painted in words, a long speech given to the jury, and finding out how to render that in the form of a drama. To ensure it is as immersive when it’s done in sound and pictures, as it is when it’s unfolding in your head.”

He added: “There are constant layers of questioning. And while it’s for the audience to decipher who this protagonist is, he is also attempting to discover the truth of the people around him and the people he has loved. I thought it was beautifully rendered and that formed the core of the approach, really bringing out those elements to the fore.”

Snowed-In Productions previously produced Mrs Wilson with Ruth Wilson for BBC One and ITV mini-series Too Close starring Emily Watson and Denise Gough. It is currently filming The Midwich Cuckoos with co-producers Route24 for Sky.

In a BBC interview, producer Jules Hussey said the show is there to challenge audiences’ perceptions: “I think they need to come away thinking, ‘I shouldn’t make assumptions about people’. It’s not always what you think. Just stop and question your assumptions.”

Hussey advises viewers “Don’t jump to conclusions. Just stop and think. You might be right, but actually you’re probably going to be wrong. Or you won’t know the full picture until you’ve watched all four episodes.”

What Is The Plot Of You Don’t Know Me?

The BBC teases that the drama “centres on a young man, who, with overwhelming evidence against him, stands accused of murder. At his trial, Hero tells an extraordinary story. It is about the woman he loves, Kyra, who got into dangerous trouble. It’s about how he risked everything to save her. He swears he’s innocent. But in the end, all that matters is this: do you believe him?”

The main character, aptly-named Hero is played by Samuel Adewunmi. He’s young man from South London in the dock for murder who decides he wants to tell his own story in his own words, rather than the one his barrister decided was in his best interests. He exercises his right to present his own closing speech and what follows is an interrogation of the criminal justice system and an invitation to see beyond divisions.

Who Is In The Cast Of You Don’t Know Me?

As we mentioned earlier, Sam Adewumni (The Last Tree, Angela Black) stars as Hero and newcomer Sophie Wilde plays his love interest Kyra.

Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (Tomb Raider, Sixteen), Yetunde Oduwole (Meet The Adebanjos, Carnage), Tuwaine Barrett (The Personal History of David Copperfield), and Nicholas Khan (Transformers: The Last Knight, Exodus: Gods and Kings) also appear. BAFTA Rising Star Award winner Bukky Bakray (Rocks) also stars.

When Will You Don’t Know Me Air?

There are four 60 minute episodes of You Don’t Know Me. The first will air on BBC One on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m., with the second episode airing at the same time the following day. The third episode will be out on Sunday, Dec. 12, with the fourth and final part airing on Monday, Dec. 13 both at 9 p.m.

How can I watch You Don’t Know Me?

If you’re itching to watch the mini-series back to back, you can. The entire series will be available on BBC iPlayer following the first episode on Dec. 5.

And if you’re outside the UK, the show will be heading to Netflix not too long after its UK release.

Is There A Trailer For You Don’t Know Me?

The official trailer, which is available to watch on YouTube, teases a seriously dramatic and tense series.

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Genome sequencing finds no new Covid variant- The New Indian Express

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By Express News Service

DHARWAD: In a huge relief, genome sequencing found no new variant in any of the 113 samples from SDM Medical College.  As many as 306 students and a few medical staffers were infected with Covid-19 last week at SDM Medical College and Hospital in Dharwad. All the infected students are under treatment in their hostels, and staffers are quarantined in their houses.

Among the infected, six had mild infection and the remaining asymptomatic. Students with mild symptoms have now recovered. Among the 306 infected, 113 swab samples were sent to a laboratory in Bengaluru for genome sequencing. Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil confirmed that no new variant was traced in these 113 samples. 

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‘Red Notice’ Delivers Light Humor and an Exciting Plot

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★★★★☆

Running through marble hallways, past gold-trimmed portrait frames and sculptures draped in plastic, FBI Agent John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) and Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) chase each other through a museum—immediately immersing the audience into an action-packed mystery story. Red Notice arrived on Netflix with its star-studded cast on Nov. 5, offering audiences comedy and a plot full of double-crosses and fast-paced chase scenes.

The movie begins with a documentary-like introduction to the legendary treasure that the plot revolves around: Cleopatra’s third egg. While the first egg resides in Rome and the second with a private buyer, the third golden, gem-studded egg remains lost. Hartley and Booth are both after that third egg. 

All things considered, this is a fun, entertaining movie with a very talented cast of superb actors and actresses. Red Notice is a quality addition to a very popular, very full genre of comedy-action movies. From start to finish, director Rawson Marshall Thurber leaves the audience guessing which character will be double-crossed next. 

The plot takes a variety of unexpected twists and turns on the path to a relatively satisfying, but predictable ending. While the several double-crosses add volatility—and perhaps even creativity—to the movie, the flow of the movie is unsurprising. 



Reynolds never fails to carry out his role with particular suave with his smooth line delivery, although he seems to be pigeon-holed into the same role in many of his movies. He plays the cunning, witty, and handsome thief who is able to escape authority, and he is perfectly suited to this role here and in the popular Deadpool films. 

In a similar sense, Johnson plays his typical no-nonsense-exterior-but-kind-heart-interior character for most of the movie. But who doesn’t love “The Rock”? The movie portrays a typical plot headed by actors playing very typical roles with no sense of exploration or originality.

But if the audience can get beyond the unoriginality, the extravagance of the museum sets and the intensity of the action scenes still provide a source of entertainment. As Netflix’s most expensive original movie to date, with a massive price tag of $200 million, the overall production was admirable. The CGI and animations were impressive, including a realistic bull that causes mayhem.

Ultimately, Red Notice is exactly what it advertises itself as. It’s a funny, wild, irreverent, silly family movie with a cast that performs their natural roles with ease. But, for anyone scrolling through Netflix looking for something new, something different, something to make you think or leave you in awe, this is not it. 

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Lord of the Rings Cast: Where Are They Now? – Collider.com

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Lord of the Rings Cast: Where Are They Now?  Collider.com

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